August 29th, 2015

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Popular downtown event being expanded Nick KuhlLethbridge Heraldnkuhl@lethbridgeherald.comThe calendar will soon read September. Then it will turn to Oktober. The German spelling is intentional.Following last year’s successful and inaugural Oktoberfest event at Festival Square downtown, organizers have decided to bring it back for another

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Local News

  • Volunteers shoulder the success of Cornfest

    Taber festival in 30th year J.W. Schnarr Southern Alberta Newspapers Cornfest this year celebrates 30 years as the best corn-themed festival in southern Alberta, and with new attractions and a larger fireworks show in the works, Cornfest committee chair Tom Paterson said the event is the same as... Read More »

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  • China’s troubles put chillin Canadian economy

    Local economist says higher prices likely Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com For years, North America’s consumers have snapped up low-priced goods from China. In the process, they may have triggered the demise of long-running factories closer to home. But now it appears the other shoe – made in... Read More »

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  • City on the Fringe

    Leave it to the Scots! They’re the people who devised a way to enjoy a lot of live presentations without spending a lot of time or money. That’s the idea behind a fringe festival, first held in Edinburgh. While the upper class was attending pricy concerts and... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Prospective Hurricanes

    Dylan PurcellLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comYou just want to keep them all. Prospects are like hockey cards, you just want to collect as many as you can. Every rookie could be great, and every flash of brilliance could be a sign of a player’s potential... Read More »

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  • Prospects making their mark

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com One player is getting his first look at a Western Hockey League training camp. The other player is intent on sticking around for the coming season. With the 2015-16 Western Hockey League season right around the corner, the Lethbridge Hurricanes kicked off their... Read More »

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  • Mein announces retirement

    Lethbridge “Young Gun” is calling it a career. After 39 career fights in nearly 10 years, UFC welterweight and Lethbridge product Jordan Mein announced his retirement on Wednesday at age 25. After beginning his professional career on June 17, 2006 at age 16, Mein posted a 29-10 record... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Clarifying CPP death benefit

    In response to an editorial entitled “When benefits become burdens” (Aug. 28, reprinted from the Corner Brook Western Star), officials at Employment and Social Development Canada want to ensure the public that the department takes immediate action to correct situations such as described in the editorial. In the case of the senior referred to in ... Read More »

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  • Parents to blame for kids’ obesity?

    View of doctors in survey seems a simplistic excuse for complex problem There has been no shortage of news in recent years about the childhood obesity epidemic in North America and beyond. Now we know who’s to blame: parents. At least, that’s the opinion of more than two-thirds of doctors polled recently by SERMO, a ... Read More »

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  • When benefits become burdens

    It seems as if the federal government is using the term “benefit” a bit loosely these days, or perhaps it just doesn’t know what the term means. On Tuesday, The Western Star featured a story about Grace Mischaude, who received a $2,500 death benefit from Service Canada after her husband’s death last year. The Corner ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Agriculture’s ‘permanent’ disaster

    If one walks into the desert without a canteen let alone an overall backup plan, this is not a disaster but rather kind of dumb. And the public should not be backstopping dumb. Especially for the wealthy who have the resources but pretend to not get it. Farming is a risky business. Most managers in ... Read More »

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  • Scientists urged to fight back in war on science

    Harper’s war on science continues even while he campaigns across Canada. This time it hit one of the most important research facilities in Canada. I hope the scientists in Lethbridge get involved with dumping Harper. He trashed DFO libraries across Canada. Now it is the closure of the federal science library at the Agriculture and ... Read More »

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  • Tories to be commended for seeking to change Senate practices

    We should look realistically at the Senate and the Mike Duffy problem. These practices have been there for a long time. I have read about all the free allowances that were given to them. When the Liberals had a majority in the Senate, they never made an issue of that because they, too, believed they ... Read More »

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