November 22nd, 2017


Digital eye strain a growing concern

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 31st, 2017

There are things people can do to protect their eye health Dr. Jim Asuchak ALBERTA ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS Eye strain, headaches and fatigue at work are all too common of concerns affecting a growing number of Albertans. Recently, a patient in his late 20s came in for his annual eye exam complaining of these symptoms ... Read More »

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Two bombs, two different reactions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 28th, 2017

There were two bombs on Monday. The one in Britain killed at least 22 people and injured 120 as they came out of a concert at Manchester Arena. It was carried out by a suicide bomber named Salman Abedi and claimed by ISIS. The other was in Thailand, and injured 22 people at a military-linked ... Read More »

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Getting ready for summer in the city

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 26th, 2017

STEP program will once again help students find summer employment Just like that, we are at the end of May. If you are a gardener, you likely have your plants in the ground by now. If you are a camper, you have booked your spots. Kids are getting antsy about being indoors during the day, ... Read More »

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A challenging balancing act

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 25th, 2017

Choosing projects for CIP means tough decisions It’s an exercise not unlike managing your household finances, except that the numbers are bigger. Members of Lethbridge City Council had some difficult decisions to make during the latest Capital Improvement Program budgeting process which was completed Tuesday. More than 100 projects in total were proposed, including $284 ... Read More »

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Lots of life left after age 65

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 24th, 2017

Age 65 is generally accepted as the point at which a person becomes a senior citizen. But these days it’s not uncommon to see people continuing to live active, productive lives 25 years or more past that age. It’s an important consideration as Canada’s seniors demographic becomes an increasingly larger portion of the population. While ... Read More »

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Public input sought on assisted dying

By Lethbridge Herald on May 6th, 2016

The Liberal government recently introduced the Medical Assistance in Dying Act (Bill C-14) which would amend Canada’s Criminal code to allow medically-assisted dying for patients whose death is foreseeable given their medical condition. I am asking for your help as I prepare to vote on Bill C-14 when it makes its final appearance in the ... Read More »

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Veterans’ benefits tangled up in rules

By Lethbridge Herald on March 1st, 2016

Appearing before the Senate veterans affairs committee (last week), veterans ombudsman Guy Parent said veteran benefits have become too tangled up in complex and “byzantine” rules and too little focused on outcomes we want to achieve for our veterans. Unless that changes, he argued, “we will continue to disadvantage many of our veterans and their ... Read More »

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Monday’s Police Beat column — All crimes matter when it comes to police efficiency

By Lethbridge Herald on June 29th, 2015

By chief Rob DavisHave you been the victim of a car prowler and had loose change, cheap sunglasses or other less valuable items stolen from your vehicle?Has someone stolen a planter or ornament from your yard or vandalized your fence? Did you report it? Many people do, but we know there are a lot who ... Read More »

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The road to accountability? Tighter rules help but only if they are followed

By Lethbridge Herald on December 10th, 2014

Tighter rules will help, but only if they’re followed The provincial Conservatives are taking steps to bring more accountability to government. That’s certainly a welcome move, particularly in the wake of the scandals and excesses which marked the Alison Redford era. Of course, as the Conservatives’ critics point out, the rules are only effective if ... Read More »

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Value-added progress would help ag sector

By Lethbridge Herald on October 30th, 2013

The agricultural industry in Alberta has had its ups and downs in the last decade.   It is impossible to paint the entire sector with one brush, as prices in various commodities fluctuate wildly from year to year, and Mother Nature often plays a very large role in the level of success producers experience each season.But ... Read More »

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