August 24th, 2016

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Armed with sweaters, blankets and umbrellas, hundreds of southern Albertans were determined not to let a little rain ruin their parade. The 2016 Whoop-Up Days Parade kicked off five days of festivities on Tuesday morning. Close to 115 parade entries wound their way through downtown Lethbridge and up 13 Street

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  • Town of Vulcan tops Whoop-Up Days Parade winners

    Following are the winners from the 2016 Whoop-Up Days Parade: PARADE WINNERS A. GRAND AGGREGATE AWARD: Town of Vulcan B. BEST LARGE COMMERCIAL ENTRY (20 or more employees): 1. Recreation Excellence 2. Bridge City Chrysler 3. Coulee Brew C. BEST SMALL COMMERCIAL ENTRY (19 or fewer employees): 1. Katt Panic 2. Balog Auction Services 3. ... Read More »

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  • Counterfeit suspect gets bail

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A woman accused of passing counterfeit money is out on bail. Renee Francis Holden faced a bail hearing on Tuesday at Lethbridge provincial court over charges stemming from a number of incidents in August involving several people trying to pass counterfeit $50 bills. Lethbridge police allege there had been nine ... Read More »

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  • Time served for assault

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A local man who pled guilty to stabbing a woman during an altercation has been convicted with time served. Daniel Magnus, 35, appeared in Lethbridge provincial court on Tuesday where he was expected to go to trial for several charges, including assault with a weapon, uttering death threats, and possession ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Zack attack headed to Rio?

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Lethbridge Herald has learned that Lethbridge swimmer Zack McAllister will be named to Canada’s swimming contingent headed to the Rio Paralympic Games later this month. McAllister holds the Canadian record in the 100-metre freestyle, finishing in 1:00.92, but was short of being named to Team Canada by one-hundredth of a second. That ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • PPW Belts bandied about in main events

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A double main event that saw both of Pure Power Wrestling’s championship belts on the line highlighted a thrilling Heatwave event on Saturday at the Lethbridge Boys and Girls Club North. PPW Heavyweight Champion Massive Damage squared off against the insidious Cyanide in the newcomer’s first title shot. The fight ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Canes move Sheen to Ice

    Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com It’s still the off-season, so everybody won in the trade made Monday between the Lethbridge Hurricanes and the Kootenay Ice. The Hurricanes sent 17-year-old forward Barrett Sheen to the Ice for 19-year-old forward Jesse Zaharichuk on Monday. The long and the short of the trade – Sheen is six-foot-three and ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Palliative care access important

    Canadian doctors who deal with end-of-life care are calling on the country to step up its game in the area of palliative care. In an article in Monday’s Canadian Medical Association Journal, the group of specialists say there’s a need to improve Canadians’ access to palliative care, particularly for those other than cancer patients. They ... Read More »

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  • Safety, security delicate balance

    Handing over the electronic password to your computer or cellphone to police could give them more access to your personal information than turning over the key to your house. That’s why Canadians must carefully guard their privacy rights when considering any proposal to make it easier for law enforcement officials to rummage through their digital ... Read More »

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  • Is 2016 the new 1936?

    Economic hardship is creating political extremes “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” Karl Marx, 1852 We would all prefer a farce to a tragedy, so let us hope that Marx was right. ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Who’s cherry picking their facts?

    I hate to break into the ongoing debate between Dr. Vipond and Shaun Ward on the subject of coal plant closure. It appears that if anyone is cherry picking facts, it is none other than the good physician himself. Nothing in his letter of Aug. 16, or the report he accuses Mr. Ward of cherry ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Thanks for supporting drag racing at airport

    Now that the smoke has cleared, the LeBarons Car Club 1961 has had a chance to catch its collective breath and reflect on what was a great event to add to Lethbridge’s repertoire – first-ever drag racing at the airport. This could not have happened without the persistence of the Drag Race Committee and the ... Read More »

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  • More changes needed for utility providers

    As part of my retirement plan I own a rental property in a small town in Alberta. The other day Fortis came by and shut off the power without so much as a by your leave. I am wondering how this could happen. I am forced to use the default electrical provider if I want ... Read More »

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