June 17th, 2019

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • MP protesting an imaginary problem

    Ms. Harder goes on at length to protest about an imaginary problem. All any doctor has to do when faced with a request from a patient wishing to avail themselves of an entirely legal process, namely, medical aid in dying, is to supply them with a telephone number or an email address of the local [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Elder abuse still rampant

    Stories about seniors and elders being attacked and abused are becoming more prevalently reported in The Lethbridge Herald. Situations described are obviously abusive toward seniors; however, no charges specifically related to elder abuse are being laid against the abusers. Other charges may be laid – assault causing bodily harm, being disguised with intent, housebreaking to [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Photo radar a cash cow or speeding deterrent?

    As one who has received my share of photos, I had to speak out. Currently, there seems to be literally dozens of construction sites on busy roads, main arteries. If photo radar really is a safety device meant to deter speeders, wouldn’t it make sense to have these stationed in those areas with reduced speed [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • First, explore human intelligence

    A recent hot topic is artificial intelligence and its development for humanity. I am curious, how do we define intelligence? To what do we apply it – physical, emotional, political, ethical? Before we hope to explore artificial intelligence (AI), maybe we should fully explore human intelligence. Are we just looking for someone else to blame [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Easy way out comes at a cost

    -Recent news that city council voted to have the downtown YMCA demolished comes as no surprise. Once again City admin has influenced the decision and like sheep, most of council went along with it. Councillors who voted for demolition seem to forget that admin has made many mistakes over the years including allowing the Y [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Opinions

  • Trump, tariffs and how to start a war

    The best way to deal with Donald Trump, especially if you are a foreign government negotiating trade issues, is to give him a little win. It doesn’t have to be big and important; he’s mainly interested in declaring a triumph, and he’ll supply the hot air to inflate your little concession into an allegedly major [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Canada falling behind other countries on corporate accountability

    Penelope Simons Faculty of Law University of Ottawa Earlier this year, Canadians were given a behind-the-scenes view on attempts by the federal government to ensure that SNC-Lavalin would escape potential criminal liability under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. What may be less clear is that the government’s stance in this case is reflective [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Just the facts, please

    Fact or fiction? Some politicians have “a way with words,” putting forth their opinions as if they were verifiable facts. Then there’s Donald Trump. People who put any stock in what he’s saying know how he invents “facts” at the drop of a hat, then layers more misinformation on top later on. Fortunately, many of [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Consumers could lose in airline sale

    That Air Canada is looking to buy Air Transat should have us all concerned and another passenger bill of rights may not actually mean getting compensation. Competition has a significant impact on prices and Canadians have Air Transat to thank for reducing airfares and making flights more affordable for many. In addition to Air Canada [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Alta. can benefit from plastic ban

    We’ve grown to love them. Plastic, in all its many forms, has been part of our lives for many generations. Way back at the start of the 20th century, electricians and others began using Bakelite for insulators and other safety-related applications. PVC pipes were introduced in the 1930s, and the invention of polystyrene came nearly [...] Read More »

    5 days ago