May 28th, 2015

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Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comAshley Steacy is one of the top rugby players in the world.She’ll be inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame this weekend in Red Deer, alongside her former teammates and coaches at the University of Lethbridge who won three straight national university championships

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  • Busy time for new Lethbridge MLAs

    Dave MabellLETHBRIDGE HERALDdmabell@lethbridgeherald.comNow that they’ve been declared elected, Lethbridge MLAs have been summoned to Edmonton. How will citizens get an opportunity to speak with their new representatives in the legislature?For Maria Fitzpatrick and Shannon Phillips, that’s just one of the questions they’ll have to answer as they settle into their new roles in government.Alberta’s new ... Read More »

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  • AHS has issued a precautionary Air Quality Advisory for Lethbridge

    Due to increased smoke and particulate matter from forest fires in northern Alberta, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is issuing a precautionary air quality advisory for the Lethbridge area. Individuals living or travelling in the Lethbridge area are advised to be aware of air conditions and take precautions against potential health concerns that can be associated ... Read More »

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  • Oil drilling issue to resurface?

    Dave MabellLETHBRIDGE HERALDdmabell@lethbridgeherald.comWest Lethbridge residents may be facing another oil-drilling proposal.Bids were being accepted Wednesday for a lease covering more than 1,150 hectares of land, with rights to drill for oil or natural gas.A map on an Alberta Energy website site shows the drill site would be near the Sunset Acres residential development — and ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Kids of Steel accepting entries

    Lethbridge Herald Registration has opened for this year’s Kids of Steel (KOS) Triathlon The event will take place at 8:30 a.m. on June 14 at the Nicholas Sheran Community Centre. The three-sport timed event will feature swimming, cycling and running. The swim will take place at the... Read More »

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  • Churchill rugby squads advance to title games

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Winston Churchills rugby teams advanced to their respective championship games following a pair of one-sided semifinal victories in Southern Alberta High School Rugby League action Wednesday. In boys’ play, Winston Churchill Bulldogs routed Medicine Hat Crescent Heights 66-3. Darian Booysen and Navid Azimi each had a... Read More »

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  • t’s almost time to close the show

    This is a special value-added time of the year if you are a fan of championship high school sports. – – The 20-team Southern Alberta High School Baseball League sahsbl.wix.com/sahsbl playoffs go this week. Tier I action takes place Thursday-Saturday in Vauxhall. The hosts and High River Highwood... Read More »

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  • Shining light on Senate spending

    Perhaps audit will ensure taxpayers’ money is treated with more respect Suspended senator Mike Duffy may be viewed by many Canadians as the poster boy for what’s wrong with the Canadian Senate, but in a way, we owe him a debt of gratitude. Duffy’s standing as the primary focus of the scandal involving Senate expenses ... Read More »

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    that includes the right to communicate controversial messages Mark Penninga ASSOCIATION FOR REFORMED POLITICAL ACTION CANADA If you walked by Galt Gardens last Friday, you couldn’t have missed a striking sight: 10,000 bright pink and blue flags testified to the 100,000 abortions occurring in Canada each year. This is a sensitive issue. It required courage ... Read More »

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  • Smaller cabinet at helm

    It’s official. After 44 years, there’s a new government running things in Alberta. New premier Rachel Notley and her fellow NDP cabinet ministers took their oaths of office Sunday and the task of guiding the province now rests in their hands. Notley’s government features a trimmed-down cabinet with just 12 ministers, including herself, a departure ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • ‘Support our troops’ phrase needs to be defined

    We’ve noticed that some of the new Alberta vehicle licence plates are now displaying the words “support your troops.” It got us thinking, what does that really mean? It seems as though that word “support” is not very specific as to what kind of support is meant. And is the implication in the words “support ... Read More »

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  • Prentice abdicated his responsibility

    The recent election continues to spark an outburst of emotions: surprise, shock, dismay to the point of despair. What was shocking was the immediate and ill-timed announcement of Jim Prentice to abdicate his throne to the premiership of Alberta, to the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta, and to resign as MLA for ... Read More »

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  • Protect children from cancer risks

    Shortly before the provincial election and after many years of prompting from cancer advocates and an increasingly anxious medical community, the PC government announced Alberta would join other provinces in banning children from using commercial tanning beds. As a melanoma survivor and concerned parent, I urge premier Notley not only to honour this promise, but ... Read More »

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