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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Lethbridge, Alberta Niche publications database marketing marketing creative services Home of 1-8oo-682-2476 sunday december your life. Your Community. Your newspaper. 930 plus get Home delivery 460 daily Leafs the Hab Djup a future with no strings attached Page b3 Westside arson victims overwhelmed by support True meaning of Christmas no mystery to Penny Higa much of her Home damaged by fire Penny Higa says this could still be the Best Christmas Ever. Higa s Home a half duplex at 149 Mcgill blvd. W., was torched by an arsonist dec. 7. The main floor Liv ing room and Kitchen area suffered significant damage from fire and smoke. Other areas of the Home were also affected by smoke dam age. But Higa refuses to Lei the tragedy affect her usual optimism or her Christmas spirit. This experience has really solidified my spiritual she says. You Pray god s lighting the path before you and for your children and you re going to follow that Light. For me it says of i can get through this because i m not alone " Higa a teacher at Galbraith school and the local 41 Alberta teachers association presi Dent has been overwhelmed by the support from co workers friends and family who Tell her she s always supported them. They say what you give comes Back three fold and it s very she says. I d say it comes Back 10-fold. So maybe it s the Best Christmas Ever. It s the True spirit the Hope the giving the belief in the Best in other peo Higa and her two children aged 14 and 17, lived with relatives for a Brief time and Are now renting a furnished House in South Leth Bridge while they wait for the repairs to be completed on their Westside Home. The contractor anticipates it will take two or three months. There is about in Struc Tural damage and additional costs to replace some contents in the Home including for example the fridge and stove. Fire Crews were alerted to the Blaze when a passerby noticed the flames through a window. He also noticed a child looking out the window of the adjoining duplex and immediately took Steps to get that family out of the residence. The Quick action of the fire department made a big difference in the level of damage. See arson victims pagca2 Hehl staff do you see what i see Herald photo by David rossit6r telling the Story Justine Ben Emma and Daniel Osmond dressed As shepherds take part in a rehearsal for the ids Church live nativity pageant on the Corner of forestry Avenue and 43 Street South saturday. The nativity pageant with live animals actors and narration runs dec. 21-24 from to . With performances every 15 minutes. Inside animal crime crime we the history of languages is also a history of Mankind. Are As the Bible suggests a Tower of Babel a species which struggles to understand its own members unable to communicate with them simply because they speak in a different code. Here Are some interesting facts about language around the world and specifically in Canada gleaned from top 10 of every thing 2000. Languages of the world in order of most spoken mandarin Chi millennium -13 countdown Nese English Hindustani Span ish russian arabic Bengali portuguese malay indonesian French. Largest language groups in Canada English French Chi Nese italian German Spanish portuguese polish punjabi ukrainian. Most common aboriginal languages in Canada Cree inuktitut Jib Way Montagnais Naskali Dene Mic Mac Oji Cree Siouan Blackfoot attic amen. The Canadian Oxford dictionary lists More than words which Are considered Canadia isms words mostly restricted to Canada. Included Are baby Bonus eaves rough first nation Garbu Rator Joe Job Keener Parade question period sports Lex resp. Police looking for muggers Lethbridge police Are looking for two aboriginal males thought to be involved in a mugging saturday. Police said the victim was met by two men outside a liquor store and the three began to walk North together. The Man was later assaulted and his Wallet was taken. One Man is described As being about 20 years of age 5-foot-ll, 140 pounds wearing a Light jacket and dark pants. The second Man is described As 18 years of age 5-foot right 130 pounds with dark clothes and Short hair. Day specials on now make 0 payments 0 interest until april Fra ammo and Maxima with Ink to finance rotes

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