April 11th, 2021

Opinions

Business executives think Albertans aren’t paying enough taxes

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on February 25th, 2021

It’s all laid out in a report released by the Business Council of Alberta that thinks the government should consider a provincial sales tax and carbon tax. The BCA’s website refers to itself as “a group of over 90 chief executives from across Alberta.” The group includes Tracy Robinson of TC Energy, Tim McKay of ... Read More »

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‘Shop local’ philosophy should include this newspaper

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on February 24th, 2021

On Thursday, Canada’s federal government announced it would make Facebook pay for news content after the social media giant banned users in Australia from sharing news from media sites. The action taken by Facebook is alarming because it prevents its users from getting information from legitimate news sources like newspapers. A strong independent media is ... Read More »

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Council addressing mining, masking and EMS dispatch

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on February 19th, 2021

Chris Speaman – Mayor of Lethbridge Our local and regional economy depends on clean water. At its most recent meeting, Lethbridge City Council voted unanimously to have its voice be heard in regards to any current and future coal mining projects on the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies. Lethbridge is downstream and gets its water ... Read More »

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Politicking in the time of crisis

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on February 19th, 2021

The Alberta government’s Feb. 10 announcement that it was – finally - making use of federal money to top up wages of front-line workers will be welcomed by many. Unfortunately, the nine-month delay in accessing the fund, and the hurried manner in which the announcement was made, raises concerns and questions. The government’s abrupt announcement may ... Read More »

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Vigilance still important during era of COVID

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on February 19th, 2021

COVID-19 is not gone, and with only 12,000 vaccinated in the South Zone, we are a long way from “normal.” It is easy to grow complacent now that some personal services and restaurants have been allowed to re-open for in house dining to think the pandemic has somehow lost its grip. Perhaps it is some ... Read More »

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China wants to prevent feminisation of young males

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on February 13th, 2021

Gwynne Dyer It seemed innocent enough at the start: just a surge in the number of boys coming to school with notes from doctors saying they were excused from playing contact sports. But pretty soon high schools all over China were having trouble finding enough willing young men to make up a football team. It ... Read More »

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Addressing the Coal Policy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on February 12th, 2021

Nathan Neudorf – MLA, Lethbridge East In the recent weeks I’ve heard many questions and concerns voiced about the 1976 Coal Policy. I know the environment and protection of our natural spaces is a very important issue to Albertans and I want to clear the air about what the recent policy updates actually represent. In ... Read More »

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Canada’s greatness lies in our personal potential

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on February 5th, 2021

Rachael Harder – MP for Lethbridge No one can minimize the very serious effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our individual lives, our communities, and the entire country. These are not normal times and the measures that have been implemented to mitigate the harm of the virus have been significant. In the very early ... Read More »

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Vaccinations and a trust in science the path out of the pandemic

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on February 4th, 2021

Linda Silas Canadian Federation of Nurses A COVID-free future is within our reach – a future where it’s safe to hug again and where our smiles no longer need to be hidden behind a mask. To get there, we will need a robust vaccination drive. We will need Canadians to roll up their sleeves and ... Read More »

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Saving wetlands a resolution Canada needs to keep

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on February 3rd, 2021

Amid all the heartening and hope-filled ways Canadians have resolved to make 2021 a year of positive change, one in particular holds water: the commitment to saving our wetlands. Leading up to 2021, the Government of Canada promised to make significant investments in our environment-and in the wetlands that underpin its health. Today, this commitment ... Read More »

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We appreciate the support of those who stand up for us

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on February 3rd, 2021

It was with great disappointment that The Herald had to report this past week that our local elected city council voted to reduce advertising support for the newspaper. We made a strong case. We presented council with different aspects of how the newspaper intersects with the community as a key supporter of local non-profit organizations, ... Read More »

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