May 26th, 2018

Opinions

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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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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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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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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Time for national tree-planting strategy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 21st, 2018

More trees will make Canadians healthier and reduce carbon footprint Rob Keen CEO OF FOREST RECOVERY CANADA Spring is a time for renewal and growth. In Canada, this means tree planting. As Canadians, we understand the importance of our trees and forests, and recognize the benefits they provide. We inherently understand that planting trees is ... Read More »

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Tillerson gone, Trump gains freedom

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 18th, 2018

Trump team being filled with yes-men and women Rex Tillerson did not suffer fools gladly. He called Donald Trump a “moron” in a private conversation after one meeting at the Pentagon, and did not take the opportunity to deny it when a journalist asked him in public. In meetings with the president, he would “roll ... Read More »

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Events bidding right on button

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 16th, 2018

Lethbridge will get another opportunity to showcase itself on the world stage next year. The announcement was made Wednesday that Lethbridge has won the bid to serve as host for the 2019 World Men’s Curling Championship. That follows on the heels of the city’s successful hosting of the 2017 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior ... Read More »

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