April 14th, 2021

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Attacks on K-6 curriculum are partisan

    The ferocity of attacks against the Alberta K-6 curriculum is due partly to their partisan nature. The critics are largely connected to the previous NDP government: with that government out of office, they – including the ATA as a whole – were locked out of the curriculum development process. They could be expected to say [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Volunteer Week celebrates efforts of those who support our communities

    Editor: Every year we dedicate a little time to highlight and honour individuals and groups who seek to make the world a better, brighter place. This year is no exception, although we aim to be louder and bolder than ever before when we praise and recognize the millions of people around the globe who are [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Hope is not an actual plan

    You’ve seen the ad. One young man, a Questrade investor, has invited his friend to his apartment. The envious guest says he hopes he can afford a down-payment someday. The investor-bro says, “Dude, c’mon. Hope is not a plan.” (Cue the Questrade logo.) Perhaps he could sit down with Premier Kenney. Following yet another humiliating [...] Read More »

    1 hour ago
  • Location matters for facility to help addicts and homeless

    Editor: The Mustard Seed (MS) has twice tried to set up services in Lethbridge and twice has been defeated. For many, this was welcome news. While we recognize the importance of helping the homeless, drug addicts and alcoholics it’s important to ensure that whatever organization comes in, that we don’t end up with variations of [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Justice minister needs to cool it on threats

    Editor: To Kaycee Madu re: “Justice Minister Kaycee Madu says he is prepared to follow through on a threat to disband the Lethbridge police if changes are not made.” I suggest that such threatening remarks, especially from a Minister of Justice, are not acceptable. Last year, as Minister of Justice you made some harsh and [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Opinions

  • Business executives think Albertans aren’t paying enough taxes

    It’s all laid out in a report released by the Business Council of Alberta that thinks the government should consider a provincial sales tax and carbon tax. The BCA’s website refers to itself as “a group of over 90 chief executives from across Alberta.” The group includes Tracy Robinson of TC Energy, Tim McKay of [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • ‘Shop local’ philosophy should include this newspaper

    On Thursday, Canada’s federal government announced it would make Facebook pay for news content after the social media giant banned users in Australia from sharing news from media sites. The action taken by Facebook is alarming because it prevents its users from getting information from legitimate news sources like newspapers. A strong independent media is [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • Politicking in the time of crisis

    The Alberta government’s Feb. 10 announcement that it was – finally - making use of federal money to top up wages of front-line workers will be welcomed by many. Unfortunately, the nine-month delay in accessing the fund, and the hurried manner in which the announcement was made, raises concerns and questions. The government’s abrupt announcement may [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • Vigilance still important during era of COVID

    COVID-19 is not gone, and with only 12,000 vaccinated in the South Zone, we are a long way from “normal.” It is easy to grow complacent now that some personal services and restaurants have been allowed to re-open for in house dining to think the pandemic has somehow lost its grip. Perhaps it is some [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • Council addressing mining, masking and EMS dispatch

    Chris Speaman – Mayor of Lethbridge Our local and regional economy depends on clean water. At its most recent meeting, Lethbridge City Council voted unanimously to have its voice be heard in regards to any current and future coal mining projects on the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies. Lethbridge is downstream and gets its water [...] Read More »

    2 months ago

Roast and Toast

  • Roasted & Toasted – December 8, 2020

    ROAST: To city council for wanting to cut police funding: We need all the police we can get to patrol all streets in Lethbridge to control the crime rate. More police on the streets and less criminals. One way to do this is when you have extra money don’t build or renovate any arts centre, [...] Read More »

    4 months ago
  • Roast and Toast – December 1, 2020

    TOAST: On behalf of many, I’d like to express sincere appreciation to the lovely little musical family who provides All Saints parishioners with a number of uplifting spiritual pieces at the Sunday morning Mass. While singing is not allowed during these COVID-19 days, their music feeds our hearts and our souls as we offer up [...] Read More »

    4 months ago
  • Roast and Toast – November 24, 2020

    TOAST: To the Blood Tribe for sponsoring the COVID commercials. More people need to pay attention. ROAST: Wow. Do as I say, not as I do. Re: Turning Point photo opp at city hall in Lethbridge Herald, Nov. 17, page A2. Great to see all wearing masks but what happened to social distancing. All of [...] Read More »

    5 months ago