March 28th, 2015

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald Ron MacLean probably knows more about Lethbridge’s hockey connections than most hockey people in Lethbridge. From Frank Boucher’s time with the RCMP in the city in the 1920s, before he won Stanley Cups, to how many current NHL coaches have direct ties to the community,

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  • Man sentenced to 3 years for series of break-ins

    lethbridge herald Jonathon William Cohen didn’t enjoy his freedom for very long. The 35-year-old Lethbridge man had only been released from jail Feb. 10 when he found himself back in custody a month later. Cohen, 36, broke into eight homes in March, three of them in one day... Read More »

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  • Man suspected in series of bank robberies is denied bail

    lethbridge herald A B.C. man accused of robbing several banks across three provinces in December and January will not be getting out of jail any time soon. Judge Derek Redman denied Shaun Christopher Cornish’s bid for freedom Thursday during a bail hearing, despite assurances the accused would live... Read More »

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  • American men fined total of $20,000 for trying to smuggle guns

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald A total of $20,000 in fines were handed out to three men caught trying to smuggle guns over the Canadian border last year. Christopher Michael Grosstephan of Alaska was fined $10,000, while Jeffrey Dee Hill of Las Vegas was fined $6,000 and Steven... Read More »

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  • Walz casts vote for Hurricanes coach

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Score a glowing endorsement for the current head coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Having played on a pair of powerhouse Hurricanes teams from 1988-90, Canes alumnus and former NHLer Wes Walz was back in Lethbridge Thursday afternoon. It’s been nearly 25 years since he was... Read More »

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  • Peewee Hurricanes Red golden yet again

    edmonton The Lethbridge Scotiabank peewee AA Hurricanes Red have captured the 2015 Provincial Peewee AA Minor Championship. In the team’s 60th game of the season, the Hurricanes defeated the Lloydminster Blazers 3-2 Sunday to cap off a 5-0-1 weekend and capture back-to-back provincial championships. The Canes started the... Read More »

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  • Copperheads sixth man a key in team’s championship

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald You can forgive the Coaldale Copperheads if they’re sometimes unsure if they’re playing a home game or a road game. It’s not that 2014-15 Heritage Junior B Hockey League champions are geographically-challenged or can’t identify the inside of their home stomping grounds at... Read More »

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  • Phone polling no longer the ‘gold standard’

    Angus Reid CHAIRMAN, ANGUS REID INSTITUTE I read with great interest the recent Canadian Press story, “A voter’s guide to political polling in this 2015 federal election year,” republished on the Lethbridge Herald website on March 14. I also read it with great concern. While it outlined why some individuals think telephone polling is the ... Read More »

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  • The ‘end-of-life-care’ talk

    These days, the importance of drawing up a living will to provide medical care guidance when a person is incapable of making decisions has been widely touted. People seem to be listening, according to statistics. Results of a study released last year in the United States showed that a record number of older Americans were ... Read More »

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  • Sharing Alberta’s financial pain

    Albertans can’t say they weren’t warned. Three weeks after saying in a radio interview that all Albertans share the responsibility for the province’s financial troubles and they must all shoulder the burden to fix it, Premier Jim Prentice delivered a budget that ensures all Albertans will pay to make up for the shortfall. Average Albertans ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Recycling issue needs forward-thinking leadership

    I wish to commend Klaus Jericho for his thought-provoking letter of March 19 concerning the decision-making process that needs to be employed by city council and administrators in regard to disposing of the city’s waste materials. Mr. Jericho argues that waste disposal is a very complex matter in today’s society and, as such, both council ... Read More »

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  • Why such an uproar over wearing niqab?

    I am somewhat perplexed about the debate regarding the wearing of the niqab during the recitation of the oath of citizenship. The government is insisting that the woman giving the oath must remove the veil so that she can be seen to be reciting the oath. Some well-meaning people have offered compromises. Perhaps someone could ... Read More »

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  • Inspiration for Alberta’s farmworkers

    Alberta farmworkers are still wishing, wagging and wanting for equal rights and take great inspiration from the very successful effort of Alberta Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman and her team of supporters. They have shown it is possible to make the Alberta PC government yield, submit and capitulate, if you are right. Even the left can ... Read More »

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