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Opinions

Automation is abolishing jobs

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 5th, 2016

“The notion that Uber in London is a mosaic of 30,000 small businesses linked by a common ‘platform’ is, to our minds, faintly ridiculous,” said one of the judges on the employment tribunal. So the tribunal ruled that Uber’s 30,000 drivers in London were actually employees, and therefore entitled to be paid the minimum wage, ... Read More »

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Carbon tax the best answer?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 4th, 2016

tax will place greater financial burden on families Canada was just ranked the top destination of the year by Lonely Planet’s 2017 travel guide. This ranking is based on Canada’s diversity. From the majestic beauty of the Niagara Falls, to the still beauty of Banff and Churchill, the old European architecture of Quebec City and ... Read More »

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Ongoing debate of daylight time

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 2nd, 2016

Some would like to see Daylight Saving Time end permanently This is the weekend we set our clocks back, bringing an end to another season of Daylight Saving Time. There are people who would just as soon see Daylight Saving Time brought to a permanent end. That notion was raised in the Roasted and Toasted ... Read More »

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Sometimes Donald Trump is right

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 30th, 2016

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Donald J. Trump’s record is not that good, but he does get it right once in a while. He got it right on Tuesday, when he said that Hillary Clinton would be dangerously aggressive in Syria if she wins the presidency. Trump went too far, of ... Read More »

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Vital role of small businesses

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 28th, 2016

Last week, Oct. 16-22, was Small Business Week – an opportunity to celebrate entrepreneurship in our province and recognize the important role small businesses play. I have been pleased to meet with many local entrepreneurs, small business owners and others to learn about the terrific work they are doing in our community. In the face ... Read More »

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Getting more women into office

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 27th, 2016

Campaign’s aim to encourage women to run for municipal office in Alberta Women hold the top political office in three Canadian provinces, including here in Alberta as well as in the largest province, Ontario. In addition, half of the federal cabinet positions are held by women. Overall, though, women are underrepresented on the political scene ... Read More »

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Correction

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 26th, 2016

A letter to the editor on page A6 of Tuesday’s Herald incorrectly indicated that Coaldale Christian School is part of Palliser Regional Schools. Palliser has a busing agreement with Coaldale Christian, but the school is not part of the Palliser division. Also, St. Joseph School is part of the Holy Spirit School Division. The Herald ... Read More »

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Family violence a serious issue

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 26th, 2016

Problem’s scope is ‘staggering,’ says chief health officer Cancer, heart disease, diabetes – they’re all serious health issues that have a broad impact on the Canadian population. But there’s another serious health issue that the country’s top doctor identified in a 60-page report released last week: family violence. Calling the scope of the problem “staggering,” ... Read More »

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A tale of two besieged cities

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 23rd, 2016

Sieges on Middle East centres have similar circumstances Two great sieges are getting underway in the Middle East, one in Mosul in Iraq and the other in Aleppo in Syria. They have a great deal in common, including the fact that the attackers both depend heavily on foreign air power, but they are treated by ... Read More »

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tanding together as a community

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 21st, 2016

It has been a difficult few weeks in our community and across the province. There have been heart-breaking and shocking events that have reaffirmed to all of us just how precious life is and how quickly our world can change. At this time last week we were learning of the sudden loss of former premier ... Read More »

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We all deserve a home

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 21st, 2016

Shelter is one of the most basic human needs, and the majority of people have that need fulfilled to varying degrees ranging from modest apartments to palatial mansions. Then there are those who have no home at all, save for a park bench, a cardboard box in an alley or, if they’re lucky, a bed ... Read More »

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