March 22nd, 2018


Letters to the Editor

  • Independent authority should govern airport

    For that past couple of decades or so the Lethbridge Airport has been overseen in a rather mundane fashion by a local and district Lethbridge Airports Committee. So, it’s hard not to feel just a little giddy about the recent turn of events regarding our beleaguered little facility. Kudos to the City of Lethbridge mayor [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • What is real freedom when it comes to politics?

    Can you have freedom without thought? Is it reasonable to expect someone else to give it to you? Politicians and salesmen often act like they give us freedom. I resent that attitude. It is usually at that point I feel compelled to remind them that they work for me. I need to be the one [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Questioning Canada’s oil strategy

    The largest oil import terminal in the U.S., the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, is testing a very large crude carrier (VLCC) to load an export cargo for the first time. If the trial is successful, the U.S. will achieve a major increase in its capacity to export its shale oil production that’s roiling global markets. [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Curling event will hurt Canes financially

    It was a wonderful announcement that Lethbridge would host the World Men’s Curling Championship. But wait a minute, we have a junior hockey team that calls the Enmax home. When asked if this was cleared by the Hurricanes, Mark Campbell assured all listening that they were. On the news March 15 Doug Paisley commented they [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • TB is a problem in Canada, too

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly contagious disease, caused by bacteria. Each year, TB claims the lives of 1.7 million people world wide. TB is not only a problem in third-world-countries, but also here in Canada, with a higher prevalence in the northern provinces. Due to the lack of vaccination, disease prevention is most important. Additionally, [...] Read More »

    2 days ago


  • The dark side of data mining

    Frequent internet users have become accustomed to targeted advertising. You probably see them regularly – ads that seem aimed especially at you, based on your age or interests. You might find them helpful, or perhaps invasive. Such advertising is possible because of the “data mining” of information gleaned from your internet search patterns. The intent [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Time for national tree-planting strategy

    More trees will make Canadians healthier and reduce carbon footprint Rob Keen CEO OF FOREST RECOVERY CANADA Spring is a time for renewal and growth. In Canada, this means tree planting. As Canadians, we understand the importance of our trees and forests, and recognize the benefits they provide. We inherently understand that planting trees is [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Tillerson gone, Trump gains freedom

    Trump team being filled with yes-men and women Rex Tillerson did not suffer fools gladly. He called Donald Trump a “moron” in a private conversation after one meeting at the Pentagon, and did not take the opportunity to deny it when a journalist asked him in public. In meetings with the president, he would “roll [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Events bidding right on button

    Lethbridge will get another opportunity to showcase itself on the world stage next year. The announcement was made Wednesday that Lethbridge has won the bid to serve as host for the 2019 World Men’s Curling Championship. That follows on the heels of the city’s successful hosting of the 2017 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • mart ideas and operating budgets

    Last week I was delighted to have been invited to Mike Mountain Horse School to visit with Grade 3 students to see their ideas for city improvements. Councillors Rob Miyashiro and Belinda Crowson also attended, as did staff from our city planning department. We were shown displays of amusement parks, leisure activity centres, health clinics, [...] Read More »

    6 days ago