June 25th, 2017

Southern People

Pain drove B.C. woman and ‘thousands’ to street drugs after medication cut off

By Camille Bains, The Canadian Press on June 25th, 2017

VANCOUVER – Desperate for relief from unbearable pain following knee surgery, Lorna Bird says she was forced to buy drugs from the Downtown Eastside streets of Vancouver when her doctor stopped prescribing an opioid in response to new standards aimed at preventing fatal overdoses. “I started with heroin because I couldn’t stand the pain,” Bird ... Read More »

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Ron Sakamoto taking on explosive challenge

By Lethbridge Herald on June 25th, 2017

Promoter in Ontario for massive festival Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald abeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Ron Sakamoto is taking on the biggest challenge of his career, an explosive eight-day music and fireworks festival in Ontario that kicked off Saturday. Stars and Thunder 2017 — Timmins International Fireworks Competition and Music Festival got off to a bang in the northeastern ... Read More »

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Politicians should put Canada first

By Letter to the Editor on June 25th, 2017

We thought we got rid of Harper. Guess again. Recently the Conservative right selected Harper soft, Harper sweet, candied Harper. Conservative candidates announced they were still on Harper’s agenda, but kinder, gentler. It’s not about what Canadians want – all that messy expensive democratic stuff like health care, social programs and the environment. It is ... Read More »

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Oilers select Skinner

By Purcell, Dylan on June 25th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald The hometown boy just made good at the National Hockey League draft. As the NHL Entry Draft was headed into its final day Saturday in Chicago, Lethbridge Hurricanes goaltender Stuart Skinner heard his name called out. Turns out, the NHL team calling his name was right from Skinner’s own backyard as the Edmonton ... Read More »

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Residents suffering from ‘charity overload’?

By Letter to the Editor on June 25th, 2017

Since my wife and I moved to this beautiful community 11 years ago, we have marvelled at the volunteer support this city enjoys. My wife has also continued to volunteer as she did in Calgary, as I have from time to time. I know there are many worthy causes out there and it is not ... Read More »

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LRC men come up short against Hornets

By Purcell, Dylan on June 25th, 2017

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Chalk it up to a lesson learned for the Lethbridge Rugby Club men’s second division team. The LRC dropped a close 41-34 decision to the Calgary Hornets during Calgary Rugby Union action Saturday afternoon at the Lethbridge Rugby Club. Lethbridge battled to the shadow of the Hornets goal post in ... Read More »

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Throngs celebrate Pride Week in the city

By Schnarr, J.W. on June 25th, 2017

Crowd larger than expected J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com Galt Gardens was awash in colour on Saturday as large numbers of Lethbridge residents came out to celebrate Pride Week. The day started with the Pride Parade, followed by Pride in the Park. The Galt Gardens event is the capstone in a week of Pridefest events ... Read More »

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Russia, U.S. playing dangerous game

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 25th, 2017

I don’t remember which navy I was in when I first heard the term “silly buggers,” but the meaning was clear. It included some sensible exercises like “man overboard” drills, but the heart and soul of the game was high-speed manoeuvres by ships travelling in close company. These sometimes got quite exciting, because ships don’t ... Read More »

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Bulls rally late to defeat the Dawgs 7-5

By Purcell, Dylan on June 25th, 2017

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Game 1 of five has gone to the Lethbridge Bulls. The Bulls downed the Okotoks Dawgs 7-5 during Western Major Baseball League play Saturday night at Spitz Stadium. Playing their first of five games in a row against the rival Dawgs, Lethbridge scored twice in the seventh and eighth innings ... Read More »

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Paddlers pay tribute to cancer victims

By Schnarr, J.W. on June 25th, 2017

Rose ceremony a major part of dragonboat festival J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com With the 2017 ATB Financial Lethbridge Rotary Dragonboat Festival underway, cancer survivors and their supporters came together on the shore of Henderson Lake on Saturday for a sombre moment to reflect on those struggling with, and who have been lost to cancer ... Read More »

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LFC settles for a draw

By Purcell, Dylan on June 25th, 2017

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com In their first home game in over a month the Lethbridge Football Club women’s team came oh-so-close to a win and three points. The LFC battled the Edmonton Victoria to a 1-1 tie during Alberta Major Soccer League play Saturday afternoon at the Servus Sports Centre. But as they played ... Read More »

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