February 19th, 2017

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Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State-held western Mosul

By Bram Janssen, The Associated Press on February 19th, 2017

HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq – U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, the latest phase in a four-month-old offensive to retake Iraq’s second largest city. The battle for western Mosul promises to be the most daunting yet, as the half of the ... Read More »

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Clearing up some details about OHV issue

By Letter to the Editor on February 19th, 2017

The recent article by Barry Harper (“Justified science or activist agenda?”) contains several inaccuracies. Perhaps I can deal with a couple of them. Harper criticizes Minister Phillips for referring to what he describes as “more than 200 species of endangered plants and animals.” I don’t know what the minister actually said (she is usually pretty ... Read More »

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Area attractions offering free admission

By Mabell, Dave on February 19th, 2017

Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com If you’re free on Monday, so are some of southern Alberta’s major attractions. The Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and the Frank Slide Interpretive Centres will offer free admission on Family Day, along with the Remington Carriage Museum at Cardston. At Head-Smashed-In, a short distance from Fort Macleod, visitors will be invited ... Read More »

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Kodiaks court teams in action Saturday

By Woodard, Dale on February 19th, 2017

Kodiaks court teams in action Saturday Lethbridge All four Lethbridge College Kodiaks court teams were in action Saturday. At the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, the Kodiaks men’s and women’s teams played host to the St. Mary’s Lightning in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference action. The women’s team won the weekend opener 66-58 Friday night to improve to ... Read More »

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Exploring a Universal Basic Income

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 19th, 2017

There’s a new idea that might be the solution to runaway populism. Well, it’s not that new, really – it has been kicking around in left-wing circles for a least a quarter-century – but it has suddenly gone mainstream. It’s called Universal Basic Income (UBI), and pilot programs to see if it really works in ... Read More »

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Plenty of activitiesfor Family Day here

By Kuhl, Nick on February 19th, 2017

City residents have a smorgasbord to choose from Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com For those looking for something to do with the extra day off Monday, there are plenty of options in and around Lethbridge. For Family Day, the University of Lethbridge’s sixth annual Play Day will run at 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport ... Read More »

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Show documents diversity of Nova Scotia art

By Mabell, Dave on February 19th, 2017

Halifax art college became model of advanced education Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com From the western provinces, Nova Scotia may be known best for its music. But it’s also noted for its visual art as an exhibition at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery can attest. And its highly regarded art college – now a degree-granted ... Read More »

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Family violence rates in Alberta among highest

By Schnarr, J.W. on February 19th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Alberta still has some of the highest rates intimate partner violence and violence against seniors in the country, according to a new survey released by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. On Thursday, CCJS released their report, “Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2015” as part of the Federal ... Read More »

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Two charged after Taber flashlight attack

By Schnarr, J.W. on February 19th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A Taber husband and wife have been charged after a Taber man was seriously injured in an attack with a flashlight early Thursday morning. At about 4:30 a.m., Taber Police Service responded to complaints of a disturbance to the 5000 block of 56 Avenue. The callers reported multiple assailants attacking ... Read More »

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Deadline too soon for council meeting agenda

By Letter to the Editor on February 19th, 2017

I get my information about Pincher Creek Town issues online via the town media site. Recent town council agendas and minutes are posted there. The agenda for the Monday, Feb. 13 meeting appeared on Friday, three days before the council meeting. This agenda contained riveting information. A monument of a motion was on the table ... Read More »

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Canadian chambers aim for more competitiveness

By Schnarr, J.W. on February 19th, 2017

J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Chambers of Commerce across Canada have come up with a list of key opportunities to grow the country’s economy. The list, titled, “Ten Ways to Build a Canada That Wins,” features key opportunities for the country to regain competitiveness, improve productivity, and grow the economy. It was developed in part ... Read More »

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