January 16th, 2019

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Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald Mayor Chris Spearman delivered his annual State of the City address Tuesday morning with a strong emphasis on the positive. “We have significant projects coming to a conclusion city-wide,” Spearman stated. “The Destination Project at the university and projects like the ATB Centre. We are going to be starting a new

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  • Control or controlled?

    If one is paying attention at all, it is obvious that digital devices have taken over our world. Walking down the mall or street can be difficult to navigate without bumping into someone who is intently concentrating on the small screen in their hand – especially if that someone is you. Teens, and even adults, ... Read More »

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  • Come and take a selfie at the museum

    Selfies may seem like a recent innovation, but their history stretches back millennia. Some of the first known self-portraits can be found in ancient Egyptian and Greek painting and sculpture. During the Renaissance, painters like Jan van Eyck and Albrecht DŸrer popularized the format of the self-portrait, with artists like Rembrandt, Lavinia Fontana and Mary ... Read More »

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  • Case adjournedfor RCMP officer charged with assault

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com The lawyer for a Fort Macleod RCMP officer accused of striking a Granum resident last year is still waiting to receive more information about the alleged incident before moving ahead with the case. The matter was in Lethbridge provincial court for the first time Tuesday, but simply adjourned for a ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Moncks, Peterson named Horn athletes of the week

    lethbridge herald Members of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorn basketball teams were named the Two Guys and a Pizza Place Pronghorn Athletes of the week on Tuesday. Logan Moncks of the women’s team and Kyle Peterson of the men took the honours. Moncks combined for 31 points and 17 rebounds as the Pronghorn women’s basketball ... Read More »

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  • Comets earn victory over Chinook Coyotes

    lethbridge herald Jeter Heggie scored 26 points and Shae Gibb added 25 as the Raymond Comets defeated the Chinook Coyotes 86-62 in Southern Alberta 4A Boys Basketball League play on Tuesday. Brady Baines added 14 for the Comets, who led 44-38 at the half. Liam Doyle replied with 20 points for the Coyotes while Jaxson ... Read More »

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  • Kodiak track hands coaching reins to Schaerz

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge College Kodiaks have a new indoor track and cross-country head coach, as co-coach Simon Schaerz has been promoted to the top job, college officials said in a release Tuesday. Schaerz takes over from Bertil Johansson, the winningest coach in Kodiaks history, who retired in November following 32 years at the helm ... Read More »

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  • Right move on voting for expats

    The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of voting rights for Canadian expats, which Canada has never had fully. This is a positive development for the fundamental democratic rights of Canadian citizens, regardless of where they live, and shouldn’t be, nor is in reality, a partisan issue. Prior to 1993, only members of ... Read More »

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  • Preserving Bighorn too important for partisan political squabbles

    Let’s follow will of majority and protect this beautiful region Phil Nykyforuk CHAIR, SOUTHERN ALBERTA CHAPTER CANADIAN PARKS AND WILDERNESS SOCIETY It’s disappointing to see that the Alberta government’s proposal to create new protected areas in west-central Alberta has led to a partisan political brawl. Over the last week, the government cancelled public information sessions ... Read More »

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  • A game of ‘Brexit Chicken’

    Countdown continues toward uncharted territory There’s no need to practise bleeding, as the soldiers say, but the British government didn’t get the message. On Monday, it paid 89 truck drivers £550 each ($930) to simulate the immense traffic jam that will happen in Kent if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • How good is your memory about Picture Butte’s past?

    One of the buildings at the Picture Butte Tractor Museum contains some of the history of printing of weekly newspapers in the village of Picture Butte. We have obtained some past issues of the two papers that were published in Picture Butte in the 1940s and from those have gleaned the following information: a. “The ... Read More »

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  • Get facts straight about Canada’s immigration history

    In 2017 the UN Refugee Agency reported that 68.5 million people had been forcibly displaced worldwide, 25.4 million of whom were refugees. The Syrian civil war alone has produced 5.7 million refugees, a number that does not include internally displaced people, and the situation in Afghanistan has yielded 2.5 million refugees. Pragmatically, it is not ... Read More »

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  • Officer had other options

    I normally support police and I understand their need to make difficult decisions in extraordinary circumstances; however, the incident involving the injured deer stands apart from anything right or honourable. It is a sickening and cruel thing to watch, particularly given how obviously ineffective it was. Section 445.1(1)CC lays it bare: if you willingly cause ... Read More »

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