October 25th, 2014

Opinions

Finding the right health motivation

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 25th, 2014

More research has found that – surprise, surprise – too many of us aren’t exercising enough, aren’t eating a healthy enough diet, and just generally aren’t taking good care of ourselves. The research project from the Conference Board of Canada, released this week, found that, in spite of having more knowledge of what constitutes a ... Read More »

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A day that shook our comfort level

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 24th, 2014

The situation which unfolded Wednesday morning in our nation’s capital was unlike anything generations of Canadians had ever witnessed. As video of the shootout ran on a near-constant loop on television stations, one thought had to cross the mind of many – “How can this be happening here in Canada?” The attacks, which left Canadian ... Read More »

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From the Legislature: By Greg Weadick: Efforts made to create more care space

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 24th, 2014

 Province planning a review of home care capacityOne of the greatest challenges facing any health-care system is a lack of hospital spaces available on a regular basis. Simply put, depending on the demand at any given time, there may be more people who need hospital beds than there are beds.The Alberta government is moving to ... Read More »

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COOL puts Canada at trade disadvantage

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 23rd, 2014

U.S. could choose to ignore WTO ruling Canadians and Americans play nice most of the time. We share a wide variety of cultural and geographical similarities, and in general, enjoy a very cordial relationship. But every so often, something gets in the way. For those of us living north of the border, country-of-origin labelling (COOL) ... Read More »

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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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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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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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