February 13th, 2016

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Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com At least briefly, there’s good news and better news in a province so heavily dependent on oil. The wholesale price for oil jumped $3.23 per barrel in week’s-end trading, while the Canadian dollar rose as well. But at the gas pumps, the posted price for

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  • Potatoes main courseat LRDC open house

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers Salted fries immersed in ketchup, mashed potatoes slathered in gravy and potato chips double-dipped in a plethora of flavoured dips are indeed a staple in the homes of many southern Albertans. The humble, but yet mighty, potato can be used in a variety... Read More »

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  • Sweet celebration part of Family Day events

    Yes, we have 29 days this year. Even so, February is hardly long enough to handle the number of celebrations and special events planned for Lethbridge. Residents have already feted the Chinese New Year, and this weekend they’ll have plenty of Family Day holiday attractions to consider &#... Read More »

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  • Using tractor to make withdrawal fails

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald -MAGRATH nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com A southern Alberta resident was looking to harvest easy cash in Magrath early Friday morning. An unknown culprit, or culprits, smashed a tractor into the front window of the Winks convenience store in Magrath at about 5 a.m. Friday, as well as... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Sutter cracks WHL top 50

    Lethbridge Herald Brent Sutter has cracked the Top 50 Western Hockey Players of All-Time. Sutter, a former Lethbridge Bronco, was named Thursday as the 44th-best player in the league all-time. As part of the Western Hockey League’s 50th Season celebrations, a panel selected the top 125 players in WHL history last September and from that, ... Read More »

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  • Horns need help

    LETHBRIDGE The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns will play a part deciding their season this weekend. In a supporting role, however, they’ll need a great performance from the Manitoba Bisons. The Pronghorns need to win both games against the Calgary Dinos, starting tonight in Calgary, or their season is over. At approximately the same time, they ... Read More »

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  • Copperheads can finish series

    Lethbridge Herald – Coaldale A natural hat trick from Matthew Johnson has helped the Coaldale Copperheads take a 1-0 series lead over the High River Flyers following a 5-2 win Wednesday night at the Coaldale Sportsplex in Coaldale. The Copperheads defenceman from Sylvan Lake scored three unanswered goals... Read More »

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  • Shift from oil will take decades

    Two things can be said about the University of Waterloo professors and students clamouring for their school to sell off its investments in fossil fuels. First, the campaign reminds us of the need to fight climate change, which threatens this planet, and to do so by finding alternatives to oil and natural gas. That’s a ... Read More »

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  • MLA’s schedule is a full one

    As always, life as an MLA is busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Over the past month I’ve attended many events and addressed many issues locally and at caucus and committee meetings in Edmonton. I also took a few days off to refresh and make sure I am full of vim and ... Read More »

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  • Decisive action needed

    What is war good for? Absolutely nothing. So said the peace movements from the 1960s onwards. And for the most part, we still tend to agree today. Justin Trudeau relied on that sentiment when he promised to recall Canadian fighter jets from the fight against ISIS (also called ISIL) during last fall’s election campaign. A ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Wind industry should be accountable for wildlife deaths

    Congratulations to Herald reporter J.W. Schnaar for his interview with Robert Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (The Herald, Feb. 8). Mr. Schnaar obviously sought answers to the many negative issues raised about the wind industry within the Opinion pages of the Lethbridge Herald. The word limit on letters to the editor limits ... Read More »

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  • Numbers show city needs curbside recycling

    I was very pleased with the letter written by Cheryl Bradley (Feb. 2 Herald) regarding the decision by city council to not begin curbside recycling. The letter from Martin Vogt in the Feb. 10 Herald has prompted me to write. I have been appalled by the often vitriolic letters and roasts coming from the opponents ... Read More »

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  • Letter writers exercising rights to voice opinions

    To Gerald Morton, re: letter to the editor, Feb. 9 Herald. I’m glad that at least you did read my letter of Jan. 31. Acerbic? Alienating? (your words regarding my letter) Only to people such as yourself. Fortunately we all are still entitled to our own opinion; it keeps life interesting and we all learn ... Read More »

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