October 18th, 2017

Opinions

Assuring access to world-class education

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 8th, 2017

Did anyone else notice that the seasons seemed to have changed overnight? The yellowing leaves and dusty (and lately, far too smoke-filled!) atmosphere signal the end of summer, the harvest season and impending winter. September, for me, has also always been a time of beginnings, as students and teachers head back into the classroom to ... Read More »

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Debt load concerns

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 8th, 2017

Compared to news of Hurricane Irma and its potential to devastate South Florida once it finishes wreaking havoc on islands in the Caribbean, Wednesday’s announcement of another rate hike by the Bank of Canada likely attracted little interest among the Canadian public. But it was a sign of possible storm clouds on the financial horizon ... Read More »

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Celebs deserve privacy, too

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 7th, 2017

A court ruling Tuesday in France isn’t likely to stop paparazzi from pursuing celebrities for candid photos to sell to media outlets, but it might at least make some of them think before invading personal privacy to do so. A court in Nanterre, France ruled that photographers and gossip magazine executives violated the privacy of ... Read More »

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Hunters step up to the plate again

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 6th, 2017

Outdoors Albertans revitalize conservation leadership tradition Neil Keown and Cody Spencer CO-CHAIRS, ALBERTA BACKCOUNTRY HUNTERS AND ANGLERS Each fall as days grow short, nights grow frosty and foliage changes colour, hunters return to the field. While farmers harvest crops and wildlife fattens for the long winter ahead, we who hunt reap our own rewards of ... Read More »

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Climate creep and American frogs

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 3rd, 2017

At least a decade ago, a retired general at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies said to me that the rich countries will never take climate change seriously until some very big and apparently climate-related disaster happens in a First World country. Hurricane Harvey was not that disaster. At least 20 people have ... Read More »

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Interacting with constituents

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 1st, 2017

It has been a fabulous summer in Lethbridge! Like many of you, July and August afforded me the opportunity to get outside and be out and about in the community at various events and festivities. The chance to interact with individuals and families in the riding is greatly enjoyed and equips me with the understanding ... Read More »

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Protecting our natural treasure

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 30th, 2017

Master plan strategy will help preserve river valley The 2004 film “National Treasure” starring Nicolas Cage depicts a search for a treasure in the United States dating back to the nation’s early days. Lethbridge has a treasure, too – a natural treasure – but it’s much easier to find, and its riches can be shared ... Read More »

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Afghanistan: The endless war

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 27th, 2017

In 2010, Barack Obama’s vice-president, Joe Biden, vowed that the United States would be “totally out” of Afghanistan “come hell or high water, by 2014.” In 2014 Obama said that he would leave about 8,000 U.S. troops there after all, and made an agreement with the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, that extended their stay ... Read More »

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Moving toward the 2019 campaign

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 26th, 2017

What sort of platform will UCP craft heading into next provincial election? Last in a four-part series Faron Ellis and George Rigaux Much of any party’s success, or lack thereof, is determined by factors beyond its control. These include the state of the economy immediately prior to the election, the performance of the government since ... Read More »

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Fighting racism, protecting consumers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 25th, 2017

When you fly above Alberta in an airplane, our province looks remarkably like a patchwork quilt. The farms, ranches, towns, cities, parks and wildlands are stitched together to make something greater than the sum of their parts. I was thinking about that as I reflected on Heritage Day, Aug. 7 this year. Our province is ... Read More »

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Child well-being more than basics

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 23rd, 2017

Youths rank health, sense of belonging at top of priority list As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, Canadians can bask in the fact they are living in a wonderful country. Can there be any better country in the world in which to grow up? Well, yes, perhaps up to two dozen other countries, ... Read More »

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