September 2nd, 2015

Opinions

Harbour House resources are vital

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 2nd, 2015

The gruesome murder of an Edmonton woman, whose body was discovered last week, hit especially close to home for staff at the Lethbridge and District YWCA. That’s because the victim, Nadine Skow, had formerly worked at the Lethbridge YWCA for several years, serving as supervisor of one of the organization’s youth programs. Thirty-eight-year-old Skow died ... Read More »

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Improved mental health care crucial

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 2nd, 2015

Boosting mental health strategies is imperative both economically and emotionally Austin Mardon and Jonathan Harline The Alberta government came under fire at the beginning of July as the Auditor General announced that mental health strategies developed in 2011 had failed to be implemented. Further, a detailed analysis of the health department had not been conducted ... Read More »

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Voters want a leader with some answers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 1st, 2015

Canadians are being swept up in a federal election tidal wave the likes of which they have never seen. Who knows where they will land? For the first time in a national campaign, three parties are in a dead heat to gain power in Ottawa. For the first time, voters are almost evenly split between ... Read More »

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Global economy: A perfect storm?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 30th, 2015

You know how it is with buses? You wait ages for one, far longer than seems reasonable – and then three arrive all at once. Financial crises are a bit like that, too. The financial crisis everybody in the business has really been waiting for is a “hard landing” of the Chinese economy, now one ... Read More »

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Clarifying CPP death benefit

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 29th, 2015

In response to an editorial entitled “When benefits become burdens” (Aug. 28, reprinted from the Corner Brook Western Star), officials at Employment and Social Development Canada want to ensure the public that the department takes immediate action to correct situations such as described in the editorial. In the case of the senior referred to in ... Read More »

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Parents to blame for kids’ obesity?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 29th, 2015

View of doctors in survey seems a simplistic excuse for complex problem There has been no shortage of news in recent years about the childhood obesity epidemic in North America and beyond. Now we know who’s to blame: parents. At least, that’s the opinion of more than two-thirds of doctors polled recently by SERMO, a ... Read More »

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Important time for consultations

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 28th, 2015

The creation of a provincial budget has been a large part of my work this month. We have been soliciting public input into that document all summer and will present the completed document in the fall sitting of the Legislature. Alberta faces many financial pressures and we must not underestimate the challenges left to us. ... Read More »

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When benefits become burdens

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 28th, 2015

It seems as if the federal government is using the term “benefit” a bit loosely these days, or perhaps it just doesn’t know what the term means. On Tuesday, The Western Star featured a story about Grace Mischaude, who received a $2,500 death benefit from Service Canada after her husband’s death last year. The Corner ... Read More »

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Shooting in U.S. hits home for local media

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 27th, 2015

It happened thousands of miles away, but it hit home for many of us in the media community. A television reporter and cameraman were killed Wednesday in Virginia, as they were in the middle of doing a live hit for their station WDBJ’s morning show. The reporter, Alison Parker, and the cameraman, Adam Ward, often ... Read More »

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Another attack in war on science

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 27th, 2015

Tossing of material from Research Centre library continues a disturbing trend L. Maren Wood LILLI RESEARCH GROUP Like many southern Albertans, I was shocked and outraged to see photos of the Lethbridge Research Centre library literally being trashed this past week. Growing up on a farm near Taber, I heard stories from my grandfather about ... Read More »

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New formula a factor in Whoop-Up Days success?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 25th, 2015

Fair’s large crowds coincided with entertainment change Polls are often criticized. And sometimes the criticism is fair, given they are downright inaccurate on occasion and don’t always properly gauge what is actually happening. A Herald online poll early last week had 83 per cent of respondents suggesting that they would not take in any of ... Read More »

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