September 23rd, 2017

Opinions

Sad story of the Rohingya Muslims

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 23rd, 2017

Mansoor Ladha The year 2017 will go down in history as the most devastating and distressing year for Muslims. This is a year marking a significant increase in anti-Muslim incidents, escalation in Islamophobia and open episodes against Muslims, not only in Canada but all around the world. The latest large-scale assault on Muslims has been ... Read More »

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Political ties that bind

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 22nd, 2017

Lougheed, Blakeney friendship helped ensure lasting provincial autonomy John von Heyking and Thomas Kazakoff UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE The relationship between Peter Lougheed and Allen Blakeney demonstrated how consistent trust for one another over a decade’s political enterprise became the foundation for a political friendship, and helped forge Canada as we know it. In his essay ... Read More »

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High dental fees create health crisis

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 20th, 2017

Governments should put more money toward basic dental care Lorian Hardcastle EXPERT ADVISER, EVIDENCENETWORK.CA Last year, a provincial government report found that dental procedures cost up to 44 per cent more in Alberta than in neighbouring provinces. Does this inflated cost have an impact on dental health? You bet. A staggering 62 per cent of ... Read More »

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Running for office a public service

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 20th, 2017

The race has officially begun. With the passing of Monday’s Nomination Day deadline for candidates to file for the upcoming municipal election, the campaign will begin in earnest. And there are lots of candidates for voters to consider. Twenty-nine candidates have thrown their hats into the ring to seek a seat on Lethbridge City Council. ... Read More »

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The coming car revolution

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 17th, 2017

France and the United Kingdom recently announced that they will ban the sales of gasoline and diesel-engined cars from 2040. The lower house of the Dutch parliament has passed a law banning such sales from 2025. India says it will institute a similar ban by 2030. China, the world’s largest producer of cars – 28 ... Read More »

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Reflecting on council achievements

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 15th, 2017

The 2017 municipal election is just a month away, and the term of the current city council coming to an end. This seems like an appropriate time to reflect on the issues we’ve faced and some of our more significant achievements over the past four years. Very early in our term in the fall of ... Read More »

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Appreciating the real heroes

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 13th, 2017

From the silver screen to the television screen, there’s no shortage of costumed heroes to root for these days. Modern cinematic technology has brought a virtual army of comic book superheroes vividly to life, to be enjoyed by everyone from kids to older folks to grew up with these heroes back when they existed only ... Read More »

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Elon Musk’s space dreams

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 10th, 2017

Some other contender for the title of Curmudgeon of the Year may emerge before the end of December, but at the moment it looks like Mark McCaughrean, senior adviser for science and exploration at the European Space Agency, will win in a walk. When Elon Musk unveiled some details of his plan to create a ... Read More »

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Climate: politics or perception?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 9th, 2017

Science points to a need for policy decisions to deal with climate issues Kent A. Peacock DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Last week Hurricane Harvey dumped over 50 cubic kilometres of water on a sadly unprepared Houston. Since then, Irma has ravaged several islands and is plowing toward Florida, with Jose in her wake ... Read More »

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Assuring access to world-class education

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 8th, 2017

Did anyone else notice that the seasons seemed to have changed overnight? The yellowing leaves and dusty (and lately, far too smoke-filled!) atmosphere signal the end of summer, the harvest season and impending winter. September, for me, has also always been a time of beginnings, as students and teachers head back into the classroom to ... Read More »

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Debt load concerns

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 8th, 2017

Compared to news of Hurricane Irma and its potential to devastate South Florida once it finishes wreaking havoc on islands in the Caribbean, Wednesday’s announcement of another rate hike by the Bank of Canada likely attracted little interest among the Canadian public. But it was a sign of possible storm clouds on the financial horizon ... Read More »

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