March 28th, 2017

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • High school basketball playoffs a resounding success

    Two exceptional weeks of high school basketball playoffs in southern Alberta culminated on March 18 at the University of Lethbridge with the 4A championship games held in front of a capacity crowd of 2,500 fans. Similar events were hosted in high school gymnasia across the province for the smaller 1A, 2A and 3A schools and [...] Read More »

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  • Budget puts Alberta’s future in a deep hole

    Common sense has again eluded the NDP government with the 2017 budget for Alberta. An $11-billion dollar shortfall in 2017 and $71 billion in debt by 2020 does not give one any confidence for Alberta’s future. A very deep hole. The government have no plans to balance the budget, just a vague promise of 2024. [...] Read More »

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  • Use real science to provide solutions in Castle debate

    Alberta has found itself with an environmental minister with a personal agenda to stop logging in the Castle. That’s how it started, Castle provincial parks, shutdown the logging leases, let other commercial ventures run there course, no new leases. Other activities common to the area are permissible in the new Castle Provincial Park. Then Alberta [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • How does evolution stand up to scrutiny?

    A quick answer to J. Cameron Fraser’s question March 5: much as Jewish activists must, Christians, too, should defend each other. When John P. Nightingale attacks Tony Ouwerkerk’s Christian faith as “an outdated line of thinking” (March 2), he substitutes a worldview that doesn’t exactly handle scrutiny. Bacteria gain drug resistance through impaired genetic information, [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • We need to ensure STARS keeps flying

    This last weekend my husband and I went to see the STARS Lottery House built by Avonlea Homes. We could not believe how gorgeous it was. Everything about it from the room, layout, the finishings, decorating and the lovely view, make it an exceptional house. I always think it is a mistake that a service [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

Opinions

  • A showcase of young talent

    Kiwanis Festival will feature many student performances over the next 12 days The city’s largest annual entertainment event is underway. The 87th annual Kiwanis Music and Speech Arts Festival kicked off Monday and will feature performances in vocal, choir, band, piano, winds, brass, percussion, guitar, handbells, string and musical theatre plus junior and senior speech [...] Read More »

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  • McGuinness’s North Ireland legacy

    Martin McGuinness, who began as a terrorist and ended up as Deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government, died peacefully in hospital on Monday aged 66. His career spanned almost five decades in the history of that small but troubled place – and by resigning from the power-sharing government in January, he began a [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Looming work crisis Ð and its solutions

    Trevor Harrison UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE The workers of the world are today united – by fear and anger. Scarcely does a day go by without another story, and much handwringing, about shrinking wages, rising unemployment, and the perils (to workers) of automation. Of the latter, many believe we are witnessing in real time human beings [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Budget improving life for Albertans

    New provincial budget provides numerous benefits for lethbridge Last week, the Alberta government announced the 2017 budget. It makes life better for Albertans in a tough economy. And it’s a good budget for Lethbridge. A major focus of Budget 2017 is continued investment in health care and education. You may have already heard about reduced [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Action needed on gender violence

    Implementing report’s recommendations can help change attitudes A new report on gender-based violence and sexual assault makes recommendations which, if put into action, could help make headway on reducing what is a serious problem in our society. The report, titled “Taking Action to End Violence Against Young Women and Girls in Canada,” was released Monday [...] Read More »

    6 days ago