July 25th, 2014

Local News

Hemp taking root in area fields

By Lethbridge Herald on July 25th, 2014

Garrett SimmonsLethbridge Heraldgsimmons@lethbridgeherald.comSouthern Alberta is known for its vast network of irrigation, which allows producers to grow several crops unique to this region.Potatoes, sugar beets and the famous Taber corn are just some of the crops often associated with this part of the country. But... Read More »

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Area fire restrictions in place

By Kuhl, Nick on July 25th, 2014

Lethbridge Herald Due to recent warm weather and dry conditions, a number of fire restrictions have been enacted in southwest Alberta. Fire advisory notices for Cardston County and the MD of Pincher Creek, that apply to various types of burning activities in the regions, were opened Wednesday night... Read More »

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Drain on the plain is a pain

By Kuhl, Nick on July 25th, 2014

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald – FORT MACLEOD nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com A Fort Macleod man who says he’s had to deal with a flooded basement for 13 years will look to the courts for comfort. “Unlawful negligence” are the first two words mentioned by Randy O’Sullivan when talking about his pending... Read More »

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No Conservative candidate yet for Bow River riding

By Student on July 25th, 2014

Lethbridge The Bow River Constituency is without a Conservative candidate running since Paul Arthur decided to run federally in Lethbridge. Four potential candidates have expressed interest in running for the Conservatives in the Bow River riding, however no official announcements have been made. Spokesperson Rolly Ashdown says he... Read More »

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The Muslim Question

By Simmons, Garrett on July 25th, 2014

Lethbridge Herald Canada has managed to avoid the level of conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims that has occurred in other countries, but a University of Lethbridge sociologist has uncovered some worrisome signs. In his new book, “The Muslim Question in Canada” (published by UBC Press), Dr. Abdolmohammed (Abdie)... Read More »

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Kidnapper sentenced

By Shurtz, Delon on July 25th, 2014

Delon Shurtz lethbridge herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A kidnapping three years ago in Lethbridge could have come right out of a Hollywood movie or TV crime drama. It had a drug deal gone bad, armed men wearing masks, torture in a secluded area, and even threats to light the prisoner... Read More »

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CHBA, college continue to build for the future

By Student on July 25th, 2014

 Melissa VilleneuveFOR THE HERALDBuilding towards the future of trades in our city, a sod-turning ceremony kicked off the second year of a ground-breaking partnership.In 2013, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Lethbridge Region and Lethbridge College raised $236,000, through the sale of two homes built by Ashcroft Master Builder and... Read More »

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Jury to reconvene for 4th day of deliberations in ex-Minnesota Gov. Ventura’s defamation suit

By The Associated Press on July 25th, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The trial in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s defamation lawsuit will enter its fourth day of deliberations Friday. Jurors broke for the day Thursday after about 7 1/2 hours of discussions that brought their total to about 19 hours since Tuesday, minus breaks. Ventura says the... Read More »

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Library branching out

By Lethbridge Herald on July 24th, 2014

Melissa VilleneuveFOR THE HERALDThere’s a whole lot of hoopla at the Lethbridge Public Library (LPL) today, and you can get in on the action from your own home.Hoopla is an online system that allows library card holders to download thousands of movies, television shows, music and audiobooks to their... Read More »

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Province expands parks

By Kuhl, Nick on July 24th, 2014

Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The province of Alberta has added two new and six expanded provincial parks and recreation areas, including the 54,588-hectare Castle Wildland Provincial Park, as well as 12 new primitive recreation areas for camping and trail access. They were all part of the South... Read More »

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