February 22nd, 2017

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Governance the obstacle in operation of airport

    I wish to thank SACPA for the opportunity to present the case that a need for a different airport governance model is needed and the media who covered it. The overwhelming support for an independent authority to be the preferred model has been gratifying. I want to emphasize that this is a structural issue rather [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Changes needed to help Canadians

    I have been privileged for many, many years of life, and to observe and take part in the ongoing political and economic changes in our Canadian democracy. The freedoms and rights we have today had to be garnered with dedicated and united hard bargaining and work. I’m speaking of the working men and women of [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Addressing the problem of orphan oil wells

    The Herald article of Feb. 9, page A5, referred to the problem of orphan oil wells. When the bottom dropped out of oil prices, it was suggested that the funds that oil companies are required to bank for reclamation of abandoned wells be used to hire workers to reclaim. Obviously when the price of oil [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • U of L needs to reaffirm value of academic freedom

    This is an abridged version of an open letter to Dr. Mahon, president of the University of Lethbridge: The university’s vision statement, Destination 2020, recognizes the value to the community of producing students capable of critical thinking. It is difficult to reconcile this with the suspension of Professor Anthony Hall. The vision statement also proclaims, [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Canadian business should support itself

    There was a time when Canadian business was self-sufficient. We had real entrepreneurs starting and running the business scene, making money by providing products and services to satisfy customers. Today’s business schools are turning out erudite welfare queens, MBAs who believe the government collects taxes from working people to guarantee corporate profits and investors’ returns. [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

Opinions

  • Keeping it fair for the fans

    Singer doing his part to battle third-party ticket sellers Have you ever tried to purchase a ticket to a concert featuring one of your favourite musicians or bands, only to see the tickets all snapped up before you could land one? Usually, that leaves two other options – paying through the nose for a ticket [...] Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Resource industry key part of future

    John Pundyk A fortunate blend of resources and resourcefulness has brought Alberta and this country to where it is today. We have a lot to be thankful for because it took generations of tenacity and hard work to forge this success. It is easy for some, especially those not part of the recently laid-off energy [...] Read More »

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  • Exploring a Universal Basic Income

    There’s a new idea that might be the solution to runaway populism. Well, it’s not that new, really – it has been kicking around in left-wing circles for a least a quarter-century – but it has suddenly gone mainstream. It’s called Universal Basic Income (UBI), and pilot programs to see if it really works in [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Offer input on carbon tax effects

    David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW On Jan. 1, Alberta’s carbon tax went into effect. This is legislation that the Alberta Wildrose Party – and indeed all opposition parties – opposed when it was being debated in the legislature last spring. However, it was passed with a government majority and has now became law. Right now, [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Mission to Asia making inroads

    This month’s ‘From City Hall’ from Mayor Chris Spearman As you read this month’s column, our Lethbridge-and-region delegation is approaching the halfway point of our 14-day Mission to Asia trip. Two dozen representatives from Lethbridge and our surrounding region embarked Feb. 12 on this journey to China and Japan to pursue economic development opportunities, to [...] Read More »

    5 days ago