February 17th, 2019

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Tim Kalinowski Lethbridge Herald tkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com While astronomers are normally concerned with the movements of bodies in the heavens, it is the movements of bodies on the ground that have members of the Lethbridge Astronomy Club most concerned. As the pace of development quickens in the city, and unhooded, broadband LED lights proliferate, there are very

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  • Skiers safe after small avalanche

    Nick Kuhl Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Two people are safe after being caught briefly in an in-bounds avalanche Friday at Castle Mountain Resort. CMR staff say the incident happened late Friday morning near the top station of the red Tamarack chairlift. One person was buried and another person was partially covered by snow. But both people ... Read More »

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  • Sewer work set for near Galt Gardens

    Lethbridge Herald Storm lining and sewer work around the Galt Gardens will commence on Monday, and the City is warning residents the work will lead to service disruptions for some homes and businesses. The work will also cause traffic delays and road detours in some areas. To minimize the effect on downtown businesses and residents, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Will you be voting for kids?

    Vicki Hazelwood CO-ORDINATOR, LETHBRIDGE EARLY YEARS COALITION With the provincial election approaching quickly, here are some fast facts about child development you can use to start a conversation with candidates and party representatives to help figure out which is the best checkbox for your vote. Fast facts about early childhood development in our province: – ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Sports

  • Canes dulled by Blades

    Dale WoodardLethbridge Heraldsports@lethbridgeherald.comAfter going great guns in their previous two games, the Lethbridge  Hurricanes big guns were silenced Saturday night.The Canes were downed 5-2 by the blazing Saskatoon Blades in Western  Hockey League play Saturday night at the Enmax Centre.Coming off 6-2 and 7-2 wins over the Calgary Hitmen and Swift Current  Broncos, respectively, earlier in the week, ... Read More »

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  • Kodiaks clinch playoff berth

    Kodiaks clinch playoff berth Lethbridge The Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s basketball team is off to the post-season. The Kodiaks topped the Briercrest Clippers 83-80 in a wild affair in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference play Friday night at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. Lethbridge took the lead in the final two minutes after trailing the whole game ... Read More »

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  • Dinos strike first against Horns

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s hockey team did a little chasing, but couldn’t quite catch up. The Horns were downed 5-1 by the Calgary Dinos in Game 1 of the teams’ best-of-three Canada West quarter-final series Friday night in Calgary. The Pronghorns trailed 3-1 after two periods, but a ... Read More »

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  • Spain and the ‘Catalan problem’

    It’s been a busy week in Spain. On Tuesday 12 Catalan leaders of the attempted secession from Spain in 2017 went on trial in Madrid, charged with rebellion, sedition and the misuse of public funds. And on Wednesday the Spanish government fell when two small Catalan nationalist parties voted against its budget, essentially to punish ... Read More »

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  • Air traffic reaching new heights

    This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman Since the City of Lethbridge took ownership of the Lethbridge Airport in the spring of last year, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in passenger traffic. A recent report from Tourism Lethbridge shows a 75 per cent increase in passenger traffic. The report compares passenger numbers ... Read More »

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  • Unlocking business innovation

    Colleges and polytechnics hold the key but need consistent government funding Sarah Watts-Rynard and Denise Amyot Canada is at an innovation crossroads. Productivity measures have long lagged our international counterparts and our small businesses often lack the internal resources to fulfil their potential. Developing new prototypes, adopting new technologies and designing new processes takes time, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Do own research before switching to solar panels

    Two weeks ago (Jan. 28 at 12:35 a.m.) I watched a segment of “Full Measure” with Sharyl Attkisson on ABC Seattle titled “Solar Power: Clean and Cheap or Costly and Dirty.” I believe the information provided in this 10-minute segment should have been shown on a prime-time newscast for everyone to view. Solar power isn’t ... Read More »

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  • Voters should fact-check ahead of coming elections

    Recently the public was aware of the fact that Global news media will be fact-checking claims by the various parties in the next provincial election and I hope they will continue the practice into the federal election as well. I also hope other news media outlets will follow suit. This is imperative for people to ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Drilling operation nothing to worry about

    I am responding to the front page story, Saturday, Feb. 9, regarding the oil well drilling operation in west Lethbridge. First, I am not an employee, owner or in any way an industry person. I am just an old retired guy who enjoys a quality of life that is in part a product of the ... Read More »

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