October 22nd, 2014

Opinions

Small business keeps economy humming

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 22nd, 2014

Major corporations may be the big movers and shakers in the business world, but small business is the glue that holds the economy together. That’s why it makes sense to celebrate Small Business Week, taking place through Saturday. Vancouver Liberal MP Joyce Murray hit the nail on the head when she stated in the House ... Read More »

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Shining example of giving back

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 21st, 2014

To say Val Matteotti touched the lives of many in southern Alberta would be a huge understatement. The long-time resident, farmer, businessman and philanthropist died Friday at the age of 101, after a long life of helping those around him, and contributing to a wide range of charitable causes. Matteotti’s name is attached to some ... Read More »

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What’s the secret in Bolivia, Brazil?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 19th, 2014

To nobody’s great surprise, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has won a third five-year term by a landslide majority. It’s no surprise because Bolivia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has tripled since he took office in 2006. The number of people living in poverty has fallen by a quarter, even the poorest now have the right to ... Read More »

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Balancing public safety, civil liberty

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 18th, 2014

Deal with Ebola outbreak a challenge for governments It will not happen here, right? Ebola, a deadly virus which is projected to spread even more rapidly than first predicted through West Africa, is causing great concern a world away here in North America. With cases in Texas, and news almost daily of at least potential ... Read More »

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Council prepares to tackle new budget

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 17th, 2014

This Monday, Oct. 20, city council members will meet as Finance Committee for what will, in effect, be the formal launch of our work to craft a new operating budget for the City of Lethbridge for the next four years. One of the goals in city council’s Strategic Plan is to demonstrate financial stewardship. Some ... Read More »

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Lessons to be learned from Elliot Lake

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 17th, 2014

The report from the Elliot Lake inquiry released this week revealed a litany of incompetence and outright neglect in the deadly mall collapse of June 2012. Commissioner Paul Belanger’s scathing report called to account those responsible for allowing the Algo Centre Mall to rust to the point of collapse in the northern Ontario community, killing ... Read More »

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Fiscal impact of aging population

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 16th, 2014

The effect of the demographic challenge differs between the two main levels of government Jock Finlayson EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT BUSINESS COUNCIL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA An update on Canada’s demographic future from Statistics Canada confirms what is readily discernable through casual observation: our population is growing modestly and becoming greyer at an accelerating pace. Under three different ... Read More »

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Canada needs a child-care plan

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 16th, 2014

The cost of raising a child is expensive. In Canada, it seems each and every year the cost of a wide variety of things needed to raise a family continues to rise. Child care is no exception, as families with multiple young children often find it difficult to cope financially. Successive governments have grappled with ... Read More »

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Drug costs remain barrier to many

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 15th, 2014

It’s been almost two years since a report by the Canadian Diabetes Association pointed out inequity in Canadians’ access to essential medications. The report, called “Common Ground: Exploring Opportunities to Enhance the Drug Review Process in Canada,” found that people’s access to medications depended largely on where they live and their ability to afford the ... Read More »

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Exponential growth of Ebola

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 12th, 2014

Here are two good things about the Ebola virus. It is unlikely to mutate into a version that can spread through the air, as some other viruses have done. And people who have been infected by Ebola cannot pass it on to others during the incubation period (between two and 21 days). Only when they ... Read More »

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