May 24th, 2017

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Melissa Villeneuve Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge City Council has officially approved the projects to be included in the 2018-27 Capital Improvement Program, along with funding sources. Council members, meeting as Finance Committee, spent five days last week deliberating which projects should be included in the first four-year funding window. Projects contemplated in the latter six

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  • Exploring future pathways

    It is that time of year when students, parents, family members and school staff gather to celebrate the milestone of high school graduation. Following this marked achievement, these young men and women will transition to different pathways. Some will transition to post-secondary education, some will move into the world of work, some will establish families, ... Read More »

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  • Fiddle has long history in Canada

    Canadian fiddling has many branches, but three main roots: Scotland, Ireland and France. Across Canada these traditions have been mixed in different ways, and spiced up with contributions from native and MŽtis peoples, English, Ukrainians and Americans, to give an incredibly rich and varied tapestry of fiddling. During the fur trade, European fur traders played ... Read More »

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  • Pie it Forward campaign a sweet way for SAIPA to raise money

    Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald It was one of the shortest speeches in Coun. Blaine Hyggen’s career. No sooner had he congratulated a Lethbridge support agency for its fundraising efforts Tuesday, than he was cut short by a pie in the face. Coun. Jeff Carlson – who administered the pie – was splattered as well, ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Penultimate week of local spring school sports

    It’s said all good things must come to an end. Well, in terms of this year’s local high school sports campaign, the curtain will soon drop. But not this week. In fact, there are prime shows on multiple stages. – – The Alberta Schools Athletic Association South Zone Track and Field Championships are scheduled for ... Read More »

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  • SAHSRL action continuing this week

    Lethbridge The Southern Alberta High School Rugby League heads into seventh-round play tonight with three girls games and one junior varsity boys game. In girls play, the LCI Clippers are in Cardston to face the Cougars, while in Pincher Creek, Matthew Halton hosts the Raymond Comets. At Taber, the W.R. Myers will host Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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  • Alyssa paying it forward

    A ‘Good Sport’ column by Dylan Purcell You know Alyssa Fraser? I do. I know she was diagnosed with pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma. I know it’s a particularly rare and insidious cancer that as of now, has no known cause. It forms tumours throughout soft tissue and, in Alyssa’s case, brings a caseload of pain. At the ... Read More »

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  • Lots of life left after age 65

    Age 65 is generally accepted as the point at which a person becomes a senior citizen. But these days it’s not uncommon to see people continuing to live active, productive lives 25 years or more past that age. It’s an important consideration as Canada’s seniors demographic becomes an increasingly larger portion of the population. While ... Read More »

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  • We’re living in preposterous times

    All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. The soap opera will continue and no amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best. Even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then. Some of the ... Read More »

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  • Carbon tax will be costly to Albertans

    David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW The more that we learn about the largest tax increase in Alberta’s history, the worse the news gets. While this home-grown carbon tax will have no effect on climate, it will pump hundreds of millions of dollars out of our province, even as Alberta weathers a once-in-a-generation recession. Fact is, ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Encouraging pollinator-friendly gardening

    Hearing about the rapid decline of bees, butterflies and other pollinators is particularly alarming when one considers that three-quarters of the food we eat and the flowers we enjoy are directly linked to these little creatures. With habitat loss and heavy use of pesticides and herbicides, it’s little wonder that 90 per cent of the ... Read More »

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  • Wildrose-Tory merger would be a mistake

    In 2004, I ran for MLA in the Livingstone Macleod riding as the Alberta Alliance (now Wildrose) candidate against the Conservative incumbent, David Coutts. Not being a strong enough candidate, unfortunately, I lost and the Conservatives went on to win not only that election but the following as well. The Alberta Alliance/Wildrose party was formed ... Read More »

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  • Blood Tribe members should ask questions

    We, the Blood Tribe, are now under a bylaw where non-natives are paying a fee to enter into our community. Along with this is the confusion of who is exempt from this law, and bringing chaos to the delivery of services; namely, those essential services for our people. Under the Indian Act, as Aboriginal people ... Read More »

    21 hours ago

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