April 1st, 2015

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Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Equipment and builders have arrived, and restoration work is about to begin at the Henderson outdoor pool. A summertime attraction for nearly five decades, the pool was closed several summers ago after city officials reported its plumbing and basin were collapsing. After a failed attempt

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Local News

  • Young scientists capture medals

    A number of young scientists walked away with medals on the weekend at the annual Sci-Fusion event at the University of Lethbridge. The following is the list of medal recipients, complete with the school they attend and the name of their project. Grade 4 – Bronze (Medal... Read More »

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  • Composition performed in England

    Jonathan Dean FOR THE HERALD Brian Black, associate professor of musicology at the University of Lethbridge, recently had the opportunity to hear the world premiere performance of his new string quartet. This took place at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music in London, England. The idea... Read More »

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  • Graceful in defeat

    Trevor Busch Southern Alberta Newspapers Cardston-Taber-Warner MLA Gary Bikman has lost the right to represent the Progressive Conservative Party in an upcoming provincial election following a nomination defeat over the weekend. Bikman was trumped on Saturday by M.D. of Taber Reeve Brian Brewin, who managed to secure enough... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • his one’s for the girls

    Time to wrap up the local high school basketball season. Hard for many to imagine perhaps, but less than four decades ago some of the top current girls basketball powers in our area didn’t even put teams on the court. The rise of female basketball in this area... Read More »

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  • A winning meeting

    Good Sport: By Dylan Purcell A lack of victories is a big reason the Lethbridge Hurricanes have found themselves in financial distress over the past six playoff-less seasons. The losses off the ice have been even more staggering, as the Canes have seen a million-dollar reserve and that amount again... Read More »

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  • Harper turns in big performance at Chinook Open

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Darcie Harper had a hunch she was going to put in a good performance. As the 16-year-old figure skater hit the ice at the Chinook Open Saturday afternoon at the Civic Centre, that’s exactly what happened. “Yesterday I ended up first overall in my event,”... Read More »

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  • Governing for the short term?

    Province needs stable revenue, not repeat of same old formula Bryson Brown, John Vokey and James Byrne UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Premier Jim Prentice told Albertans to “look in the mirror” if they wanted to see who is responsible for Alberta’s sudden financial embarrassment. He himself is the leader of our perpetual party of government, with ... Read More »

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  • Getting entangled in Middle East web?

    Canada’s military mission in the Middle East has been expanded and extended. Our fighter jets will soon be launching air strikes in Syria, as MPs voted 142-129 to ramp up efforts in the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Six CF-18 fighter jets, two surveillance aircraft and a refuelling aircraft comprised ... Read More »

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  • Wildrose defectors’ gamble backfires

    Majority of floor crossers won’t be part of next election It was perhaps one of the biggest miscalculations in the history of modern Alberta politics. As a number of factors conspired to influence the Wildrose leader, Danielle Smith made a decision which rocked provincial politics to its very core. Smith, a staunch opponent of the ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • If the name ‘terrorist’ fits …

     Mr. Mitsui warns that the word “terrorist” is “poisonous,” “ubiquitous” and drives people to “irrational actions” (Lethbridge Herald, March 21 Letter to the Editor, “Be careful how you use the word ‘terrorist'”).He instructs that the word not be applied in certain realms especially politics because its repeated use “scares” people. By that logic, he probably ... Read More »

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  • Muzzling Green leader a travesty of democracy

    Never in my 75 years have I been so disgusted as the day Ms. May was denied to speak to a debate on Canada expanding its forces into Syria. Acting more like the Afghan parliament than Canada, a few Conservative backbenchers shouted “no” when the speaker asked if she could speak. This from a government ... Read More »

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  • Disputing claims about wood smoke harm

    I cannot stand by and let environmentalists and wood smoke opponents continually distort facts. In reference to Ms. Baiton’s letter (March 7 Herald): Paragraph 1: What are the “100 toxic substances” produced by burning “so-called clean” wood? Paragraph 2: I am a heart patient with COPD and love the smell of firepits in the summer ... Read More »

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