November 24th, 2017

Opinions

Get ready to light up the darkness

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 24th, 2017

Happy November! Winter is in full swing now, and there are just a few weeks left until the end of the year. Happily for us, Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is here to light up the darkness. In what has become an annual event, the Winter Lights Festival is running through December and January, with the ... Read More »

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Pipelines still have key role to play

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 22nd, 2017

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley welcomed the decision Monday by Nebraska’s Public Service Commission to give the go-ahead to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project slated to run through the state. Notley said the decision is another step in Alberta’s efforts to get its oil to world markets. But that’s just one victory. Notley pointed to ... Read More »

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Bill 24 offers illusion of freedom

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 22nd, 2017

John Sikkema ASSOCIATION FOR REFORMED POLITICAL ACTION Bill 24, which passed into law on Nov. 15, makes children kings and queens. Schools are their castles, safe spaces from parental authority, and school staff their servants and advisers. Bill 24 demands school principals “immediately grant permission” for any “voluntary student organization” (i.e. club) or any “activity” ... Read More »

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Curiosity: A value add for Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 21st, 2017

Elizabeth Cannon, Mike Mahon and David Turpin Where will the next important research breakthrough come from? How will it revolutionize the way we live or work? It is impossible to predict. We can only be sure of where the journey begins: with a curious researcher testing and analyzing new, untried ideas and theories. Albert Einstein ... Read More »

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All quiet on the climate front

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 19th, 2017

“Promoting coal at a climate summit is like promoting tobacco at a cancer summit,” said Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, but President Donald J. Trump did exactly that. He sent a team of American diplomats and energy executives to the annual world climate summit, being held this year in Bonn, Germany, to extol ... Read More »

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Raising awareness of Lethbridge

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 17th, 2017

This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman New city council making progress In the month of November, we remember those who served and sacrificed for our country. I would like to thank all those who organized, participated in and attended local Remembrance Day events this year. On behalf of the citizens of ... Read More »

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Ensure treatment access for diabetics

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 15th, 2017

Tuesday was World Diabetes Day, recognizing a health problem that affects close to one in 10 Canadians. It’s estimated that by 2025, the condition will affect five million Canadians, or just over 12 per cent of the population. And that doesn’t include the estimated 22 per cent of Canadians who have prediabetes conditions. This is ... Read More »

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Not helping the middle class

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 15th, 2017

81 per cent of middle-class families paying more in taxes Charles Lammam DIRECTOR OF FISCAL STUDIES, THE FRASER INSTITUTE A semantic sleight of hand can’t hide the damage federal tax policy changes have had on Canada’s middle class. In a recent commentary in the Financial Post, Simon Fraser University professor Rhys Kesselman criticized the Fraser ... Read More »

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New vision needed for Waterton

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 14th, 2017

Al Lubkowski As a former townsite planner for Parks Canada, I disagree with Parks Canada’s current plans to build an interpretive building in the Watertown townsite. I would be more supportive if traffic and parking issues were first solved. And even more supportive if this building were to be located outside the townsite in conjunction ... Read More »

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Why China won’t budge on N. Korea

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 12th, 2017

China doesn’t want to see another Communist regime go down Over the next few days (as of this writing), Donald Trump will be visiting the leaders of Japan, South Korea and China, and the same topic will dominate all three conversations: North Korea. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in will ... Read More »

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Taking action against family violence

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 10th, 2017

This month’s ‘At The Legislature’ column by MLA Maria Fitzpatrick The first time he hit me, I said to myself, “he had a bad day.” But I don’t know how many times he hit me or did other things before I realized this was family violence, that what I was experiencing was abuse – and ... Read More »

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