October 23rd, 2014

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comReceiving the French National Order of the Legion of Honour is something Second World War veteran Clarence Cluff didn’t get to fully experience.Cluff, a Coaldale resident, received a presidential decree last December saying he’d been awarded France’s highest decoration. The actual medal, however, only arrived three days ago.Cluff died on Oct. 11. He

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  • Tragedy shakes southern Albertans

    Garrett Simmons Lethbridge Herald gsimmons@lethbridgeherald.com While the shocking attacks in Ottawa Wednesday are a long way from here, the events impacted southern Albertans, especially those who spend time there. While Lethbridge MP Jim Hillyer was not among the MPs on Parliament Hill at the time of the shooting... Read More »

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  • Murder suspect won’t testify

    Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com After listening to testimony from Crown witnesses for nearly three weeks, the lawyer for the man accused of killing Otto Loose has decided not to call her client to the stand. At the conclusion of the Crown’s case Wednesday in Lethbridge Court of... Read More »

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  • Locals enjoy a brush with greatness

     Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comA rare chance to see St. Anthony’s Relics, from Padua, Italy, brought hundreds to St. Martha’s Church on Wednesday. The relic of the Saint’s “floating” rib has travelled around the world, but this was the first-ever stop in Alberta.Saint Anthony was a Portuguese Catholic Friar belonging to the... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Peewee Hurricanes go 2-0

    LethbridgeThe Lethbridge Scotiabank peewee AA Hurricanes Red went 2-0 in South Central Alberta Hockey League action last weekend.The Hurricanes beat the Cranbrook Eagles on Friday and wrapped up the weekend with a 10-7 win over the Okotoks Oilers Black team Saturday.In the 3-0 win, Luke Preddy, Conner Furukawa and Tristan Kimmen scored for the Hurricanes. ... Read More »

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  • Tuesday’s Good Sport column: Life after 10

    Good Sport: By Dylan PurcellThere are no easy answers to what plagues the Lethbridge Hurricanes 10 games into the Western Hockey League season. At 1-8-0-1, the team put together a misfiring 6-1 effort against the Regina Pats Saturday night, just a day after Axel Blomqvist scored twice to... Read More »

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  • Minor Midget Canes winless

    Lethbridge The Lethbridge midget Minor AAA Hurricanes are off to an 0-3-1 start to their Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League season. The Hurricanes were defeated 3-2 by the Rockyview Raiders Saturday and wrapped up the weekend Sunday at home with a 6-3 loss to the CBHA Blackhawks. In... Read More »

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  • COOL puts Canada at trade disadvantage

    U.S. could choose to ignore WTO ruling Canadians and Americans play nice most of the time. We share a wide variety of cultural and geographical similarities, and in general, enjoy a very cordial relationship. But every so often, something gets in the way. For those of us living north of the border, country-of-origin labelling (COOL) ... Read More »

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  • Small business keeps economy humming

    Major corporations may be the big movers and shakers in the business world, but small business is the glue that holds the economy together. That’s why it makes sense to celebrate Small Business Week, taking place through Saturday. Vancouver Liberal MP Joyce Murray hit the nail on the head when she stated in the House ... Read More »

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  • Shining example of giving back

    To say Val Matteotti touched the lives of many in southern Alberta would be a huge understatement. The long-time resident, farmer, businessman and philanthropist died Friday at the age of 101, after a long life of helping those around him, and contributing to a wide range of charitable causes. Matteotti’s name is attached to some ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • City’s money grab must end

    The last round of seven years of tax increases has ended so let’s start a new round of only four years. Wow, they must think we are daft! Eleven years in a row of increases . . . when will it end? For someone like Mr. Sherwin making $25,000 a month, a $500 increase over ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Wind energy leaves carbon footprint, too

    The design and construction of windmills has a sizable carbon and financial footprint, often ignored by promoters. When windmills are first researched and designed, usually outside Canada, until they are installed in southern Alberta there are many CO2 producing steps. Research and development facilities produce CO2. Windmill blades often utilize carbon fibres which are energy ... Read More »

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  • Fight to preserve city grasslands

    I celebrate and stand with those citizens of Tudor Estates and surrounding communities in the fight against the newest proposed erosion of Lethbridge’s public grasslands – a common-use area we hope is guaranteed for current and future generations. All of us have sat quiet watching far too much intrusion into the river valley and the ... Read More »

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