August 17th, 2018

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NEW YORK – Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Giancarlo Stanton added an impressive opposite-field blast and the New York Yankees rallied for a rain-shortened 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Stanton hit his 31st homer of the season into a party deck behind the home bullpen in the bottom of

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  • City bus barn repairs nearly complete

    Coach caught fire in June Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Like many across southern Alberta, Kevin Ponech is aware of how much smoke there is outside. But since early summer, the city’s transit manager has learned how much work is created when there’s a smoke emergency — inside! When one of Lethbridge Transit’s coaches caught ... Read More »

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  • Learn about energy efficiency

    Submitted by Energy Efficiency Alberta Jump on a bicycle and pedal away to see how much more energy it takes to light up an incandescent light bulb over an LED. Create a light show or charge your mobile phone with some good old-fashioned pedal power! Energy Efficiency Alberta is touring the province to teach Albertans ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Open Farm Days running this weekend

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Many southern Albertans trace their roots to the farm. But this weekend, everyone will have an opportunity get dirty hands – and fresh food. Farmers and ranchers across the province will be welcoming visitors during Alberta Open Farms Days, Saturday and Sunday. More than 110 locations are on the list ... Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Dodgers finish strong

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com On the upside, the Lethbridge Dodgers men’s team finished the round-robin of the 2018 Men’s and Women’s Canadian Slo-Pitch Championship with a solid 6-4 record. On the downside, it won’t be enough to get them into the playoffs. The Dodgers downed the New Brunswick Reds for a strong finish to ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Mavericks win WMBL title

    Sean Rooney srooney@medicinehatnews.com With the biggest crowd at Athletic Park in a quarter century cheering them on, the Medicine Hat Mavericks delivered a Western Major Baseball League title Thursday night. An 8-2 win over the Regina Red Sox gave the host side a 3-2 series victory, spurred on by a sold-out crowd of 2,200, including ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Athlete development program gets facelift

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Travelling long distances becomes necessary when competing in high levels of sports. But the advanced training required to get there doesn’t need to involve long hours on the highway. For 10 years, the Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest (ASDC SW) at the University of Lethbridge has offered its Athlete Enhancement ... Read More »

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  • Ensuring trucks are road-worthy

    The ability of commercial truck drivers to do their job safely has been in the news in the wake of last spring’s crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. As a result, there’s been a push to ensure drivers are sufficiently trained, with both industry and government working to put policies in place to make ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Protectionism on the rise

    Against backdrop of increasingly fraught relationship between U.S. and Mexico, what should Canada do? Steven Globerman SENIOR FELLOW, THE FRASER INSTITUTE The contentious (and sometimes very public) North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations between the U.S., Canada and Mexico likely got more complicated with the recent election of a new president of Mexico. While Andres ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Neighbourhoods influence health

    Design of cities, towns plays large role in health conditions Kevin Lam and Jean Wang EVIDENCENETWORK.CA Since John Snow mapped out the large cholera outbreak in 1854 to where people lived in London, it’s been known that where we live, work and play strongly influences people’s health. The way our cities and towns have been ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • End of Greyhound service will affect rural Albertans

    Greyhound Canada’s decision to cut services in Western Canada this fall will have a major impact on many rural Albertans, contrary to what Lee Harding wrote in his recent guest column (Aug. 11 Lethbridge Herald). Many Albertans – particularly those living in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities – rely on the Greyhound bus service to ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • We can’t be blind to history’s truth

    Recently, in response to removing one of John A. Macdonald’s many statues, readers of this paper expressed concern that we must act “before we lose more of our history.” Removing Macdonald’s statue is not a loss for at least three reasons. First, no one has forgotten who Macdonald is. His bust still sits in St. ... Read More »

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  • It’s more than just handguns

    I wish to make a brief comment about the opinion article by Kurtis Bachman of the United Hunters Association (“Are firearms the real issue?”, Aug. 12 Lethbridge Herald). There was a glaring absence to mention it isn’t just “handguns” that is being “targeted” for a ban. Please read the Toronto City Motion and letter to ... Read More »

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