October 16th, 2018

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Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Alberta is ready to light up! And local officials across the province will share grants worth more than $11 million to help with policing and other administrative challenges. That’s the word from government officials, as the nation braces for the legalization of marijuana on Wednesday. And in Lethbridge, eight stores

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  • An end to Prohibition in Alberta

    Graham Ruttan After seven years of prohibition, Alberta held a plebiscite on Oct. 9, 1923 on whether to rescind prohibition of the sale of alcohol. The vote included four options: prohibition, licensed sale of beer only by private sellers; government sale of beer only; or government sale of all liquors. Of the 162,341 votes cast ... Read More »

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  • bumper crop

    Photo submitted by Louis Teglas Louis Teglas of Lethbridge has been growing large kohlrabis for the past five years, but he established a personal record with the production from his garden this year. The four giants in this photo weigh in at 18 pounds (eight kg.), 23 lbs. (10.35 kg.), 24 lbs. (10.80 kg.) and ... Read More »

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  • Friday fire at Cavendish Farms ruled accidental

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge fire investigators have determined the cause of a fire at Cavendish Farms Friday night was accidental. On Friday at approximately 6:15 p.m. fire crews were dispatched to a fire alarm at Cavendish Farms Potato Processing in the 2700 block of 2A Ave. N. Fire crews arrived shortly after and were met by ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Golden Hawks drop weekend games

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Val Matteotti bantam AAA Golden Hawks were 0-2 on home ice last weekend. The Golden Hawks were handed 5-1 losses by the Red Deer Rebels Saturday and the Calgary Bisons Sunday at Nicholas Sheran Arena in Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League play. The losses drop the Golden Hawks to 2-4-1 and ... Read More »

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  • University honours memory of Dr. Winter

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com As the University of Lethbridge concluded celebrations of its 50th anniversary, they honoured the memory of a founding faculty member. In a special ceremony Friday afternoon outside the Pronghorn Athletics office at the 1st Choice Savings Centre, the U of L recognized the contributions of Dr. Wilma Gail Winter, dedicating ... Read More »

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  • AA Midget Canes split pair of games

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge AA Midget Hurricane Hounds went. 500 last weekend. The Hounds started on a winning note with a 6-2 win over the Calgary CRAA Gold Friday, but were unable to make a 2-0 weekend of it, falling 6-3 to the West Central Tigers Saturday in South Central Alberta Hockey League action. On ... Read More »

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  • Pot legalization another turning point for Canada

    It could be seen as a turning point in a province that wasn’t yet 20 years old. But not many Albertans will remember what happened on Nov. 5, 1923. Not sure? That was the day Albertans voted to end Prohibition. Rejecting half-way measures – beer sales allowed but no hard liquor, or beer only in ... Read More »

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  • World will be watching when Canada lights up on Wednesday

    On Wednesday, Canada will make history by being the first big country to legalize marijuana nation-wide which, if successful, could serve as a model for other developed nations. Uruguay is the only other state to have legalized it across the country, which it did in 2013, but with a population of 3.4 million, it’s about ... Read More »

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  • Waiting for other shoe to drop

    They STILL haven’t dropped the other shoe. The “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C” contains terrifying forecasts about what will happen when we reach an average global temperature one-and-a-half degrees C higher than the pre-industrial average. (We are now at +1C.) But it still shies away from talking about the feedbacks, the refugees and ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Wide-ranging representation needed for drug committee

    The city is conducting a public review of drug addiction issues with hopefully improved regulations as an outcome. I write this letter to help this decision process especially for phase 3. Phase 1 was the Community Input Sessions on Oct. 10 and 11. At these sessions the public had the opportunity to share its experiences ... Read More »

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  • Canada must make sure GFF pipeline remains open

    Western Canada knows the importance of investment in projects and infrastructure to provide energy to millions. World Bank president Jim Kim thinks investment in people is actually more important for economic growth. The federal government has another chance to invest, this time in people, to the tune of just $240 million. The Global Financing Facility ... Read More »

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  • Atheism is not a belief system?

    Patricia and Tony Pargeter claim (Oct. 3 Herald) that because they are atheists, they do not harbour “any beliefs, preferring the mental activity of ‘thinking’ to that of ‘believing,'” and that secularism arose as a response to the competing “belief systems” of religion. Really? Atheism is not a belief system? Atheistic communism with its suppression ... Read More »

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