December 18th, 2014

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com It’s a “season for sharing,” says Gail Petrie, the main organizer for the 12th annual Sock It To ’Em campaign. Wednesday morning at Park Meadows Elementary School, representatives from five different organizations — Wood’s Homes, the YWCA Harbour House, the Lethbridge Emergency Shelter, More for

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  • ‘Sock It To ‘Em’ steps up

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com It’s a “season for sharing,” says Gail Petrie, the main organizer for the 12th annual Sock It To ’Em campaign. Wednesday morning at Park Meadows Elementary School, representatives from five different organizations — Wood’s Homes, the YWCA Harbour House, the Lethbridge Emergency Shelter, More for... Read More »

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  • Castle Mountain to open Friday after weather-related delay

    After a weather-related delay, all systems are go this weekend for Castle Mountain Resort. The southern Alberta ski location will officially open Friday, with Huckleberry, Green chair and Barney lift operating, as the resort will start its full seven-day-a-week operation. Extra terrain will open once more snow arrives, according to a Castle Mountain press release. ... Read More »

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  • Operation Red Nose popular

    Lethbridge Herald Nearly 750 rides have been given, and more than $16,000 has already been raised for University of Lethbridge Pronghorns athletics, through the first three weekends of the local Operation Red Nose this holiday season. The designated-driver service will run again from today to Saturday and on... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • 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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  • Golden Hawks post pair of wins

    Lethbridge Bantam AAA The Lethbridge Val Matteotti bantam AAA Golden Hawks went 2-0 during Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League action last weekend. The Golden Hawks topped the SEAC Tigers 3-1 Saturday and defeated the Rocky Mountain Raiders – who are still tied for first in the league -... Read More »

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  • No easy fix for income inequality

    Everyone is no doubt aware of the widening gap between the rich and poor in society. In fact, economic inequality was the primary focus of the Occupy Wall Street protest which made headlines a few years ago. But a new survey from the Broadbent Institute suggests Canadians actually underestimate how wide that gap really is. ... Read More »

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  • Drive sensibly for the road situation

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  • Theatre of the absurd at Star Creek

    Lorne Fitch PROFESSIONAL BIOLOGIST Research – who could be against it? The Alberta Forest Service and the University of Alberta have teamed up to “discover” how to log gently, with care and attention so the passage of feller bunchers through the forest will scarce be noticed. Or so they say. This theatre of the absurd ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • 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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  • Where is letter writer’s proof?

    In reference to Margaret Giesbrecht’s Dec. 11 letter to the Herald, she asks whether our public schools are “sexual orientation stations where our students are informed about all the weird and immoral modes of sexual behaviour that seem so prevalent now?” These are serious accusations. Could Ms. Giesbrecht provide specific information about where, when and ... Read More »

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