December 9th, 2018

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Newspaper veteran will continue as consultant SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS — MEDICINE HAT Alberta Newspaper Group publisher Mike Hertz has entered retirement after 22 years with the company. When he joined the company in 1996, he said, the newspaper industry was at a crossroads, as it is today. “It was a pretty big turning point in

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  • Group publisher Mike Hertz retiring from role

    Newspaper veteran will continue as consultant SOUTHERN ALBERTA NEWSPAPERS — MEDICINE HAT Alberta Newspaper Group publisher Mike Hertz has entered retirement after 22 years with the company. When he joined the company in 1996, he said, the newspaper industry was at a crossroads, as it is today. “It was a pretty big turning point in ... Read More »

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  • Tiffin Conference shaping up

    Lethbridge College hosting annual event Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge College is gearing up for its 20th annual Tiffin Conference, which is Alberta’s leading conference on issues and trends within the red meat industry. The theme for the Jan. 17 event follows entrepreneurship, opportunity, risk and creative distribution. Five guest speakers will be touching ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Town of Raymond goes net zero

    All electricity needs will be addressed by solar power Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com The Town of Raymond has completed its seven significant solar panel installations throughout the town, becoming one of the first municipalities in Alberta to be net zero. With the completion of the projects, along with the upcoming town hall and Victoria ... Read More »

    13 hours ago

Local Sports

  • A real lamp lighter

    Lethbridge Herald The 1980s style of NHL hockey was played well over a decade before any member of the Lethbridge Hurricanes or Tri-City Americans were born. On Saturday night, both teams harkened back to that era in a goal-swap marathon before the Americans secured an 8-7 overtime victory in Western Hockey League action in Kennewick, ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Scheidegger rink misses playoff round at Canada Cup

    Lethbridge Herald The Casey Scheidegger narrowly missed the semifinal at the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup in Estevan, Sask. Scheidegger and her Lethbridge Curling Club rink of third Cary-Ane McTaggart, second Jessie Haughian and lead Kristie Moore defeated Manitoba’s Darcy Robertson 8-7 Saturday morning to finish the round-robin at 4-3. But Ottawa’s Rachel Homan beat ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • High school hoops teams rule the court

    Lethbridge Herald The battle for basketball supremacy was in full swing as the Picture Butte High School Rule The Court tournament hit the hardwood in Picture Butte. When the final buzzer sounded it was the Stirling Lakers girls who earned the throne this year, while the Claresholm Willow Creek Cobras boys shot their way to ... Read More »

    13 hours ago


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  • Crowsnest superhighway a bad idea

    David McIntyre The latest edition of ISL Engineering’s Highway 3 planning exercise is on the table. It’s ugly. It showcases what can happen when engineers are given an equation in which speed, alone, defines outcomes. Engineers assigned to create a twinned superhighway have proposed a plan that, if acted upon, would degrade one of Alberta’s ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Kicking Alberta workers while they’re down

    At the G20 summit on the weekend the prime minster talked about the so-called “social impacts” that male construction workers have on rural areas. He suggested that hard-working, blue-collared men are dangerous and a threat to the well-being of rural communities. We happen to have a lot of those men in the riding of Lethbridge, ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Bill 22 raises serious concerns

    Proposed legislation has worrisome changes hidden among the good AndrŽ Schutten ASSOCIATION FOR REFORMED POLITICAL ACTION (ARPA) CANADA This fall, the Alberta NDP introduced Bill 22, An Act for Strong Families Building Stronger Communities. The bill is largely a response to the tragic death of four-year-old Serenity, a First Nations girl who died in kinship ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Technology can bring benefits or dangers

    In high school I remember learning about Burrhus Frederic Skinner. We made jokes about him and thought we were cool. My buddy used to call everybody “Skinner” and we’d laugh and laugh. Only it’s no joke. With his Skinner box, B.F. Skinner released operant conditioning into the wild – stimulus and response, reinforcement or punishment. ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Attack on independent schools inaccurate and unfair

    Patricia and Tony Pargeter’s letter (Nov. 29) fires a broadside against faith-based education. These claims should not go unchallenged. In the first place, the Pargeters do not acknowledge the financial reality that independent schools save Alberta taxpayers money. Without going into detail, when a school receives only 70 per cent funding and no capital costs, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Celebrate the differences of the season

    There are many ways to celebrate during Christmas time. At the kindergarten, an American teacher brought pieces of roasted turkey for us to find the “real taste of Christmas.” I was unimpressed: “What a boring, tasteless meat!” At my father’s church, we had a huge pot of pork and vegetable miso stew for the Christmas ... Read More »

    3 days ago


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