November 18th, 2017

Opinions

Energy debate stuck in a rut

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 2nd, 2017

We need to move away from polarizing energy narratives Bill Whitelaw JUNEWARREN-NICKLE’S ENERGY GROUP Can families help get Canada out of its energy policy rut? If oil and gas companies and governments funded family reunions, it might help. Sound crazy? Family gatherings could accomplish something that’s eluded Canadians by using an established social space to ... Read More »

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A few determined men

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 29th, 2017

One hundred years ago this coming week, in the midst of the First World War, the British government sent a letter known as the Balfour Declaration that led, three decades later, to the creation of the state of Israel. The letter was officially sent to Lord Walter Rothschild, the head of Britain’s Zionist Federation, by ... Read More »

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Lethbridge a giving community

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 27th, 2017

If you have been in Lethbridge for any length of time, you know that this is a city full of generous people. Whenever there is an international disaster or something close to home, folks here respond by giving of their money, their materials and their time. What’s more, they will give again and again and ... Read More »

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Adapting to a changing world

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 25th, 2017

The modern workplace is a far different place than it was a few decades ago. As technological changes continue and the pace of such change quickens, we can expect an even more dramatic shift in the look of the work world of the future. So what does that mean for young people today? What will ... Read More »

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Syria and the fall of Kirkuk

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 22nd, 2017

Two big cities fell within 24 hours of each other last weekend. The fall of Raqqa in Syria, once the capital of all the territory ruled by ISIS, came after a five-month siege and was no surprise at all. The fall of the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk in Iraq took less than a day and ... Read More »

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Ready to guide city for next four years

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 20th, 2017

With the 2017 municipal election now behind us, I want to thank all those who participated in the democratic process, either as candidates or as voters. The democratic process is central to our free society. It provides accountability as well as the opportunity for the whole community to express their views on the performance of ... Read More »

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Playing hardball at NAFTA table

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 18th, 2017

U.S. demands increasingly strict As the Major League Baseball playoffs continue, the United States is playing a little hardball of its own during NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico. An analysis of the U.S.’s ever-increasing demands at the negotiating table raises the question of whether the Americans grasp the concept of compromise. Perhaps the U.S. ... Read More »

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Catalonia: Puigdemont’s strategy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 15th, 2017

Catalan nationalist leader Carles Puigdemont got most of what he wanted out of the chaotic pseudo-referendum on Oct. 1: 761 people injured by the Spanish police trying to block it. One or two martyrs dead for the cause of Catalan independence would have been even better, and no doubt the 761 injured include a fair ... Read More »

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Working to boost inclusion

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 13th, 2017

Time change issue, condo consultations among legislature business There were so many activities this past month it is impossible to report on all, but as you know, Lethbridge is a busy place these days. Education Minister David Eggen was here this month to meet with groups from the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association and Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship ... Read More »

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Expanding career options for women

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 12th, 2017

There was a time when the general view was that if a woman chose to do work beyond the kitchen, it should involve teaching or nursing or something of the sort. Construction sites and automotive shops were not a place for the “weaker sex.” It’s a different world today, and Wednesday, designated as International Day ... Read More »

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Coping with President Trump

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 8th, 2017

We have to face facts: there is no U.S. federal government any more in the normal sense of the word. Social Security payments still get made and the 2.79 million federal civil servants still get paid, but there is no such thing as U.S. government policy – especially foreign policy. Take the U.S. defence secretary, ... Read More »

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