December 21st, 2014

Opinions

2 winning tickets for Saturday night’s $5-million Lotto 649 jackpot

By The Canadian Press on December 21st, 2014

TORONTO – Christmas has come a few days early for the owners of the two winning tickets in Saturday night’s Lotto 6-49 draw. The two will split the $5-million jackpot. One of the tickets was sold in Vancouver, and the other was purchased somewhere in Ontario. The jackpot for the next Lotto 6-49 draw on ... Read More »

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New chief can transform indigenous politics

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 20th, 2014

Joseph Quesnel FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has selected a new national chief. Perry Bellegarde, recently chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and former chief of the Little Black Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan, will have three-and-a-half years to transform indigenous politics for the better. At no ... Read More »

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2014 a year of challenges for council

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 19th, 2014

The year 2014 provided no shortage of challenging issues and events for city council. We faced many serious and unique challenges, and these were opportunities for council to demonstrate leadership in order to achieve positive results for our city. Urban Drilling The most prominent issue during the first half of 2014 was urban oil and ... Read More »

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Alberta’s political landscape shaken up

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 19th, 2014

The world of Alberta politics is much different than almost anywhere else. We have witnessed a political dynasty the likes of which have rarely, if ever, been witnessed in any other democratic jurisdiction on the planet. But just mere months ago, it appeared the Progressive Conservative party’s over-four-decade grip on power was coming to an ... Read More »

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No easy fix for income inequality

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 18th, 2014

Everyone is no doubt aware of the widening gap between the rich and poor in society. In fact, economic inequality was the primary focus of the Occupy Wall Street protest which made headlines a few years ago. But a new survey from the Broadbent Institute suggests Canadians actually underestimate how wide that gap really is. ... Read More »

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Drive sensibly for the road situation

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 17th, 2014

We all know driving in southern Alberta can be treacherous this time of year – at least we should know that. Those who have experienced even just a handful of late-fall warm-and-thaw sequences and mid-winter deep freezes know road conditions can change in an instant. Last week, when conditions were gorgeous on Friday, we basked ... Read More »

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Theatre of the absurd at Star Creek

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 17th, 2014

Lorne Fitch PROFESSIONAL BIOLOGIST Research – who could be against it? The Alberta Forest Service and the University of Alberta have teamed up to “discover” how to log gently, with care and attention so the passage of feller bunchers through the forest will scarce be noticed. Or so they say. This theatre of the absurd ... Read More »

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Tough challenges await new leader

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 16th, 2014

Any time a new leader takes his place at the top of an organization, change is promised. Fiery speeches are accompanied by postulations on policies and a host of crowd-pleasing proposals. Such was the case last Wednesday when the new national chief of the Assembly of First Nations spoke after being elected on the first ... Read More »

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CIA torture: Time to move on?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 14th, 2014

When somebody says it is time to move on, it means there is something deeply embarrassing that they don’t want to discuss in public. President Barack Obama said that about the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report, published on Tuesday, about the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of torture in the years after 9/11. He put the best ... Read More »

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Korean Air flight attendant says he was insulted, shamed by executive in nut rage incident

By Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press on December 13th, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea – A Korean Air flight attendant described being insulted and shamed by the airline’s executive who ordered him removed and the plane returned over macadamia nuts, and then being asked to lie about the incident to investigators. The “nut rage” drama has captivated South Korea with tales of outrageous behaviour followed by ... Read More »

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