August 22nd, 2017


Slightly ahead of our time?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 19th, 2017

Gary Bikman and Bruce McAllister FORMER WILDROSE MLAS Were we slightly ahead of our time? Or were we the catalyst that brought Alberta the disastrous NDP government and resulted in over 200,000 unemployed Albertans and many more that are underemployed? We may never know. But what we do know is that if we don’t learn ... Read More »

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Paving way for cyclists

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 19th, 2017

Why use four wheels when two will do? Making two-wheeled transportation a more attractive option is the aim of the Cycling Master Plan, which was adopted by Lethbridge City Council on Monday. The plan’s stated vision is to “make cycling a realistic transportation option for all ages and abilities, contributing to our sustainable future.” Encouraging ... Read More »

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Still not the smoking gun

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 16th, 2017

Like the diligent journalist I am, I went online within minutes of the news that Donald Trump Jr. had put “incriminating” emails about his meeting with Russian lawyer and lobbyist Natalia Veselnitskaya on Twitter. I opened the Washington Post site and there, nestled between the paragraphs of their lead story on Trump Jr., was an ... Read More »

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Peace, democracy and academic freedom

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 15th, 2017

Andrew Blair, Ph.D. We Canadians are peace loving. We want our armed forces to be used for defence, and, in certain situations, for peacekeeping. But we do not want them to be used for unnecessary aggression. Most citizens are busy with their everyday lives. We don’t have the time to do careful investigations of the ... Read More »

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Taking action against discrimination

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 14th, 2017

There’s never a dull day in Lethbridge and southern Alberta, and this past month we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. First there’s the story of Ramona Big Head and the very disrespectful correspondence from a former AHS senior representative who used a horrible racial slur. Ms. Big Head is the principal of ... Read More »

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Emergency prep makes sense

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 12th, 2017

B.C. fires show how quickly we can be forced to flee disaster Last summer, the Fort McMurray wildfire was in the news. The fire which burned for two months forced the evacuation of about 88,000 people from the Alberta city and surrounding communities. This summer, it’s wildfires in British Columbia, more than 200 of them ... Read More »

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Our laws say we owe Khadr

By Lethbridge Herald on July 11th, 2017

The public outrage that has greeted the federal government’s $10.5-million payout to Omar Khadr is understandable but misplaced. It is understandable because many Canadians — based on a reasonable reading of events — consider Khadr to be a violent terrorist who reaped the bitter harvest of his own misdeeds after being captured by American forces ... Read More »

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Going ballistic over North Korea

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 9th, 2017

“American bastards would be not very happy with this gift sent on the July 4 anniversary,” said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un about his country’s first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday. And indeed Americans are not happy about it, although it would be overstating the case to say that panic ... Read More »

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Canada celebrates 150 years

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 7th, 2017

On July 1 we celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday. Over the course of the day, I travelled to five communities within the Lethbridge riding to participate in the many festivities taking place. Without exception, I was tremendously proud of the amazing community spirit showcased at each event. As I went from community to community, I saw ... Read More »

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TPP might not be dead after all

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 6th, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hoping to drum up support for the Canada-Europe Trade Agreement during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany this week. But there’s another trade deal on the other side of the world that might not be as dead as earlier reports suggested. While Donald Trump’s move to pull the U.S. out ... Read More »

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Venezuela: Throwing hand grenades from a helicopter

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 2nd, 2017

After almost three months of daily anti-government demonstrations, what Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro needed most was an excuse to impose martial law, or at least to use major violence and mass arrests to close the protests down. On Tuesday, Maduro got his excuse. A stolen police helicopter flew over the Supreme Court building in Caracas ... Read More »

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