September 19th, 2018

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Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Space may be the final frontier, says NASA astronaut Col. Doug “Wheels” Wheelock, but it is still just the beginning for human space exploration as we enter a new age of public space flight sponsored by private companies and corporations. “It’s actually amazing and wonderful,” says Wheelock, who was born

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  • Coalbanks school joins ‘Love of Reading’ initiative

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com For many youngsters, their school library is where they develop a love of reading and learning. To increase young students’ reading opportunities, Coalbanks Elementary School is now a part of the nationwide “Love of Reading” campaign. Launched by Indigo Books and Music in 2004, the program has provided more than ... Read More »

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  • Taber assault suspect granted bail again

    Delon Shurtz Lethbridge Herald dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com A Lethbridge woman accused of beating her 87-year-old grandfather has been granted bail, for the second time. Stacey Leigh Carlson was first granted bail in August after she and a man were arrested in relation to a residential break-in in Taber in July. However, Carlson was back in custody earlier ... Read More »

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  • New West asks City for rental waiver for Yates

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com The Yates Memorial Centre has finally reopened to the public. But there is still work being completed – which has seriously affected New West Theatre, says their general manager. At city council’s regular meeting on Monday afternoon, Derek Stevenson formally requested that the City of Lethbridge waive Yates facility rental ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Johansson retiring after 32 years at college

    Lethbridge Herald The most decorated coach in Kodiaks Athletics history is leaving the trail. After more than 30 years as the head coach of the Kodiaks cross-country running and indoor track team, the college announced Tuesday that Bertil Johansson will retire at the end of the season. Johansson took over the Kodiaks cross-country program from ... Read More »

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  • CCH pulls out volleyball win

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD It was an epic battle between Catholic Central and Chinook in Southern Alberta High School Volleyball League girls’ play on Tuesday. Host Catholic Central and visiting Chinook took it to the limit in varsity play with the Cougars emerging 16-14 winners in the fifth set. Coyotes built a 2-0 lead after the first ... Read More »

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  • High school South Zone golf champs decided

    LETHBRIDGE HERALD Alanna Makarchuk of Taber W.R. Myers captured the gold medal at the South Zone High School Golf Championships Tuesday at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort. Makarchuk fired an 18-hole total of 80 for a five-shot victory over Chelsea Joseph of Chinook. Tayler Ellis and Elizabeth McLeod tied for the bronze with rounds of 101. ... Read More »

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  • Making ag connections

    As harvest season continues in southern Alberta, what better time to promote the agriculture industry? That’s the goal of Agriculture for Life – or Ag for Life, for short – which has been conducting a program called “What’s in the Field,” to help the public make a connection from the crops they see growing in ... Read More »

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  • Engaged parents make a difference

    For better education outcomes, Eggen needs to support, -not antagonize, independent schools Ed Hoogerdyk ASSOCIATION FOR REFORMED POLITICAL ACTION (ARPA) CANADA It’s back to school. The rush is over. New outfits. New books and supplies. New hopes and dreams. Teachers and students are excited. But parents are excited, too, not just to get their kids ... Read More »

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  • Military must be cautious on pot issue

    When marijuana becomes legal, residents of Esquimalt can be confident that the naval ship pulling into their harbour won’t be steered by a sailor with one hand on the wheel and the other clutching a joint. As the Oct. 17 date for legalization approaches the Canadian Armed Forces is adapting its regulations to balance members’ ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • What message are we sending our youth?

    An open letter to our government leaders: I am writing to you today to convey my concerns about the proposed supervised consumption site for Medicine Hat. My understanding of what I will refer to as “the injection site” is that it is coming to Medicine Hat as a health initiative mandated by the federal and ... Read More »

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  • U of L must work to create safer campus

    This open letter is sent to University of Lethbridge president Mike Mahon and inspired by the Meliorist article, “Letter from our Fellow Student,” published in April 2018. My concern stems from the fact that the existing sexual violence (sub)policy not only failed to respond and support the student, it also lacked sanctions against the perpetrator. ... Read More »

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  • Oil transport dilemmas

    Pro-pipeline leaders are determined to get the Trans Mountain expansion built; opponents vowed to stop or delay this project. Both sides believe their plan is good for Canada. The judicial system must protect the rights of both sides. Anti-pipeline groups can sue endlessly about procedures. Haven’t they had enough time for gaining information and voicing ... Read More »

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