June 30th, 2015

Opinions

School’s out; watch for kids

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 30th, 2015

Motorists should be extra vigilant to help kids enjoy a safe summer No doubt, it is a great time of year to be a kid. Here in southern Alberta, the sun is shining, temperatures are through the roof and there is no shortage of things to do outdoors. And with youngsters now out of school ... Read More »

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Monday’s Police Beat column — All crimes matter when it comes to police efficiency

By Lethbridge Herald on June 29th, 2015

By chief Rob DavisHave you been the victim of a car prowler and had loose change, cheap sunglasses or other less valuable items stolen from your vehicle?Has someone stolen a planter or ornament from your yard or vandalized your fence? Did you report it? Many people... Read More »

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We will cause sixth extinction

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 28th, 2015

“There are examples of species all over the world that are essentially the walking dead,” said Stanford University professor Paul Ehrlich. “We are sawing off the limb that we are sitting on.” He was talking about the Sixth Extinction, the huge loss of species that is underway right now. It has been discussed in public ... Read More »

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Politicians must be prepared for scrutiny

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 26th, 2015

The life of a politician is not an easy one. Despite all the stories concerning their high salaries and sometimes generous expense accounts, the level of scrutiny MPs, MLAs and even city councillors are under, is greater today than it ever has been. For those just entering the game, it must seem a little overwhelming ... Read More »

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Friday’s At the Legislature column — Off to work for Lethbridge

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 26th, 2015

By Shannon Phillips, Lethbridge-West MLAAs my first month as MLA for Lethbridge West ended I took a few minutes to reflect on my experience and to look to the future months.My experience of the swearing-in ceremony is hard to put into words. It was such an honour to be there as thousands of Albertans joined ... Read More »

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More spending wasn’t mandate from Alta. voters

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 25th, 2015

Who on earth goes around the country training newly elected governments to behave just like all the rest? That must have been taking place in the last eight weeks. Read through Alberta Legislature’s Hansard for last week and, unless you read the names of the individuals in government, you would think you were reading a ... Read More »

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Cyclists deserve attention

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 24th, 2015

City streets and area highways are getting busier every year. It is a fact of life living in a growing province, as more vehicles are on the road than ever before. As the weather warms, roadways become even more congested with the emergence of cyclists on the scene. And with the increase in cycle traffic, ... Read More »

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Throne Speech portends big blow to Alberta’s investment climate

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 24th, 2015

Fixing a spending problem with higher taxes that erode competitiveness is not a solution Ben Eisen and Charles Lammam The Fraser Institute – Vancouver Alberta’s economy is still on shaky ground as oil prices remain depressed relative to last year’s levels. Against this backdrop enters a new NDP government led by Premier Rachel Notley. While ... Read More »

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Omar al-Bashir and international law

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 21st, 2015

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, facing an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court (ICC) for genocide and war crimes, fled from an African Union summit meeting on Monday before the conference ended. The South African High Court was going to order him arrested and handed over to the ICC, but the South African government let ... Read More »

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Remark a hint at root of problem?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 20th, 2015

Perhaps it was just a harmless slip of the tongue, or perhaps it’s indicative of the sort of thinking that is at the root of the problem. Whichever it was, comments this week by Canada’s defence chief, Gen. Tom Lawson, on the topic of sexual harassment in the military certainly raised questions about the Canadian ... Read More »

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How dads can have positive impact

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 20th, 2015

Father’s Day an opportunity to celebrate what dads do for our families Jessica Schmelzer FAMILY CENTRE – LETHBRIDGE Fathers make a huge irreplaceable difference in the lives of their children. Tomorrow we celebrate you. Happy Father’s Day! Here are a few tips from our Supporting Father Involvement and Triple P Positive Parenting Programs that can ... Read More »

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