August 18th, 2018

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • We can’t be blind to history’s truth

    Recently, in response to removing one of John A. Macdonald’s many statues, readers of this paper expressed concern that we must act “before we lose more of our history.” Removing Macdonald’s statue is not a loss for at least three reasons. First, no one has forgotten who Macdonald is. His bust still sits in St. [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • End of Greyhound service will affect rural Albertans

    Greyhound Canada’s decision to cut services in Western Canada this fall will have a major impact on many rural Albertans, contrary to what Lee Harding wrote in his recent guest column (Aug. 11 Lethbridge Herald). Many Albertans – particularly those living in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities – rely on the Greyhound bus service to [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • It’s more than just handguns

    I wish to make a brief comment about the opinion article by Kurtis Bachman of the United Hunters Association (“Are firearms the real issue?”, Aug. 12 Lethbridge Herald). There was a glaring absence to mention it isn’t just “handguns” that is being “targeted” for a ban. Please read the Toronto City Motion and letter to [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Canada losing more history with removal of Sir John A.’s statue

    My ire was raised when the council of the City of Victoria was swayed by a vocal minority to remove the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald for a perceived indignity in the past. Where is the voice of us, the vast majority? Are we so easily cowed, or do we simply not want to [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Wood fire bans important for public wellness

    Wildfire smoke has been blanketing much of our province and city. This weekend has been especially smoky and warm. Birds have been noticeably silent. The air has felt heavy and still, and even trees and other plants seem to have less movement and freshness in this recent period of both dry conditions and widespread poor [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Opinions

  • Ensuring trucks are road-worthy

    The ability of commercial truck drivers to do their job safely has been in the news in the wake of last spring’s crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. As a result, there’s been a push to ensure drivers are sufficiently trained, with both industry and government working to put policies in place to make [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Protectionism on the rise

    Against backdrop of increasingly fraught relationship between U.S. and Mexico, what should Canada do? Steven Globerman SENIOR FELLOW, THE FRASER INSTITUTE The contentious (and sometimes very public) North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations between the U.S., Canada and Mexico likely got more complicated with the recent election of a new president of Mexico. While Andres [...] Read More »

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  • Neighbourhoods influence health

    Design of cities, towns plays large role in health conditions Kevin Lam and Jean Wang EVIDENCENETWORK.CA Since John Snow mapped out the large cholera outbreak in 1854 to where people lived in London, it’s been known that where we live, work and play strongly influences people’s health. The way our cities and towns have been [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Putting local food in the spotlight

    Raising the profile of food that is produced closer to home is the focus of the inaugural Alberta Local Food Week, which is taking place this week across the province. Locally produced food has become more trendy in recent years, aided by the 2007 best-selling book “The 100-Mile Diet” by Canadian authors Alisa Smith and [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Education needed about driving high

    If governments and safety organizations across Canada needed a fire lit under their feet to boost public education around the dangers of driving while stoned on cannabis, Statistics Canada delivered it on Thursday. A survey conducted by the government agency indicates an alarming number of cannabis users with a driver’s licence are toking or ingesting [...] Read More »

    4 days ago