July 1st, 2015

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comPride is all about celebrating who you are, but for Lethbridge Pride Fest chair Levi Cox, it wasn’t always so easy. He came out years ago, and has had his share of struggles, but he’s happy to see attitudes are beginning to change towards

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  • Supports grows for local Pride Fest

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Pride is all about celebrating who you are, but for Lethbridge Pride Fest chair Levi Cox, it wasn’t always so easy. He came out years ago, and has had his share of struggles, but he’s happy to see attitudes are beginning to... Read More »

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  • Dementia patients cause caregivers high stress levels

    lethbridge herald A study has revealed nursing and care staff experience significant levels of distress in caring for residents with dementia. Researchers from the University of Lethbridge and the University of Calgary, with the support of Alberta Health Services, focused on workers in the continuing care sector in... Read More »

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  • Driver gets eight months for crash

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A 22-year-old southern Alberta man who still suffers from injuries he sustained as a passenger in a rollover nearly a year ago, would have preferred a more lenient sentence for the driver. But Monday after Brett Wayne Aanestad pleaded guilty in Lethbridge provincial... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Henderson heats up with junior golf championship

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comAndrew Harrison of Camrose Golf Club is the first-round leader after a hot, overcast day at the Alberta Junior Boys Golf Championship at Henderson Lake Golf Club on Monday. Harrison leads the junior boys at three-under par after carding a 67. He was... Read More »

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  • Alberta’s best young golfers at Henderson today for Alberta Junior and Juvenile Championship

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDThe best U19 and U17 golfers in the province tee off at Henderson Lake Golf Club this morning at the Alberta Junior and Juvenile Championship.The event is a 54-hole tournament for the girls and 72 holes for the boys and begins at 7 a.m. today at Henderson. “The Junior Championships involve a massive effort ... Read More »

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  • Bulls start new streak — Lethbridge tops Melville 9-1

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Lethbridge Bulls are not on a 10-game winning streak.    A 9-1 win over the Melville Millionaires Sunday afternoon at Spitz Stadium gave the Bulls their ninth win in 10 Western Major Baseball League games — one win in a row... Read More »

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  • School’s out; watch for kids

    Motorists should be extra vigilant to help kids enjoy a safe summer No doubt, it is a great time of year to be a kid. Here in southern Alberta, the sun is shining, temperatures are through the roof and there is no shortage of things to do outdoors. And with youngsters now out of school ... Read More »

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  • Monday’s Police Beat column — All crimes matter when it comes to police efficiency

    By chief Rob DavisHave you been the victim of a car prowler and had loose change, cheap sunglasses or other less valuable items stolen from your vehicle?Has someone stolen a planter or ornament from your yard or vandalized your fence? Did you report it? Many people... Read More »

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  • We will cause sixth extinction

    “There are examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead,” said Stanford University professor Paul Ehrlich. “We are sawing off the limb that we are sitting on.” He was talking about the Sixth Extinction, the huge loss of species that is underway right now. It has been discussed in public ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Time to ponder switch to double-shift schooling?

    To all taxpayers and appointed government officials of the people of Alberta who are wanting to see our tax monies used wisely and efficiently as possible: It may be time to look at how we utilize our school system from a different perspective. One thing we all agree, too many students per classroom is not ... Read More »

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  • Time to turf party that has abused its power

    Why was Stephen Harper refusing to debate on national television in front of millions of viewers? If he is asking for our votes, should he not be answering our questions? Was he worried that someone could ask him the same question that he asked Prime Minister Paul Martin in the leaders’ debate in 2006: “Will ... Read More »

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  • Senators have power to change skin cancer prevention

    As embattled senators break for summer, one hopes they are searching for ways to demonstrate a willingness to act independently and in our best interests. An opportunity ripe for sunny summer reflection is a Conservative science-based safety bill, dead on the order paper, Bill C-386, an Act to amend the Radiation Emitting Devices Act (tanning ... Read More »

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