March 4th, 2015

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Emotional well-being is intrinsically linked to physical health, and social workers should incorporate a holistic approach into their curriculum, according to Betty Bastien, associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work at University of Calgary. Bastien was keynote speaker for the Social Work Forum, organized

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  • Social workers urged to take holistic approach

    Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com Emotional well-being is intrinsically linked to physical health, and social workers should incorporate a holistic approach into their curriculum, according to Betty Bastien, associate professor in the Faculty of Social Work at University of Calgary. Bastien was keynote speaker for the Social Work Forum, organized... Read More »

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  • SPCA files 13 charges against April Dawn Irving

    The Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Alberta SPCA) has filed 13 charges under the Animal Protection Act (APA) against April Dawn Irving. In a press release issued today, the SPCA indicated the charges were laid on Feb. 25. The charges are the result of the investigation into Irving’s treatment of more ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Social Work Forum today

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Self care will be the topic during a daylong Social Work Forum in the city today. Members from Lethbridge Family Services, the University of Lethbridge’s counselling services, Wood’s Homes, and the Alberta College of Social Workers, among others, will gather for a series... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Copperheads semifinal series starts tonight

    Coaldale The puck drops on Game 1 of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League semifinal between the Coaldale Copperheads and the Okotoks Bisons tonight. The Copperheads and Bisons face off in the best-of-seven series at the Coaldale Sportsplex tonight at 8:30 p.m. Game 2 is Friday in Okotoks with Game 3 coming back to Coaldale ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Minor hockey wrap — Female Hurricanes sweep Okotoks

    Lethbridge Female bantam After clinching first place in the Rocky Mountain Female Bantam League, the Lethbridge Lakeview Dental bantam Female Hurricanes kicked off playoffs last weekend. The Canes defeated Okotoks 8-1 and 4-0 on Friday and Saturday, respectively to earn a first-round sweep in the best-of-three series. In Friday’s win, Hayleigh Craig and Madison Fazzio ... Read More »

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  • Wednesday’s Good Sport column: March is the month for basketball excitement

    By Dave Wells March is upon us. Regular season action ends this week, followed by zones, provincials and all-star games/awards nights in subsequent seven-day subsets. Many may well see it as madness. Overall, a very good madness through my eyes, though. – - I know the associated Southern Alberta... Read More »

    19 hours ago


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  • Not as healthy as we think we are?

    There is an anonymous adage which states, “In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. But what if we don’t feel sick and tired? What if we’re feeling pretty darn good? That’s a good thing, right? The author of a recent report for the Conference Board of Canada ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Wise advice: Don’t be a hero

    Police suggestion to comply with robber’s demands is best way to handle situation A string of four armed robberies in a week’s time is highly unusual in Lethbridge, and that’s good news. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incidents, and that’s good news, too. In two of the instances, the clerks refused to provide ... Read More »

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  • A win for EU, a loss for Greece

    The first round of the battle for the euro is over, and Germany has won. The whole European Union won, really, but the Germans set the strategy. Technically, everybody just kicked the can down the road four months by extending the existing bail-out arrangements for Greece, but what was really revealed in the past week ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Accuracy lacking in minutes from AltaLink meetings

    The following is a shortened version of a letter I sent to AltaLink: I’ve read AltaLink-recorded minutes from two December (2014) meetings, and AltaLink-recorded minutes from another event, an open house in Lundbreck. There are, as reported to me by several participants, more than a few factual errors in one of the December meeting minutes ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Opportunity to escape carbon energy addiction

    During a lengthy analysis of the recent fall in the price of oil and gas, “The Economist” called upon governments around the world to seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix bad energy policies that encourage harmful addiction to carbon energy sources. That’s from the international masthead of western corporate capitalism, not exactly a communist rage ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • No benefits yet from spending on renewable energy

    Re: “Southern Alberta can be renewable energy mecca,” Feb. 18. The headline on Byrne’s letter is timely and ironic. Rajendra Pachauri, once head of the IPCC, resigned on Feb. 24 and said that climate change “É is my religion.” Many others share Pachauri’s feelings about climate as they see unreliable renewables as mystical worship idols. ... Read More »

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