August 30th, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comPiecing together war history one photograph or artifact at a time may be a huge task, but Glenn Miller, branch service officer for the Royal Canadian Legion, says it’s essential to remembering the human stories behind them. Miller, who devoted 25 years to the

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  • Still time to apply for some college programs

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com An almost 10 per cent increase in enrolment at Lethbridge College means many programs are filling up fast, but there is still time to apply. Registrar Marko Hilgersom said many programs are already full or being wait-listed, and students who want to snap... Read More »

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  • AHS lifts contaminated water advisory

    MILK RIVER Alberta Health Services (AHS) has lifted the contaminated water advisory for Milk River at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. > According to AHS, water testing >has confirmed > bacterial levels are now >below >maximum acceptable guidelines, meaning water is again safe for swimming and wading. AHS said... Read More »

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  • Local business helps mothers connect, offer support

    Melissa Villeneuve LETHBRIDGE HERALD mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Modern mothers have a lot on the go, from raising children to managing careers and trying to nurture their own interests. A new business in town, Modern Mama, is helping mothers connect with other like-minded mothers to gather knowledge, support and celebrate being... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • League champion LFC opens provincials Saturday

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comLethbridge FC has had a target on their back the entire Alberta Major Soccer League season.As the LFC men’s squad heads into senior provincials in Edmonton this weekend as the number one seed that earns them a bye into the semifinal Saturday, there’s no... Read More »

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  • Woman face Callies today — Lethbridge FC team opens championship weekend tonight in Edmonton

    Dale WoodardLethbridge HeraldThe Lethbridge FC women’s team opens the Alberta Major Soccer League championship weekend tonight in Edmonton.LFC finished the AMSL season at 4-8-2 — in sixth place, a playoff spot the team hasn’t seen in years. Their provincial run starts tonight against the third-place Calgary Callies... Read More »

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  • Fall season starts this weekend at Rocky Mountain Turf Club

    Garry AllisonRocky Mountain Turf ClubThe long, hot summer is over and the race horses running under the Rocky Mountain Turf Club banner have returned to Whoop-Up Downs after using the summer at Grande Prairie to whip into top condition.Along with the horses, of course, come the trainers... Read More »

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  • A really ‘cool’ fundraiser

    Ice bucket challenge has proven to be a hit with public and for the ALS Association Fundraising efforts have become ever more challenging for non-profit groups in recent years. With such a large number of charitable causes competing for the public’s donation dollars, the onus is on these organizations to come up with new ways ... Read More »

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  • In praise of farmers

    Most of us cannot imagine waking up at the crack of dawn, putting on our shoes to go outside and work for a full day. For a farmer or rancher, it’s just the way of life. Last weekend, the province celebrated Open Farm Days, in which more than 60 farms opened their gates and invited ... Read More »

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  • Embracing the South Sask. plan

    David McIntyre FOREST SCIENTIST When the government of Alberta put its stamp of approval on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, it embraced a classic brand of made-in-Alberta management. The defining strategy: Utilize the abuses and failures of the past to frame and fabricate the envisioned future. Within this down-is-up, backward-is-forward portrait . . . Chaos ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Time to deal with most pressing issue

    In his recent flyer, our MP, Jim Hillyer, complains about no property rights in our Constitution. They are not in there for many good reasons. Prince Edward Island was concerned about Americans coming and buying up its ocean shoreline, there are concerns about protecting the environment, land claims issues and so on. These matters will ... Read More »

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  • Smoothing the road to education

    Alberta could be the greatest province in Canada, if . . .? Does every student that emerges from high school have the opportunity to go on to higher learning? They do, mostly, but at what cost? University or college educations cost a lot, not only in tuition, but also in supplies and educational materials. The ... Read More »

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  • A dissatisfied postal customer

    I just got back from a Canada Post outlet and I’m upset with how they do supposed “business.” A couple of weeks ago after being told by the clerk the amount of postage on a letter to Ireland was adequate, yesterday I received it back with stickers indicating insufficient postage and indicating I needed to ... Read More »

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