May 26th, 2017

Opinions

What Facebook and Google don’t get about Canada’s digital-tax proposal

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 10th, 2017

Bob Cox PUBLISHER, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS $17.2 million. That’s how much FP Newspapers, a relatively small player in the Canadian newspaper industry, generates in taxes annually for federal, provincial and local governments. If you want to think about the economic impact of the disruption of traditional news media, think about that $17.2 million, which goes ... Read More »

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Last chance for the ANC

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 9th, 2017

The African National Congress has ruled South Africa for 23 years, ever since the end of apartheid and the first free election in 1994. Twenty-three years is a very long time in politics, and you would expect it to be losing power some time around now. But it was a great and noble institution in ... Read More »

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Vimy Ridge key event for Canada

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 8th, 2017

Sunday marks the centennial of an important event in Canadian history. It will be the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge – a bloody conflict that was not only a notable episode in the First World War, but a monumental stepping stone for Canada. At a ceremony in August 2014, Prime Minister Stephen ... Read More »

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Liberals’ budget disappointing

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 7th, 2017

Budget 2017 adds taxes and increases growing deficit load while not helping Canadians who need it When the federal government releases its annual budget, it’s far more than numbers on a page. It’s a declaration of intent; a vision statement of sorts. On March 22 the Liberal government put forward Budget 2017. In this 278-page ... Read More »

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NHL players need to be in Olympics

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 5th, 2017

A number of the National Hockey League’s young stars weren’t even born the last time a Winter Olympics hockey tournament was held without NHL players participating. That was in 1994. But unless something changes, when the puck drops at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the world’s best hockey players won’t be playing. After ... Read More »

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Coal dying as key energy source

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 2nd, 2017

“My administration is putting an end to the war on coal,” said Donald Trump, surrounded by the usual gaggle of officials and (in this case) coal-miners, as he put his super-size signature on the Energy Independence Executive Order. But coal is dying as a major energy source in the United States for reasons far beyond ... Read More »

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Pipeline not a sure thing

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 30th, 2017

As expected, the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline project has received the stamp of approval from U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump’s election victory last fall likely had officials with Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. cheering after years of battling protests, lawsuits and opposition from Democrats in Washington. In announcing the permit for the pipeline on Friday, Trump spoke ... Read More »

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A showcase of young talent

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 28th, 2017

Kiwanis Festival will feature many student performances over the next 12 days The city’s largest annual entertainment event is underway. The 87th annual Kiwanis Music and Speech Arts Festival kicked off Monday and will feature performances in vocal, choir, band, piano, winds, brass, percussion, guitar, handbells, string and musical theatre plus junior and senior speech ... Read More »

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McGuinness’s North Ireland legacy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 26th, 2017

Martin McGuinness, who began as a terrorist and ended up as Deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government, died peacefully in hospital on Monday aged 66. His career spanned almost five decades in the history of that small but troubled place – and by resigning from the power-sharing government in January, he began a ... Read More »

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Looming work crisis Ð and its solutions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 25th, 2017

Trevor Harrison UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE The workers of the world are today united – by fear and anger. Scarcely does a day go by without another story, and much handwringing, about shrinking wages, rising unemployment, and the perils (to workers) of automation. Of the latter, many believe we are witnessing in real time human beings ... Read More »

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Budget improving life for Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 24th, 2017

New provincial budget provides numerous benefits for lethbridge Last week, the Alberta government announced the 2017 budget. It makes life better for Albertans in a tough economy. And it’s a good budget for Lethbridge. A major focus of Budget 2017 is continued investment in health care and education. You may have already heard about reduced ... Read More »

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