August 30th, 2015

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Air quality didn’t deter participantsin LRPS fundraiserNick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comThe smoke had cleared. Well compared to the previous five days, at least. And basically only for the duration of Lethbridge Regional Police Service Run on Saturday morning.But that was good enough for most of the

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  • A HARVEST OF HEALTHY EATING

    AppleFest gets people participating in food self-reliance Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com One part celebration, one part education. That was the recipe for AppleFest on Saturday at Galt Gardens. The third annual edition, which is considered a culmination of the fruit and vegetable harvest in Lethbridge and area,... Read More »

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  • Water advisory lifted for the Milk River

    Lethbridge Herald Effective immediately, Alberta Health Services has lifted the contaminated water advisory that was issued for Milk River at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park on July 23. Water testing has confirmed that bacterial levels are now below maximum acceptable guidelines, AHS said Friday, meaning the water at Milk River... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Runners brave smoke for Special Olympics

    Air quality didn’t deter participantsin LRPS fundraiserNick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comThe smoke had cleared. Well compared to the previous five days, at least. And basically only for the duration of Lethbridge Regional Police Service Run on Saturday morning.But that was good enough for most of the... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Breakout star is ready to go

    Healthy, happy Estephan ready to help Hurricanes take the next step Dylan PurcellLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comThe Lethbridge Hurricanes’ most pedigreed player is also one of the quietest off the ice. Polite almost to a fault, Giorgio Estephan doesn’t act like a big shot anywhere but on... Read More »

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  • Follow the North Star

    Dylan PurcellLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comMike Craig has been coaching in Lethbridge for two seasons, but boy has he seen a lot. Hired in August 2013, Craig’s already on his third head coach with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and while the team has struggled, Craig has survived... Read More »

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  • Prospective Hurricanes

    Dylan PurcellLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comYou just want to keep them all. Prospects are like hockey cards, you just want to collect as many as you can. Every rookie could be great, and every flash of brilliance could be a sign of a player’s potential... Read More »

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  • Global economy: A perfect storm?

    You know how it is with buses? You wait ages for one, far longer than seems reasonable – and then three arrive all at once. Financial crises are a bit like that, too. The financial crisis everybody in the business has really been waiting for is a “hard landing” of the Chinese economy, now one ... Read More »

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  • Clarifying CPP death benefit

    In response to an editorial entitled “When benefits become burdens” (Aug. 28, reprinted from the Corner Brook Western Star), officials at Employment and Social Development Canada want to ensure the public that the department takes immediate action to correct situations such as described in the editorial. In the case of the senior referred to in ... Read More »

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  • Parents to blame for kids’ obesity?

    View of doctors in survey seems a simplistic excuse for complex problem There has been no shortage of news in recent years about the childhood obesity epidemic in North America and beyond. Now we know who’s to blame: parents. At least, that’s the opinion of more than two-thirds of doctors polled recently by SERMO, a ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Thanks to organizers of Dying With Dignity event

    I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the organizers of the Dying With Dignity Canada Annual Summer Social, which was held on Aug. 23 in the beautiful garden of one of our steadfast volunteers. It was a perfect day for such a gathering, as there was, thankfully, no hurricane-force wind, the sun ... Read More »

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  • PDD letting down the people it represents

    As a social worker and a therapist with a specialty in psychosocial interventions for over 30 years, I am outraged by recent events where a government agency set up a charitable organization to fail and in doing so has negatively impacted the lives of the people they supposedly represent. The level of ineptitude in dealing ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Agriculture’s ‘permanent’ disaster

    If one walks into the desert without a canteen let alone an overall backup plan, this is not a disaster but rather kind of dumb. And the public should not be backstopping dumb. Especially for the wealthy who have the resources but pretend to not get it. Farming is a risky business. Most managers in ... Read More »

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