June 28th, 2016

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  • Canada Day: Reason to celebrate our history

    Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt was an influential politician of his time. Historian H.B. Timothy claims that Galt’s vision and influence over his fellow politicians makes him “the real Father of Confederation.” Drawing on this skill, Galt became a major figure in the development of railways in pre-Confederation Canada, including the... Read More »

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  • Oliver Building sold

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com A much-beloved historical building in downtown Lethbridge has officially been sold to a company intent on preserving its architecture. Lethbridge City Council approved the sale of the Oliver Building, located at 316 5 St. S., to the highest bidder, Hegnberg Ltd., at Monday’s... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • City updates ‘sex’ question on census

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge prides itself on being a welcoming and inclusive city, and now that also pertains to its annual census questionnaire. Individuals who do not identify as being male or female will now have a third option with the 2017 Municipal Census. The city... Read More »

    17 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Bulls beaten by Bombers

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Bulls have won just once in their last six games. The Brooks Bombers beat the defending Western Major Baseball League champion Bulls 6-3 in Brooks on Monday night. The Bulls are at Spitz Stadium tonight at 7 p.m. against the Okotoks... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Bulls to battle the Bombers

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Bulls hectic schedule continues tonight. After five games in as many nights, the Bulls are back in action and on the road as they head to Brooks to take on the Bombers in Western Major Baseball League action. The Bulls are 14-8 heading into... Read More »

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  • Callies top LFC women

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com A so-so second half proved costly for the LFC womens’ soccer team. LFC were downed 4-1 by the Calgary Callies during Alberta Major Soccer League action Saturday afternoon at the Servus Sports Centre. The game was up for grabs with the score tied... Read More »

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Opinions

  • The debate will continue, but bottom line is a child died

    As far as national attention, it was probably the biggest trial in Lethbridge since Mike Ferguson or Dar Heatherington. The Stephans: David and Collet, were on trial – and found guilty – for failing to provide the necessaries of life in the 2012 meningitis death of their son, 18-month-old Ezekiel. Last week, they were sentenced. ... Read More »

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  • Tax burden for average Alta. family set to grow

    Steve Lafleur, Ben Eisen and Charles Lammam The Fraser Institute -VANCOUVER Alberta is typically thought of as a low-tax jurisdiction in Canada. That’s largely true. However, Alberta’s tax advantage will likely shrink in the future with a recent onslaught of tax increases – some already implemented, some soon to come. But even today, the tax ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Brexit Ð and maybe then Frexit, Nexit, Swexit . . .?

    “The EU is dying. I hope we’ve knocked the first brick out of the wall,” exulted Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party. He proposed that June 23, when the British narrowly voted (51.8 per cent of the votes) to leave the European Union, should be a new national holiday called Independence Day. ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • University needs to address professor’s interest

    I am horrified that an admirable institution like the University of Lethbridge would support and maintain tenure for Professor Hall who is not merely “researching” a personal interest, but rather seeking whatever he can find to deny the Holocaust and demonize Jews everywhere. He is dealing with young, impressionable minds, and is exposing them not ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Emotion played role in decision to leave

    The leave vote was delivered from the heart. The British voters who opted to leave the E.U. seem to have voted with their hearts and the ones who wished to remain with the E.U. have employed pragmatism to make their decision. The trouble is that the decision to leave was more of an emotion to ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Great value in private schools, home schooling

    Barbara Silva is shortsighted to overlook the value of private schools and home schooling. Certainly, we need to ensure students educated in this way meet academic standards in math, language skills and basic social studies knowledge, but the fact is that private schools complete, in an average of 11 years and at a higher standard, ... Read More »

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