January 29th, 2015

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com It’s a remnant of an era before indoor plumbing, when you put on your coat and shoes to go to “the loo.” Many still encounter them at cottages or campgrounds, and now one historic outhouse could become part of the artifact collection at the Galt

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  • A rather unusual gift

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com It’s a remnant of an era before indoor plumbing, when you put on your coat and shoes to go to “the loo.” Many still encounter them at cottages or campgrounds, and now one historic outhouse could become part of the artifact collection at the Galt... Read More »

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  • Anonymous tip leads to numerous charges being laid against Hobbema man

    An anonymous tip has resulted in charges being laid against a Hobbema man. On Jan. 25, the Blood Tribe Police Service Crime Reduction Unit, received a tip from the community, and based on the information provided, a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was executed on a residence in the community of Standoff. Located ... Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • U of L grad the exception as aboriginal politician

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com When it’s election time for chief and council, there’s plenty of interest in most First Nations communities. But far fewer aboriginal Canadians put their name forward for civic or provincial office. University of Lethbridge grad Jennifer Campeau is an exception. She was elected... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Sports

  • High School Notebook: Net worth in various endeavours the bottom line

    By Dave Wells Despite our recent remarkable meteorological conditions there’s still no beach volleyball to tie to the local high school scene this week. However, a number of other sports where nets are a prime ingredient are in the forecast. • • • Taber W.R. Myers is the proud host of the... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Steel hosting information sessions

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Steel women’s football team are getting ready for another season on the gridiron in the Western Women’s Canadian Football League. With indoor training sessions next month, the Steel will be holding new player information meetings Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at... Read More »

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  • McDonald getting his chance

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com As he pursues his hockey career, Kody McDonald has taken his game north. But on Saturday night, the product of Lethbridge was able to return to his southern Alberta roots as McDonald and his Prince George Cougars team paid a visit to the Enmax Centre... Read More »

    2 days ago

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  • Hockey should be a positive experience

    There are few things more Canadian than the good ol’ hockey game. But what most fail to realize is it takes a small army of volunteers to make things run smoothly every year, in order for kids to have a positive experience on the ice. Minor hockey organizations in Lethbridge and surrounding areas strive to ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Let’s talk about mental health

    Mental health has been in the news lately, and continues to be in the spotlight this week with the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day being recognized today. The fifth annual awareness day is aimed at spurring a national conversation about mental health issues. Six-time Olympic medallist Clara Hughes is the national spokesperson for Let’s Talk ... Read More »

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  • Giving kids a good start on literacy

    Reading skills key to success as adults Given the choice between reading a book and playing a video game, most youngsters will likely choose the video game. That’s because of the perception that the video game provides more entertainment. But books can be fun and entertaining, too, and adults – particularly parents – can play ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Many reasons to quit fossil fuel use

    Cosmos Voutsinos asks many questions about climate change (Lethbridge Herald, Jan. 20) and states one engineer has redefined climate science in 5,000 hours of “research” over 18 months (64 hours a week – check your math). Thousands of highly specialized climate scientists have explored and defined climate change science over many decades and Cosmos says ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • City can’t afford curbside recycling

    On reviewing the proposed new city curbside recycling project, there are many serious problems that residential homeowners should be very concerned about. The question is, at this time, do the citizens require a curbside recycling program? The ethical guidelines of this city council mandate the operation of a democratic local government, to be duly responsible ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Early election would break legislated commitment

    Some political pundits and media commentators are speculating that an early election will be called in Alberta. This would break a legislated commitment to Albertans that an election would not be held until the spring of 2016. Premier Prentice has been musing that he needs a mandate to solve a budgetary problem resulting from falling ... Read More »

    2 days ago