May 26th, 2017

Opinions

Action needed on gender violence

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 22nd, 2017

Implementing report’s recommendations can help change attitudes A new report on gender-based violence and sexual assault makes recommendations which, if put into action, could help make headway on reducing what is a serious problem in our society. The report, titled “Taking Action to End Violence Against Young Women and Girls in Canada,” was released Monday ... Read More »

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Short generation in Scotland

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 19th, 2017

Maybe they reach sexual maturity very young in Scotland. What else could explain the fact that they are going to have another referendum on Scottish independence only three years after the last one? The Scottish referendum on independence in 2014 was supposed to be a once-in-a-generation event. That was the one thing that then-British Prime ... Read More »

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Budget a matter of perspective

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 18th, 2017

Half empty, or half full? Responses to the Alberta government’s latest budget depend obviously on the perspective of the viewer. Finance Minister Joe Ceci calls it “the foundation for a return to economic growth.” With a growing population – and with oil prices gradually recovering – he reminds Albertans their province’s economy is expected to ... Read More »

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Give blood, don’t sell it

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 17th, 2017

“It’s in you to give.” That’s how the Canadian Blood Service appeals to blood donors, unsung heroes for so many Canadians. Almost everybody who’s had surgery has been given a blood transfusion – or had safe, tested blood on standby if required. To state the obvious, that’s a life-and-death safeguard. That’s why it’s so important ... Read More »

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016 an impressive year for investment in city

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 17th, 2017

The health of the Alberta economy has remained a topic of concern and discussion throughout the economic downturn the past couple of years. Lethbridge’s increasing economic diversity has helped us weather this downturn far better than many other Alberta cities. In terms of economic development, 2016 was an impressive year for Lethbridge. We saw $1 ... Read More »

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Ecotourism and Castle Park

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 17th, 2017

Joe Pavelka Mount Royal University In the midst of the current controversy surrounding off-highway vehicles (OHV) in Castle Park there is a case for ecotourism and three points come to mind that would facilitate this development. The first is that tourism in Alberta is diverse but our primary attraction and brand is adventure and ecotourism. ... Read More »

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Galt Gardens is heart of our city

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 15th, 2017

If Lethbridge has a “heart of the city,” surely it’s Galt Gardens. About 110 years ago, the city plowed the land, then planted trees and grass. Before then, the “town square” was used as a sports field. It was a place for lacrosse, cricket, football, tennis and more. In 1910, when the city acquired the ... Read More »

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Quick death to ‘zombie laws’

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 14th, 2017

Canada’s Criminal Code was created in 1892 and has received only one significant overhaul since – in the 1950s. The document shows its age. Still outlawed are acts such as duelling, waterskiing at night and “fraudulently pretending to practise witchcraft.” Watch out, feuding 18th-century gentlemen, cottage revellers and trick-or-treaters! Not that these laws are widely ... Read More »

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Non-motorized perspectives key to debate over Castle parks area

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 14th, 2017

Albi Sole Outdoor Recreation Council of Alberta A strange weather pattern has hit the Eastern Slopes. It’s not a chinook. But there’s certainly a lot of hot air. The raging storm is whirling around who gets to enjoy our iconic Alberta wilderness areas, including the newly designated Castle parks and the surrounding areas around the ... Read More »

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Turkish referendum and Erdogan

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 12th, 2017

Reasonable people have long believed that the first person in a conversation to mention Adolf Hitler or the Nazis loses the argument. Turkey’s President Recep Tayib Erdogan does not subscribe to this view, and he has no intention of losing the argument. The argument – the referendum, more precisely – is about whether Erdogan should ... Read More »

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Challenges face non-profit and philanthropic funding

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 11th, 2017

Philanthropic investors have high expectations Myka Osinchuk CEO, ALBERTA CANCER FOUNDATION Individuals and companies are increasingly examining philanthropic funding initiatives very carefully. They have strong expectations for high accountability and management by the organizations they invest in. More and more, their focus is shifting towards supporting projects that have clear deliverables with high impact. In ... Read More »

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