September 3rd, 2014

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comThere will be no more fishing for the rest of this season in a westside pond in Paradise Canyon, after aerators installed by the city last Friday killed approximately 50 fish due to a late-season installation, according to Dave Ellis, parks manager for City of

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  • Henderson pool project stalled

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald Westminster Pool is expected to be the city’s only outdoor swimming facility for another year. City council has delayed plans for a complete redevelopment of the larger Henderson Lake pool, after a construction tender came in significantly over budget. Last year, council approved... Read More »

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  • Payday loans an issue on city radar

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald “Payday loan” outlets are a growing concern in Lethbridge, city council agrees. But there’s not a lot city administration can do to prevent their proliferation, officials say. Nonetheless, council will consider a report next month on what steps it can take – in... Read More »

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  • Suggested ‘abuse of process’ fails to get case thrown out

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald One of three men accused of misleading investors tried to get the case thrown out of court Tuesday. During a hearing in Lethbridge provincial court Rand Stevenson asked the judge for a stay of proceeding, citing an “abuse of process” and breaches of... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Curtain rises on 2014-15 high school show

    Football regular season kick-off nears. Volleyball is about to be served. Golf is teed-up. Cross country awaits the first gun. Yes, high school athletics have returned. In fact, area football and volleyball teams were allowed to begin practice last spring before exams. Official gridiron practice resumed after a... Read More »

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  • Table tennis duo strike silver

    Lethbridge A pair of table tennis players have returned home with silver medals after a recent competition. Jerry Mikusek and partner Mark Lasaca headed to Calgary for the CUSTA Calgary Open Table Tennis Tournament and won the silver medal in the U-2000 doubles category. Lasaca also won a... Read More »

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    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Reid Duke has returned to the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The sixth-round pick of the Minnesota Wild and fifth overall bantam draft pick in 2011 did not report to the team’s training camp on Aug. 21 and was placed on the suspended list the following... Read More »

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  • NFL sending a stronger message

    Give the National Football League credit. When it wants to send a message to its players, it doesn’t mess around. It sometimes just takes it a while to get the message right. In this case, the message is, yes, the NFL agrees that physical violence is worse than marijuana use. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has ... Read More »

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  • Tim Hortons deal a reminder that business taxes matter

    Sean Speer and Charles Lamman THE FRASER INSTITUTE – VANCOUVER News that Burger King and Tim Horton’s are merging and that the new company will be headquartered in Canada has taken the business and political world by storm. U.S. politicians and left-of-centre groups denounced the transaction as “tax dodging” and warned of a public backlash ... Read More »

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  • Ukraine: A game of chicken

    It is quite possible for soldiers to cross a frontier “by accident on an unmarked section,” and that is how Moscow explains the capture of a group of Russian paratroopers on Ukrainian territory last weekend. Poor lambs, they just wandered across the border by mistake. When they get home, they’ll have to be sent on ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Protect our precious landscapes

    David McIntyre’s guest column on Aug. 29 prompts me to share an experience I had this summer. A group of us set off one morning for the Crowsnest Pass. We planned to hike up the York Creek valley to the Ironstone Fire Lookout. Despite the fact that several of us had done this hike before ... Read More »

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  • Police cruiser dates back to early ’60s

    The photo shown in the Aug. 26 Herald’s Flashback feature would be from the early 1960s, not 1956 as stated in the caption. The police officer in the picture is Sgt. Bert Hacket, a real gentlemen’s policeman. This is the same car that I drove to Medicine Hat and back at highway speeds to break ... Read More »

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  • Israel is Middle East’s only true democracy

    This is in response to Mo David Hanson’s letter regarding Israel (Aug. 27 Herald). In his letter he says Israel can’t be considered truly democratic because they consider themselves a Jewish state, citing a conflict between religion and democracy. He also spews some unsupported claims that Israel discriminates against non-Jews, and finally ends by calling ... Read More »

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