October 20th, 2014

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Tijana MartinLethbridge Heraldtmartin@lethbridgeherald.comChildren and adults were mesmerized by the model trains and railway setups during the semi-annual Southern Alberta Model Railway Club open house.The open house took place Saturday and Sunday afternoon at the Gyro Park Clubhouse. Several hundred people passed through on the weekend check

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  • Draft budget presented today shows possible property-tax increase of 2.93 per cent

    After receiving the city’s draft 2015-2018 operating budget today, city council members are now inviting input from Lethbridge residents before determining a final budget later this fall.City residents are invited to budget open houses on Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m. at city hall. In addition, a budget public meeting is scheduled Monday, Nov. 3 ... Read More »

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  • Police, library and Galt budget proposals headed to finance committee today

    Dave MabellLethbridge Heralddmabell@lethbridgeherald.com  Violent crime accounts for about 20 per cent of the criminal cases reported in Lethbridge. Investigating them is time-consuming and labour-intensive.So the Lethbridge Regional Police Service is hoping to hire an extra investigator.In its budget proposals for 2015-18, it’s also asking for the funds to hire six more personnel, including a community peace ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Comic Con proves a hit

    Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com With the second annual Lethbridge Comic Con having wrapped up on Sunday, die-hard comic book fans might wait until Halloween, or next year’s event, before they get to dress up as their favorite characters again. Organizer Adam Essex said approximately 1,500 people... Read More »

    14 hours ago

Local Sports

  • A Ram tough work ethic — LCI set to battle Cardston Friday night

     Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comIt’s not a fancy formula that has put the LCI Rams football team in the position they’re currently in.The Rams and Cardston Cougars square off for the right to hoist the Southern Alberta High School Football League T. Eaton Trophy for Division A Friday night at the University... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Minor Midget Canes winless

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge midget Minor AAA Hurricanes are off to an 0-3-1 start to their Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League season. The Hurricanes were defeated 3-2 by the Rockyview Raiders Saturday and wrapped up the weekend Sunday at home with a 6-3 loss to the CBHA Blackhawks. In... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Minor hockey weekly wrap: Atom Hurricanes strike silver

    LethbridgeAtomThe Lethbridge Tier 1 atom Integrity Hyundai Hurricanes were finalists at the Crowchild Challenge Tournament in Calgary last weekend.  The Hurricanes advanced to the gold medal game, but were defeated 10-4 by the Bow River Bruins.Lethbridge started their weekend with a 9-2 loss against the Bruins... Read More »

    5 days ago

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  • What’s the secret in Bolivia, Brazil?

    To nobody’s great surprise, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has won a third five-year term by a landslide majority. It’s no surprise because Bolivia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has tripled since he took office in 2006. The number of people living in poverty has fallen by a quarter, even the poorest now have the right to ... Read More »

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  • Balancing public safety, civil liberty

    Deal with Ebola outbreak a challenge for governments It will not happen here, right? Ebola, a deadly virus which is projected to spread even more rapidly than first predicted through West Africa, is causing great concern a world away here in North America. With cases in Texas, and news almost daily of at least potential ... Read More »

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  • Council prepares to tackle new budget

    This Monday, Oct. 20, city council members will meet as Finance Committee for what will, in effect, be the formal launch of our work to craft a new operating budget for the City of Lethbridge for the next four years. One of the goals in city council’s Strategic Plan is to demonstrate financial stewardship. Some ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Moral high ground approach doesn’t work in public forum

    Re: letter of D. Volume, Herald, Oct. 15. Mr. Volume, welcome to the world of letters. No easy matter to stand up, step forward, speak out on issues. It’s a lot easier to be the silent majority. Your current indignation with the economic, social, moral and political issues associated with euthanasia is well-placed. However, your ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Thanks for the great hospital care

    On Oct. 2 I had to call the paramedics to rush me to the ER at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge. The paramedics were so kind and had so much empathy and really cared for me. At the ER I had the best care I have ever received in a hospital. The doctors and ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • City should leave residential recycling as it is

    As talk has once again turned to curbside recycling, I feel it’s time to voice my opinion. As utility rates climb, and wages stay the same, I am not prepared to pay about $100 a year more to have the service. Nor am I happy with the thought of having another cart on my driveway. ... Read More »

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