August 4th, 2021

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • We need to welcome our Afghan comrades-in-arms

    Editor: It is time for Canada to invoke the name of St. Jude: the patron saint of the lost causes.  In a recent issue, The British weekly Economist diagnosed that the coalition lost the war in Afghanistan and the Taliban will soon retake control of the country. Foreign troops are already moving out after 20 [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Response to COVID by premier a cause for despair

    Editor: Well, we were doing pretty good. After an exceedingly rocky year or so Albertans were getting their shots, the infection rate was dropping and, aside from the apparently uneducable residue of ultra con, conspiracy theorists, paranoiacs, and the chronically delusional, people were beginning to see bit of daylight. Then variants showed up and began [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Younger generation of voters gives hope to the planet

    Editor: Clearly there has been discouragingly insufficient political courage and will to properly act upon the cause-and-effect of manmade global warming and climate change. ‘ Liberals’ and ‘conservatives’ (etcetera) are overly preoccupied with vociferously criticizing one another for their politics and beliefs thus diverting attention away from the greatest polluters’ moral and ethical corruption, where [...] Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Stronger laws needed in fight against drug crime

    Editor: One youth lost two bikes from his backyard in 12 months. Another youth lost a locked bike from a food outlet.  A nine-year-old child saw a male exiting their backyard on a clear afternoon and later found his wagon with items from their shed abandoned down the lane.  Why do these thieves need the [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Education minister needs to listen to Alberta parents

    Editor: How about Jason Kenney’s idea to disenfranchise some taxpayers and just let the constituents who are currently policed by the RCMP vote on whether to keep the RCMP? By that logic, only parents would have a say on whether to proceed with the 2021 Draft Curriculum. Instead, Minister LaGrange is trying to silence and [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

Opinions

  • Rising COVID-19 case numbers make vaccines more important

    Chris Spearman – Lethbridge mayor Thank you to everyone who has taken the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As of Wednesday, 75 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine through Alberta Health Services, community pharmacies and physician clinics. Also, 64 per cent are now fully immunized with both doses. [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Election season on the horizon for Albertans?

    Choosing the right moment to force a federal election is the ultimate in speculative political maneuvering, and Canadian politicians have been desperate to properly interpret these tea leaves since the days of Confederation. More often than not, the political prognosticators fail to locate the pulse of the Canadian electorate, and more than a few campaigns [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Alberta government not interested in stewardship

    While I often spend the cold months of the year wishing for warmer and sunnier weather, I fear Mother Nature may have gone a bit overboard in the last few weeks. It’s been a long time since I can remember such a stretch of hot, dry weather. And now, as is increasingly becoming the norm [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Canada’s clean energy plan must include nuclear

    In 1950, Canada faced a difficult choice between the desire to be a leader in the development of nuclear energy technology and the fear that such technology would bring the end of the world a little closer.  Despite concerns related to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Canada elected to be in the vanguard.  As [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • The case for electric vehicles losing its charge

     I’m not a climate skeptic. As an environmental scientist/engineer by training, I think climate change is real. But it’s like every other environmental issue: a more-or-less routine engineering challenge, rather than a world-altering disaster justifying the fever-dreams of the radical greens.  I am, however, an electric vehicle skeptic. Or, more broadly, I’m skeptical that electric [...] 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 »

    8 months 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 »

    8 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 »

    8 months ago