August 29th, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveLETHBRIDGE HERALDmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comIn less than a week, students will be trading in their bathing suits and video games for binders and calculators as they return to classes Tuesday. And a projected increase of 2.17 per cent in student enrolment means upgrades and changes at several schools, said

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  • Wired for learning

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The use of technology in classrooms has grown, with instructors becoming more open to its use, according to Marlo Steed, associate professor at the University of Lethbridge. Many students own various devices from smartphones to laptops and iPads, and access to the Internet... Read More »

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  • Holy Spirit enrolment projected to rise 4.5 per cent

    Melissa Villeneuve LETHBRIDGE HERALD mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A new school year, and an increase in student enrolment, means some changes are on the horizon for Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4. Superintendent Chris Smeaton projects a 4.5 per cent enrolment increase, which translates to approximately 200 new... Read More »

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  • Performer lineup set for Geomatic Attic

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The end of summer not only means the return of school, but also the return of musical acts at The Geomatic Attic. Earlier this week, the Attic released its fall lineup, which kicks off Sept. 8 with Royal Wood and The Good Lovelies in a double... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Fall season starts this weekend at Rocky Mountain Turf Club

    Garry AllisonRocky Mountain Turf ClubThe long, hot summer is over and the race horses running under the Rocky Mountain Turf Club banner have returned to Whoop-Up Downs after using the summer at Grande Prairie to whip into top condition.Along with the horses, of course, come the trainers... Read More »

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  • Leftovers paddle to silver

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge Leftovers are dragon boat silver medalists. The Leftovers, with the addition of some members of their farm team, The Braggin’ Dragons, headed to Edmonton last weekend for the the Rip Up The River Festival featuring two full days of 500-metre races held in front of... Read More »

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  • Victory celebration — Barracudas lacrosse team shares its historic provincial title at city hall

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comNearly a month after capturing the first provincial title in franchise history, the Lethbridge Bert & Macs Barracudas lacrosse team took to city hall Monday afternoon to share their accomplishment.As it turned out, Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman was the beneficiary of the visit as the Barracudas presented the mayor with a Barracudas jersey ... Read More »

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  • In praise of farmers

    Most of us cannot imagine waking up at the crack of dawn, putting on our shoes to go outside and work for a full day. For a farmer or rancher, it’s just the way of life. Last weekend, the province celebrated Open Farm Days, in which more than 60 farms opened their gates and invited ... Read More »

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  • Embracing the South Sask. plan

    David McIntyre FOREST SCIENTIST When the government of Alberta put its stamp of approval on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, it embraced a classic brand of made-in-Alberta management. The defining strategy: Utilize the abuses and failures of the past to frame and fabricate the envisioned future. Within this down-is-up, backward-is-forward portrait . . . Chaos ... Read More »

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  • Giving cities more development say

    City council has a large role to play in what goes on within the borders of its municipality. Elected officials, and the bureaucrats who help guide them, make important decisions every day regarding commercial developments, roadways and residential projects. All of these important decisions, among many, many others, go a long way in helping shape ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • A dissatisfied postal customer

    I just got back from a Canada Post outlet and I’m upset with how they do supposed “business.” A couple of weeks ago after being told by the clerk the amount of postage on a letter to Ireland was adequate, yesterday I received it back with stickers indicating insufficient postage and indicating I needed to ... Read More »

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  • Rebuttal to pro-Harper letter

    This is in regard to a letter published in the Aug. 20 Lethbridge Herald re: alternative for Harper. I will attempt to deal with the letter point by point starting with the comment Harper is responsible for the “health” of Canada. Firstly, he is not responsible for our “health.” The previous Liberal government is responsible ... Read More »

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    As the Palestinian death toll from Israel’s brutal invasion of Gaza surpasses 2,000 – almost 800 of them women and children – one of Harper’s most frequently offered justifications for his unflinching support for Israel remains that it is the only democracy in the Middle East. In his last speech to the Israeli Knesset, he ... Read More »

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