May 22nd, 2015

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comCity councillor Rob Miyashiro calls it “the largest project most of us will see in Lethbridge in our lifetime.”As importantly, he said, Phase 1 of the Crossings Leisure Complex is on time and on budget.Representatives from all levels of government, user groups and

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  • Ice complex on time, on budget

    Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comCity councillor Rob Miyashiro calls it “the largest project most of us will see in Lethbridge in our lifetime.”As importantly, he said, Phase 1 of the Crossings Leisure Complex is on time and on budget.Representatives from all levels of government, user groups and... Read More »

    34 mins ago
  • Future of religion bright in Canada

    Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Ignore those doomsday forecasts, says Reg Bibby. The future for religious groups in Canada is “very bright.” But not all will prosper, he told an audience at the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, Thursday. Catholics’ numbers will grow, Bibby said, and so... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Environmental summit concludes today on Blood Reserve

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Blood Tribe Chief and Council and the Kainai Ecosystem Protection Agency (KEPA) are hosting a three-day Environmental Summit in Standoff until today. The 2015 KEPA Summit aims to bring all nationalities together to learn about sustainability and protecting the environment. It’s... Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Canes ink new, young prospect

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Hurricanes have another piece of the future locked up. Prospect Tyler Strath, who was selected 59th overall in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, has signed a Standard Player Agreement with the local club, the team announced Wednesday. Strath, who will turn... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • LCI, Raymond earn berths to league final

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The final is set, and the league will have a new champion for 2015. Following semifinal wins on Wednesday, the Raymond Comets and the LCI Rams are set to square off Friday for this season’s Lethbridge Regional High School Baseball League postseason title... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Baseball leads off high school post-season action

    The end is near. No need for alarm, I’m simply referring to the end of the 2014-15 local high school athletic campaign. – – In fact, I see the Lethbridge Regional High School Baseball League post-season goes this week, with semifinals today (teams unknown as I write... Read More »

    3 days ago


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  • Time for U.S. to lose its COOL

    Can cooler heads prevail and head off a trade war between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. over discredited American COOL (country of origin labelling) rules for meat? The potential for a bruising, multi-billion-dollar trade battle – which would hurt consumers in all affected countries – has heated up after the World Trade Organization this week ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Another avenue for civic funding

    Crowdfunding catching on as way to fund civic projects When times are tough financially, sometimes you just have to think outside the box, as the saying goes. That’s what many community groups, non-profit organizations and even local governments are doing these days to find the money for assorted civic projects. According to a recent Canadian ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Moving toward rule by decree?

    Tories bypassing fundamental checks and balances The contention that RCMP were acting on the will of Parliament in destroying long-gun registry documents subject to an access to information request is fair comment. But when does the will of Parliament supersede the established laws of Canada? The answer in this case is chilling if parliamentarians go ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Helping the poor would pay dividends

    The CBC quoted Statistics Canada that people living in poverty, five per cent of the population, cost the Alberta Health Service 56 per cent of its total health-care budget (May 8, the CBC National). The figure is even worse in Ontario with 68 per cent of the budget. It’s a staggering statistic. Poor people cannot ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Animal cruelty is not entertainment

    Ringling Circus has decided to stop touring with elephants after being fined $270,000 for mishandling animals. The common use of bullocks, prods and shackles was considered in violation of Federal Law in the U.S. According to Animal Defenders International, numerous countries around the world have now banned the use of animals in circuses, and in ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Who will be the watchdog to ensure patients receive timely surgery?

    A year has passed since my mother’s death. I wrote a letter to the editor that was published Oct. 26. My late mother, Barbara Davies, fractured her hip on May 9, 2014 and was taken by ambulance to Chinook Regional Hospital where her condition wasn’t considered life threatening. She spent close to two hours in ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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