May 25th, 2016

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Palliser superintendent Kevin Gietz is taking an undetermined leave of absence, it was announced Wednesday. Amid the ongoing external operational review of the division, recently reduced to a two-member panel, the Board of Trustees of Palliser Regional Schools passed a resolution Tuesday to immediately appoint

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Local News

  • Lethbridge man facing charges after shotgun, $20K in drugs, cash seized

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com A 41-year-old Lethbridge man is facing a number of charges after an ALERT investigation yielded a seizure of fentanyl, cocaine, and a double-barrel shotgun. A search warrant was executed in the 1500 block of St. Francis Road North last week, a short time after the... Read More »

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  • Palliser superintendent Gietz to take leave of absence

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Palliser superintendent Kevin Gietz is taking an undetermined leave of absence, it was announced Wednesday. Amid the ongoing external operational review of the division, recently reduced to a two-member panel, the Board of Trustees of Palliser Regional Schools passed a resolution Tuesday to immediately appoint... Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • New school to be named Coalbanks Elementary

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The name will evoke the city’s past. The forthcoming westside elementary school located in the Copperwood neighbourhood, set to open in fall 2017, will be called Coalbanks Elementary School. The moniker was selected Tuesday by the Lethbridge School District No. 51 Board of... Read More »

    12 hours ago

Local Sports

  • High school season wrapping up

    This week’s ‘High School Notebook’ column by Dave Wells Area loop titles in track, baseball and rugby will be decided over the next six days. Yes, summer holidays grow ever nearer. ••• In recent times the high school South Zone Track and Field Championships have alternated between Medicine Hat and... Read More »

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  • A look to the future

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com There’s a youth movement going on in the Fort Macleod Royals baseball program. The Royals kicked off the 17th Annual Ron Matthews Memorial Tournament under some rainy skies Friday afternoon at Spitz Stadium, falling 9-6 to the Vauxhall Spurs. Fort Macleod will look... Read More »

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  • Gauri grabs gold

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Naman Gauri capped off his racquetball season with a pair of medals at the national stage. The 12-year-old Lethbridge athlete returned from the Racquetball Canada Junior Nationals April 20-23 in Kelowna with a gold and silver medal around his neck. Gauri earned the silver medal in the Boys Singles U12 ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Libya and the hesitation two-step

    When “Prime Minister” Fayez al-Sarraj of the “Government of National Accord” GNA) arrived in Libya a month ago, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that it was “not the time for obstructionists to hold back progress.” A noble sentiment, but it does make you want to ask Kerry: When would be the right time ... Read More »

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  • National housing strategy needed

    Providing secure, safe housing also addresses persistent health problems Danyaal Raza and Ritika Goel EVIDENCENETWORK.CA – Toronto As family doctors, we see and know the powerful effect proper housing has on the health of our patients. When you feel unwell, whether from a minor cold or a devastating terminal illness, the feeling of home, the ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Next challenge is to rebuild

    Fort McMurray residents were told Wednesday they might be able to return home starting June 1 if conditions are sufficiently safe. They might be able to go home, but they won’t be going back to life as it was before the devastating wildfire destroyed more than 2,400 buildings and forced the more than 80,000 residents ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Building a better future

    I came to Canada to get a PhD degree, but stayed on. To this day, 48 years later, I miss India and would rather be there than anywhere else in the world. But, life is not about having everything that we wish. Something has to give; we have to make choices. Most immigrants leave their ... Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • In praise of writer’s common sense

    To Kimberlee Vroom, whose letter “Don’t discount young people’s opinions on right-to-die” appeared in the Lethbridge Herald Sunday, May 22. You have shown more common sense on the euthanasia situation than most people twice your age. Well done, Kimberlee. Arlene Butler Lethbridge... Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Brewing a healthy economy

    Lethbridge celebrates a fantastic history in brewing. The existence of the Lethbridge brewery is a fond memory for many residents. I am so excited, as a resident and a business owner, to see the brewing industry return to Lethbridge in the form of our two breweries: Theoretically Brewing Company and Coulee Brew Co. It is ... Read More »

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