January 31st, 2015

Opinions

Expression minus responsibility

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 31st, 2015

Cyberspace often a Wild West of comments Our world is more connected than ever before. In many ways, that is a good thing, as friends can easily stay in touch, grandparents can chat online with their grandchildren and information is easier to access than at any point in human history. With myriad ways to communicate, ... Read More »

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Obama misled on ‘warmest year’

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 30th, 2015

NOAA, NASA announcements of temperature records aren’t supported by statistics Tom Harris INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE SCIENCE COALITION If a public opinion poll showed that the difference between the support for political candidates was less than the survey’s margin of error, most people would understand that the candidates were effectively tied. But when it comes to climate ... Read More »

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Prepare for self-driving autos

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 30th, 2015

News reports tell us automated vehicles are coming, and they could be just a few years away. While the idea of self-driving automobiles sounds like the stuff of science fiction, a new report from the Conference Board of Canada says they could be on our roads by 2020-25, and will bring with them both economic ... Read More »

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Hockey should be a positive experience

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 29th, 2015

There are few things more Canadian than the good ol’ hockey game. But what most fail to realize is it takes a small army of volunteers to make things run smoothly every year, in order for kids to have a positive experience on the ice. Minor hockey organizations in Lethbridge and surrounding areas strive to ... Read More »

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Let’s talk about mental health

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 28th, 2015

Mental health has been in the news lately, and continues to be in the spotlight this week with the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day being recognized today. The fifth annual awareness day is aimed at spurring a national conversation about mental health issues. Six-time Olympic medallist Clara Hughes is the national spokesperson for Let’s Talk ... Read More »

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Giving kids a good start on literacy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 27th, 2015

Reading skills key to success as adults Given the choice between reading a book and playing a video game, most youngsters will likely choose the video game. That’s because of the perception that the video game provides more entertainment. But books can be fun and entertaining, too, and adults – particularly parents – can play ... Read More »

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Political shakeup coming for Greece?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 25th, 2015

“I wouldn’t like extreme forces to come to power. I would prefer if known faces show up,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, talking about Greece’s election. But his hopes for a quiet life will be dashed. Syriza, the radical left-wing party that leapt to prominence in the 2012 election with 27 per cent of ... Read More »

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A hard lesson on world oil pricing

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 24th, 2015

We are advised in financial matters that it is unwise to rely too heavily on assumptions. In terms of investing, we are told there is no such thing as absolute certainty, but the next sentence involves the stock market always recovering, coming back bigger and stronger each time it crashes. We are also told that ... Read More »

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Too much red tape bad for business

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 23rd, 2015

The late Robert M. Schaeberle, former chief executive at Nabisco, once noted, “If we can ever make red tape nutritional, we can feed the world.” As it stands, however, red tape is a source of indigestion for the small business community. According to “Canada’s Red Tape Report,” released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business ... Read More »

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Positives of 2014, challenges of 2015

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 23rd, 2015

January is a good month to look back on the past year and also look ahead to the new one. Alberta saw plenty of changes in 2014, and we will continue to see more in the year to come. Obviously, the biggest change last year was the installation of Jim Prentice as the new premier ... Read More »

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