May 26th, 2015

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comIn a life-and-death situation, you’ll want them to be there.You may also want to thank them after they save your life.That’s part of the goal for National Paramedic Services Week, running until Saturday, which honours the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession and recognizes

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  • National Paramedic Services Week recognizes importance of EMS

    Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comIn a life-and-death situation, you’ll want them to be there.You may also want to thank them after they save your life.That’s part of the goal for National Paramedic Services Week, running until Saturday, which honours the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession and recognizes... Read More »

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  • ‘Plenty of talented people’

    Dave MabellLETHBRIDGE HERALDdmabell@lethbridgeherald.comIt’s not business as usual in Edmonton, local political observers agree. The province’s first New Democrat government is visibly different from Alberta’s previous governments.“It really does look like the people are running the government,” says Faron Ellis, a political science instructor at Lethbridge College.Almost all are newcomers to the legislature, with eight of ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Council approves three-year plan for environmental funding

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com The city’s environment committee (EC) will soon work hand in hand with Environment Lethbridge, as council approved a three-year Fee for Service agreement on Monday. By working with Environment Lethbridge, the city hopes to enhance community outreach, education, and environmental programming. The funding... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Sports

  • LCI, Raymond earn berths to league final

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The final is set, and the league will have a new champion for 2015. Following semifinal wins on Wednesday, the Raymond Comets and the LCI Rams are set to square off Friday for this season’s Lethbridge Regional High School Baseball League postseason title... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Canes ink new, young prospect

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Hurricanes have another piece of the future locked up. Prospect Tyler Strath, who was selected 59th overall in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, has signed a Standard Player Agreement with the local club, the team announced Wednesday. Strath, who will turn... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Baseball leads off high school post-season action

    The end is near. No need for alarm, I’m simply referring to the end of the 2014-15 local high school athletic campaign. – – In fact, I see the Lethbridge Regional High School Baseball League post-season goes this week, with semifinals today (teams unknown as I write... Read More »

    7 days ago


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  • Tories’ muzzling of our scientists

    You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand the Harper government’s muzzling of scientists is both an assault on democracy and on the pursuit of pure knowledge. It’s behaviour typical of a government so desperate to control the message it threatened to fire a marine biologist who did an interview on sharks without ... Read More »

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  • Burundi and term limits

    Part of the army rebelled in Burundi last week, not to overthrow the constitution but to save it. The revolt failed after two days of shooting in the capital, Bujumbura, and the generals who led it surrendered. “I hope they won’t kill us,” said the coup leader, Major-General Godefroid Niyombare. But like much else in ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Medicine access is lagging

    Canadians can consider themselves fortunate to live in a country where they have access to the latest advances in medicine. Well, perhaps not in all cases. A new report commissioned by Rx&D, an organization representing Canada’s research-based pharmaceutical companies, indicates that Canadians are lagging behind most of the developed countries in terms of access to ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Vandalizing vehicles is wrong

    On April 17, between the hours of 2:15 p.m. and 2:55 p.m., someone keyed my great aunt Tamie Bene’s blue Caravan wheelchair van at the north Walmart parking lot. The victim, Tamie Bene, was “devastated;” she “almost threw up and did cry.” When my aunt told me, I felt horrid. People must get involved if ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Protect children from cancer risks

    Shortly before the provincial election and after many years of prompting from cancer advocates and an increasingly anxious medical community, the PC government announced Alberta would join other provinces in banning children from using commercial tanning beds. As a melanoma survivor and concerned parent, I urge premier Notley not only to honour this promise, but ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Easy solution to prayer problem

    Over 50 years ago, the Lord’s Prayer was a daily part of my morning assembly in school. I remember there being some students that stayed in the classroom while this assembly took place. I never felt this to be problematic. There were no protests. It was a way of life for me. If parents do ... Read More »

    19 hours ago


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