May 26th, 2017

Opinions

More reason to twin Highway 3

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 10th, 2017

Alberta communities along Highway 3 have been waiting for decades for twinning of the busy thoroughfare to make its way onto the provincial government’s priority list. From time to time, encouraging words trickle out of Edmonton, but as the years go by, southern Albertans are still waiting. There’s no doubt the cost of the project ... Read More »

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Ending the beef with county taxes

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 8th, 2017

Casey G. Vander Ploeg ALBERTA CATTLE FEEDERS’ ASSOCIATION ALBERTA’S HERITAGE INDUSTRY – BEEF – AND THE GENERATIONS OF ALBERTANS WHO HAVE KEPT ITS HEART BEATING FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR FUTURE. INCREASED COSTS FROM THE PROVINCE, TAXATION BY MUNICIPALITIES, AND PROTECTIONIST THREATS FROM THE UNITED STATES HAVE BROUGHT UNTOLD PRESSURES. SOME ... Read More »

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Peace process is still dead

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 7th, 2017

Like other U.S. presidents before him, Donald Trump invited the current Palestinian leader to the White House and told him that there was a “very good chance” of a peace settlement between Israel and a soon-to-be-independent state called Palestine. The current Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, did not break with tradition either. Like his predecessor Yasser ... Read More »

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Recognize community builders

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 5th, 2017

Last week was National Volunteer Week, a week where we recognize the amazing work being done by those who give of their time and resources to advance our community. Permit me to start off by extending a huge thank-you to everyone who volunteers in the city or county of Lethbridge! Whether you volunteer for a ... Read More »

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Opioid crisis a local issue, too

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 3rd, 2017

Complex problem requires multi-pronged approach In the past couple of years, the growing opioid crisis has grabbed headlines across the country as the death toll continues to climb. A recent Canadian Press story reported that Canadians are the second highest per-capita consumers of opioids in the world, after their U.S. counterparts. But while opioid use ... Read More »

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Playing the game the right way

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 2nd, 2017

Hurricanes captain blends hockey talent and great character Another year of Hurricanes hockey has ended. Let the analysis begin of what could have been done differently, of how the outcome might have changed if it weren’t for the injuries or the refs or any other issues. The armchair heroes will have their opinions and the ... Read More »

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Trudeau, Trump deliver Earth Day present

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 1st, 2017

Perhaps Canadian gov’t is recognizing it needs to follow U.S. on climate and energy Tom Harris INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE SCIENCE COALITION International Climate Science Coalition In his official Earth Day statement, U.S. President Donald Trump said nothing at all about climate change, global warming, or greenhouse gases. Instead, his April 22 remarks focused on well-understood issues ... Read More »

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Universal Basic Income a hot topic

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 30th, 2017

In Switzerland last June, they had a referendum on a universal basic income that would have given each adult Swiss citizen $2,500 per month. It was a truly universal basic income, because it would have gone to everybody whether they were working or not – and the horrified Swiss rejected it by a majority of ... Read More »

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Gardening, food and child care

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 28th, 2017

It’s official: Spring is here. Like many of you, I am eagerly planning this year’s garden and getting ready to put plants in the ground come May. Maybe some vegetables, maybe some flowers; with our fantastic growing conditions we have plenty of options for our Lethbridge gardens. We also have incredible growers nearby, so whatever ... Read More »

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Corporate exploitation pervasive

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 26th, 2017

Al Barnhill What makes this subject so timely is the exposure of the flagrant abuses of corporate power by airlines and banks. The United Airlines incident of abusively “bumping” a doctor from a flight is a dramatic example of such an industry practice. More recently, Air Canada took a crying 10-year-old boy off of a ... Read More »

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Thanks to all those who volunteer

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 26th, 2017

The spotlight is on Canada’s army of unsung heroes this week during National Volunteer Week. According to Statistics Canada figures, approximately 13 million Canadians are involved in volunteering each year, contributing close to two billion hours of their time (as of 2013 numbers). That’s an astounding contribution, one which would leave an enormous and devastating ... Read More »

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