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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 21, 2015, Lethbridge, Alberta V a in online Leafs land coach Mike Babcock in Hopes he can return them to glory Days a see sport thursday May 21. 2015 notify Small Cabinet set to Start running Alberta sunday full budget will not be presented until after the summer Dean Bennett the Canadian press Edmonton albertan a nop Era is to officially begin sunday when incoming Premier Rachel notify and her Cabinet Are sworn in on the grounds of the legislature. Quot we re planning a bit of a family Day event a notify said wednesday. The government will get to work immediately she said but a full budget will not be presented until after the summer. Quot Well ask the legislature to approve an interim Supply budget to finance the operations of government until the notify said its important to take a Little time to make sure the budget is done right that members of the legislature have input and that it meets the nop election platform. A there will be a great Deal of work done on the budget Over the the nip had four members in the legislature including Nutley when the election writ was dropped but after winning a 54-seat majority May 5, she now takes control with 50 rookies in her caucus. A continued please see Page a2 Price si.25 Pius get lord s prayer Issue heating up Agami reinstatement of lords prayer at Taber school in the fall has come under fire will be challenged Melissa Hlll Neuvo Lethbridge Herald the Battle continues Over the i Irdis prayer at or. Harriman elementary school in Taber. After two years without it the school will bring Back the morning tradition in the fall and not everyone is Happy about it. The horizon school division Board of trustees unanimously passed the motion at their meeting on april 21. The or. I Amman school Parent Council had sent out surveys asking whether parents would be in support of the motion to re Institute the prayer. At least 70 per cent of surveys needed to be returned with at least 70 per cent of those in favour. According to administration 140 families responded out of 175. From the responses 12 families said they did not want the practice in their school. A decision to end the prayer was made in 2013 after the Board fielded several complaints from parents. The controversy shone a National spotlight on the Issue of religion in Public schools. The Board created a policy last year which would allow parents to choose whether their children participate in the prayer. The options include having the child step out of the classroom during the prayer or remaining in the room but not participating. Superintendent Wilco Tymesen has said the Board believes in religious tolerance and wants to acknowledge diversity but they want to be receptive to the desires of the Community. He also stated the Board has a Legal obligation to maintain a Safe and caring environment for All students to ensure they Arentt ostracized for non participation. Glenda Richards is an advocate for the or. I Amman children a Equality group. She has worked As an advocate for human rights issues for a number of years. The groups mandate is against bullying and Richards said they be received overwhelming support. A we done to want those children to be segregated. My concern is for these kids and any children who enrol who Are also they Are running a Public awareness Campaign through social Media and in connection with larger groups throughout Canada including the society of Edmonton atheists. She said that group is pursuing Legal action and she believes they be been successful removing the lords prayer from other Alberta schools in the past. Once the new minister of education is sworn in Richards said she will approach him her about the Issue w hich appears to come under the a a bullying mandate within the department of education a current procedures. A this Issue will come under that As Well because these children Are being ostracized because of their the or. I Amman children s Equality croup has taken preliminary action with the human rights commission and Richards said they w ill pursue court if needed. 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Its going to be a hot time in the old City this summer according to the experts at acc weather. A i think its looking pretty warm a said acc weather senior meteorologist Brett Anderson. A fall signs Are pointing to a very warm summer in the Prairie so just How hot will it be Quot usually the average High temperature in Lethbridge Midsummer is typically 26 for a High a said Anderson who added locals should expect that to be a degree to a degree and a half higher this summer. A i certainly believe we will see More Days above 32 degrees than we typically have in the summer. In a confident about a number of factors Are conspiring to bring hotter weather to Southern Alberta As Anderson added a Large area of warm water off the West coast is just one influence. Quot another thing we re looking at is the ground has been quite dry in Southern Alberta a said Anderson adding Al Nino is also strengthening which does t necessarily have a great influence on summer weather patterns this year but it s just another Factor which could boost temperatures. And when the numbers Are crunched using both modern computer models and historic data it also Points to Long season of outdoor Pool parties and extra applications of sunscreen. A theres a Good consensus among dozens of models a said Anderson about the Many computer driven predictions. He said examinations of other years Over a 50-year period which experienced Spring and Winter seasons similar to 2015, also Point to a hot summer. A if we see a match in those seasons we see what those Summers were with the increased heat comes the risk for an Active storm season. Anderson said that scenario will play out in the mountains and in the Eastern Prairie Region which has been very dry. Both areas Are expected to see a lot of thunderstorm activity. A i think Well see a Normal amount of thunderstorms Here a said Anderson who added the Rockies and farther Down into the United states is where the trouble could be brewing with lightning and increased risk of fire. He also predicted Southern Alberta will see More slow moving storms pass through which will mean a less than average number of severe thunderstorm activity Here

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