January 23rd, 2018

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • City’s process guards against conflict of interest

    The writer that submitted the roast in the Monday, Jan. 15 Lethbridge Herald is misinformed regarding the conflict of interest of a city councillor. All city representatives (mayor and councillors) are held to standards of accountability not only to the voting citizens but to each other. The mayor, councillors and all elected city officials will [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • OHV users do respect backcountry

    Response to the online comment to our letter to the editor about our pristine area: Yes, we do live in a pristine area, and do know how to appreciate it. We have spent thousands of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to keep it pristine, by bridging trout streams, cleaning and maintaining trails, planting willows [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Trump’s remarks an insult to all immigrants who seek better lives

    I am an immigrant, as millions and millions who have come to America (the American continent extends from Tierra del Fuego, at the south, to the farther north of Canada, not only U.S.A.). As many reasons led poor countries’ people to emigrate, my reason was related to my concern about how human rights were being [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Cyclists and motorists need to be educated

    Having recently written deploring the angry screeds of many “Roast and Toast” contributors, I congratulate Robert Gammon (The Herald, Jan. 18) for a calmer tone in his opposition to the 7 Avenue cycling boulevard. I believe his argument is sometimes incomplete, however, and sometimes wrong. I do agree fully with Mr. Gammon on our need [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Writer wrong to find racism in holiday greeting

    I read a letter to the editor on Sunday, Jan. 14 that I found very offensive. It was slamming a certain car dealership for their holiday ad. He went on to call them racist for not having a greeting in his native tongue. Did he think that these were people who worked for the dealership [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

Opinions

  • Will U.S. betray Syrian Kurds?

    Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an angry man at the best of times, but on Monday he outdid himself: “This is what we have to say to all our allies: don’t get in between us and terrorist organizations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted consequences.” That was a barely veiled threat [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • City took many key steps in 2017

    This week, I had the privilege of delivering a 2018 State of the City presentation to members of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. Although my presentation was aimed at a business audience, I think there are many elements that are of interest to all Lethbridge residents, so I am using this month’s column to share [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Communist takeover in Nepal

    The Communists are taking over in Nepal, and nobody cares. Thirty years ago it would have caused a grave international crisis; 50 years ago there would even have been talk of foreign military intervention. Today – nothing. Outside Nepal, it has barely made the news at all. In the grand old Marxist tradition, Nepal’s Communists [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Higher wages mean higher costs

    There must be a better way to help low-income earners than by putting squeeze on small-business owners Brian Hancock PUBLISHER, LETHBRIDGE HERALD Before I even get started I want to make something clear: I understand that living off minimum wage is tough, maybe even impossible. $12.20 an hour (before tax) didn’t get you ahead in [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • A plan to deal with dementia

    Happy New Year! As the new year begins, I am preparing for our next session in the legislature, finalizing the recommendations for the Child Intervention Panel, and preparing a private member’s bill that I hope to introduce. In December 2017, our government announced our Alberta Dementia Strategy and Action Plan. Dementia is a devastating, costly [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago