September 16th, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comAfter the success of July’s World Cup festivities at Festival Square downtown, John Pogorzelski had an idea of what event he next wanted to tap into and localize: Oktoberfest.Now, Pogorzelski, the festival’s main organizer and the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association’s (SAEA) program co-ordinator, has

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Local News

  • Ellis to seek Wildrose nomination for Lethbridge-East riding

    Former city councillor and current Lethbridge College political scientist Faron Ellis is set to try his hand at provincial politics. On his website,, the 2013 Lethbridge mayoral candidate has announced his intentions to seek the Wildrose nomination for Lethbridge-East, the riding currently held by Bridget Pastoor of the Progressive Conservatives.With an election set for ... Read More »

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  • Weadick no longer part of Alta. cabinet

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge West MLA Greg Weadick has been instrumental in voicing this city’s concerns, says Mayor Chris Spearman. But after leading key ministries including municipal affairs, he’s now been left out of the provincial cabinet by incoming Premier Jim Prentice. “I’m disappointed that we’ll... Read More »

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  • Local firms started small, grew big

    Last winter’s exhibit “Entrepreneurs & Innovators” featured entrepreneurs capitalizing on available opportunities, and innovators solving particular problems of this area. This fifth instalment features two southwestern Alberta businesses that grew from small enterprises supplying local needs into large concerns serving sizable markets. Sick’s Brewery began in Lethbridge... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column by Dylan Purcell: Breaking Wind

     There is a lot of science to this running thing.Since I began my gasping, sweaty dysfunctional relationship with fitness several months ago, I’ve tried to balance out my training regimen. I have hit the gym regularly – or more accurately, I have gone to the gym sporadically and with mixed... Read More »

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  • U of L women in search of a little offence

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s soccer team is looking to get a little more offensive. The 0-1-1 Pronghorns face the University of Calgary Dinos in their home-opener during Canada West action tonight at 6 p.m. at the University of Lethbridge Stadium. As... Read More »

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  • Wong leads Hurricanes to exhibition win over Tigers

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald If Tyler Wong has his way, this win will be a glimpse of things to come. The third-year forward for the Lethbridge Hurricanes scored the first three goals for his team as the ‘Canes downed the Medicine Hat Tigers 5-2 in Western Hockey... Read More »

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  • Time to adopt police cameras?

    Calls for police to wear small portable body cameras have ramped up in the U.S. following the shooting death of unarmed teenager Mike Brown by a Ferguson, Mo,, police officer in August. The death coincided with the asphyxiation death of Eric Garner after being put in a chokehold by a New York police officer which ... Read More »

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  • Fallout of a ‘Yes’ vote in Scotland

    If Scots vote for independence on Sept. 18, here’s what would happen If the Scots vote “yes” to independence on Sept. 18, as one opinion poll now suggests they will, three things are likely to happen in the following week. First, David Cameron may cease to be the leader of the Conservative Party and the ... Read More »

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  • The job of saving our communities

    Firefighters take risks for our benefit Statistically, there are more dangerous occupations than being a firefighter. According to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, transportation workers and construction workers are at greater risk than firefighters. But the role of a firefighter or other emergency responder is different. These people are working to save others, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Property rights are backbone of democracy

    The ongoing battle of property rights is a Fabian Society ploy or conspiracy. The Fabian Society is an organization founded in England in 1884 to spread socialist principles gradually by peaceful means. Democracy is entrenched in the ownership of property. It is the very backbone of its existence. The 1960 Bill of Rights, a federal ... Read More »

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  • Court will determine who owns your body

    “Whose life is this?” With these words, ALS sufferer Sue Rodriguez catapulted the debate about the right to choose medical aid in dying onto the public stage in Canada in 1993. She lost her appeal for a compassionate death by a vote of 5-4 at the Supreme Court of Canada that year and, five months ... Read More »

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  • Old age is like being in a zoo

    Old age in Canada is like being a zoo animal. People that think they are helping only make life worse. To move from one senior centre to another requires months of paperwork. It’s like crossing Middle East borders without a passport; one is no longer free to decide the outcome. Ron Mayer Medicine Hat... Read More »

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