January 24th, 2022

Opinions

Mayor Hyggen hopeful for a much brighter 2022 for Lethbridge and all its residents

By Lethbridge Herald on January 21st, 2022

Blaine Hyggen – Mayor of Lethbridge Welcome to the first Mayor’s Column of 2022 and thank you for continuing to read this monthly update from City Hall! Earlier this week, Lethbridge City Council this had its first full formal meeting of the year – and we had a big item to share. Council approved its Gateway ... Read More »

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Who are the greatest? Here are the choices of our board

By Lethbridge Herald on January 15th, 2022

ALTA. NEWSPAPER GROUP EDITORIAL BOARD As we turn the calendar over to what promises to be a better year in 2022 (knock on wood), Alberta Newspaper Group is introducing a new entity: the ANG Editorial Board.  The ANG Editorial Board’s (ANGEB) primary objective is to work together to provide a monthly editorial that will engage ... Read More »

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Justice won’t be visible to Albertans when the process is hidden

By Lethbridge Herald on January 14th, 2022

STEPHEN KIRK – GUEST COLUMN Recent changes arriving within phase 2 of the Alberta Provincial Administrative Penalties Act seek to eliminate the public’s right to challenge traffic charges in open court. Doing so effectively reinforces the current government’s fiscal bottom line securing a lucrative income source through the implementation of what is merely a poorly ... Read More »

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Alberta economy and job growth picking up steam

By Lethbridge Herald on January 14th, 2022

NATHAN NEUDORF – MLA for Lethbridge East First, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! I can’t think of a time when a fresh start was needed more, and I’m confident that 2022 is our year. I know I’m not the only one hoping that we will finally ‘get past’ COVID ... Read More »

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Russian fears of encirclement have some justification

By Lethbridge Herald on January 13th, 2022

LETHBRIDGE EDITORIAL BOARD As most of us sat down for the holiday season ensconced in the warmth of hearth and home, in another part of the world a massive Russian troop build up on the Ukrainian frontier appeared to be a harbinger of things to come, and drifting inexorably towards war. This week Russia and ... Read More »

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When the Ivy Tower is a fishing hole

By Lethbridge Herald on January 12th, 2022

OUR UNIVERSITY Daniel O’Donnell One of the great things about being president of the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association (ULFA) is the people you meet.  Normally when you are a professor, you work with people who are interested in the same topics you are. Physicists work with other physicists, historians work with other historians, sociologists ... Read More »

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The voices of rural Albertans matter

By Lethbridge Herald on January 8th, 2022

Dr. Angela Grace – guest columnist Dear rural Albertans: As a rural Alberta-raised girl, I know what it is like to have one school, one hospital, and a single RCMP detachment in the area, or perhaps a couple within a reasonable driving distance.  We make do with the services we have in more remote areas ... Read More »

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Some think taking away their rights is unwarranted

By Lethbridge Herald on January 8th, 2022

Lorne Fitch – Guest columnist In a land not far from here but in a mental galaxy far removed from the orbit of reasonable people are some who think stop signs are unnecessary, even punitive.  This is apparently government overreach, to take away the freedom of unimpeded travel. It is, in the opinion of the ... Read More »

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A better tomorrow starting today

By Lethbridge Herald on January 7th, 2022

Rachael Thomas Member of Parliament for Lethbridge “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” In his Inaugural Address on January 20, 1981, President Ronald Reagan charted a path forward that realigned the balance of power in the United States.  With this speech, President Reagan drew a ... Read More »

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Hoarders of rapid COVID tests should face punishment

By Brian Hancock - Herald publisher on January 5th, 2022

If we’ve learned one thing through the COVID craziness it’s this: the worst of times will bring out the true character of people – and it’s not always good. The vast majority of us have accepted there will be ups and downs. This type of pandemic has never happened in our lifetimes; our leaders were ... Read More »

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Any wonder why this pandemic never ends?

By Rich Glennie on December 29th, 2021

I give up. At this point, nothing said now will ever change anyone’s mind. So let’s move on and accept the consequences. I’m talking about the COVID-19 pandemic that still has many Americans believing it is either a hoax or over-hyped melodrama nearly two years in the making. Not sure if it will take a ... Read More »

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