July 26th, 2017

Opinions

With right united, what now?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 26th, 2017

New party has much work to do before next election The merger of the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties means Alberta’s political right is united once again. What now? The initial hurdle – and certainly it was a big one – has been cleared with the membership of the two parties voting overwhelmingly on Saturday ... Read More »

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No peace yet in Iraq (or Syria)

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 23rd, 2017

The shooting was still going on down by the river last week when Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi dropped by and prematurely declared that the battle for Mosul was over. He was misled by the various Iraqi army, police and militia units who were competing with one another to declare victory first, but now it ... Read More »

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The issue of Daylight Saving Time

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 22nd, 2017

Albertans have until July 28 to offer their views on the subject Thomas Dang NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY MLA Many Albertans have made it clear that they want to get rid of Daylight Saving Time but now the question is which time zone. One of the things I’ve learned since being elected MLA for Edmonton South-West ... Read More »

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Planning for the city’s future

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 21st, 2017

Long-term planning is critical to ensuring our municipal services and infrastructure continue to meet the needs of our community over the next 10, 20 or 30 years. A new Cycling Master Plan was adopted by city council earlier this week. The vision for this master plan is to make cycling a safer and more realistic ... Read More »

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Moon landing still significant

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 20th, 2017

Event still a symbol of what mankind can accomplish Forty-eight years ago today, science fiction became reality: Mankind set foot on another world. Almost a half century later, the first moon landing remains one of the most significant achievements in human history. When astronaut Neil Armstrong climbed out of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module and ... Read More »

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Slightly ahead of our time?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 19th, 2017

Gary Bikman and Bruce McAllister FORMER WILDROSE MLAS Were we slightly ahead of our time? Or were we the catalyst that brought Alberta the disastrous NDP government and resulted in over 200,000 unemployed Albertans and many more that are underemployed? We may never know. But what we do know is that if we don’t learn ... Read More »

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Paving way for cyclists

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 19th, 2017

Why use four wheels when two will do? Making two-wheeled transportation a more attractive option is the aim of the Cycling Master Plan, which was adopted by Lethbridge City Council on Monday. The plan’s stated vision is to “make cycling a realistic transportation option for all ages and abilities, contributing to our sustainable future.” Encouraging ... Read More »

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Still not the smoking gun

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 16th, 2017

Like the diligent journalist I am, I went online within minutes of the news that Donald Trump Jr. had put “incriminating” emails about his meeting with Russian lawyer and lobbyist Natalia Veselnitskaya on Twitter. I opened the Washington Post site and there, nestled between the paragraphs of their lead story on Trump Jr., was an ... Read More »

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Peace, democracy and academic freedom

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 15th, 2017

Andrew Blair, Ph.D. We Canadians are peace loving. We want our armed forces to be used for defence, and, in certain situations, for peacekeeping. But we do not want them to be used for unnecessary aggression. Most citizens are busy with their everyday lives. We don’t have the time to do careful investigations of the ... Read More »

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Taking action against discrimination

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 14th, 2017

There’s never a dull day in Lethbridge and southern Alberta, and this past month we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. First there’s the story of Ramona Big Head and the very disrespectful correspondence from a former AHS senior representative who used a horrible racial slur. Ms. Big Head is the principal of ... Read More »

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Emergency prep makes sense

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 12th, 2017

B.C. fires show how quickly we can be forced to flee disaster Last summer, the Fort McMurray wildfire was in the news. The fire which burned for two months forced the evacuation of about 88,000 people from the Alberta city and surrounding communities. This summer, it’s wildfires in British Columbia, more than 200 of them ... Read More »

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