February 21st, 2019

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Let it be

    With respect, Ms. Aristone, in her letter of Feb. 8, seems to be chasing down rabbit holes in her search for argumentation. In doing so, she fails to grasp the bishop’s advice and misses my parallel of church shuttering and local plant closures. Both shuttering and closures share in the appearance of disaster, the last [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Thanks to city crews for work in tough conditions

    Last Friday and Saturday (Feb. 15, 16) were miserably cold (minus 20) with bone-chilling wind. Exactly the worst kind of weather to have your water main rupture, as ours did just west of 30 Street West. It’s eye opening to realize just how much day-to-day living involves water. Especially when going from store to store [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Fracking in city limits raises concerns

    We were shocked and outraged to learn of Tamarack Energy’s fracking site on Lethbridge’s westside. We oppose fracking – especially near populated areas – for numerous reasons: 1. Ground and surface water contamination by oil and wastewater laced with toxic metals, chemicals and radioactive substances; 2. Massive amounts of water – 7.5 to 15 million [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Meeting the GHG challenge

    The increase in human population is directly related to an increasing use of energy, fossil energy in particular. This has climate consequences, with significant negative impact on life forms on this planet. Credible sources inform us of the need to reduce fossil-fuel use drastically and quickly. And some are responding to the challenge. The City [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • NDP gov’t can’t claim as much of the credit as they are taking

    I read with interest Lethbridge East MLA Maria Fitzpatrick’s monthly column in the Lethbridge Herald, “Fighting for southern Albertans.” First, I will agree that when the NDP formed the government they were faced with very tough decisions based on the state of one of Alberta’s most important industries, fossil-fuel energy. There are two parts to [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

Opinions

  • NDP handling of public consultation casts shadow over Bighorn plan

    Provincial gov’t showing disregard for stakeholder, public input regarding Bighorn Country Brent Hodgson PRESIDENT, ALBERTA OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE ASSOCIATION For Alberta off-highway vehicle (OHV) users and an increasing number of user groups, municipalities and First Nations to say the provincial government’s approach to consultation regarding public land-use policies has been troubling would be an understatement. The [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Sign of progressive thinking

    U of L’s Destination Project a place where education meets industry Cheryl Meheden Lethbridge might be one of Canada’s driest cities, but it’s soaking in curiosity. As a city with a college and a university, education nourishes us. Learning opportunities spring up in many forms and many settings. They spill into everyday life in our [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Gov’t sustains damaging blow

    Demoting justice minister may turn out to be big mistake When the history of our political times is written, the decision last month to take the prestigious justice ministry from Jody Wilson-Raybould may go down as the Trudeau government’s most calamitous mistake. Even if Wilson-Raybould wasn’t quite up to snuff, even “difficult,” as unnamed government [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Spain and the ‘Catalan problem’

    It’s been a busy week in Spain. On Tuesday 12 Catalan leaders of the attempted secession from Spain in 2017 went on trial in Madrid, charged with rebellion, sedition and the misuse of public funds. And on Wednesday the Spanish government fell when two small Catalan nationalist parties voted against its budget, essentially to punish [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Air traffic reaching new heights

    This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman Since the City of Lethbridge took ownership of the Lethbridge Airport in the spring of last year, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in passenger traffic. A recent report from Tourism Lethbridge shows a 75 per cent increase in passenger traffic. The report compares passenger numbers [...] Read More »

    6 days ago