April 24th, 2014

Opinions

Keystone delays create problems

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 24th, 2014

Decision needs to be made on contentious pipeline issue one way or the other In many ways, oil and gas is the lifeblood of Alberta’s economy. Our government coffers fill and empty based on the fluctuating prices these commodities demand, and the value of the Canadian dollar plays a large role in the profitability of ... Read More »

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Curriculum redesign and Alberta math

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 23rd, 2014

Larry Jacobs PRESIDENT, COLLEGE OF ALBERTA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS I appreciate the opportunity to comment on a topic in education that is being discussed in our province: curriculum redesign and specifically the Alberta math curriculum. We are fortunate in Alberta to have an education system which ranks among the top in the world. It is common ... Read More »

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More than just a race

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 23rd, 2014

This year’s Boston Marathon was a showcase of resiliency A marathon is more than just an athletic competition. That was certainly the case Monday with the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. The one-year anniversary of the deadly bombing which killed three people, including an eight-year-old boy, and injured more than 260 others made this ... Read More »

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Taking care of our planet

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 22nd, 2014

Today is Earth Day. Certainly, much has changed since the first Earth Day was marked in 1970. As April 22 approaches every year, people across the globe have an opportunity to reflect on where we are as a civilization, the advances we have made and the work which needs to be done. Here in Lethbridge, ... Read More »

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We need a uniquely Canadian network

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 19th, 2014

The last decade has been a rough one for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and the tough times are continuing. Last week, during a town hall meeting, CBC president Hubert Lacroix announced, due to a shortfall in revenue and government funding, the CBC will be cutting $130 million from its budget, eliminating 657 jobs over ... Read More »

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ocal issues taken to Alberta gov’t

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 18th, 2014

April has been another busy month. On April 2, we had meetings in Edmonton with Energy Minister Diana McQueen as well as Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Minister Robin Campbell to discuss the urban drilling issue, the provincial government’s proposed urban drilling policy, and the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan’s direction for land and water use. ... Read More »

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What about the business of governing?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 18th, 2014

The Alberta Progressive Conservative party has a target on its back. That comes as no surprise to anyone who has followed provincial politics. Wildrose party members have been hammering away at the governing party for years but recently, the intensity has picked up. Wildrose critics have held the PCs to the fire over everything from ... Read More »

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