May 4th, 2016

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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Dreams will come to life as the LCI Dance Program presents “Somnium – a Book of Dreams” at the Yates Theatre beginning Thursday. The production is a co-curricular activity that happens outside of school hours. The 45 students involved in the show all auditioned to

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Local News

  • Whooping cough cases on the rise

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Alberta Health Services officials are reminding people on the importance of immunization, as there are now 24 confirmed cases of whooping cough in the South Zone. One of the confirmed cases has required hospitalization Last year, there were 53 confirmed cases in the... Read More »

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  • City to host Stage One of Tour of Alberta on Sept. 1

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com It’s no secret the Tour of Alberta, a professional cycling race, will be returning to the City of Lethbridge this year, but now it will be in a different capacity. The City of Lethbridge had previously agreed to host the opening prologue stage... Read More »

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  • Sentencing for fraud delayed

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Sentencing for three Lethbridge-area men who breached the Alberta Securities Act has been adjourned to allow one of the accused time to recover from a heart attack. Rand Tyler Stevenson, Brent Ray Derricott and Michael Robert Smylski were scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • onynenbelt worthy of honour

    I’ve had the very good fortune to observe many outstanding high school sports promoters, but when it comes to producing a value-added show, no one surpasses Duane Konynenbelt. He truly is a promoter extraordinaire. Thus, I think it is entirely fitting the Alberta Schools Athletic Association is... Read More »

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  • Sports Hall celebrates Lethbridge

    A theme ran through the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet on Saturday night. Each of the inductees and speechmakers mentioned their love of home. And their home, in each case, was Lethbridge. It was a reminder of the deep history of sports in Lethbridge and its... Read More »

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  • Hale nails provincial gold medal

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge’s Ava Hale earned a provincial gold medal in tumbling last month, a result worth flipping out about. In mid-April, the 11-year-old member of the University of Lethbridge XFinity Tramp & Tumbling Club headed to the Alberta Trampoline & Tumbling Provincial Championships in Okotoks and... Read More »

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  • Give citizens say in council hours

    Let citizen panel investigate change but leave decision up to all voters Do Lethbridge city councillors deserve a pay raise? That’s one of the questions to be examined by a Citizen Assembly, the formation of which was approved Monday by city council. As indicated in a story in Tuesday’s Herald, the assembly – a group ... Read More »

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  • CRA tightening the tax gap

    Every dollar recovered is a win for honest taxpayers Canadians who are feeling the annual sting of tax season have a little something to cheer about this year. The feds are finally cracking down on tax dodgers who finagle their way out of “paying their fair share,” as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau puts it. The ... Read More »

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  • Bangladesh is in trouble

    How’s this for a staunch defence of free speech in a secular state? Earlier this month, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh denounced anyone who criticised religion or expressed their own lack of religious faith in striking terms: “I don’t consider such writings as freethinking but filthy words. Why would anyone write such words? It’s ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Did Canada lose its compass?

    Medical schools are preparing to teach future doctors about assisted death (in the April 24 paper). Well, in Alberta, not one medical doctor was willing to be the first one to do that; the patient had to go to B.C. Loving parents who went through the pain of losing a child are almost treated like ... Read More »

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  • Thanks for the welcome to Lethbridge

    In the online discussion last month which followed my letter about Trump, I learned a lot about Lethbridge civility from some of the town’s best. One commenter known as “Already Extinct” started it off best when he said, “Mr. Gerzon, welcome to Lethbridge, a place where peace, love and opinion is embraced – in multitudes ... Read More »

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  • Census is about dollars for city

    We missed the boat re: letters written in regards to the census and the gender questions. The purpose of the census is to give the city an accurate count of the people living in the city. The city only receives grants for the people identified in the census. Grants are needed for all of the ... Read More »

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