January 17th, 2019

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Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com For the last decade, the Lethbridge Hurricanes have teamed up with the Canadian Blood Services Lethbridge Centre to encourage the community to donate blood at one of the slowest times of the year. This year, with the creation of the Hockey Gives Blood challenge, a non-profit organization formed in the

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  • Convicted sex offender guilty of new charges

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge judge has found convicted sex offender Trevor Philip Pritchard guilty of several sex-related offences against underage girls. Justice J. C. Kubik said Wednesday in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench that she accepts the evidence of two young, female witnesses, one of whom testified during last year’s trial that ... Read More »

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  • CBC Radio host to discuss interviewing authors at U of L

    Amanda Michalezki Lethbridge Herald amichalezki@lethbridgeherald.com A CBC Radio host will explore The Lives of Writers during her presentation tonight at the University of Lethbridge. Eleanor Wachtel will be the featured speaker for the F.E. L. Priestly Lecture Series at the U of L. She will be speaking about her experience interviewing writers and authors for ... Read More »

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  • Air show grounded until 2020

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The skies will be quieter this summer. Confirmed early Wednesday morning via email: there will not be a Lethbridge Air Show in 2019. Stacy Green, the air show’s director of communications, said that in late December the Lethbridge International Air Show Association notified City of Lethbridge and Lethbridge County councils ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hat to host U17 event

    Sean Rooney Southern Alberta Newspapers Group -MEDICINE HAT srooney@medicinehatnews.com Nearly three years in the making, the biggest hockey event ever to come to Medicine Hat was finally announced Wednesday. The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge will be co-hosted by the Gas City and Swift Current Nov. 2-9, 2019, with organizers saying both the gold- and bronze-medal ... Read More »

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  • Canada Winter Games Torch Relay visits city

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com A small but enthusiastic crowd turned out in frigid weather Wednesday afternoon to welcome the Canada Winter Games Torch Relay to the Enmax Centre. This year’s games will be held in Red Deer, and the relay served as the unofficial send off for the 10 local athletes and about half ... Read More »

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  • Cardston Cougars earn victory at CCH

    lethbridge herald Five players scored into double figures as the Cardston Cougars posted an 88-60 victory over Catholic Central Cougars in Southern Alberta High School Girls Basketball League play Wednesday night at CCH. Madison Barfuss scored 22 points for the winners, while Hanna Nunn and Lauren Wolsey both netted 18. Melissa Carter and Jill Leishman ... Read More »

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  • Government’s April Fools’ Day hoax

    Trudeau’s carbon tax based on false science Tim Ball and Tom Harris The standard method of environmentalists in setting forth a policy position is to begin with a false premise. From this, they then set out a completely unnecessary policy. It appears to solve the problem because the problem never existed in the first place. ... 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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Letters to The Editor

  • Bills need to be paid

    Please know that I do not belong to any political party. At some time the bills need to be paid, with interest. For some time now I have been unable to see much difference between the Liberal and NDP politicians. We desperately need Consevative-minded politicians at all levels, or Canada will be in a terrible ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Don’t try officer in court of public opinion

    By now, most everyone in Lethbridge, the country and beyond has read, viewed, discussed and commented on the contentious circumstance of the constable on patrol (cop) and the deer. Listening to the dialogue from the masses, he has been already been convicted and sentenced in a court of public opinion. Seeing and reading the events ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • 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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