January 23rd, 2018

Opinions

Will U.S. betray Syrian Kurds?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 21st, 2018

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an angry man at the best of times, but on Monday he outdid himself: “This is what we have to say to all our allies: don’t get in between us and terrorist organizations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted consequences.” That was a barely veiled threat ... Read More »

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City took many key steps in 2017

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 19th, 2018

This week, I had the privilege of delivering a 2018 State of the City presentation to members of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. Although my presentation was aimed at a business audience, I think there are many elements that are of interest to all Lethbridge residents, so I am using this month’s column to share ... Read More »

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Communist takeover in Nepal

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 14th, 2018

The Communists are taking over in Nepal, and nobody cares. Thirty years ago it would have caused a grave international crisis; 50 years ago there would even have been talk of foreign military intervention. Today – nothing. Outside Nepal, it has barely made the news at all. In the grand old Marxist tradition, Nepal’s Communists ... Read More »

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Higher wages mean higher costs

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 13th, 2018

There must be a better way to help low-income earners than by putting squeeze on small-business owners Brian Hancock PUBLISHER, LETHBRIDGE HERALD Before I even get started I want to make something clear: I understand that living off minimum wage is tough, maybe even impossible. $12.20 an hour (before tax) didn’t get you ahead in ... Read More »

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A plan to deal with dementia

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 12th, 2018

Happy New Year! As the new year begins, I am preparing for our next session in the legislature, finalizing the recommendations for the Child Intervention Panel, and preparing a private member’s bill that I hope to introduce. In December 2017, our government announced our Alberta Dementia Strategy and Action Plan. Dementia is a devastating, costly ... Read More »

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Leaders need to lead the way

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 11th, 2018

Change on Parliament Hill to end sexual misconduct must come from top down The suggestion by former interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose that federal political party leaders need to send a message to party members that sexual misconduct won’t be tolerated is good advice. It’s something one might assume shouldn’t need to be pointed out, ... Read More »

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Space 2018: better late than never

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 7th, 2018

New players are setting their sights on the moon and beyond It’s going to be a good year in space, and the new players are aiming high. The Indian Space Research Organization intends to send Chandrayaan-2, an uncrewed orbiter, lander and rover, to the moon in March. In July, Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft will arrive ... Read More »

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Looking back and looking ahead

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 5th, 2018

The new year provides a great opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed and anticipate the year that is to come. The highlight of 2017 was definitely the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday! This special milestone provided an opportunity for Canadians to celebrate and take pride in the country we call home, while ... Read More »

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Trying to ease Korean tensions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 5th, 2018

“Sports and politics don’t mix,” former U.S. Olympian Eric Heiden once said. They may not mix, but that doesn’t stop them from being frequently tossed into a blender anyway. With the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea just over a month away, political efforts are underway to try to ensure the ... Read More »

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Coral reefs and geo-engineering

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 31st, 2017

Coral reefs disappearing rapidly as temperatures rise Whenever I get the chance, I go diving. The whole family are divers, right down to the grandchildren: it’s one of the pretexts we use to get together. And we all know the coral reefs are dying. There are still healthy reefs, and even after they have been ... Read More »

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Revolutionizing the food chain

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on December 27th, 2017

Blockchain would enhance agri-food sector in several ways Sylvain Charlebois SENIOR FELLOW, ATLANTIC INSTITUTE FOR MARKET STUDIES The cryptocurrency revolution has introduced some interesting technology, notably the blockchain concept, which holds great potential for the agri-food sector. Blockchain is a way of storing and sharing information across a network of users in an open virtual ... Read More »

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