July 30th, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comWill there be a Costco or Walmart coming to the westside?   While none of the “large-format” anchor tenants have been named by developers of The Crossings, west Lethbridge’s future 1,700-acre commercial hub and lifestyle centre, several letters of intent have already been submitted.And

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Local News

  • Hemp could be next breakthrough crop

    Garrett Simmons lethbridge herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com Hemp could be positioned as a breakthrough crop for southern Alberta. That’s the hope of a Manitoba company looking for more of the plant’s seed to aid in the production of a line of health-food products. Last week, Manitoba Harvest officials visited southern... Read More »

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  • Blood Tribe police probing sudden death

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD A 34-year-old woman is dead after her body was discovered in a local river. Monday at 1:30 p.m., the Blood Tribe Police Service received a report that a woman had been missing since Sunday in the early afternoon. An investigation revealed the victim had been swimming... Read More »

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  • United Way to reconsider policy change

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The United Way of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is taking another look at a policy change announced Monday. Jeff McLarty, executive director for the local United Way, said a little more work is going to be needed to refine the policy designed to drop the usual... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Taking the steps

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Steps 1 and 2 have been accomplished for the Lethbridge Southwest Major All-Stars Little League baseball team. As the team heads east to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec for the Canadian Little League Championship, they hope to take Step 3 that will lead then to their... Read More »

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  • LFC U16 boys capture silver medal

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD – Spokane The Lethbridge Football Club boys U12 soccer team brought home a silver medal from Spokane last weekend. The U12 boys were in Spokane for the Spokane River City Cup Tournament, advancing to the gold medal game before losing in a shootout to the Spokane... Read More »

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  • Steacy earns gold at Commonwealth Games

    Jim Steacy is a gold medalist.The hammer thrower from Lethbridge took gold this afternoon at the Commonwealth Games, as he bested England’s Nick Miller and Scotland’s Mark Dry.Steacy finished second to Dry in the second qualifying round but in the end, his throw of 74.16 metres in the final was good enough for gold, in ... Read More »

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  • Love-hate link with energy sector

    Western Canadians appear to have a love-hate relationship with the energy sector, judging from a recent survey commissioned by the Canada West Foundation. The Ipsos Reid survey of about 3,000 Canadians, mostly from the four western provinces, found that while many respondents are critical of the energy industry’s environmental performance, many also recognize the economic ... Read More »

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  • Korean War vets played crucial part

    Canadians in Korea fought for freedom just as those in the two world wars did Tribute was paid Sunday to Lethbridge’s Korean War veterans during the Korean War Veterans Day ceremony at the Lethbridge Cenotaph near city hall. The date coincided with the date the three-year war ended in 1953 with the signing of an ... Read More »

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  • 5th on 5tha key player

    Not everyone graduates with a university degree. Even fewer have the opportunity for a good-paying job out of high school, or to slide into a role with a highly profitable family business. Some young people, for whatever reason, struggle to nail down a rewarding career and a job that pays them well enough to cope ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • PM’s defence of Gaza attack a smear on our reputation

    It is a great shame and disappointment for me to witness our prime minister and his office smugly defend Israel’s attack and invasion of Gaza without a shred of sympathy for the Palestinians. The crisis has reached such a height that Richard Falk, the former UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights (who also happens ... Read More »

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  • Property owner is king of his castle

    I would like to clear the air: 1. I am not against exploration for gas or oil, pipelines or transmission lines. I am against the cavalier attitude and fracking. 2. The establishment had better get one thing straight and that is any property owner in Canada is king of his castle and it can only ... Read More »

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  • Health system couldn’t function without its caregivers

    The recent “Toast to caregivers” to be found in The Herald is to be commended for its brevity and clarity. However, much more needs to be said on the subject of health care’s “Best Kept Secret,” the caregivers. Their work passes unheralded – no brass band or public accolades for them – only the quiet ... Read More »

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