December 14th, 2019

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Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com RBC is projecting a slight rebound in the Alberta economy next year after an admittedly “puny” year of growth in 2019 where the economy essentially stalled. “Considering the starting point of 2019 was disappointing, with growth of barely 0.5 per cent, we’re looking at next year with some reason to be

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  • Still no court date for father, son facing several charges

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A father and son accused of breaking into a city electrical substation last spring have yet to schedule a trial, even though they pleaded not guilty nearly a month ago to several charges. David Bradley Priest and his son Travis Roy Priest, were expected to set a date for trial ... Read More »

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  • School division responds to story about LCI principal

    Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge School Division officials issued a statement Friday afternoon in relation to a CBC report earlier this week titled “Former employees laun-ch bullying accusations against Lethbridge principal.” The CBC story is in reference to LCI principal Wayne Pallett. Four current or former unnamed staff members accuse Pallett of bullying behaviour in the last ... Read More »

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  • ‘Oilsands of sun and wind’

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Now being described as “the oilsands of sun and wind,” southern Alberta is receiving a $1.5-billion boost from its fast-growing alternative energy industry. Overseas investors continue to underwrite new Alberta projects, a just-released report confirms, due to strong demand around the world for energy from renewable resources. “International investment is ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Catholic Central hosting Cal O’Brien Classic

    Lethbridge Herald The Catholic Central Cal O’Brien Classic Girls Basketball Tournament got underway with a pair of games Thursday. In senior varsity girls play, the Catholic Central Cougars downed the Chinook Coyotes 67-32. Claire Talbot led the Cougars with 16 points and teammate Aimee Baron added 14. Marin Ferguson and Teagan Viney each has seven ... Read More »

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  • Green and Gold gets grappling this weekend

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Camille Bly and Angelina Ellis-Toddington have nationals on their minds. Granted, that’s still a ways off, but the duo from the Lethbridge Amateur Wrestling Association are off to a good start as they eye up their all-Canadian goal. Following a gold medal for Ellis-Toddington and a bronze medal for Bly ... Read More »

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  • Laker girls get past the Griffins

    Lethbridge Herald The Stirling Lakers girls earned a home win in Deep South Basketball Conference play Wednesday night. Courtney McKee led the Lakers with 21 points as Stirling defeated the Winston Churchill Griffins 58-46. Hillary Shockey added 12 points and Talia Oviatt chipped in with nine for Stirling. Cayla Stimson and Nataeya Black Water had ... Read More »

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  • English turkeys vote for Brexit

    Boris Johnson wins election on strength of English voters Down on the turkey farm, the Scottish and Irish birds noticed that the smiling man in the festive costume was holding a hatchet behind his back, and hid. The Welsh turkeys looked confused and huddled together squawking. But the English turkeys marched bravely up to the ... Read More »

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  • Alberta’s year of transformation

    On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Legislature adjourned for the holidays. Our government has been working incredibly hard for you and your family, and I wanted to update you on some of the accomplishments that have happened throughout the last two sittings of the Assembly. This was a year of transformative change for Alberta, and I ... Read More »

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  • Standing up for public education

    Jason Schilling PRESIDENT, ALBERTA TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION Last week, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released results of international assessments that showed Alberta’s public education system remained one of the very best education systems in the entire world. Our system ranked third in the world in reading, third in science and eighth in mathematics. ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • City’s school busing decision concerning, perplexing

    As a parent and a citizen, I am concerned about the city council’s decision to end the current school bus service arrangement between the city and the school boards. The current cost recovery arrangement ensures that the school boards are able to offer this critical service as efficiently as possible. And while we are one ... Read More »

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  • Quid pro quo part of orderly society

    Most media make it sound as if quid pro quo is a terrible mistake. However, voluntary quid pro quo agreements are part of contracts, purchases and orderly society: Party A provides certain goods, services and conduct to Party B, who responds with appropriate pay or action toward Party A. Driving safely is a quid pro ... Read More »

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  • Blankets for Canada turning scraps into help for the needy

    We would like to update the community about Blankets for Canada. A few weeks ago we were invited to a fibre event at the Centre Village Mall. It showed people what can be done with all kinds of yarn, etc. There we met a lot of people who do not know about Blankets for Canada. ... Read More »

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