August 3rd, 2015

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Melissa VilleneuveLethbridge Heraldmvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.comBoaters, swimmers, and water-skiiers made a splash on the weekend at the Stafford Lake Reservoir.After being closed for almost five years, the day-use boat launch re-opened to the public last Friday, and once word spread the traffic picked up substantially. A deal was

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Local News

  • Coalhurst celebrates annual Miners Days

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers – COALHURST Luckily, Coalhurst Miners Days is a go this year. There was talk of the annual event being cancelled because of volunteer burnout, something happening throughout Lethbridge County with community events. But, some die-hard community members have stepped up to the plate... Read More »

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  • Heritage Day celebrated at Galt Gardens

    lethbridge herald Local residents can take a trip around the world in only five hours, no plane ticket required, with Heritage Day events at Galt Gardens today. The Southern Alberta Ethnic Association is hosting its annual Heritage Day event in the park from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. It’s a... Read More »

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  • Irrigation a lifeblood of southern Alberta

    SMRID Tour participants learn irrigation is a part of the southern Alberta social fabric Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers Irrigation is one of southern Alberta’s greatest accomplishments – providing the region from Medicine Hat to Pincher Creek with water for a plethora of reasons. On July 29,... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Local duo teeing off in final round

    Red Deer A pair of local golfers are heading into the final round of the Guardian Capital Senior Men’s Championship at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club today. Teeing it up in the third round today are the Picture Butte Golf Club duo of Randy Hauck and... 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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  • 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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  • Key poll information is in the trends

    Opinion polls can’t be counted on to reliably predict election results, that is for certain, but that doesn’t mean they should be thrown out entirely. Defenders of political polls like to talk about them as snapshots of the electorate. When they’re right, the polling firms puff out their chests and when they’re wrong, they blame ... Read More »

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  • Albertans deserve fair utility market

    The Alberta Utility Commission’s decision this week regarding TransAlta represents an all-too-rare victory for consumers over big business. The commission on Monday ruled that TransAlta did deliberately time outages at coal-fired power plants in late 2010 and early 2011 at peak times in order to push up electricity prices, as alleged by the province’s utility ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • 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 »

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  • 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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  • 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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