April 18th, 2019

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Carbon tax isn’t helping Canadians or the climate

    Like many Canadians I’m embarrassed by government corruption, actions or inaction at every level of governance. Not more so than a scam, that in the coming years is going to steal a lot more earnings – doing absolutely nothing to change anything. That scam is the wrongly stated carbon tax. This tax is a job-killing, [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Conversion therapy for climate ‘deniers’?

    Patricia and Tony Pargeter, in their letter “So much for open discussion about climate” of April 4, indicate a recent university panel discussion seemed to be aimed at “reaching the stubborn block of people who do not accept climate change as true, or not ‘true enough’ to require action.” It seems that some believe this [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Changes make small business, young workers the losers

    After reading the article in the Lethbridge Herald dated March 28, “Alberta restaurants struggling with minimum wage, carbon tax,” it reminded me of a recent conversation I had with a local business. I will not name the business in this letter, but I will provide some background for better clarity and understanding. This owner/manager has [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Drug coverage decisions should be made fairly

    Re: Herald story Saturday, April 6, “Taber man fighting for drug access.” Thanks, Marten, for the way you deal with your challenge in life, and your brave appeal to Health Canada to fund cystic fibrosis drugs. After reading his appeal, I have a question for Health Canada. Just wondering, how do you determine, and what [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • How best to protect Crown lands?

    I was quite interested in this news article (“Stronger enforcement needed to protect grazing leases,” March 27 Herald) and it made me wonder what responsibilities are up to the Crown and which are up to the leaseholders. According to the Alberta Grazing Leaseholders Association (AGLA), fence building and maintenance goes to the holder of the [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

Opinions

  • Pendulum swings back

    Albertans vote for change – again – by moving back to the right Four years after Alberta’s political landscape was turned upside down in the 2015 election, the pendulum has swung back the other way. Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party, which rose from the ashes of the Progressive Conservative dynasty toppled by Rachel Notley’s New [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • New guidelines fail women

    Changes in breast cancer screening could put lives at risk Dr. Jean Seely PRESIDENT, CANADIAN SOCIETY OF BREAST IMAGING Changes to breast cancer screening guidelines have been big news since the release of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care’s updated guidelines in December. Women aged 50 to 74 are now recommended to undergo [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Cut energy export shackles

    Canada must unlock potential of its energy industry for full domestic, global benefits Stacey Hatcher VICE-PRESIDENT – COMMUNICATIONS CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM PRODUCERS Canada can, and should, supply our responsibly produced energy to the rest of the world. Being allowed to do so would allow us to obtain fair value for our natural resources, and [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Libya: Haftar’s last throw?

    With Khalifa Haftar’s forces stalled outside the capital, Tripoli, the eight-year omnishambles in Libya is approaching a climax. It’s not clear yet which side is going to win, but at least the dozens of rival militias in the country are now lined up in two recognizable sides. Haftar does have the gift of bringing clarity [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • A great event and a great facility

    This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman What an amazing event the 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship at the Enmax Centre was for our city. Congratulations and thank you to the organizers, the sponsors and hundreds of volunteers and staff who worked so hard to pull off a world-class event [...] Read More »

    6 days ago