January 16th, 2021

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Can a newly-tested vaccine be used?

    Editor Re: Letter I faxed on Jan. 6 and a few dayss later Rachael Harder wrote a column stating the same concerns. Well, I have never met or her talked to her. So you see more people think the same way. If Mr. Nightingale can send his letter and you print it, I’m sure my [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • How much is a life worth?

    A question for Messrs. Kenney and Shandro, “How much is a life worth?” Let me explain. A couple years ago, my wife and I visited family for Christmas, returning to Lethbridge on December 26. I stopped the car and shut the engine off. As I exited the car, my wife asked in a slurred voice [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • We need to look in our own backyard

    The Alberta Energy Regulator informs us that there are eight orphan well sites that date back 100 years and one of them was drilled back in 1911. AER then informs us that there are thousands of orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells and sites that need to be cleaned up. Added to this are [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • The chickens do come home to roost

    Dear Editor: A politician’s most reliable pals are the universality of an electorates short and forgiving memory. In the Jan. 12, 2021 Herald front page item “Spearman wants Shandro fired,” our departing mayor cries he’s “very concerned” that prevailing UCP health minister Tyler Shandro “is not listening”, he “is ignoring best practices” and “choosing to [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Happiness comes when acknowledging others rights

    Dear Editor: Civil war, attacks on democracy, and breaching national offices are often associated with countries of the ‘developing world’. However, what we saw (in Washington) was the population of the “greatest country in modern day history” acting lawlessly. As a young Canadian citizen, I never imagined that my neighbours across the border would act [...] Read More »

    1 day ago

Opinions

  • Arrival of vaccines means we can fight back

    The continued arrival of COVID-19 vaccinations means we are now able to fight back against the pandemic. Almost one month ago, the first Albertan was immunized against COVID-19. Since then, Alberta Health Services (“AHS”) has steadily increased immunizations to take full use of the supply of vaccines in Alberta, beginning with those highest at risk. [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • It’s time for change

    Let me get straight to the point. Canada is standing at a precipice. When it comes to Canada-China relations, inaction and appeasement are no longer acceptable. The Prime Minister’s primary responsibility is the safety and security of Canadians. So, why is he so willing to pacify China and put his own country at risk? Why [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Defending the indefensible

    The recent war between Armenia and Azerbaijan made sense, in an old-fashioned way. The dispute was about territory – borders that were drawn almost a century ago by a Russian dictator, Joseph Stalin – and Azerbaijan had lost the last war and a lot of land. So the Azerbaijanis spent a lot of money (they [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Moving forward with hope after a difficult 2020

    Predicting the future is a mug’s game. No one has a magic crystal ball or even a magic 8-ball to make that future any less opaque. And yet we all look forward to 2021, leaving a mess of a year behind us unloved and unmourned. The challenges we Lethbridge residents faced in 2020 tested us, [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • 2021 social media resolutions

    Some 4,000 years ago, the ancient Babylonians were the first to make New Year’s resolutions, though, for them, the year began in mid-March when crops were planted. Being someone who doesn’t mess with tradition, I’ve made a few New Year’s resolutions regarding my social media. So you can hold me accountable, I’m sharing them with [...] Read More »

    2 weeks 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 »

    1 month 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 »

    2 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 »

    2 months ago