January 18th, 2017

Opinions

Christmas clue to Catholicism in Canada

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 20th, 2016

Holiday season keeps Catholics connected to their faith Reginald Bibby and Angus Reid During the Christmas season, large numbers of Canada’s Catholics will seemingly come out of the woodwork for their semi-annual visit to churches. Similar to what happens at Easter, national attendance will triple to close to 50 per cent. That will involve a ... Read More »

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China, Trump and ‘madman strategy’

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 18th, 2016

“When two elephants fight against each other, the grass always suffers,” said Yu-Fang Lin of the National Policy Foundation, a Taiwan-based think tank, in an interview with the Washington Times. He was talking about the famous phone call between Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and Donald Trump on Dec. 2. If the U.S. and China get ... Read More »

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A big week for Lethbridge

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 16th, 2016

This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column from Mayor Chris Spearman It has been a monumental week for Lethbridge with the announcement that Cavendish Farms will be building a new, state-of-the-art, frozen potato processing plant in our city. The new facility has an estimated construction cost of $350 million – the largest private investment in Lethbridge’s ... Read More »

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Approvals show climate leadership pays dividends

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 15th, 2016

Shannon Phillips ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT MINISTER With the federal approval of Enbridge’s Line 3 and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipelines, Alberta last month won an important victory. Getting pipelines to tidewater and access to the world’s fastest-growing markets means our province will get better prices for our oil resources and reduce our dependence on a single ... Read More »

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Business sector invests in city

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 14th, 2016

Alberta’s economy, which relies heavily on the oil sector, hasn’t yet bounced back from the hit caused by plummeting oil prices. Those effects have been felt in Lethbridge, too, but the city’s economic diversity has helped it weather the storm better than some Alberta communities. Further indication of the positive state of the local economy ... Read More »

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Am I my brother’s/sister’s keeper?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 14th, 2016

Canadians are generous with their money and time Al Barnhill This compelling question originated more than 6,000 years ago. It related to the first recorded murder. According to biblical accounts, “Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Where is Abel your brother?’ Cain replied, ‘I do ... Read More »

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The vanishing civilians of Aleppo

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 11th, 2016

Did it cross your mind occasionally, in the past week, to wonder where all of the “250,000 civilians trapped in eastern Aleppo” have gone? As the area of the city under rebel control dwindled – by Wednesday morning the Syrian regime’s troops had recaptured three-quarters of it – did you see massive columns of fleeing ... Read More »

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Special days of recognition

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 9th, 2016

In this column, I would like to do several things: acknowledge three significant December dates; give you an update on the government business over the past month; and give you my holiday greeting and invite you to our annual open house. The first date I want to highlight is Dec. 3, the International Day for ... Read More »

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Who’s minding the automatons?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 8th, 2016

It’s a high-tech world and society is beginning to resemble some of the science fiction films from years ago. Airspace is becoming increasingly filled with automated flying objects as drones of both the commercial and recreational variety grow in number. On the ground, testing of self-driving vehicles is progressing and it’s just a matter of ... Read More »

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Adjust speed for the weather

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 7th, 2016

Winter returned to southern Alberta on Sunday, likely for good this time, based on forecasts of a more traditional winter for the Prairies this year. The past two mild winters notwithstanding, winter weather in these parts is certainly not unusual. And yet, judging by the rash of motor vehicle mishaps Sunday, both on area highways ... Read More »

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What makes an airport fly?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 7th, 2016

Dale Leier When most of us think of an airport, three things usually come to mind: airplanes, runways and a terminal. If you’re somewhat knowledgeable about airports then control towers, aprons (ramps) and taxiways will also be come up. However, an airport is a lot more than these visible features. Major airports have often been ... Read More »

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