February 21st, 2017

Opinions

How will carbon tax play out?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 4th, 2017

Alberta’s carbon tax is now a reality, with the levy being implemented as of Jan. 1. The effects of the tax showed up immediately with prices at the pumps taking a sizable jump. The amount of the carbon levy added to gasoline was 4.5 cents per litre, but locally that hike followed a six-cent increase ... Read More »

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A new industrial revolution

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 31st, 2016

Jobs are being lost to automation and Trump can’t bring them back The main message of 2016 was that we are entering a period of economic and political upheaval comparable to the industrial revolution of 1780-1850, and nothing expressed that message more clearly than Donald Trump’s appointment of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labour. Even ... Read More »

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New year a book of blank pages

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 30th, 2016

As the end of another year approaches, the question of whether 2016 was a good year or a bad year will produce different responses depending on individual perspectives. But there’s no denying it was an interesting year. Donald Trump’s headline-grabbing ride, first to the Republican presidential nomination and then to the presidency of the world’s ... Read More »

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The importance of being there

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 30th, 2016

Personal connections are crucial in the global marketplace Carlo Dade CANADA WEST FOUNDATION If you export for a living, travel is a necessity – at least if you want to keep exporting for a living. In a world where other exporters are actively forging personal connections with customers to win and keep market share, people ... Read More »

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Collaboration key to health talks

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 28th, 2016

Adversarial approach not getting the job done The united front shown by the provinces and territories in health-funding talks with the federal government began crumbling just before the Christmas weekend. When Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador reached separate agreements with Ottawa on Friday, that meant three provinces had chosen to end the standoff at ... Read More »

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Steelmaking coal has durable future

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 27th, 2016

Global demand for steel means there’s still an important role for coal to play John Pundyk Economic diversification, growth and expanding our trade with Asia are major concerns today. For generations, Albertans have relied on oil and gas to reinforce our high standard of living. Unfortunately, the world is oversupplied with oil, and our biggest ... Read More »

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Terrorist provocation in Berlin

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 24th, 2016

Twelve people were killed in a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, mown down by a terrorist in a big truck. Elsewhere in Germany, if it was an average day, another 10 people were killed in or by motor vehicles. They are all equally dead; the only difference is the motivation of the man in ... Read More »

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Spirit of the season evident

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 23rd, 2016

The countdown to Christmas has reached the final couple of days. For some of us, that might mean crunch time to complete the shopping for Christmas gifts to put under the tree. Many of us will be looking forward to time with family. The kids are likely anticipating the presents that await them on Christmas ... Read More »

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Alberta Jobs Plan is working

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 23rd, 2016

Alberta is open for business, and nowhere is this more evident than right here in Lethbridge! I was proud to be a part of the recent announcement that Cavendish Farms is investing $350 million into a new potato processing plant here in our city. This is the largest private investment ever made in Lethbridge history, ... Read More »

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Better late than never

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 21st, 2016

In the 1940s, the first of the modern synthetic insecticides, DDT (technical name dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) was developed. It proved effective in combatting insect-borne diseases such as malaria and typhus and for insect control in crops, institutions, homes and gardens. But in the 1960s, DDT’s cancer-causing properties were discovered, and in 1972, Canada and the U.S. banned ... Read More »

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Persistence is a victory in itself

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 21st, 2016

Albertans have faced challenges in 2016 David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW There is no question that 2016 has been a challenging year for many Albertans. A struggling economy, an uncompromising government, and even inclement weather had many of us fighting a persistent uphill battle. However, in a year where successes were so few and far ... Read More »

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