May 26th, 2018

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • School violence still a problem

    Recent school shootings in the U.S. show not much has changed since 1999, when my daughter, who passed away four years ago this month, had the following letter published in the Lethbridge Herald when she was 15. Gloria Mayer Lethbridge Hi, my name is Amanda Mayer (Crowshoe). I think all Lethbridge schools and society need [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Let’s end the stigma around mental illness

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Thursday was Schizophrenia Awareness Day. This is an appropriate time to address the stigma still associated with mental illness. It is very positive that a number of high-profile celebrities have chosen to speak up and disclose their personal struggles with various mental illnesses. Comedian-actress Sarah Silverman was quoted [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Questionable strategy

    It’s become clear that Jason Kenney is not what they would call an “early adopter.” Somebody else has to try out an idea first before he’ll take it into his bosom. Take the pipeline fight as an example. So far all Jason’s come up with is pointing at Rachel Notley and saying: “What she’s doing. [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Incident shouldn’t cost a person’s job

    Kelly Pocha should pursue an unlawful dismissal against her employer. Here’s the situation: she gets drunk and acts out ignorantly against several immigrant Canadians who record part of her tirade. They make a national issue out of it, including hate crime overtones, with the media’s assistance. She apologizes profusely and publicly, saying there is more [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • A disconnect between academia, reality

    Kent Peacock (May 9 Herald) claims Canada will not meet its targets, predicts the end of oil in Alberta, and asks what crime Dr. Suzuki committed. Climate alarmism started over 40 years ago, yet doomsday climate predictions have not materialized. Even if we assume that reduction of carbon dioxide will save our globe, it is [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Opinions

  • Ending grain woes

    The rail transportation woes that stranded billions of dollars of grain on the Prairies through the winter months should be unlikely to see a repeat if the federal government’s new transportation bill, passed this week, works as planned. One of the key focuses of Federal Transportation Bill C-49 is to put the onus on Canadian [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Working to end sexual violence

    Government taking steps to raise awareness and assist victims May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month, and since awareness is ineffective without action, the Alberta government is taking concrete steps to end sexual violence. We know that sexual violence is the most under-reported crime in Canada, and that while it can affect anyone, 87 per cent [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Swimming against the tide

    Venezuela facing backlash over election “No man is an island,” English author John Donne declared back in the 17th century. The same could be said for nations. Countries which try – or are forced – to operate without co-operation from other nations find it to be rough going. Just ask North Korea. It’s a lesson [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • The ongoing despair of Palestinians

    When all is lost, entire communities sometimes engage in suicidal gestures. It happened as recently as 1906 in Bali, when the local royal family and thousands of their followers, knowing they could not defeat the Dutch conquerors, dressed in their best finery and walked straight into the Dutch gunfire. Thousands were killed. It has been [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • It’s when, not if, for pipeline

    Pipelines make money. It’s not just the oil and gas producers who make a profit when their products are shipped to market. The pipeline operator earns a healthy return as well. That’s why the suggestion that the provincial or federal government – or both – should put public money into the TransMountain pipeline expansion project [...] Read More »

    1 week ago