March 21st, 2019

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Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com The opposition United Conservatives’ plan for Alberta was spelled out Wednesday — by Premier Rachel Notley. Speaking in Lethbridge, Notley said voters have a clear choice. Jason Kenney’s plan for the economy, she said, is to “hand out the biggest corporate tax cut in history.” For economic diversification, “ignore it.”

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  • Notley warns of UCP plans

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com The opposition United Conservatives’ plan for Alberta was spelled out Wednesday — by Premier Rachel Notley. Speaking in Lethbridge, Notley said voters have a clear choice. Jason Kenney’s plan for the economy, she said, is to “hand out the biggest corporate tax cut in history.” For economic diversification, “ignore it.” ... Read More »

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  • Teacher, Grade 11 student met several times

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Raymond high school teacher on trial for having inappropriate contact with a female student, repeatedly kissed that student’s cheek and neck during cuddling sessions in the back of his pickup truck, court was told Tuesday. The student, who is a minor and can’t be identified, testified on day two ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Leadership certification in schools

    Beginning in September 2019 the School Act will require Alberta teachers working in the roles of principals and superintendents to possess specialized leadership certification. Since 1997, Alberta teachers have been expected to consistently meet the Teaching Quality Standard (TQS), which outlines the knowledge, skills and attributes teachers are required to demonstrate in their day-to-day practice. ... Read More »

    22 hours ago

Local Sports

  • All-Star performers cap high school hoop season

    This week’s ‘High School Notebook’ column by Dave Wells Last time the associated Southern Alberta High School Girls and 4A Boys Basketball Leagues held their (well, our) all-star games and regular-season awards night in Magrath was 2003. If I’m not mistaken, that polished hardwood stage show attracted the largest crowd in the event’s history. Yes, ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Wrestlers strike gold at Alberta Open

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Amateur Wresting Association was well-represented at  the Alberta Open Wrestling Championships Saturday and Sunday in  Medicine Hat. The club sent more than 20 wrestlers to the-two day event as Brantley  Saar and Angelina Ellis-Toddington each won two gold medals in  freestyle and greco-roman. In the freestyle event Saar (U17), Ellis-Toddington (U17), ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Kodiaks miss a medal

    Men’s futsal team loses in OT in third-place game at ACAC provincials Dale Woodard Lethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.com A provincial medal narrowly eluded the grasp of the Lethbridge College  Kodiaks men’s futsal team. Looking to land a medal as they hosted the Alberta Colleges Athletic  Conference men’s and women’s futsal championships, the Kodiaks  dropped a tough 8-7 ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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  • Grocers target single households

    Food industry is taking notice of Canada’s changing demographic Sylvain Charlebois SENIOR FELLOW, ATLANTIC INSTITUTE FOR MARKET STUDIES The number of households in Canada with just one person has never been higher. And the food industry is taking notice. More than 28 per cent of Canadian households have just one person. That’s almost four million ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Lessons from the SNC-Lavalin affair

    Peter Heffernan For the past month, there has been much ado in Ottawa about perceptions. A script on petty office politics gone wrong has been writ large. As painful as the spectacle has been for some, it has been exhilarating for others. The obsessively documented testimony of the former Attorney General (AG) is not contested ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • The Brexit border backstop

    The other Europeans are not laughing at the English for the most part. They are looking at them with pity and scorn. But also with a great deal of impatience. On Tuesday the British parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s “deal” for Britain’s exit (“Brexit”) from the European Union, painfully negotiated over more than two ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Has carbon tax reduced consumers’ carbon footprint?

    Re: “Carbon tax support growing locally: poll” A tax, be it on carbon that is broadly perceived to be a negative climate factor, like a tax on, say, smoking, should serve to reduce consumption. Let’s look at the cash flow of the Alberta carbon tax. It is effectively charged to the end consumer as businesses ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Meeting Canadians’ diverse tax form needs

    A response from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to Melody De Groot’s March 14 letter to the editor entitled “How about tax forms in English?” The CRA makes every effort to ensure that all Canadians have what they need to meet their tax obligations. This year, the CRA mailed the 2018 income tax package to ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Don’t underestimate power of air at election time

    Several UCP enthusiasts, commenting on my letter of March 12 in support of Shannon Phillips and the Notley government, have suggested that words from the likes of me “carry as much weight as air.” True; and may I remind them that air, when it is in motion, carries considerable weight. The UCP had best tightly ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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