March 18th, 2018


Tillerson gone, Trump gains freedom

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 18th, 2018

Trump team being filled with yes-men and women Rex Tillerson did not suffer fools gladly. He called Donald Trump a “moron” in a private conversation after one meeting at the Pentagon, and did not take the opportunity to deny it when a journalist asked him in public. In meetings with the president, he would “roll ... Read More »

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Events bidding right on button

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 16th, 2018

Lethbridge will get another opportunity to showcase itself on the world stage next year. The announcement was made Wednesday that Lethbridge has won the bid to serve as host for the 2019 World Men’s Curling Championship. That follows on the heels of the city’s successful hosting of the 2017 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior ... Read More »

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mart ideas and operating budgets

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 16th, 2018

Last week I was delighted to have been invited to Mike Mountain Horse School to visit with Grade 3 students to see their ideas for city improvements. Councillors Rob Miyashiro and Belinda Crowson also attended, as did staff from our city planning department. We were shown displays of amusement parks, leisure activity centres, health clinics, ... Read More »

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Access to medications isn’t equal

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 15th, 2018

What if politicians had the same coverage plans as food servers? Nav Persaud EXPERT ADVISER, EVIDENCENETWORK.CA Members of Parliament mulling options for publicly-funding medications will likely take their sweet time. There’s no rush for them because they already have the type of access to medications contemplated for other Canadians. While approximately three million Canadians don’t ... Read More »

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Solution needed for rural crime

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 14th, 2018

Rural landowners are feeling under attack. Statistics show that property crime in rural areas is climbing, but rural residents feel powerless to prevent it. At issue is to what lengths rural homeowners can go to protect their property from theft. A rural landowner in the Calgary area, Edouard Maurice, is facing aggravated assault and firearms ... Read More »

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Family-centred literacy approach

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 13th, 2018

Almost nine million Canadians can’t read well enough to perform everyday tasks Erin Schryer and Nicole Letourneau EVIDENCENETWORK.CA Two out of five Canadian adults – nearly nine million people – can’t read well enough to perform everyday tasks. Reading difficulties start early. Children who aren’t reading well by the end of Grade 1 are never ... Read More »

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Italy: the migrant ‘flood’

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 11th, 2018

Lucky old Italy just got two Donald Trumps for the price of one. One of the big winners in last Sunday’s Italian election was the Five-Star Movement, whose 31-year-old leader, Luigi di Maio, has promised to stop sending out rescue boats to save migrants from drowning when their flimsy craft sink halfway across the Mediterranean. ... Read More »

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Alberta economy looking strong

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 9th, 2018

Hello, Lethbridge-East constituents. This past month has been busy with events in the community and I am preparing for return to the Legislature. And with that on the go, Finance Minister Joe Ceci provided the third quarter fiscal update and economic statement last week. I think it is worthwhile to highlight some of those points. ... Read More »

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Mental health out in the open

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 8th, 2018

NBA stars come forward with their personal struggles DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love play for opposing teams in the National Basketball Association. But the two stars are on the same side in tackling another opponent: mental health issues. Recently, DeRozan, an NBA all-star with the Toronto Raptors, spoke publicly about his ongoing battle with depression. ... Read More »

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Tariff talk a big bargaining chip

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 7th, 2018

Threat a part of U.S. strategy in NAFTA talks? Donald Trump is president of the world’s most powerful nation, but he’s also a businessman. It’s the tough businessman in him who was doing the talking when Trump tossed out the threat of tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, then mentioned the possibility of an exemption ... Read More »

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Rural crime a primary issue

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 6th, 2018

David Schneider LITTLE BOW MLA The Legislative Assembly is set to return for the spring session with the Speech from the Throne on Thursday. I, along with all Opposition MLAs, look forward to getting back to debate not only the new legislation, but to engage ministers on issues affecting all our constituents. One of the ... Read More »

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