January 18th, 2017

Opinions

Trouble piling up for Rio Olympics

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 20th, 2016

There’s just over two weeks before the start of the Rio Olympics. Can’t you just feel the excitement building? No? Well, you’re probably not alone. It’s not unusual for some controversy to be part of the leadup to the Olympic Games, but this year’s event might be setting an Olympic record. The latest addition to ... 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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