December 19th, 2014

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Garrett Simmons Lethbridge Herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com It’s an annual tradition for many — finding that perfect Christmas tree. David Agema took that search to the extreme this season, however, as he began a quest earlier this month to find the city’s biggest tree. He came up with the idea, ignited by

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  • Searching for the city’s largest Christmas tree

    Garrett Simmons Lethbridge Herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com It’s an annual tradition for many — finding that perfect Christmas tree. David Agema took that search to the extreme this season, however, as he began a quest earlier this month to find the city’s biggest tree. He came up with the idea, ignited by... Read More »

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  • Correction on $100,000 U of L donation story

    A story in the Dec. 12 edition of The Herald included an error. The subhead of a story, U of L history department receives $100,000 donation, which appeared on page A3, incorrectly stated the donation was in the memory of Dr. Gerhard Driedger. Dr. Gerhard Driedger is in... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Man who eluded police charged with breaching recognizance

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD – TABER An Irvine, Alta., man is facing a charge after attempting to elude Taber Police twice this week. On Tuesday during the early morning hours, a Taber Police officer was on patrol and located a male known to have court ordered conditions that he not... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Taber’s Brandon Davidson makes his NHL debut

    Greg Price Southern Alberta Newspapers Brandon Davidson has worked for everything he’s gotten in his hockey career. Everything Davidson has endured he has faced head-on, and last Wednesday the six-foot-two, 215-pound defenceman from Taber fulfilled a dream when he played his first game as a National Hockey League player. Davidson... Read More »

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  • LCI basketball teams earn LSAA wins

    Lethbridge The LCI boys and girls basketball teams scored a sweep over Winston Churchill during Lethbridge Schools Athletic Association action Tuesday. In the boys game LCI won 52-33 and in the girls game, LCI posted a 53-27 win. In the boys game, Lucas Knitel-Allnen led LCI with ... Read More »

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  • Sugar Queens win royally

    Picture Butte The Picture Butte Sugar Queens reigned on their home court last weekend. The Sugar Queens downed Stirling High School 37-34 to capture this year’s Rule The Court Tournament Saturday at Picture Butte High School. Picture Butte nearly got the tournament sweep, but the Sugar Kings were... Read More »

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  • 2014 a year of challenges for council

    The year 2014 provided no shortage of challenging issues and events for city council. We faced many serious and unique challenges, and these were opportunities for council to demonstrate leadership in order to achieve positive results for our city. Urban Drilling The most prominent issue during the first half of 2014 was urban oil and ... Read More »

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    The world of Alberta politics is much different than almost anywhere else. We have witnessed a political dynasty the likes of which have rarely, if ever, been witnessed in any other democratic jurisdiction on the planet. But just mere months ago, it appeared the Progressive Conservative party’s over-four-decade grip on power was coming to an ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Let’s have more ‘good news’ items

    Reading the Herald this morning (Dec. 9), a big smile immediately crossed my face. A little girl from Nicholas Sheran School was pictured on the front page singing her heart out and absolutely filled with joy. What a contrast to the usual doom and gloom of the Middle East and the travesties of the Harper ... Read More »

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  • Thanks to local Hungarian Canadian group for Christmas party

    The local Hungarian Canadian Oldtimers Society held their jubilant Christmas party on Dec.13 in their premises. A very tall and happy Santa arrived and delivered Christmas presents to a dozen young people after the children sang some seasonal songs. About 125 members and friends braved the sudden snowstorm and greatly enjoyed a scrumptious meal catered ... Read More »

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  • Tom King was right; they’re after the land

    “They’re coming for our land.” That was Tom King’s answer to a question from the audience. The former University of Lethbridge professor was speaking to a forum a couple of years ago on the substance of his 2012 book “The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America.” That book won the ... Read More »

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