November 1st, 2014

Opinions

Rail safety rules only as good as enforcement

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 1st, 2014

The federal government unveiled a new set of rail safety rules Wednesday in response to the series of railway incidents that included the deadly Lac-MŽgantic derailment of 2013. The announcement follows the final report resulting from the Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into the July 2013 disaster which saw an unattended train loaded with crude oil ... Read More »

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Seniors’ centres play valuable role

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 31st, 2014

Like a number of other non-profit organizations in Alberta, seniors’ centres are finding themselves in a predicament because of cuts to funding they previously received from the province. Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre, one of Lethbridge’s two seniors organizations, has appealed to city council for $75,000 in annual funding to replace the money that was lost as ... Read More »

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Tories show they know how to win

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 30th, 2014

The more things stay the same, the more things stay the same. The old saying does not go quite like that but in Alberta, it could be the provincial motto. On Monday, four byelections throughout the province meant Albertans had an opportunity to either continue to support the party which has ruled them for over ... Read More »

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Schools reflect growing diversity

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 29th, 2014

Local schools helping to create more inclusive communities Creating inclusive communities is more than a simple catch phrase today. Inclusion is a word you hear more and more often, no matter where you go, as towns, cities, schools and workplaces change and adapt with the times. Even five or 10 years ago, and certainly farther ... Read More »

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Is job denial over tattoos, piercings discrimination?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 28th, 2014

Look at your friends, observe people on the street, flip on a television screen, and you will likely see a person who is inked up or has a piercing of some sort. What was once the domain of sailors, bikers and sideshow performers, body modification has taken off and has, dare we say it, become ... Read More »

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Oil: Blindsided by technology

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 26th, 2014

“The price of oil will hit its floor and it will rise again,” President Nicolas Maduro assured Venezuelans, whose shaky economy depends critically on a high oil price. “Venezuela will continue with its social plans. Venezuela will move forward.” No it won’t, and neither will Russia, Iran, or Nigeria. The only major oil exporters that ... Read More »

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Finding the right health motivation

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 25th, 2014

More research has found that – surprise, surprise – too many of us aren’t exercising enough, aren’t eating a healthy enough diet, and just generally aren’t taking good care of ourselves. The research project from the Conference Board of Canada, released this week, found that, in spite of having more knowledge of what constitutes a ... Read More »

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A day that shook our comfort level

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 24th, 2014

The situation which unfolded Wednesday morning in our nation’s capital was unlike anything generations of Canadians had ever witnessed. As video of the shootout ran on a near-constant loop on television stations, one thought had to cross the mind of many – “How can this be happening here in Canada?” The attacks, which left Canadian ... Read More »

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From the Legislature: By Greg Weadick: Efforts made to create more care space

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 24th, 2014

 Province planning a review of home care capacityOne of the greatest challenges facing any health-care system is a lack of hospital spaces available on a regular basis. Simply put, depending on the demand at any given time, there may be more people who need hospital beds than there are beds.The Alberta government is moving to ... Read More »

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COOL puts Canada at trade disadvantage

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 23rd, 2014

U.S. could choose to ignore WTO ruling Canadians and Americans play nice most of the time. We share a wide variety of cultural and geographical similarities, and in general, enjoy a very cordial relationship. But every so often, something gets in the way. For those of us living north of the border, country-of-origin labelling (COOL) ... Read More »

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