June 16th, 2021

Opinions

Context vital in reinterpreting historical events

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on June 12th, 2021

All generations, to one extent or another, choose to rewrite history through the lens of their own high-powered introspection, reassessing the tainted decisions of generations governed by a leadership steeped in their own time, not the mandate for unquestioned truth and right that is often perceived to reside solely in the present. Recently, we saw ... Read More »

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COVID has made us value the little things in life

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on June 12th, 2021

Summer is finally rolling in and with it – a welcome change in both weather and health restrictions. There’s nothing like 20+ temperatures, birds singing and vibrantly green prairies to lift the spirits and encourage weary residents of Lethbridge and beyond. Pair that up with the prospect of sharing a special occasion with extended family, ... Read More »

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A meddling government always causes more harm than good

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on June 5th, 2021

When the government gets involved in areas where it has no business meddling, calamity ensues. Bill C-10 is a classic example of nonsensical government over-reach. If this bill passes, Canada will become the very first democratic country to apply its broadcasting act to the Internet and regulate the content posted online by those residing in ... Read More »

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Province tying reopening to vaccines a strategy with possible problems

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 29th, 2021

While some doctors and medical professionals in the province are sounding alarms about the optimistic nature of the Kenney government’s three-stage “open for summer” plan to ease restrictions, time will tell if some of those predictions come to pass and Alberta ends up in a possible “fourth wave”. In the meantime, many in the business ... Read More »

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Alberta NDP caucus focused on what matters to Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 28th, 2021

Usually as the end of May approaches, we are beginning to see the weather warm and the Alberta legislature wind through its last days of sitting – wrapping up the business of the province before the summer. Unfortunately, it seems that neither Mother Nature nor Jason Kenney have any interest in their normally-appointed duties. Those ... Read More »

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Citizens must persevere in meeting pandemic challenges

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 21st, 2021

By Mayor Chris Spearman I want to begin with a thank you to the nurses and doctors and health care staff who continue to work tirelessly through this pandemic. I also would like to express my condolences to families who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19. Mass vaccination efforts continue across our country, ... Read More »

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Future generations will pay for spending bill

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 15th, 2021

Canadian babies born on federal budget day 2021 had more than $28,000 of debt the moment they opened their eyes. That’s each Canadian’s share of the federal government’s $1-trillion debt. And it’s going up. By the time those little ones blow out their candles on their fifth birthday, Ottawa projects their shares of the federal ... Read More »

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How vaccine passports are designed is the real issue, not if they’re needed

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 15th, 2021

The question of whether Canada should create COVID-19 vaccine passports was answered by Health Minister Patty Hadju this week, when she confirmed that the federal government will create such a system to allow Canadians to travel internationally again. Now is the time to consider who in Canada will provide such passports, and how they should ... Read More »

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Better days lie ahead for Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 14th, 2021

Better days are ahead – and although I am not one for cliché or hyperbole – I strongly believe this right now. When the COVID-19 pandemic started over a year ago, nobody thought we would be where we are today. That said, I fully realize the previous statement could be interpreted from a variety of ... Read More »

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It’s time to cut Jason Kenney some slack

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 13th, 2021

W. Brett Wilson Politics is a tough and nasty business – more so these days than ever. I don’t envy any leaders making choices with challenging and uncertain impacts on both the health and livelihoods of Albertans. One of those leaders in the most difficult position of all is Premier Jason Kenney, who just imposed ... Read More »

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Endangering other peoples’ lives not a Charter right

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 12th, 2021

One of the most important things I’ve learned from COVID is that there are two types of people in this world: those who believe in doing what’s best for everyone even if it means personal sacrifice, and those who see their own inconvenience as unacceptable no matter what. My parents grew up in England and ... Read More »

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