April 22nd, 2018

Opinions

Voting marathon and why it matters

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 6th, 2018

Strategy aimed at forcing action on national blunder You likely heard about the 21-hour voting marathon that took place in the House of Commons two weeks ago. What you may not have heard is why my Conservative colleagues and I forced this showdown. The reason is simple: Canadians deserve to know why a convicted terrorist, ... Read More »

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Planning in the lion’s den

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 5th, 2018

Alberta’s new land-use plans Kevin Van Tighem No matter what you might think of Alberta’s NDP government, it can’t be denied that they have the courage to venture where their predecessors feared to tread. Need pipelines approved? No worries: here’s a carbon levy and an aggressive timetable for closing coal-fired generation facilities and encouraging the ... Read More »

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Improving our alert system

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 4th, 2018

Bringing telecom providers on board will make warning system even better During a public emergency, timely information is crucial. Fortunately in this age of digital technology, it’s easier than it has ever been to get information out quickly and broadly. Later this week, the country’s National Public Alerting System will take further advantage of the ... Read More »

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The Livingstone-Porcupine Hills plan

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 3rd, 2018

Plan is a move toward treating public lands as assets to be protected Lorne Fitch PROFESSIONAL BIOLOGIST A cynic might observe that we plan more but accomplish less, or, as Woody Allen commented, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” Yet, a goal without a plan is just a wish, ... Read More »

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Another Middle East adventure?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 31st, 2018

“We must speak with one voice in exposing the regime for what it is – a threat to the peace and security of the whole world,” said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley last December, trying to drum up support for stronger international sanctions against Iran, and maybe even an actual attack on ... Read More »

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Plogging craze a win-win idea

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 28th, 2018

Trend combines fitness and a cleaner landscape In spite of the forecast for more snow and chilly weather later in the week, we can be assured that spring will come eventually. And once all the snow has gone completely, the usual residue will be visible – items of discarded trash littering the landscape. As the ... Read More »

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A Nobel for Trump and Kim?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 24th, 2018

I think I know why President Donald Trump suddenly agreed to hold talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after a year of mutual threats and verbal abuse. Anything short of a complete breakdown at the talks would virtually guarantee Trump next year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Moreover, it would seem bigger and shinier than the ... Read More »

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Let’s lift all Canadians out of poverty

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 24th, 2018

Time for a dialogue about a national basic income program Vinusha Gunaseelan EVIDENCENETWORK.CA A basic income guarantee has been back in the news a lot lately, thanks to Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Elon Musk and other tech giants who have publicly endorsed the concept. But it’s not just talk in Canada. Ontario is piloting a ... Read More »

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Canada’s competitive position declining

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 24th, 2018

Senator Doug Black Add a protectionist U.S. trade agenda to a Canadian government ambivalent to business and you get a situation that is increasingly very concerning to me and many Canadians. Foreign direct investment to Canada has frozen. Canadian companies’ investments are increasingly headed south. Unless we pull a U-turn fast, Canada risks an economic ... Read More »

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Gov’t focused on three priorities

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 23rd, 2018

Happy spring, everyone! I don’t think the end of winter has ever been more anticipated than this year. We may still get some snow yet, but ambitious plants are starting to grow and it won’t be long before we see crocus and daffodil blooms. On March 8, International Women’s Day, we began the new session ... Read More »

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The dark side of data mining

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 22nd, 2018

Frequent internet users have become accustomed to targeted advertising. You probably see them regularly – ads that seem aimed especially at you, based on your age or interests. You might find them helpful, or perhaps invasive. Such advertising is possible because of the “data mining” of information gleaned from your internet search patterns. The intent ... Read More »

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