March 1st, 2015

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Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Dogged by protesters and hiding under sunglasses and a pink scarf, the Milk River-area woman charged with animal cruelty made her first appearance in a Lethbridge courtroom Wednesday. April Dawn Irving kept her head covered throughout the brief hearing, during which the Crown indicated he

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Local News

  • Career fair changes perceptions

    Many possibilities available in agriculture Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A misconception some people have with the agriculture industry is that jobs are only seasonal, which leads to a shortage of applicants to fill many positions. On Thursday, the Lethbridge Agriculture Job Fair at the Lethbridge Lodge brought... Read More »

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  • Lawyer elected Lethbridge East PC candidate

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tammy Perlich will represent carry the hopes of provincial Progressive Conservatives in the Lethbridge East riding when the next election is called. The winner’s name was announced Saturday evening after voting wrapped up at the Nord-Bridge Senior Centre. Perlich was running against Lethbridge County reeve Lorne... Read More »

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  • Aboriginal culture celebrated during NAW

    U of L program in 40th year LETHBRIDGE HERALD This year’s Native Awareness Week (NAW) brings a full schedule of activities designed to celebrate Aboriginal culture and the 40th anniversary of the Native American Students’ Association (NASA) at the University of Lethbridge. The Native American Studies program and... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Steel looking for new members

    LETHBRIDGE Attention potential new members of the Lethbridge Steel, the women’s football club is ready to teach you a little bit of everything about the game on the gridiron. As the Steel gear up for the Western Women’s Canadian Football League season with some indoor practices, they do so tackling every facet of the game. ... Read More »

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  • Horns off to another Hall

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The coaches and players of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s rugby team from 2007-2009 will no doubt look back fondly on their three consecutive CIS Championship titles in that span. But then-Pronghorns coach Neil Langevin said the hard work the team put... Read More »

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  • Golden Hawks season ends

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge Val Matteotti Bantam AAA Golden Hawks Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League season came to an end last week. The Golden Hawks were swept 2-0 in the second round of league playoffs by the Rocky Mountain Raiders Raiders, losing 4-1 Thursday in Okotoks and 4-1 Friday... Read More »

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  • A win for EU, a loss for Greece

    The first round of the battle for the euro is over, and Germany has won. The whole European Union won, really, but the Germans set the strategy. Technically, everybody just kicked the can down the road four months by extending the existing bail-out arrangements for Greece, but what was really revealed in the past week ... Read More »

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  • Reaching out is the best defence

    It was undoubtedly unsettling for Albertans to hear that a landmark like the West Edmonton Mall was listed as a target by the militant Muslim Somali group al-Shabaab. We’re more likely to set foot there than the hallowed democratic grounds of parliament that was attacked this Fall. While unsettling, the threat should be taken with ... Read More »

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  • pplauding Pastoor’s work for city

    Reading Bridget Pastoor’s Herald column earlier this month about her impending retirement brought back a lot of memories for me. I will very much miss working with her, and not just as a fellow member of the Progressive Conservative caucus. Bridget and I have been friends for many years, and we really got to know ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Big difference between temperatures, telephone numbers

    I was amused by the letter from Tom Harris, “No easy way to calculate average temperature” (Feb. 19). According to Mr. Harris, “It is no more meaningful to calculate an average temperature for a whole planet than it is to calculate the average telephone numbers in a phone book. Temperature, like viscosity and density, and ... Read More »

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  • Short-tailed weasels unusual in Lethbridge

    This note is not discussing any of the major questions facing the world. I’m just interested in a picture I saw in the paper last week. There was a photo in the Feb. 20 paper of a magpie and the head of a weasel, photographed in Indian Battle Park. In the details beneath the picture ... Read More »

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  • Alberta needs to get off of oil dependence

    In recent years, Alberta MLA pay has increased from $78,138 to $134,000, a 72 per cent increase. Granted, the MLAs agreed to take an eight per cent cut in 2013, but then later voted themselves an extra $11,000 in RRSP contributions equivalent to an eight per cent pay increase (http://bit.ly/173S3RH). Last July, the PCs also ... Read More »

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