April 24th, 2018

Opinions

Don’t make B.C. wine producers the target

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 9th, 2018

Premier Rachel Notley’s annoyance with British Columbia’s stance regarding the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is understandable. Completion of the project in order to get crude oil from the Alberta oilsands to the West Coast, and from there to markets, is important to this province. We are, after all, heavily dependent on the oil industry ... Read More »

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Working to improve Albertans’ lives

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 9th, 2018

Whether it has meant creating more jobs, protecting important services such as health care and education, reducing school fees, freezing tuition, protecting and keeping workers safe or providing funding to enable seniors to age in place, our government is making life better for Albertans. There are more employed Albertans with over 75,000 full-time jobs having ... Read More »

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Community honours and WBC changes

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 8th, 2018

David Schneider LITTLE BOW MLA On Feb. 28 the Village of Nobleford will be celebrating their 100th anniversary. The theme is “100 Years of Growing Together.” This is meant to reflect what our pioneers set out to do when establishing new communities. Growing communities is always a process that involves commitment, hard work and perseverance ... Read More »

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Fake news and public land

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 7th, 2018

Kevin Van Tighem If you’re an off-highway vehicle (OHV) user, you may have heard that government insiders bought land at Castle Mountain just before new provincial parks were announced for the area. That shocking tale went briefly viral on OHV social media sites. Only thing is, it’s not true. I checked. It’s fake news: a ... Read More »

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Why a new park? It’s a promise made

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 6th, 2018

Peter Zimmerman CANADIAN PARKS AND WILDERNESS SOCIETY The new Castle Wildland and provincial parks were announced last fall and more detail as to what activities will and will not be permitted in the wildland park are expected soon. A new park represents opportunities for all Albertans although not everyone has been pleased with this decision. ... Read More »

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Aung San Suu Kyi and the Rohingya

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 4th, 2018

Nobel Peace Prize winners sometimes go on to undistinguished later careers, and some seem to have got the prize by mistake. Barack Obama, for example. But there has never before been one who went on to become a genocidal criminal. Aung San Suu Kyi, elected leader of Myanmar (formerly Burma), richly deserved the Nobel Peace ... Read More »

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Liberals infringing on Charter rights

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 2nd, 2018

Today is the deadline to apply for the Canada Summer Jobs program. At first glance, this might not matter much to you, especially if you don’t own your own business, manage a not-for-profit, or participate in a faith-based group; however, this federal program has become the battleground on which the fundamental freedoms of Canadians are ... Read More »

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Science behind OHV restrictions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 1st, 2018

Research shows impacts of OHVs in wildlife areas Lorne Fitch There have been recent cries from some in the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) community to “show me” the science behind restrictions on motorized recreational use. They should know that their request for “peer-reviewed” science has been heeded and a report from the Environmental Monitoring and ... Read More »

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Harassment needs to end

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 31st, 2018

The issue of sexual misconduct in the political realm continues to garner headlines. Last week added more fuel to the fire with Liberal MP Kent Hehr stepping down from the Trudeau cabinet after allegations of sexual misconduct, while the Ontario Progressive Conservatives saw leader Patrick Brown and party president Rick Dykstra resign for the same ... Read More »

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Syria: carnival of treachery

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 28th, 2018

There are comical elements in the current Turkish invasion of northern Syria. Its name, for example: Operation Olive Branch. Or the frantic back-pedalling by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the announcement that triggered (or at least provided a pretext for) the Turkish offensive. A week ago the U.S. declared that it was building ... Read More »

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Making life better for Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 26th, 2018

Hello and happy new year to everyone! 2018 has barely started but our government is already busy working to make life better for Albertans. One way we are doing this is by updating Alberta’s employment standards. You may have heard last year about Amanda Jensen, a Lethbridge mother who lost her job after she took ... Read More »

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