August 31st, 2015

Southern People

Healthy eating habitscan assist school students

By Villeneuve, Melissa on August 31st, 2015

Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com This week marks the start of a new year for students heading back to school. It can be difficult to get back into a routine after the lazy days of summer. Whether going to school for the first time, starting a new... Read More »

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Better Choices, Health to launch in September

By Kuhl, Nick on August 31st, 2015

Lethbridge Herald Local residents living with chronic disease will soon have a new opportunity to help them take control of their health and improve their quality of life. Next month, Alberta Health Services will launch Better Choices, Better Health – a free six-week series of workshops designed to... Read More »

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Group hopes to avoid final curtain

By Mabell, Dave on August 31st, 2015

Dave Mabell LETHBRIDGE HERALD dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com For more than 50 years, southern Alberta audiences have enjoyed music and comedy from Lethbridge Musical Theatre. The community-based group has staged new or ageless shows every fall. But now the non-profit organization is facing hard times – and maybe, the final curtain... Read More »

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School children face additional dangers through social media

By Yoos, Cam on August 31st, 2015

I remember a world without the Internet. When I was in grade school there were no cellphones or social media and I’ve heard more than a few people remark how glad they are none of those things existed when they were in school. Of course times have changed... Read More »

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Coaldale Food Grains harvest goes Tuesday

By Sulz, Dave on August 31st, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALD It’s harvest season, and that includes for projects associated with the Canadian Food Grains Bank. Tuesday will be Coaldale Lethbridge Community Food Grains Project Harvest Day, with the event taking place four miles north and two miles west of the hamlet of Chin. It starts with... Read More »

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Another MTV VMAs, another controversial Miley Cyrus: Wild child singer shows breast at show

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on August 31st, 2015

Justin Bieber cried, Taylor Swift won most of the awards and Kanye West ranted onstage, but Miley Cyrus still owned the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The 22-year-old wild child flashed one of her breasts, wore outfits that showed most of her skin and traded words with Nicki Minaj. She closed the Sunday show with ... Read More »

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Four stories in the news today, Aug. 31

By The Canadian Press on August 31st, 2015

Four stories in the news today, Aug. 31 from The Canadian Press: – – – THOUSANDS STILL BLACKED OUT IN B.C. AS BIG CLEAN UP BEGINS It was the windstorm of the decade, and its effects are expected to be felt for some time yet across southwestern British Columbia. More than 90,000 people who were ... Read More »

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Community agriculture goes corporate with new agrihood housing developments

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press on August 31st, 2015

Community agriculture is going mainstream, and big business has taken note. No longer limited to a few gardening boxes on an old parking lot, the trend is taking centre stage in housing developments being built around the idea of community-grown local food. The agriculture-based developments, or so-called agrihoods, have already sprung up across the U.S. ... Read More »

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Stranded SkyGreece passengers to hear from Canadian Transportation Agency

By The Canadian Press on August 31st, 2015

TORONTO – Passengers who were stranded by the demise of SkyGreece Airlines may get some idea today about how quickly a federal agency will deal with a complaint on their behalf. The Canadian Transportation Agency is giving the airline until 5 p.m. eastern time to respond to a complaint filed by passenger rights advocate Gabor ... Read More »

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Energy, climate change on the agenda as eastern premiers, governors meet

By The Canadian Press on August 31st, 2015

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Energy and climate change will top the agenda as eastern premiers and New England governors meet today in St. John’s, N.L. Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Paul Davis will host the 39th annual conference of regional leaders. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is to attend along with Atlantic premiers and governors from the ... Read More »

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The Latest: Thai police award themselves $84,000 reward after arrest of bombing suspect

By The Associated Press on August 31st, 2015

BANGKOK – The latest on the investigation in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local): __ 12:00 p.m. Thai police have awarded themselves a 3 million baht, or $84,000, reward offered to the public for tips leading to the arrest of suspects in Bangkok’s deadly bombing after a man was arrested over the weekend in ... Read More »

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