June 18th, 2018

Opinions

The Singapore Summit

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 17th, 2018

If the Singapore meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un had been a zero-sum game, then Trump definitely lost. But maybe it wasn’t. Kim got a meeting with Trump on terms of strict equality right down to the number of flags on display, which is a huge boost for his regime’s claim to legitimacy. He ... Read More »

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Explaining City property taxes

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 15th, 2018

This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman With property taxes due at the end of this month, this is the time of year when residents have questions about their tax bills and how their tax money is spent to provide municipal services. As mandated in the provincial Municipal Government Act, we only ... Read More »

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Defence against cyber attacks

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 14th, 2018

It used to be that countries only had to defend their borders against attacks by land, by sea or by air. Today, there’s a fourth way in which nations and its citizens can be attacked: via cyberspace. As has been demonstrated in a number of high-profile incursions launched through the internet, such attacks can be ... Read More »

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Ethiopia’s magical new saviour

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 10th, 2018

Nobody outside the ruling party really knows much about Abiy Ahmed beyond his official Party biography, but Ethiopia’s new prime minister looks a lot like Magic Man at the moment. Three years of mounting protests have suddenly stopped, the state of emergency has been lifted, and with a single dramatic announcement he has ended twenty ... Read More »

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Working to get pipeline built

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 8th, 2018

While gladly home in Lethbridge for Constituency Week in late May, I was very busy, out and about at a number of events and celebrating provincial government funding for the following groups: LCI to support the purchase of new wrestling mats for the 2019 Rural Championships being held here in Lethbridge; Exhibition Park to upgrade ... Read More »

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How not to fight war on drugs

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 7th, 2018

Wow. SMH. The mayor’s statement on needle debris does not mention things that the City of Lethbridge is doing to eliminate addicts and drugs from our streets (with the exception of the comment about Lethbridge Police Service É thank you, LPS). Almost the entire statement is focused on accepting that there will be needle debris ... Read More »

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Seniors making big contributions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 6th, 2018

Seniors’ Week a good time to recognize all that they do It’s Seniors’ Week in Alberta, and once again, politicians and others are praising our older citizens for the work they did to build the foundations of our province. But the fact is, the contributions of seniors aren’t all in the past. Many of them ... Read More »

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North Korea: could a deal be real?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 3rd, 2018

The summit is on, it’s off, it’s sort of on again. It’s amateur night every night at the White House, and the fate of the U.S.-North Korean summit scheduled for Singapore on June 12 will be decided by the coin Donald Trump flips each day: heads three days in a row means “yes,” tails three ... Read More »

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Carbon tax won’t save environment

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 1st, 2018

But it will kill the Canadian economy Albertans have been paying a carbon tax since Jan. 1, 2017. The provincial government put it in place in order to change people’s habits. The theory behind carbon pricing is that people will consume less fossil fuel because they will feel the crunch of the additional monetary burden ... Read More »

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Seeking answers to key questions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 31st, 2018

AOHVA wants to know how science is being used to make land-use decisions in Alberta Brent Hodgson ALBERTA OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE ASSOCIATION Science-based decisions should be based on relevant science, not opinion and ideology. Science figures prominently in discussions relating to recreation on public lands – as it should. In her January 2017 announcement of the ... Read More »

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New game crosses the line

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 31st, 2018

Violent video games have been around for a long time, but a new addition to the shooting game market is being condemned even before it has been released. The new game, scheduled for release June 6, is called “Active Shooter” and simulates a school shooting. Billed as a “police-response simulation, it allows the game player ... Read More »

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