February 26th, 2017

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Powwow touches the soul Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Hundreds have gathered in Lethbridge to attend the 18th annual International Peace Powwow and Festival. Dancers, drummers, artists and spectators flooded the Enmax Centre Saturday and will be at it again today. “The Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society has a commitment to promoting Blackfoot identity, pride and

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  • DANCE OF DIVINITY

    Powwow touches the soul Tijana Martin Lethbridge Herald tmartin@lethbridgeherald.com Hundreds have gathered in Lethbridge to attend the 18th annual International Peace Powwow and Festival. Dancers, drummers, artists and spectators flooded the Enmax Centre Saturday and will be at it again today. “The Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society has a commitment to promoting Blackfoot identity, pride and ... Read More »

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  • Fringe play making North American debut here

    Two starkly contrasting dramas will be staged in Lethbridge in coming weeks. “The Curing Room,” first presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, was written by David Ian Lee. It will be making its North American debut right here. It’s a devastating retelling of the final days of Soviet soldiers captured by the Nazi military, who ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Mumps outbreak hits ‘Hat

    Seven Medicine Hat Tigers diagnosed Dave Mabell Lethbridge Herald dmabell@lethbridgeherald.com Catching mumps can lead to serious complications. There’s no cure for the highly contagious disease, warns southern Alberta’s medical officer of health. But it’s easily preventable, points out Dr. Vivien Suttorp. An effective vaccine is readily available. A mumps outbreak was reported this week in ... Read More »

    20 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Horns stay alive

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s basketball team will play for another day. The Pronghorns edged the Alberta Golden Bears 112-111 in overtime roller coaster during Game 2 of the teams’ quarter-final Canada West series Friday night in Edmonton. With the win, the Horns stay alive in the best-of-three series ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Golden Hawks advance

    Lethbridge Herald It took another double-overtime marathon, but the Lethbridge Val Matteotti bantam AAA Golden Hawks are off to the next round of the post-season. The Golden Hawks downed the Rebels 5-4 in double overtime during Game 2 of the team’s Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League Divisional series Tuesday night in Red Deer. With the ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Canes edge Wheaties

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Hurricanes will hit the road on a winning note. The Canes hung on to edge the Brandon Wheat Kings during Western Hockey League action Friday night at the Enmax Centre. The win caps off a Lethbridge home stand at 3-1 and improves the team to 37-17-4-3 as the ... Read More »

    20 hours ago


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Opinions

  • Changes mean healthier watershed

    Kevin Van Tighem So Brian Jean rode into town recently to see if he could milk some political advantage out of the off-roader uproar over Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips’ decision to make the new Castle parks into real parks for all Albertans. The fact that the protest was in her hometown must have ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Truth in food labels needs work

    If you regularly check the ingredients listed on the food products you buy, but have doubts about the accuracy of the information, you’re not alone. According to a new study by Dalhousie University, 63 per cent of Canadians are worried that food labelling doesn’t accurately reflect the actual content of the food. For people with ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Offer your input on Daylight Time

    Are you ticked off about Daylight Saving Time? Does it drive you cuckoo, or maybe you want to keep it, hands down? One thing we can agree on is that it is about Dang time to talk about DST in minute detail. Thomas Dang, MLA for Edmonton South West, is holding an online consultation to ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Government action in Castle a breath of fresh air

    Over the past few decades, a small group of motorized recreationists have come to assume they have social licence to use off-highway vehicles without restrictions in our headwaters. They don’t. We all pay, for the environmental abuse, for building and repairing OHV trails, and by being excluded from enjoying our Eastern Slopes wildlands in a ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Support for making the Castle peaceful again

    I am of the “quiet majority” of non-motorized recreationists. We want the Castle back. We want healthy headwaters for Alberta’s drought-prone landscape. We want vegetated hillsides. We want naturally-filtered alpine water arriving reluctantly via meandering creeks, marshes, and beaver ponds. We don’t want muddy torrents from eroded trails via degraded floodplains littered with derelict RVs ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Off-roaders key part of local economy

    I and my family have been enjoying the Castle/Atlas area for the past 35 years. Our family ride dirt bikes, quads and snowmobiles in this beautiful part of the province. It is a great way to enjoy the mountain scenery through respectful and responsible use of the trail system that has been in place for ... Read More »

    3 days ago


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