February 22nd, 2020


Letters to the Editor

  • Attracting diversity requires being competitive

    I read with interest Owen Holmes’s letter in The Herald on Feb. 15, “Do we still wannabe like Texas?” He indicates that Texas is getting away from gas and oil as a major growth industry and has become very diversified. Some of the information seems to point in that direction but when I read information [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Why do authorities hesitate to do the right thing?

    Balancing the rights of the individual with that of the group, and the rights of a minority with that of the country, has exerted the minds of professionals and lay people for centuries. Historically, the country comes first regarding national interests. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states: “2. Everyone has the following fundamental [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • New regulations don’t benefit consumer

    For several years now, my local pharmacist has made to prescription a cream that I apply to my feet. A few days ago I learned that he was no longer allowed to do this as all “compounding” had to be done in a Calgary pharmacy. Accordingly, my latest batch of cream was made up there [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • How do I get my city back?

    I know that you’re not Ann Landers, but I’m hoping you can help me mend my heartbreak. The heartbreak occurred when the city I knew and loved was taken from me. How do I get her back? My city had her issues, but she was, for the most part, a beautiful, safe, friendly and clean [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Getting maximum impact from funding

    A just society cares for the weak, including the homeless. Our city is now going to benefit from $11 million to assist in housing some of those homeless. Given our economy, this may be a rare gift and so should be used for maximum impact. We have existing local organizations doing an excellent job in [...] Read More »

    2 days ago


  • The next Russo-Turkish war?

    Russia, Turkey could butt heads over Syrian province Turkey has not won a war against Russia since the 1600s, although there have been at least a half dozen of them. You would think that even the most aggressive Turkish leader would try to avoid another one, but you would be wrong. President Recep Tayyib Erdogan, [...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Opportunities that lie ahead

    Last month, I was delighted to be able to present the Chamber of Commerce State of the City address. This is an event I look forward to every year as it allows me some time to reflect on the achievements, challenges and priorities of city council from the previous year. It also provides a look [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • G7 rank nothing to crow about

    Leading a slow-growth club isn’t a reason for pride Ben Eisen and Finn Poschmann THE FRASER INSTITUTE Recent forecasts suggest Canada may compete with the United States for the top spot in the G7 in 2020 for economic growth. Those forecasts include one from the International Monetary Fund. Political partisans have since flooded social media [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Courts must prevail over protests

    On Thursday, two hereditary chiefs at the heart of the dispute over a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia went to court once again to try and stop the project. They launched a constitutional challenge in Federal Court, arguing that Canada has a duty to meet international targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If they [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • A new Ireland in the works?

    A united Ireland has become a very real possibility Bertie Ahern, who was the taoiseach (prime minister) of the Irish Republic from 1997 to 2008, was a brilliant machine politician, not a nationalist or an ideologist. In fact, if you said the word “principle” in his presence, he might have to look up the meaning. [...] Read More »

    1 week ago