August 28th, 2014

Opinions

Giving cities more development say

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 28th, 2014

City council has a large role to play in what goes on within the borders of its municipality. Elected officials, and the bureaucrats who help guide them, make important decisions every day regarding commercial developments, roadways and residential projects. All of these important decisions, among many, many others, go a long way in helping shape ... Read More »

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Term limits would offer advantages

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 27th, 2014

Many governments around the world impose term limits on their politicians. Reasoning for doing so is varied, and whether or not those limits achieve the goals they set out to achieve is up for debate. Terms limits do not exist in Canada at the moment for elected officials, but if one Progressive Conservative leadership candidate ... Read More »

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Role models for active aging

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 26th, 2014

Remarkable seniors counter stereotypes about the Golden Years “There is absolutely nothing to be said in favour of growing old. There ought to be legislation against it,” Sir Patrick Moore, the late British astronomer and broadcaster, once noted. Charles de Gaulle, the former president of France, was more succinct: “Old age is a shipwreck.” Certainly, ... Read More »

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The Gaza War: A Caucus Race

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 24th, 2014

“They began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over,” as Lewis Carrol put it in “Alice in Wonderland.” He was describing the Caucus Race, but it sounds quite a lot like the Gaza War, doesn’t it? What’s different is ... Read More »

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Lethbridge looking for place at big boys’ table

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 23rd, 2014

Lethbridge, it appears, is starting to spread its wings. As the city nears 100,000 population, a new swagger seems to have emerged. While the various festivals and events like Whoop-Up Days, underway this week, have always breathed a healthy, fun energy into our city, it seems as though there’s a growing sense Lethbridge is capable ... Read More »

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Work continues to help Fifth On Fifth

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 22nd, 2014

It’s that time of year again when southern Albertans get dressed up in their best Western outfits and spend the week whooping it up! The forecast didn’t exactly co-operate this year, but I hope everyone has had an opportunity to take in some of the festivities. As always, I’m amazed by the number of people ... Read More »

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Politicians on parade

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 22nd, 2014

As expected, they were at the head of Tuesday’s parade. Political leaders – or potential leaders – from all levels of government were on hand as Lethbridge-area residents celebrated the start of Whoop-Up Days. In a way, our parade provides a yearly political snapshot. As elections come and go, those smiling faces are always changing. ... Read More »

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City thrives on volunteers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 21st, 2014

From its earliest days, Lethbridge has been an industrial town. Coal miners and railway workers came here from many nations. And they brought their favourite sports and cultural pursuits with them. Stores, factories, farming and food processing operators followed as the city grew. So did Lethbridge’s recreational and cultural traditions. That legacy led eventually to ... Read More »

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Sometimes you need a witch hunt

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 20th, 2014

Not only were government aircraft operated for personal use, government ministers vehemently attacked the Opposition in the legislature for even asking questions about the flights that the auditor general has now said were unacceptable. Hansard reveals some strategic responses from government. Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose Opposition, asked April 14 for an explanation about ... Read More »

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Ebola fears real, but not for us here

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 19th, 2014

A Hollywood movie is released every few years showing all of the world collapsing from a pandemic caused by some superbug. As much as the Chicken Littles over the past month have been pushing, we’re not facing this with the Ebola virus. If you’re worried about Ebola landing on North American shores, sorry to burst ... Read More »

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