January 18th, 2021


Arrival of vaccines means we can fight back

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on January 15th, 2021

The continued arrival of COVID-19 vaccinations means we are now able to fight back against the pandemic. Almost one month ago, the first Albertan was immunized against COVID-19. Since then, Alberta Health Services (“AHS”) has steadily increased immunizations to take full use of the supply of vaccines in Alberta, beginning with those highest at risk. ... Read More »

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It’s time for change

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on January 12th, 2021

Let me get straight to the point. Canada is standing at a precipice. When it comes to Canada-China relations, inaction and appeasement are no longer acceptable. The Prime Minister’s primary responsibility is the safety and security of Canadians. So, why is he so willing to pacify China and put his own country at risk? Why ... Read More »

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Defending the indefensible

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on January 1st, 2021

The recent war between Armenia and Azerbaijan made sense, in an old-fashioned way. The dispute was about territory – borders that were drawn almost a century ago by a Russian dictator, Joseph Stalin – and Azerbaijan had lost the last war and a lot of land. So the Azerbaijanis spent a lot of money (they ... Read More »

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Moving forward with hope after a difficult 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on January 1st, 2021

Predicting the future is a mug’s game. No one has a magic crystal ball or even a magic 8-ball to make that future any less opaque. And yet we all look forward to 2021, leaving a mess of a year behind us unloved and unmourned. The challenges we Lethbridge residents faced in 2020 tested us, ... Read More »

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2021 social media resolutions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on December 31st, 2020

Some 4,000 years ago, the ancient Babylonians were the first to make New Year’s resolutions, though, for them, the year began in mid-March when crops were planted. Being someone who doesn’t mess with tradition, I’ve made a few New Year’s resolutions regarding my social media. So you can hold me accountable, I’m sharing them with ... Read More »

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Seeking leadership for a brighter tomorrow for Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on December 30th, 2020

Dear Premier Kenney, I ain’t no kid. I’m retired. I write in request for action, and do this on behalf of future generations. I write, too, in the hope of seeing Alberta demonstrate leadership that, founded in its current wealth, enables the province to transition through tough times and create a brighter tomorrow. What you ... Read More »

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Underpants, beards and consonants

By Lethbridge Herald on December 26th, 2020

Surely you don’t want to read about the new, faster-spreading variant of the coronavirus today, or the fourth Israeli election in two years, and I certainly don’t want to write about them. So here are a few matters of lesser import, culled from yesterday’s media. First, we have a transcript of the phone call made ... Read More »

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Celebrating the difference makers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on December 24th, 2020

As I sit down to write this column, the thought that keeps running through my head is “well, we finally made it.” There can be absolutely no doubt that 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for our community and for our province. You’ve heard from me in this space before about the challenges facing ... Read More »

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Alberta’s Crown land vision

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on December 23rd, 2020

For those who call Alberta home, we are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. It doesn’t matter where you hang your hat in this great province. Whether you live in the south along the wide open prairies, the north under the huge boreal forest or near the iconic ... Read More »

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‘Arab Winter’ and democracy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on December 19th, 2020

Ten years ago this week Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor in Tunisia, set himself alight in front of a government building in rage at the corrupt dictatorship that had ruined his young life. His sacrifice wakened hope in millions of others – but then half a million of them also died, although not at their ... Read More »

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2020 was a year of challenges

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on December 18th, 2020

Well, this year was certainly unlike any other. The COVID-19 pandemic created an entirely new set of challenges in 2020 and some will continue to have effects for years to come. City council understands the hardships this has put on everyone. We are very aware of the economic uncertainty that many in our community are ... Read More »

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