September 20th, 2019

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Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com There was loud, boisterous cheering, repeated clapping, a standing ovation and sobs of joy and relief, and it had nothing to do with a sporting event. The spontaneous outburst was in a Lethbridge courtroom, Thursday, where Justice Terry Clackson acquitted David and Collet Stephan of failing to provide the necessaries

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  • Six honoured with Inspiring Philanthropy Awards

    Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com The Boulet family and the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club were among the six honourees recognized with 2019 Inspiring Philanthropy Awards for their service to the community. The Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Alberta Chapter announced the winners Thursday morning in the city hall foyer. Alongside the Boulets, who were nominated ... Read More »

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  • U of L’s Morgentaler will receive Jewish literary award

    New book features essays by her mother, a celebrated Yiddish novelist Submitted by the University of Lethbridge Dr. Goldie Morgentaler, a professor of English at the University of Lethbridge, will receive a Canadian Jewish Literary Award for “Confessions of a Yiddish Writer and Other Essays.” “I am extremely honoured to receive this award,” says Morgentaler. ... Read More »

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  • College’s Dean of Trades receives award of excellence

    Greg Bobinec Lethbridge Herald gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge College’s Dean of the Centre for Trades has been recognized by the Alberta Apprenticeships and Industry Awards of Excellence with the Chairperson’s Award of Excellence. Sheldon Anderson has more that 30 years of experience in the skilled trades and has trained hundreds of trades and apprenticeship students since joining ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Horns ready for home opener

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s rugby team holds its home opener Saturday night. For Rebecca Powell, however, it will be her second. That’s because the Horns decisive 27-0 win over the Alberta Pandas to kick off the Canada West season two weeks ago in Edmonton was a hometown performance ... Read More »

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  • Canes open season tonight

    Lethbridge Herald Training camp is over and the preseason auditions are done. It’s time to drop the puck and start playing for keeps. That will happen tonight when the Lethbridge Hurricanes take to the ice for their 2019-20 Western Hockey League home-opener as they entertain the Medicine Hat Tigers at 7 p.m. at the Enmax ... Read More »

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  • Three days of live racing adding to RMTC excitement

    Rocky Mountain Turf Club Beginning this weekend, Rocky Mountain Turf Club will expand to three days of live racing beginning tonight with a 6 p.m. post time, along with Saturday and Sunday with 1:15 p.m. post times. One of the feature races of the weekend will be the second leg of the Marathon Series with ... Read More »

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  • Showing support for reconciliation

    This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman It has been a busy and exciting few weeks in our city and key among them have been the incredible events and celebrations taking place for Reconciliation Week. Earlier this week, the Reconciliation flag was raised at city hall by Blackfoot Elder Blanche Bruisedhead along ... Read More »

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  • Drastic cuts aren’t the solution

    Alberta needs tax increases and a PST Bob Ascah, Trevor W. Harrison and Richard E. Mueller The government’s release of the MacKinnon report on Alberta’s financial situation confirms concerns that the panel’s limited mandate, focused solely on expenditures, would prohibit a full examination of bigger issues of balance or long-term fiscal sustainability. Due to its ... Read More »

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  • Drug crisis needs new solutions

    David B. Carpenter Many recreational street drug users are pretty much indistinguishable from the rest of society who might enjoy a cold beer on a Friday night after work or a cigarette during a break. They do, however, face substantially more onerous health, security and legal issues when they partake. And those issues are only ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • How can premier say there’s no revenue problem?

    In 2014-15, West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the benchmark for petroleum pricing, averaged C$99.05 and Alberta received revenues of C$2,476 million; in 2018-17, WTI averaged C$47.93 and Alberta received royalties of C$600 million. How can Premier Kenney say that Alberta does not have a revenue problem? (Source of information: https://www.alberta.ca/royalty-oil-gas.aspx). Malcolm Mackinnon Leduc... Read More »

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  • Far from Atwood’s dystopian vision

    On a recent visit to the U.K., I watched a televised replay of a debate in the British House of Commons on the world-wide persecution of Christians. One of the points made was that 80 per cent of persecution is directed at Christians. Another was that because of post-colonial guilt, we Westerners are reluctant to ... Read More »

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  • People’s Party platform worth discussion

    Referring to Larry MacKillop’s letter of Aug 24: While the stance taken by Elections Canada is anti-free speech, the People’s Party platform on climate is worth discussion. The people should decide, but need the facts before they can make decision. The People’s Party platform is as follows: A People’s Party government will: – Withdraw from ... Read More »

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