April 20th, 2014

Opinions

We need a uniquely Canadian network

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 19th, 2014

The last decade has been a rough one for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and the tough times are continuing. Last week, during a town hall meeting, CBC president Hubert Lacroix announced, due to a shortfall in revenue and government funding, the CBC will be cutting $130 million from its budget, eliminating 657 jobs over ... Read More »

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ocal issues taken to Alberta gov’t

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 18th, 2014

April has been another busy month. On April 2, we had meetings in Edmonton with Energy Minister Diana McQueen as well as Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Minister Robin Campbell to discuss the urban drilling issue, the provincial government’s proposed urban drilling policy, and the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan’s direction for land and water use. ... Read More »

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What about the business of governing?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 18th, 2014

The Alberta Progressive Conservative party has a target on its back. That comes as no surprise to anyone who has followed provincial politics. Wildrose party members have been hammering away at the governing party for years but recently, the intensity has picked up. Wildrose critics have held the PCs to the fire over everything from ... Read More »

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Disaster plan only works if it’s used

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 17th, 2014

As severe weather events occur with growing frequency and ring up a rising damage tally, it’s becoming increasingly clear that some sort of plan to deal with the situation would be helpful. Fortunately, a little over six years ago, the federal government, together with provincial and territorial governments, launched Canada’s National Disaster Mitigation Strategy. “Mitigation ... Read More »

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Consumers at market’s mercy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 16th, 2014

Lack of cellphone competition means Canadians pay high prices The wireless industry has been a hot topic in Canada. It would have been difficult for the average Canadian to have not been drawn into the debate in some form, as the Government of Canada and the industry have traded barbs. Government advertising has focused on ... Read More »

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Ongoing battle against stigma of mental illness

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 15th, 2014

Austin Mardon My wife often tells me that we are only as sick as our secrets. If you have nothing to hide, even from yourself, life can be much easier. People are often shocked at my willingness to be so public about my illness. On the one hand, it is nice not having to hide, ... Read More »

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Repairing Alberta’s safety net

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 15th, 2014

For close to 50 years, Family and Community Support Services has provided an important social safety net for Alberta’s most vulnerable citizens. But the safety net is becoming frayed as a result of funding pressures that are only going to increase if the provincial government doesn’t take action. That’s why Lethbridge Councillor Jeff Carlson is ... Read More »

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