February 26th, 2017

Opinions

Famine rears its head again

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 26th, 2017

For the first time in six years, there is famine in the world: a real, United Nations-declared famine, with more than 30 per cent of the affected population suffering acute malnutrition and more than a thousand people dying of hunger each day. And there are three more countries where famine may be declared any day ... Read More »

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Changes mean healthier watershed

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 25th, 2017

Kevin Van Tighem So Brian Jean rode into town recently to see if he could milk some political advantage out of the off-roader uproar over Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips’ decision to make the new Castle parks into real parks for all Albertans. The fact that the protest was in her hometown must have ... Read More »

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Truth in food labels needs work

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 24th, 2017

If you regularly check the ingredients listed on the food products you buy, but have doubts about the accuracy of the information, you’re not alone. According to a new study by Dalhousie University, 63 per cent of Canadians are worried that food labelling doesn’t accurately reflect the actual content of the food. For people with ... Read More »

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Offer your input on Daylight Time

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 24th, 2017

Are you ticked off about Daylight Saving Time? Does it drive you cuckoo, or maybe you want to keep it, hands down? One thing we can agree on is that it is about Dang time to talk about DST in minute detail. Thomas Dang, MLA for Edmonton South West, is holding an online consultation to ... Read More »

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Keeping it fair for the fans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 22nd, 2017

Singer doing his part to battle third-party ticket sellers Have you ever tried to purchase a ticket to a concert featuring one of your favourite musicians or bands, only to see the tickets all snapped up before you could land one? Usually, that leaves two other options – paying through the nose for a ticket ... Read More »

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Resource industry key part of future

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 21st, 2017

John Pundyk A fortunate blend of resources and resourcefulness has brought Alberta and this country to where it is today. We have a lot to be thankful for because it took generations of tenacity and hard work to forge this success. It is easy for some, especially those not part of the recently laid-off energy ... Read More »

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Exploring a Universal Basic Income

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 19th, 2017

There’s a new idea that might be the solution to runaway populism. Well, it’s not that new, really – it has been kicking around in left-wing circles for a least a quarter-century – but it has suddenly gone mainstream. It’s called Universal Basic Income (UBI), and pilot programs to see if it really works in ... Read More »

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Offer input on carbon tax effects

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 18th, 2017

David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW On Jan. 1, Alberta’s carbon tax went into effect. This is legislation that the Alberta Wildrose Party – and indeed all opposition parties – opposed when it was being debated in the legislature last spring. However, it was passed with a government majority and has now became law. Right now, ... Read More »

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Mission to Asia making inroads

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 17th, 2017

This month’s ‘From City Hall’ from Mayor Chris Spearman As you read this month’s column, our Lethbridge-and-region delegation is approaching the halfway point of our 14-day Mission to Asia trip. Two dozen representatives from Lethbridge and our surrounding region embarked Feb. 12 on this journey to China and Japan to pursue economic development opportunities, to ... Read More »

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Door slammed on outdoor pursuits

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 15th, 2017

Off-highway vehicle users helped build trail network Brent Hodgson PRESIDENT, ALBERTA OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE ASSOCIATION Over the past 30 years, responsible user groups, such as the Alberta Off Highway Vehicle Association (AOHVA), invested millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to build trails for motorized recreation in Alberta. We have hauled material, built bridges ... Read More »

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Taking action on poverty

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on February 15th, 2017

The Liberal government is putting the wheels in motion for the planned development of a national Poverty Reduction Strategy. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, unveiled on Monday two initiatives to support the creation of a strategy, with one of them aimed at giving Canadians from coast to coast a say in ... Read More »

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