March 31st, 2020

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • The many benefits of shopping locally

    My perspective on shopping local whenever possible and especially during what will be an increasingly challenging time for local business and our local economy. (I don’t sell bikes. This is an example, not a sales pitch.) When you buy a bike from a large, multinational, out-of-region online retailer, you: – get a bike. When you [...] Read More »

    35 mins ago
  • Carbon tax increase much higher than we’re being told

    I have just looked at my utility bill for last month, and I see the federal carbon tax has been added. The Government of Canada website states “the average household will see a 13 per cent increase” in their utility bill. They also talk about the amount of the tax “per cubic metre” of gas. [...] Read More »

    35 mins ago
  • Man versus the Earth

    I remember Charles Atlas, a man with the Earth on his back, advertising body-building techniques. That was never my thing, but cleaning the Earth and its pollution has always been a keen task. Lethbridge started a feeble task in recycling with the blue bins, but most things, especially industrial waste, still ends up in the [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • One-state solution won’t work in Israel

    Gwynne Dyer calls for one state for the Arabs and Jews (March 14 Herald). He did not mention whether this state would be democratic or autocratic. The Palestinian Authority is an autocratic state. Its leader, Mahmoud Abbas, was elected president in 2004. Another election was supposed to take place in 2009. This election was cancelled. [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • One-state strategy would destroy Israel

    Re: Gwynne Dyer: “Bibi, Benny, Ruvi and Israel’s future” (March 14 Herald, Page A6) While there’s a virtual consensus for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Dyer’s advocating for the “one-state solution” is being insidiously sold in the language of peace. So why then is the one-state or bi-national solution unacceptable? At its [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Opinions

  • Ease layoff laws during COVID crisis

    Alex Whalen and Niels Veldhuis THE FRASER INSTITUTE Aside from the enormous health-related challenges due to the COVID-19 virus, employers and workers are feeling major economic pain with job loss, reduced income and revenue. The ability of businesses to adjust quickly will be key to stabilizing the economy and laying the foundation for recovery. As [...] Read More »

    35 mins ago
  • The Plague: a few changes

    The COVID-19 pandemic is going to change a number of things in our world They teach you in journalism school never to use the phrase “… X has changed the world forever.” Or at least they should. COVID-19 is certainly not going to change the world forever, but it is going to change quite a [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Weathering the COVID crisis

    Lethbridge residents rising to the challenge Needless to say, I was not expecting to be writing this column in the midst of a public health crisis. But, here we are. As challenging as these times are for our community – for our kids and our seniors and those least fortunate among us especially – I [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Home cooking back in vogue

    With COVID-19, Canadians will be spending more time in their kitchens Sylvain Charlebois PROFESSOR IN FOOD DISTRIBUTION AND POLICY, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY These are unprecedented times for all of us. And frankly, we’re all trying to figure out how to deal with our new lives, even if we know it will only last for a while. [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Virology 101 and COVID-19

    A primer about viruses, how they work and how they’re spread Austin Mardon, et al While many of us are buying supplies and researching best practices for quarantining, COVID-19 is not the only thing that has been spreading. Misinformation about viruses has also been circulating, including the difference between viruses as compared to bacteria. The [...] Read More »

    6 days ago