October 17th, 2018

Opinions

‘Dictator oil’ campaign not helping

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 17th, 2018

An increasingly hostile campaign that accuses Eastern Canadians of supporting “dictator oil,” “terrorist oil” or worse is increasingly off-base and not helping win over average Canadians. To be frank, your average Canadian doesn’t import any oil, doesn’t own a refinery and doesn’t have the financial resources to make a pipeline happen. Do you? Yet, politicians, ... Read More »

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Comparing Jews to Nazis anti-Semitic

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 17th, 2018

Mike Fegelman Honest Reporting Canada Re: Lethbridge Herald: Dave Mabell: “Israeli-Palestinian peace hope begins at grassroots” (Oct. 18): According to the Lethbridge Herald’s Dave Mabell, Mount Royal University professor Mark Ayyash (who’s also director of a peace studies initiative in Calgary) outrageously linked the situation in the Palestinian territories to the suffering that Jews endured ... Read More »

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World will be watching when Canada lights up on Wednesday

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 16th, 2018

On Wednesday, Canada will make history by being the first big country to legalize marijuana nation-wide which, if successful, could serve as a model for other developed nations. Uruguay is the only other state to have legalized it across the country, which it did in 2013, but with a population of 3.4 million, it’s about ... Read More »

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Pot legalization another turning point for Canada

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 16th, 2018

It could be seen as a turning point in a province that wasn’t yet 20 years old. But not many Albertans will remember what happened on Nov. 5, 1923. Not sure? That was the day Albertans voted to end Prohibition. Rejecting half-way measures – beer sales allowed but no hard liquor, or beer only in ... Read More »

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Waiting for other shoe to drop

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 14th, 2018

They STILL haven’t dropped the other shoe. The “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C” contains terrifying forecasts about what will happen when we reach an average global temperature one-and-a-half degrees C higher than the pre-industrial average. (We are now at +1C.) But it still shies away from talking about the feedbacks, the refugees and ... Read More »

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Alberta justice improves with boost to legal aid

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 13th, 2018

“Justice delayed is justice denied,” we’re told. So for Albertans who can’t afford a lawyer, there’s no justice at all. That’s why it’s crucial that Albertans have access to a legal aid service to help them through some of life’s biggest challenges. That access has been difficult in recent years, as the population has grown ... Read More »

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Will smaller market teams ever host Memorial Cup?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 13th, 2018

Brian Hancock Lethbridge Herald Publisher Like every other Hurricanes fan, I’m disappointed about not getting the Memorial Cup. We have a roster that will compete at the highest level in 2019/2020 (and before), we had willing partners in the City of Lethbridge, Province of Alberta and local corporate sponsorship; we have an amazing volunteer base ... Read More »

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We have plenty to be thankful for

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 12th, 2018

Happy belated Thanksgiving! We have a lot to be thankful for in Alberta and Canada. Despite the drumbeat of negative intonations on the news of right wing extremism on the rise, our situation here in southern Alberta is one of stable growth and prosperity. Our economy in the Lethbridge area is more diversified than it ... Read More »

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Time to Free Willy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 12th, 2018

Ah, the Canadian Senate! It may not provide the partisan drama so frequently on display in its American counterpart, but it can be infuriating in its own special way. Consider, for example, the remarkable three-year saga of a modest attempt to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises held in captivity. Way back in 2015, a bill ... Read More »

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Consultation needed for Trans Mtn.

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 11th, 2018

The Trudeau government, as usual, is under fire from all sides in its attempt to get the Trans Mountain pipeline back on track. Those who support the expanded oil pipeline from Alberta to the Pacific coast at Burnaby, B.C., are not at all happy that the government’s reopened consultation process is open-ended. And those who ... Read More »

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Gov’t driver testing a long time coming

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 10th, 2018

A tragic highway crash over the weekend reminds us once again. If we want to reduce deaths and injuries on our roads, we must have common-sense road laws – and enforce them. Eighteen people on their way to a birthday celebration and two pedestrians in New York state became the victims, apparently, of a driver ... Read More »

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