January 18th, 2017

Opinions

Climate change and Trump’s America

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 20th, 2016

Even before Donald Trump hijacked the Republican Party, he was loudly declaring that the science of climate change, like Barack Obama, had not been born in the United States. It was, he insisted in 2012, a Chinese hoax “created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” The implication is clear. ... Read More »

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Ramp up the activity level

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 18th, 2016

Most of us enjoy a little recreational screen time now and then, whether it be television, computer or smartphone. But too much screen time can be a detriment. In the case of Canadian children, an abundance of screen time is making them among the least active young people on the planet. The latest annual ParticipAction ... Read More »

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Elections, tourism and Yates renos

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on November 18th, 2016

This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman The recent U.S. presidential election has garnered a lot of attention across the globe, including right here in Lethbridge. The outcome represents a time of change. We will closely monitor this change and respond on a local level. I value our friendship and partnerships with ... Read More »

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Hungry people in a land of plenty

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 16th, 2016

Food bank numbers show there’s work to be done Canada is considered a land of plenty. Among the almost 200 countries in the world, we rank 15th in the Quality of Life Index. Clearly, Canada is one of the “have” countries. And yet, in a confounding paradox, growing numbers of Canadians are having difficulty putting ... Read More »

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Keep roads free from ‘pot’ holes

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 15th, 2016

With Canada preparing to venture down the road to legalized marijuana for recreational use, a majority of Canadians are concerned about the potential effect on the safety of the nation’s roads. That’s the suggestion from a new poll from the Canadian Automobile Association, which found that 63 per cent of Canadians are worried there will ... Read More »

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How many promises will be kept?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 13th, 2016

Not many things are certain in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s narrow victory in the U.S. presidential election, but FBI Director James Comey can rest assured that his job is safe. His prediction of a new investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails 11 days before the election (followed by a retraction only 36 hours before the ... Read More »

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Trudeau’s first phone call to Trump

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 12th, 2016

Al Barnhill Visualize the offices of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is located in the charming 19th-century original stone Langevin Block, across Wellington Street from the Parliament Buildings. Several people are in the office, all neatly dressed in their suits, faces masked with looks of concern. ... Read More »

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Saying thanks for the sacrifice

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 11th, 2016

Today, Remembrance Day events across the country will take place to pay tribute to the efforts and sacrifices made by members of the military through the years. Those events will include Lethbridge’s Remembrance Day service from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the South Pavilion at Exhibition Park, followed by the Cenotaph ceremony outside city hall from noon-12:30 ... Read More »

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Busy time in the legislature

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 11th, 2016

Several new bills being debated during the fall session It has now been a week since the beginning of the fall session, and a great deal of work has already been done. There are several new bills being debated in the legislature. Bill 27, Renewal Electricity Act – This is an act developed to create ... Read More »

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President Trump; who’da thought?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 10th, 2016

One of the most rancorous, divisive U.S. elections in history has concluded with an outcome few could have foreseen less than a year a half ago when billionaire businessman Donald Trump joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Now, he is poised to assume the most powerful political post in the world. Against all ... Read More »

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Case for an expanded CPP

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 8th, 2016

Many future retirees will see standard of living drop Robert Brown EXPERT ADVISER, EVIDENCENETWORK.CA – VICTORIA The case for an expanded Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is all about providing secure retirement income. The Fraser Institute recently argued that the federal government has failed to make a convincing case for CPP expansion. But any perspective depends ... Read More »

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