December 5th, 2016

Opinions

Italy and the ‘I Say No’ campaign

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 4th, 2016

“Today saying No is the most beautiful and glorious form of politics… Whoever doesn’t understand that can go screw themselves.” It could have been Donald Trump before the U.S. election two weeks ago, or Boris Johnson during the Brext campaign in Britain last June, but it was actually Beppe Grillo, founder and leader of Italy’s ... Read More »

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In praise of our caring community

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 2nd, 2016

Local organizations working to help make Christmas season joyful for city’s less fortunate citizens As the Christmas season fast approaches, it’s a good time to pause for just a moment to appreciate the joys of the Christmas season and the amazing blessings we enjoy each and every day throughout the year. As your Member of ... Read More »

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A battle within military ranks

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 1st, 2016

When Gen. Jonathan Vance took over as chief of Canada’s defence staff in summer 2015, he immediately issued new orders regarding sexual misconduct in the military ranks. Termed “Operation Honour,” the new orders stated, “Any form of harmful and inappropriate sexual behaviour is a threat to the morale and operational readiness of the Canadian Armed ... Read More »

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Getting in step with other centres

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 30th, 2016

The phrase is normally used in reference to Canada’s Senate, but on Monday, Lethbridge City Council served as its own “chamber of sober second thought.” Having passed on adopting curbside recycling last January by a 5-4 vote, council had second thoughts about the controversial issue and voted convincingly on Monday – eight to one – ... Read More »

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Good week for people and planet

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 30th, 2016

plans to phase out coal-fired plants will be good for the health of people and the environment Kim Perrotta EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CAPE It was a good week for people and the planet. Last Monday, the federal government announced that it will take steps to phase out pollution from coal-fired power plants across the country by ... Read More »

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The end of the big trade deals

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 27th, 2016

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump announced on Monday that he will cancel the “Trans-Pacific Partnership” on his first day in office (Jan. 20, 2017). That will kill the TPP off for all 12 countries that agreed on it just over a year ago: as Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, the TPP would be meaningless without ... Read More »

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Diversifying Alberta’s economy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 26th, 2016

Carbon tax and corresponding policies spark concerns David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW This past month has been very active both in the constituency and in Edmonton. Throughout the late summer and fall I have continued to work on the committees that I sit on. We have completed a review of the PIPA (Person Information Protection ... Read More »

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Lighting up winter, staying healthy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 25th, 2016

Winter is coming. Happily for us, winter is a great time to be in Lethbridge! Head on down to Galt Gardens; the City of Lethbridge hosted their Bright Lights Festival on Nov. 18 and the park looks amazing. Need more lights to brighten up your winter? Nikka Yuko is hosting their very first Winter Light ... Read More »

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Long road to a decision

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 25th, 2016

Suppose you were driving a beat-up old vehicle with high mileage that was starting to cost you more in repairs than the vehicle was worth. At some point, you would likely decide it was time to replace it – and you probably wouldn’t wait 20 years to do so. The process to replace Canada’s aging ... Read More »

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No revolution in Trump’s win

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 23rd, 2016

In America’s two-party system, not much changes over time Trevor W. Harrison UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Academics, pundits and politicos are still going over the entrails of Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat at the hands of Donald Trump. Poor turnout, complacency and hubris, Hillary’s emails: these are used to explain the Democrat’s loss. Celebrity culture, middle-American angst, ... Read More »

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Student before athlete

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 23rd, 2016

U of L athletes strike the right balance Sometimes in the world of student-athletes, the term “student” receives far less emphasis than the “athlete” part of the name. South of the border, “one and done” athletes who use university athletics as a mere launching pad to the big money of professional sports are commonplace. To ... Read More »

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