March 26th, 2015

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Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald Diversity is key at Lethbridge College, as the post-secondary institution welcomes students from about 40 different countries. That fact was honoured Wednesday during LC’s fifth annual Bridging Cultures event, held in the college’s Centre Core. It featured performances from Kainai First Nations, Nepali and Bhutanese

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Local News

  • Kiwanis Music and Speech Arts Festival results

    Another day of the Kiwanis Music and Speech Arts Festival has now wrapped up. The following are the results from the seventh day of the annual event. BAND 10000 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BANDS – GRADES IV – VI: St. Joseph School Grade 5 Band – Excellent, St. Joseph School... Read More »

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  • School district names Parr nominee

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge School District No. 51 has its Edwin Parr nominee for 2015. The nominee for the 2015 Edwin Parr Award is Elizabeth Appleton, who teaches Grades 1 and 2 at Park Meadows School. Sponsored by the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), the Edwin Parr Award recognizes... Read More »

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  • Watermain repair forces lane closure

    LETHBRIDGE A watermain repair and upgrade has resulted in the closure of the southbound turning lane on Mayor Magrath Drive which is closed at 3 Avenue South. As a result, 3 Avenue South has been reduced to two-lane traffic between Mayor Magrath Drive and 19 Street South from... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hurricanes to pick second in bantam draft

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge Hurricanes will have the second overall pick in this year’s Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The Hurricanes finished as the runners-up to the Spokane Chiefs, who will pick first overall in the draft May 7 at league headquarters in Calgary after acquiring the pick from... Read More »

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  • Still plenty to play for

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald Spring is right around the corner and the calendar is about to turn to April, but the Coaldale Copperheads schedule still has some games scrawled on it. And don’t expect Copperheads goaltender Dillan Kelly to be complaining too loudly about that. Fresh off... 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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  • Give consumers all the information

    GMO foods should be labelled as such A new genetically modified apple that won’t turn brown has gained the green light in Canada. But once the Arctic Apples eventually hit store shelves, don’t expect to see GMO labels on them. That’s because GMO labelling isn’t mandatory in Canada, and the company that produces Arctic Apples, ... Read More »

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  • Budget will show if gov’t is listening

    Albertans offered input in online budget survey Is anyone listening? Albertans will get an answer to that question Thursday, as Premier Jim Prentice and his Progressive Conservative government will release one of the most important budgets in the province’s recent history. Faced with a potentially massive hole in the revenue ledger, thanks to crumbling oil ... Read More »

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  • Using social media for a good cause

    The modern convenience known as social media is an amazing piece of technology. That’s not to say there aren’t negative aspects to it. For one thing, far too many people use it to put down other people or spread hateful messages, cyberbullying being one common example. It can also be a huge time waster – ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • 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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  • 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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  • Where will anti-terrorism bill lead Canada?

    Re: the Federal Government’s Anti-Terrorism Bill. In the March 2015 edition of Harper’s, a U.S. magazine, Adam Hochschild reviews a book by Karen M. Pate in which she presents her research into the CIA’s secret infiltration of the National Student Association during the 1960s and ’70s. Hochschild, a staff writer with Ramparts at the time, ... Read More »

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