June 25th, 2017

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Residents suffering from ‘charity overload’?

    Since my wife and I moved to this beautiful community 11 years ago, we have marvelled at the volunteer support this city enjoys. My wife has also continued to volunteer as she did in Calgary, as I have from time to time. I know there are many worthy causes out there and it is not [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Politicians should put Canada first

    We thought we got rid of Harper. Guess again. Recently the Conservative right selected Harper soft, Harper sweet, candied Harper. Conservative candidates announced they were still on Harper’s agenda, but kinder, gentler. It’s not about what Canadians want – all that messy expensive democratic stuff like health care, social programs and the environment. It is [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Rainbow crosswalk issue is about human rights

    This is Pride Week in Lethbridge. The vandalism of the rainbow crosswalks speaks volumes about the perpetrators. It speaks of their ignorance as well as their bigotry. This week-long event is not a celebration of being LGBTQ. It’s a celebration that this group no longer faces discrimination, segregation and abuse by the larger society. Unfortunately [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Automation and our human value

    Once I nearly missed a flight because I got confused by a self-check-in machine and needed the help of an airline attendant. Furthermore, there were fewer luggage drop-off counters; the customers had to spend more time in line. Airlines are saving money with smaller staff at the expense of customers’ time. The supermarket self-check-out is [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Taxpayers shouldn’t foot repair bill

    Please tell me it isn’t true that the taxpayers of Lethbridge will be footing the bill to repair the Pride crosswalk that was damaged! Regardless as to how and why this happened, I feel that those people who initially painted the crosswalk should be maintaining them, at their expense. I say this because I find [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Opinions

  • Russia, U.S. playing dangerous game

    I don’t remember which navy I was in when I first heard the term “silly buggers,” but the meaning was clear. It included some sensible exercises like “man overboard” drills, but the heart and soul of the game was high-speed manoeuvres by ships travelling in close company. These sometimes got quite exciting, because ships don’t [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • A route to more effective health care

    Providers need to be encouraged to innovate Alexis Wise CONTRIBUTOR, EVIDENCE NETWORK – TORONTO Health care costs the public sector about $160 billion a year in Canada, a higher per-capita cost than most industrialized nations. Yet Canadians are not markedly healthier, nor do we receive better care. The Commonwealth Fund has ranked Canada 10th out [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Raising awareness of PTSD

    A few years ago, a friend of mine was the first responder on scene at a motor vehicle accident. She provided first aid to a child, just a little older than her own, until the ambulance arrived. She never learned the outcome for that child. A small moment in time – an hour or two [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Protect bullying victims

    Ten-year-old Xander Rose didn’t have to worry about being bullied on his way to school Wednesday morning. That’s because he was accompanied by 150 leather-clad bikers. As indicated in news reports, the fourth-grade student at Harbourside Elementary in Sydney, N.S. had been regularly bullied because of his race and size. In an effort to stop [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • A start to better transparency

    More must be done to improve information access The Liberal government is making a move to put some actual “access” into the Access to Information Act. New legislation was tabled Monday that would give the federal information commissioner more power to order the release of government records. That’s a welcome step, especially in view of [...] Read More »

    5 days ago