August 4th, 2015

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comKris Versteeg is proud to be from Lethbridge.   Everyone knows it.   But actions still speak louder than words.Monday outside the Enmax Centre, the same arena he played in for the Lethbridge Hurricanes, the hometown hockey star made good on his word by

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Local News

  • Vulcan RCMP call off search

    Lethbridge Herald Vulcan RCMP announced Monday night they have called off the search for a missing man at nearby McGregor Lake. A 37-year-old boater is missing, while the body of a woman was located Sunday afternoon. At about 5:15 p.m. that day, Vulcan mounties were called to investigate... Read More »

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  • Freshwater mussels in a fight for survival

    Lethbridge Herald Freshwater mussels in Alberta spend their lives out of sight. But a Finnish researcher, Jouni Taskinen, a professor from the University of JyvŠskylŠ, a world expert on freshwater mussels, and University of Lethbridge biology professor Dr. Cam Goater, point to a troubling trend. The results of... Read More »

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  • Councilto consider recycling proposal

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald The city could be closer to approving a business recycling strategy if council agrees with a request to be presented at today’s meeting. Dave Schaaf, Waste and Recycling Services manager, is putting forward a request to implement a seven-year recycling strategy for the... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Game 1 won

    Dylan PurcellLethbridge The Lethbridge Bulls had to like the way Game 1 went. The Bulls beat the Swift Current Indians 8-2 in the opening game of the Western Major Baseball League playoffs Sunday night at Spitz Stadium, scoring early and getting an all-star performance... Read More »

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  • Elks bested by the Bucks

    Helena, Montana The Lethbridge KB Heating Elks kicked off their State Championship run on a losing note. Facing the Bozeman Bucks in their opener Wednesday morning in Helena, the Elks fell 8-2 and will now face the host Helena Senators this morning at 9:30 a.m. The teams battled... Read More »

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  • LFC strikes triple gold at Spokane River City Cup

    Spokane The Lethbridge Football Club took home three gold medals at the Spokane River City Cup last weekend. The LFC U16 boys, U10 boys Arsenal and the U14 girls each captured top spot in three-day tournament. The U16 boys defeated the Spokane Black Retan 4-0 in the gold... Read More »

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  • Not-so-smart meters in Lethbridge

    Anthony James Hall UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE In 2011 the Union of B.C. Municipalities voted in its annual convention to ask the B.C. provincial government to put a “moratorium” on its plan to revamp the province’s power grid. The core of this plan involved the installation of smart meters. In B.C. and many other jurisdictions in ... Read More »

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  • Society can’t tolerate sexist heckling

    After a mysogynistic heckling episode in Toronto in May became an international incident, you might think humanity would have seen the end of such despicable behaviour. But some men are slow learners, apparently. Recently, as CBC journalist Charlsie Agro was reporting in front of a camera on the closing ceremonies of the Pan Am Games, ... Read More »

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  • Reunification of Cyprus coming?

    It was not so much a straw in the wind as a cheese in the wind. It’s a chewy, salty cheese that is delicious grilled: halloumi, as they call it in the Greek-speaking Republic of Cyprus, or hellim, as it is known in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. This week, the island’s two rival ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Speed bumps needed on Algonquin Road?

    Algonquin Road West is not a racetrack; it is a residential street with a playground zone. A playground zone has a speed limit 30 km/h from sunrise to sunset. I am not talking just about private vehicles; I also want to include city transit and school bus drivers and operators of city-owned vehicles. I have ... Read More »

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  • Furor over Pride flag smacks of hypocrisy

    The furor raised by conservative Christians (but are they really Christians at all?) over flying the Pride flag in front of City Hall is laughable in its hypocrisy. Jesus is directly quoted in Matthew 22:37-40: “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Air show was an awesome event

    The Lethbridge Air Show organizing committee and volunteers have once again outdone themselves in presenting a premier air show to southern Alberta. As one of those who journeyed south to Lethbridge, it was a truly marvelous, well-organized event with an outstanding display of aircraft. With all that heavy metal on the static display, one was ... Read More »

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