May 28th, 2017

Opinions

Two bombs, two different reactions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 28th, 2017

There were two bombs on Monday. The one in Britain killed at least 22 people and injured 120 as they came out of a concert at Manchester Arena. It was carried out by a suicide bomber named Salman Abedi and claimed by ISIS. The other was in Thailand, and injured 22 people at a military-linked ... Read More »

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Getting ready for summer in the city

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 26th, 2017

STEP program will once again help students find summer employment Just like that, we are at the end of May. If you are a gardener, you likely have your plants in the ground by now. If you are a camper, you have booked your spots. Kids are getting antsy about being indoors during the day, ... Read More »

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A challenging balancing act

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 25th, 2017

Choosing projects for CIP means tough decisions It’s an exercise not unlike managing your household finances, except that the numbers are bigger. Members of Lethbridge City Council had some difficult decisions to make during the latest Capital Improvement Program budgeting process which was completed Tuesday. More than 100 projects in total were proposed, including $284 ... Read More »

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Lots of life left after age 65

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 24th, 2017

Age 65 is generally accepted as the point at which a person becomes a senior citizen. But these days it’s not uncommon to see people continuing to live active, productive lives 25 years or more past that age. It’s an important consideration as Canada’s seniors demographic becomes an increasingly larger portion of the population. While ... Read More »

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We’re living in preposterous times

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 21st, 2017

All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. The soap opera will continue and no amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best. Even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then. Some of the ... Read More »

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Carbon tax will be costly to Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 20th, 2017

David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW The more that we learn about the largest tax increase in Alberta’s history, the worse the news gets. While this home-grown carbon tax will have no effect on climate, it will pump hundreds of millions of dollars out of our province, even as Alberta weathers a once-in-a-generation recession. Fact is, ... Read More »

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NAFTA must be fair for Canada, too

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 19th, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are coming to fruition. The United States officially indicated its intention to renegotiate the trade deal on Wednesday, marking the start of a 90-day consultation window before formal talks get underway. During the U.S. presidential election, Trump called the trade deal “a ... Read More »

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ackling the problem of opioids

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 19th, 2017

We’ve all heard the very troubling news reports in Alberta and across Canada about the growing problem of addiction to opioids, especially fentanyl. Opioid addition is devastating families and causing an alarming number of deaths among those who – knowingly or unknowingly – make the mistake of using it. The issues associated with opioid addiction ... Read More »

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Restoring the RCMP’s lustre

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 17th, 2017

Older Canadians will remember when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were a source of national pride. Formed in 1920 through the amalgamation of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (founded in 1873 at the North-West Mountain Police) with the Dominion Police, the RCMP served for decades as a respected provincial police force and even saw duty ... Read More »

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Withdrawing from Paris Agreement not enough

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 15th, 2017

To keep commitments, Trump must end U.S. participation in original climate treaty Tom Harris INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE SCIENCE COALITION President Donald Trump must get the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Besides its nonsensical objective of limiting ‘Earth’s temperature’ rise as if we had a global thermostat, the agreement lets developing countries ... Read More »

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The Korean crisis: why now?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 14th, 2017

Apart from Donald Trump’s need for a dramatic foreign policy initiative, is there any good reason why we are having a crisis over North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing now? If the Pyongyang regime is really planning an underground nuclear test soon, as Washington alleges, it will be the sixth bomb test it has carried out, ... Read More »

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