July 29th, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveFor the HeraldMost Canadians learn English as a first language, but for many immigrants and foreign workers to the country, it can be another challenge to overcome.The Lethbridge Public Library (LPL) “Read On” program is helping to ease that transition and needs more volunteers. “Read On” offers

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Local News

  • Public Wi-Fi projecthas plenty of potential

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Creating and sustaining a free, public Wi-Fi network at Lethbridge’s most-visited locations is Alan Schneider’s vision. Because access to traditional computers is decreasing, the executive director for the Lethbridge Community Network says residents and visitors would both benefit from having such a system... Read More »

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  • Foreign worker changes cause for concern

    Melissa Villeneuve For the Herald The program governing temporary foreign workers is not effective for Albertans, according to Senator Doug Black, who was the keynote speaker at a Rotary Club lunch at the Lethbridge Lodge Hotel Monday. Senator Black is touring Lethbridge and southern Alberta to reconnect with... Read More »

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  • Concerts in the park

    A typical summer’s night will see families or individuals strolling the paths and walkways of any city park – no doubt swatting away pesky mosquitos! Occasionally they’ll stop and greet an acquaintance or sit on the grass to take in a band concert. In the early days of... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Bulls win second straight

    LETHBRIDGE HERALDThe Lethbridge Bulls beat the Yorkton Cardinals 14-4 Sunday night at Spitz Stadium, and are a win away from clinching the overall Western Major Baseball League title. The Bulls got at least two hits from seven players, smacked six doubles and at 30-14, need only worry that... Read More »

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  • Spurs advance to State tournament

    Dylan PurcellLETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Vauxhall Spurs can flat-out rake and they proved it in a 19-0 win over the Medicine Hat Knights on Sunday afternoon in Fort Macleod.The Spurs won the Montana American Legion A Northern District title, whacking the snot out of the baseball all weekend long... Read More »

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  • Gang green wins Junior title — Regina side closes Junior Little League Canadian Championship with win over Whalley

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comWhen the Regina All-Stars needed to win the arms race, they came through.For that, the Saskatchewan representatives are Canadian champions following a 9-3 win over B.C.’s Whalley All-Stars at the Junior Little League Canadian Championship gold medal game Sunday afternoon at Spitz Stadium.With... 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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  • Protecting the interests of gov’t and not taxpayers

    Heather Forsyth Wildrose Health Critic MLA Calgary-Fish Creek The Public Interest Commissioner revealed this past week that a senior Alberta Health Services (AHS) executive failed to disclose a direct conflict of interest in a $75,000 sole-source consulting contract. In particular, this executive was the former partner and shareholder with the corporation that received this contract. ... 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

  • 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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  • Is MP representing constituents or special interest groups?

    MP Hillyer’s taxpayer-funded agenda crowded my mailbox yet again this past Wednesday. After phoning the MP’s Lethbridge office in a second attempt to divert such unsolicited propaganda (and maybe save taxpayer dollars as well), I was informed that, in fact, it is not possible to, um, not receive these mailings as they are sent out ... Read More »

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  • Health-care benefits should begin at home

    You are right, Canada has long been a safe haven for people of other countries. Thank goodness Jason Kenney has the good sense to stop free health care to those who have only lived a very short time in this country or who have been dropped off into our country, e.g. 500 Sri Lankans dropped ... Read More »

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