February 23rd, 2018

Opinions

Celebrating diversity in Alberta

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 23rd, 2018

February is always such a hopeful month. The days are getting longer, and whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow (this year he did not!) we know that spring is on the way. We had a busy Family Day weekend in Alberta Parks, and people are gearing up for warm-weather activities to come. In ... Read More »

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Becca made a global impact

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 21st, 2018

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try,” former U.S. President John F. Kennedy once noted. A New Brunswick teenager who bravely battled brain cancer demonstrated the truth in that statement. Rebecca Schofield of Riverview, N.B., just 18 years old, succumbed Saturday evening to the cancer she had fought for years, but not ... Read More »

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Tackling the addictions crisis

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 21st, 2018

Al Barnhill Decades ago, while an undergraduate student, I did a term paper on drug addiction. What I observed one day at a sanatorium has remained vividly in my memory. Four men in a locked room with padded walls were yelling and screaming, pounding the walls with their heads and hands. Two of them had ... Read More »

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Jobs: Moravec’s Paradox vs. AGI

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 18th, 2018

Don’t bother asking if jobs are being lost to computers. Of course they are, and the current wave of populist political revolts in Western countries is what Luddism looks like in an era of industrialized democracies. The right question to ask is: what KINDS of jobs are being lost? Moravec’s Paradox predicted the answer almost ... Read More »

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City looking at transit improvements

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 16th, 2018

This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman Today, Feb. 16, is the official beginning of Chinese New Year. In the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 is the Year of the Dog and celebrates the virtues of honesty and loyalty which are demonstrated by our canine friends. On behalf of Lethbridge City Council, I would ... Read More »

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Who’s taking advantage?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 14th, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump was reportedly a star athlete while attending New York Military Academy as a young man. Perhaps that’s where he developed his affinity for playing hardball. Trump was at it again Monday, complaining that the U.S. is tired of being taken advantage of by Canada when it comes to trade, and threatening ... Read More »

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U.S. playing a dangerous game

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 11th, 2018

The U.S. ‘Nuclear Posture Review’ published by the Pentagon late last week announced that the United States will be getting two new types of nuclear weapons to provide, in the words of U.S. officials, “more flexible capabilities to give tailored deterrence.” “Tailored deterrence”? What on earth is that supposed to mean? It’s a brand new ... Read More »

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Don’t make B.C. wine producers the target

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 9th, 2018

Premier Rachel Notley’s annoyance with British Columbia’s stance regarding the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is understandable. Completion of the project in order to get crude oil from the Alberta oilsands to the West Coast, and from there to markets, is important to this province. We are, after all, heavily dependent on the oil industry ... Read More »

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Working to improve Albertans’ lives

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 9th, 2018

Whether it has meant creating more jobs, protecting important services such as health care and education, reducing school fees, freezing tuition, protecting and keeping workers safe or providing funding to enable seniors to age in place, our government is making life better for Albertans. There are more employed Albertans with over 75,000 full-time jobs having ... Read More »

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Community honours and WBC changes

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 8th, 2018

David Schneider LITTLE BOW MLA On Feb. 28 the Village of Nobleford will be celebrating their 100th anniversary. The theme is “100 Years of Growing Together.” This is meant to reflect what our pioneers set out to do when establishing new communities. Growing communities is always a process that involves commitment, hard work and perseverance ... Read More »

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Fake news and public land

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 7th, 2018

Kevin Van Tighem If you’re an off-highway vehicle (OHV) user, you may have heard that government insiders bought land at Castle Mountain just before new provincial parks were announced for the area. That shocking tale went briefly viral on OHV social media sites. Only thing is, it’s not true. I checked. It’s fake news: a ... Read More »

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