May 26th, 2019

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Contribution to southern Alberta recognized Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A Red River cart pulled by a large chestnut horse moved down M├ętis Trail near Garry Station followed by a diverse procession of people led forward by a fiddler who played a merry jig. Bright red sashes adorned waists and a giant blue banner emblazoned

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  • Elderly woman beaten in home

    Home resident unaware of intruder for 18 hours Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The city is reeling from a disturbingly violent crime where a masked individual severely beat an elderly woman after stalking her for hours in her own home. The Lethbridge Police Service investigation determined a male broke into a 75-year-old woman’s home on ... Read More »

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  • Woman testifies in attempted murder trial

    Erika Grintals tells of encounter with boyfriend Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Huddled in a stranger’s backyard, fearing for her very life, Erika Grintals hid from an enraged boyfriend who she believed tried to kill her only minutes before. “I was scared he might be coming after us,” Grintals testified Friday in Robert John Sheppard’s ... Read More »

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  • Time to retire ‘Bertha the boiler’

    June 15 event to help fund replacement at McNally Community Centre Dave Sulz Lethbridge Herald dsulz@lethbridgeherald.com The building that was McNally School is still going strong 72 years after it opened in 1947. Bertha, the building’s longtime boiler, is ready for retirement, however. To ensure the well-used former school is comfortable come winter for members ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Iwaasa earns finals berth at nationals

    Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge’s Coby Iwaasa is off to the gold medal game at the at the Racquetball Canada National Championships. Iwaasa scored a decisive over third-seeded Tim Landeryou from Saskatoon in the Men’s Singles Open Gold semifinal Friday in Langley, B.C. With the win, Iwaasa will go for his second national singles title as he ... Read More »

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  • Hurricanes send Shepard to Giants for draft pick

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Hurricanes swung a deal for a draft pick Friday. The Canes announced they had traded 2000-born forward Jackson Shepard to the Vancouver Giants in exchange for a third round selection in the 2021 Western Hockey League bantam draft. The 19-year-old product from West Vancouver heads to his home town after arriving ... Read More »

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  • Bulls enjoying being early birds

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Like the nerdy kid getting all his homework done early in the weekend, the Lethbridge Bulls are also getting a jump on things. They, like the rest of the teams in the newly-named Western Canadian Baseball League, can thank a lengthened regular season schedule for that. For the Bulls it ... Read More »

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  • A week of elections

    One-third of world’s voters go to the polls They don’t hold world elections, but this is the week when around a third of the planet’s voters get the election results for their country or region. In no case are the results a cause for jubilation. The headline vote, of course, has to be India’s election, ... Read More »

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  • Privacy in a cashless society?

    The key is to preserve the distinct attributes of cash Fergus Hodgson RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY Canada leads the world in the transition to digitized commerce. With more than two credit cards per capita, the cashless economy is approaching swiftly. The move has been largely voluntary, driven by convenience, and half of ... Read More »

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  • Health care and the ‘Golden Years’

    Canadians worry they’ll be saddled with more health costs as they age Many Canadians are worrying that the “Golden Years” might not be so golden for seniors struggling to pay for their health care. The Canadian Medical Association points out that, according to a Conference Board of Canada survey commissioned by the CMA, most citizens ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • No pain relief from cannabis for this patient

    I would like to tell your readers about my experience with legalized cannabis (marijuana). I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis eight years ago. It is a condition caused by a nerve, leading from the inside of my spinal column to my legs, being compressed. The moment I put my weight on my legs, the pain ... Read More »

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  • Pointless traffic light?

    Three times in the last two weeks I have been stopped by a red light at 7 Avenue South (travelling north on 13 Street South) and had to wait (along with 12-21 other vehicles) for several minutes for no reason! This is a timed light that stops traffic on 13 Street for no reason whatsoever. ... Read More »

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  • Mortgage ‘stress test’ is hurting more than helping

    B-20 Mortgage Stress Test was introduced in January 2018, another classic example of the government trying to influence the free market unnecessarily. To understand, one must first know what the objectives were: 1) Protect borrowers from overextending themselves. The average Canadian homebuyers don’t need protection; residential mortgages are not the problem. Home equity lines of ... Read More »

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