April 28th, 2017

Opinions

Gardening, food and child care

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 28th, 2017

It’s official: Spring is here. Like many of you, I am eagerly planning this year’s garden and getting ready to put plants in the ground come May. Maybe some vegetables, maybe some flowers; with our fantastic growing conditions we have plenty of options for our Lethbridge gardens. We also have incredible growers nearby, so whatever ... Read More »

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Thanks to all those who volunteer

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 26th, 2017

The spotlight is on Canada’s army of unsung heroes this week during National Volunteer Week. According to Statistics Canada figures, approximately 13 million Canadians are involved in volunteering each year, contributing close to two billion hours of their time (as of 2013 numbers). That’s an astounding contribution, one which would leave an enormous and devastating ... Read More »

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Corporate exploitation pervasive

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 26th, 2017

Al Barnhill What makes this subject so timely is the exposure of the flagrant abuses of corporate power by airlines and banks. The United Airlines incident of abusively “bumping” a doctor from a flight is a dramatic example of such an industry practice. More recently, Air Canada took a crying 10-year-old boy off of a ... Read More »

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Bridge-building is needed between cultures in Canada

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 24th, 2017

Quebec massacre should be a signal to take positive action Mansoor Ladha It’s very sad and depressing to learn that there has been an increase in incidents of racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Alberta. A number of high-profile incidents have been reported recently, which included anti-Muslim and anti-Holocaust posters, racist graffiti in LRT stations, a ... Read More »

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More power for Erdogan

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 23rd, 2017

“The office of the President of the Reich is unified with the office of the Chancellor. Consequently all former powers of the President of the Reich are demised to the FŸhrer and Chancellor of the Reich Adolf Hitler. He himself nominates his substitute. Do you, German man and German woman, approve of this regulation provided ... Read More »

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apital projects a challenging process

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 21st, 2017

The capital budget is a key instrument that city council has for setting out our community’s priorities for capital projects and how they will be paid for in coming years. A fundamental philosophy in our capital budgeting is that we first ensure we take care of what we own before we think about funding things ... Read More »

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Kids need more time in nature

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 20th, 2017

Research shows children benefit from connection with nature Leading up to annual Earth Day on Saturday, Vancouver is playing host to a conference this week that aims to get children out of the house and into nature. The Children & Nature Network International Conference features more than 850 international leaders and activists from 22 countries ... Read More »

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Solar technology making a difference

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 19th, 2017

Shannon Phillips ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT MINISTER Alberta’s towns, counties stretching dollars with solar You could be forgiven for comparing Alberta municipalities’ efforts to stretch a dollar to ancient alchemists’ quest for gold. Both involve a little magic, at least metaphorically. One tool the alchemists didn’t have was solar technology. While it won’t make gold, solar does ... Read More »

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MGA changes fall short of needs

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 19th, 2017

Environmental protection is one of the focuses of proposed changes to the province’s Municipal Government Act. However, it seems to fall short of giving communities the authority to protect the environment from oil and gas drilling. That would likely be considered a shortcoming for local residents who were against a proposed oil drilling project in ... Read More »

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Who really orchestrated chemical weapons attack?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 17th, 2017

Donald Trump has spent a lot of time in the courts, so he must be familiar with the legal concept of “cui bono” – “who benefits?” When a crime is committed, the likeliest culprit is the person who benefited from the deed. But he certainly did not apply that principle when deciding to attack a ... Read More »

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Funds to improve life for residents

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 14th, 2017

As always, it has been another busy month both in the Legislature and in Lethbridge. Apart from being in session, estimates are underway, along with meetings for the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention, and Finance Minister Joe Ceci introduced the budget on March 16. Our government is working to make life better for Albertans, and ... Read More »

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