September 2nd, 2014

Opinions

Tim Hortons deal a reminder that business taxes matter

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 2nd, 2014

Sean Speer and Charles Lamman THE FRASER INSTITUTE – VANCOUVER News that Burger King and Tim Horton’s are merging and that the new company will be headquartered in Canada has taken the business and political world by storm. U.S. politicians and left-of-centre groups denounced the transaction as “tax dodging” and warned of a public backlash ... Read More »

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Ukraine: A game of chicken

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 31st, 2014

It is quite possible for soldiers to cross a frontier “by accident on an unmarked section,” and that is how Moscow explains the capture of a group of Russian paratroopers on Ukrainian territory last weekend. Poor lambs, they just wandered across the border by mistake. When they get home, they’ll have to be sent on ... Read More »

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A really ‘cool’ fundraiser

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 30th, 2014

Ice bucket challenge has proven to be a hit with public and for the ALS Association Fundraising efforts have become ever more challenging for non-profit groups in recent years. With such a large number of charitable causes competing for the public’s donation dollars, the onus is on these organizations to come up with new ways ... Read More »

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In praise of farmers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 29th, 2014

Most of us cannot imagine waking up at the crack of dawn, putting on our shoes to go outside and work for a full day. For a farmer or rancher, it’s just the way of life. Last weekend, the province celebrated Open Farm Days, in which more than 60 farms opened their gates and invited ... Read More »

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Embracing the South Sask. plan

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 29th, 2014

David McIntyre FOREST SCIENTIST When the government of Alberta put its stamp of approval on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, it embraced a classic brand of made-in-Alberta management. The defining strategy: Utilize the abuses and failures of the past to frame and fabricate the envisioned future. Within this down-is-up, backward-is-forward portrait . . . Chaos ... Read More »

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Giving cities more development say

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 28th, 2014

City council has a large role to play in what goes on within the borders of its municipality. Elected officials, and the bureaucrats who help guide them, make important decisions every day regarding commercial developments, roadways and residential projects. All of these important decisions, among many, many others, go a long way in helping shape ... Read More »

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Term limits would offer advantages

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 27th, 2014

Many governments around the world impose term limits on their politicians. Reasoning for doing so is varied, and whether or not those limits achieve the goals they set out to achieve is up for debate. Terms limits do not exist in Canada at the moment for elected officials, but if one Progressive Conservative leadership candidate ... Read More »

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Role models for active aging

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 26th, 2014

Remarkable seniors counter stereotypes about the Golden Years “There is absolutely nothing to be said in favour of growing old. There ought to be legislation against it,” Sir Patrick Moore, the late British astronomer and broadcaster, once noted. Charles de Gaulle, the former president of France, was more succinct: “Old age is a shipwreck.” Certainly, ... Read More »

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The Gaza War: A Caucus Race

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 24th, 2014

“They began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over,” as Lewis Carrol put it in “Alice in Wonderland.” He was describing the Caucus Race, but it sounds quite a lot like the Gaza War, doesn’t it? What’s different is ... Read More »

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Lethbridge looking for place at big boys’ table

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 23rd, 2014

Lethbridge, it appears, is starting to spread its wings. As the city nears 100,000 population, a new swagger seems to have emerged. While the various festivals and events like Whoop-Up Days, underway this week, have always breathed a healthy, fun energy into our city, it seems as though there’s a growing sense Lethbridge is capable ... Read More »

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