April 18th, 2019


Pendulum swings back

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 18th, 2019

Albertans vote for change – again – by moving back to the right Four years after Alberta’s political landscape was turned upside down in the 2015 election, the pendulum has swung back the other way. Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party, which rose from the ashes of the Progressive Conservative dynasty toppled by Rachel Notley’s New ... Read More »

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New guidelines fail women

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 17th, 2019

Changes in breast cancer screening could put lives at risk Dr. Jean Seely PRESIDENT, CANADIAN SOCIETY OF BREAST IMAGING Changes to breast cancer screening guidelines have been big news since the release of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care’s updated guidelines in December. Women aged 50 to 74 are now recommended to undergo ... Read More »

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Cut energy export shackles

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 16th, 2019

Canada must unlock potential of its energy industry for full domestic, global benefits Stacey Hatcher VICE-PRESIDENT – COMMUNICATIONS CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM PRODUCERS Canada can, and should, supply our responsibly produced energy to the rest of the world. Being allowed to do so would allow us to obtain fair value for our natural resources, and ... Read More »

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Libya: Haftar’s last throw?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 13th, 2019

With Khalifa Haftar’s forces stalled outside the capital, Tripoli, the eight-year omnishambles in Libya is approaching a climax. It’s not clear yet which side is going to win, but at least the dozens of rival militias in the country are now lined up in two recognizable sides. Haftar does have the gift of bringing clarity ... Read More »

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A great event and a great facility

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 12th, 2019

This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman What an amazing event the 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship at the Enmax Centre was for our city. Congratulations and thank you to the organizers, the sponsors and hundreds of volunteers and staff who worked so hard to pull off a world-class event ... Read More »

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Volunteers’ value is priceless

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 10th, 2019

Volunteerism plays crucial role in our communities Sometimes, the gifts that cost nothing are the ones that have the greatest value. Such is the case with the gift of time, which is given every day by selfless people across the country, including many in our own community. These are the people being celebrated this week ... Read More »

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Benefitting Alberta students

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 9th, 2019

Government should create incentive for all education systems in province to co-operate Cathy Hogg PRESIDENT, PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARDS’ ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA Now that Alberta is in the midst of a provincial election campaign, we would like to share our three-point wish list for K-12 public education in Alberta. Elections mean lots of promises and funding ... Read More »

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Hope and fear in Algeria

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 6th, 2019

One of the most popular slogans in the street protests in Algeria has been “Neither beard, nor kamis, nor police.” That needs a bit of translation. “Beard” refers to male Muslims who want to demonstrate how devout they are, “kamis” refers to the costume worn by Muslim females of the same persuasion (from shalwar kameez, ... Read More »

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In the Liberal caucus, justice, truth have no place

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 5th, 2019

Earlier this week, when Prime Minister Trudeau expelled Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal caucus he sent a clear message to Canadians: those who are principled and who speak the truth are not welcome in the Liberal Party of Canada. The prime minister only has use for those who prop him up; not ... Read More »

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Alberta roads need attention

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 4th, 2019

Province can’t delay repairs any longer Ron Glen CEO OF ALBERTA ROADBUILDERS AND HEAVY CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION It’s that time of year again, when the snow and ice peels back to reveal roads that tell a sad story of harsh winters, wear and tear, and in many cases pure neglect. As much as we all complain ... Read More »

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Make good use of right to vote

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 3rd, 2019

Citizens shouldn’t waste their democratic privilege With spring in the air, it’s perfect weather for election canvassing. Regardless of which party you’re leaning toward supporting, it’s important to vote your conscience. There will no doubt be pressure to vote for the candidate with the best chance of success, perhaps compromising your principles to be on ... Read More »

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