May 28th, 2017

Southern People

So many unkept Liberal promises

By Letter to the Editor on May 28th, 2017

It’s hard to compliment our Liberal government when most of the platforms and promises have not been kept. Firstly, the promise of running the country on a deficit of $10 billion, when, in fact, the government has projected a $28.5 million deficit in 2017-18. Tackling ex-PM Harper’s Bill 51 tough-on-crime legislation, as promised, is untouched. ... Read More »

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CIP grant to help library

By Schnarr, J.W. on May 28th, 2017

Money will pay for digital signage J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A grant from the provincial government is going to be used for digital signage to increase accessibility from the Lethbridge Public Library. On Friday, Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips was on had at the Sustainival grounds in the Enmax Centre parking lot to deliver ... Read More »

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Wong wins CHL Humanitarian award

By Purcell, Dylan on May 28th, 2017

Wong wins CHL Humanitarian award Lethbridge Herald After winning the Western Hockey League’s Humanitarian of the Year earlier this month, Tyler Wong has kicked that award up to the national ranks. The Lethbridge Hurricanes captain was named as the Canadian Hockey League’s Mastercard Humanitarian of the Year award winner as the CHL announced the 10 ... Read More »

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Art viewed as a catalyst for social change

By Schnarr, J.W. on May 28th, 2017

Class provides a chance for people to share ideas J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Art as a part of social change was the theme of a Saturday class at the Lethbridge Public Library. “Make Art Make a Difference – A Marketplace of Ideas” provided an afternoon of sharing and connection as artists, change-makers and citizens ... Read More »

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Why not recognize others with special crosswalks?

By Letter to the Editor on May 28th, 2017

What is so good or special about rainbow crosswalks to honour the LGBTQ people? Why not honour the war veterans and our armed forces on every crosswalk? Because of them we enjoy living in a free country. Or appreciate and honour the law enforcement personnel? We live here a lot more safe and secure than ... Read More »

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Duff heads into the Hall

By Purcell, Dylan on May 28th, 2017

Doug Rowe SPECIAL TO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD – RED DEER When Rick Duff first received notice that he was going to be inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, it was a bittersweet moment. The phone call came on the same day that his coach and mentor, Kai Yip, was admitted to the hospital. ... Read More »

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Two bombs, two different reactions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 28th, 2017

There were two bombs on Monday. The one in Britain killed at least 22 people and injured 120 as they came out of a concert at Manchester Arena. It was carried out by a suicide bomber named Salman Abedi and claimed by ISIS. The other was in Thailand, and injured 22 people at a military-linked ... Read More »

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Trudeau visits Italian town still recovering from 2016 earthquake

By The Canadian Press on May 28th, 2017

AMATRICE, Italy – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting Amatrice today, a tiny town in central Italy still struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake. There, Trudeau will pay his respects to the more than 300 victims – including one Canadian – of the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the area about 100 kilometres northeast of ... Read More »

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Philippines pounds militants; civilians found shot dead

By Jim Gomez, The Associated Press on May 28th, 2017

MARAWI, Philippines – Philippine forces launched fresh airstrikes Sunday to drive out militants linked to the Islamic State group after days of fighting left corpses in the streets and hundreds of civilians begging for rescue from a besieged southern city. The crisis inside Marawi, home to some 200,000 people, has grown increasingly dire as the ... Read More »

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Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges

By Jill Colvin And Ken Thomas, The Associated Press on May 28th, 2017

WASHINGTON – His whirlwind foreign trip complete, President Donald Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and mushrooming inquiries into allegations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election and had improper dealings with his campaign and associates. Trump returned to Washington late Saturday after a nine-day trip to the Middle East ... Read More »

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AP source: Kushner sought secret communications with Russia

By Vivian Salama, The Associated Press on May 28th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a top White House adviser, proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating that line of communication to facilitate sensitive discussions aimed ... Read More »

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