December 6th, 2021

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Canada’s focus should be on climate mitigation

    Climate change is a fact of life – the climate has been changing since time immemorial. Mother Nature does what Mother Nature does and I doubt that mankind can do much to change her ways. Globally, governments have fiddlle-faddled with multiple conferences over the last 30 years in an attempt to modify the climate with [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • CBC article misleading

    Editor: I was recently left completely flabbergasted over a CBC Radio article. The title was “I Rediscovered an old board game during the pandemic, but found that its fans now include hate groups.” As a lifelong player of tabletop roleplaying games, I was immediately intrigued. It turns out the individual writing the article discovered a [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Stephen Sondheim’s connection to Fran Rude and Lethbridge remembered

    Editor: Stephen Sondheim was not just a great artist, he was also a great man. There has been a great deal written about the great Stephen Sondheim who died on Nov. 26 at the age of 91. Most of these articles deal with his greatness as an artist, but there is one story that attests [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Upper Oldman water levels shockingly low

    Editor: Alarmingly, 2021 appears likely to emerge as the hottest year in Alberta’s recorded climatological history, and the upper Oldman River, plagued by drought throughout the past year, is shockingly low.  Unexpected gifts from heaven have injected a faint glimmer of autumn hope. Two significant rainfall events, one at the end of October, another in [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • U of L board needs to stop the cuts

    Editor: I wrote a letter to the ULeth board of governors to address some of the issues I and others are facing, and I thought I’d share here. Dear University of Lethbridge Board of Governors: I really wanted this letter to be an angry, frustration-fuelled list of all the ways you have damaged the institution [...] Read More »

    5 days ago

Opinions

  • When the government spends, you pay

    Rachael Thomas Member of Parliament for Lethbridge Breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day. My go-to menu item is eggs and bacon, or an omelette with a side salad. I love a classic breakfast! I used to be able to eat at a local pub or breakfast spot for as little as [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Mayor looking forward to a collaborative team effort

    Blaine Hyggen Mayor of Lethbridge Lethbridge, I’m listening. Thank you to the residents of Lethbridge for giving me this opportunity to serve you. I look forward to working for you and I’m humbled to be your mayor. I look forward to continuing to give my perspective and commentary in this space as we embark on [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Vaccination decision can’t be politicized

    As another Remembrance Day passes, I hope we have all taken time to thank veterans and recall the sacrifices of Albertans and Canadians who gave up everything, including their very lives, to protect our freedom.  Seventy-six years have passed since the last world war, and now, we find ourselves recognizing the true value of the [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • The throne speech that should be

    Rachael Harder – MP for Lethbridge At the opening of every new session of Parliament, the Prime Minister is given the unique opportunity to share his vision for Canada and what he and his government aim to accomplish over the coming years.  This roadmap comes in the form of a Speech from the Throne delivered [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Some liberty restrictions are justified

    Here’s a common view of liberty right now. Before the pandemic, liberty was valued in society. We could do what we wanted. But now liberty has been pushed to the side. We’re restricted in all kinds of ways we weren’t before, which has put us on the slippery slope to the complete loss of freedom. [...] Read More »

    1 month 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 »

    12 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 »

    1 year 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 »

    1 year ago