July 5th, 2020

Opinions

Resetting the clock for Putin

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 4th, 2020

“The very existence of an opportunity for the current president (to be re-elected in 2024), given his major gravitas, would be a stabilizing factor for our society,” said Valentina Tereshkova, former Soviet cosmonaut, first woman in space, and now, at 83, a member of the Russian Duma (parliament). She was talking about President Vladimir Putin, ... Read More »

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True north strong and free

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 3rd, 2020

We’re incredibly blessed to call Canada home. A country where people from all kinds of backgrounds and traditions have come together in order to form a nation established on liberty, social responsibility, and respect – a nation whose strength is the freedom we enjoy each and every day. Because of that freedom, we serve as ... Read More »

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The big question about Alberta referendums is why?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 2nd, 2020

Doug Firby Troy Media Columnist Referendums have been the source of high anxiety and popular uprisings in recent years. Whether they’re a truly democratic way to make vital decisions that best serve the public interest is a matter of great debate. However, there really should be no debate – nine times out of 10, they’re ... Read More »

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A different kind of Canada Day

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 30th, 2020

Shakespeare once wrote the oft-quoted line: “Now is the winter of our discontent” in his play “Richard III,” but revised and more accurate for our day and age we could just as easily say, “Now is the summer of our discontent.” With so many protests and counter-protests, vociferous and vitriolic debate on social media, and ... Read More »

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Re-examining assumptions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 30th, 2020

Data shows CO2 increases aren’t all mankind’s doing Cosmos Voutsinos They say that every crisis has a “silver lining.” The silver lining of the pandemic we are just going through may reveal a significant message for humanity. We have all just taken part in what is effectively the largest scientific experiment in humanity’s history – ... Read More »

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More sanctions on Syria

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 27th, 2020

Last week the United States imposed new sanctions on Syria: a “sustained campaign of economic and political pressure” to end the nine-year war by forcing President Bashar al-Assad to UN-brokered peace talks where he would negotiate his departure from power. Assad’s wife was already cross about not being able to shop at Harrod’s or Bergdorf ... Read More »

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Splitting with CPP a risky idea

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 26th, 2020

Now that we’ve passed the summer equinox, and we’ve seen the longest day of this very challenging year, it’s clear that summer has arrived here in southern Alberta. We’ve celebrated the dads in our lives, we’ve feted the grads moving out into the world, and we’ve (mostly remotely) celebrated Pride month while reflecting on just ... Read More »

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Grizzly cubs should be rehabbed

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 25th, 2020

Judy Malone TOURISTS AGAINST TROPHY HUNTING In his response to a recent open letter to the Alberta and B.C. governments, signed by more than 100 scientists, bear experts and advocates, asking for three grizzly cubs to be rehabbed for return to the wild, and for an updated grizzly recovery plan, Alberta government spokesperson Gordon Stenhouse ... Read More »

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Working our way out of COVID crisis

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 24th, 2020

Last week Director of Emergency Management Marc Rathwell declared an end to the longest State of Local Emergency in the city’s history after 13 weeks. And what a 13 weeks it was. From the early days where fear of COVID-19 drove trends like toilet paper hoarding and panic shopping, to the broad middle of the ... Read More »

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A four-day work week

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 20th, 2020

Shorter work week might be solution in post-COVID world As countries in Europe and North America emerge from lockdown and start trying to rebuild their devastated economies, the great concern is jobs. Unemployment in the U.S. and Canada is over 13 per cent, a post-Second World War high. If it weren’t for subsidies that keep ... Read More »

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Moving ahead in pandemic

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on June 19th, 2020

On Thursday, the City of Lethbridge ended the State of Local Emergency that was declared three months ago as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is good news, but in no way does it signal the end of the risks associated with the virus and its spread. I want to commend all of the ... Read More »

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