April 21st, 2015

Opinions

Protecting our food foundation

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 21st, 2015

Spring has arrived and that means across the country, farmers will be preparing their fields for another growing season. In spite of Canada’s vast, wide-open spaces, there’s really only a small percentage of land that is suitable for agriculture – about five per cent, according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – and even what we ... Read More »

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What to do about killer robots?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 19th, 2015

“Killer Robots” is a dreadful name, don’t you think? It reminds you of the killing machines in the “Terminator” series and the “Battle Droids” of “Star Wars”. “Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems” is a much classier name, and the acronym is even better: LAWS. So the international conference that opened at the United Nations Geneva office ... Read More »

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Measuring job skills is important

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 18th, 2015

Any time a business hires an employee – or a consumer pays to have work done by a business – it’s important that the worker actually has the skills needed to do the work competently. But how do we go about measuring those skills? A new report from the Canada West Foundation, “Competence is the ... Read More »

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uch accomplished, still more to do

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 17th, 2015

As we on city council approach the halfway point of our term later this year, we will be dedicating time to take stock of what we’ve accomplished so far as well as the important work that remains to be done. Almost a year has passed since we formally approved the City Council 2014-17 Strategic Plan, ... Read More »

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Seniors strategy a good idea

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 17th, 2015

The call is growing for a national seniors strategy in Canada, and those spearheading the push are hoping to engage citizens in helping to make it happen. A new report released Wednesday by the Conference Board of Canada highlights the need for governments at all levels to work together in tackling the challenges facing Canadian ... Read More »

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Playoff fever rages in Canada

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 16th, 2015

Canadian content in Stanley Cup playoffs good for the country, good for the game Hockey fans across Canada were glued to their televisions last night. As the National Hockey League playoffs kicked off, fans in markets across the country experienced something a little different – a sense of hope. With five Canadian teams in the ... Read More »

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Saying thanks to our volunteers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 14th, 2015

Toss a stone into a pool of water and the ripples fan outward, producing an influence that extends far beyond the stone’s initial point of contact. So it is with volunteering, says Volunteer Canada. When people volunteer, there is not only an immediate impact on the individuals who benefit directly from those volunteer efforts, but ... Read More »

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BRICS not matching expectations

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 12th, 2015

Brazil, Russia not keeping up with earlier economic predictions “The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable,” said John Kenneth Galbraith, the wisest American economist of his generation. (“A paltry honour,” he would have murmured.) But you still can’t resist wondering when the Chinese economy will be bigger than the U.S. ... Read More »

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Terry Fox an enduring hero

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 11th, 2015

It was 35 years ago tomorrow, on April 12, that Terry Fox began the journey that would make his name known – and remembered – across the country and beyond. On that day in 1980 – it was a Saturday – the curly-haired 21-year-old from Port Coquitlam, B.C., dipped the foot of his artificial leg ... Read More »

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All the election details you need

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 10th, 2015

Herald website carries full package of election information Voter turnout has not exactly been high recently. Whether it has been a municipal, provincial or federal election, people have stayed away from the voting booths in droves. Albertans, when questioned about why they do not cast a vote, often have a simple response – “I didn’t ... Read More »

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Caregivers could use more support

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 9th, 2015

The growing number of Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is putting an increasing burden on caregivers. It’s with that in mind that the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Caregiver Coalition used the opportunity of National Family Caregiver Day, on Tuesday, to not only recognize the contribution of caregivers across the ... Read More »

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