March 31st, 2020

Opinions

Ease layoff laws during COVID crisis

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 31st, 2020

Alex Whalen and Niels Veldhuis THE FRASER INSTITUTE Aside from the enormous health-related challenges due to the COVID-19 virus, employers and workers are feeling major economic pain with job loss, reduced income and revenue. The ability of businesses to adjust quickly will be key to stabilizing the economy and laying the foundation for recovery. As ... Read More »

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The Plague: a few changes

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 28th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is going to change a number of things in our world They teach you in journalism school never to use the phrase “… X has changed the world forever.” Or at least they should. COVID-19 is certainly not going to change the world forever, but it is going to change quite a ... Read More »

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Weathering the COVID crisis

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 27th, 2020

Lethbridge residents rising to the challenge Needless to say, I was not expecting to be writing this column in the midst of a public health crisis. But, here we are. As challenging as these times are for our community – for our kids and our seniors and those least fortunate among us especially – I ... Read More »

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Home cooking back in vogue

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 26th, 2020

With COVID-19, Canadians will be spending more time in their kitchens Sylvain Charlebois PROFESSOR IN FOOD DISTRIBUTION AND POLICY, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY These are unprecedented times for all of us. And frankly, we’re all trying to figure out how to deal with our new lives, even if we know it will only last for a while. ... Read More »

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Virology 101 and COVID-19

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 25th, 2020

A primer about viruses, how they work and how they’re spread Austin Mardon, et al While many of us are buying supplies and researching best practices for quarantining, COVID-19 is not the only thing that has been spreading. Misinformation about viruses has also been circulating, including the difference between viruses as compared to bacteria. The ... Read More »

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Importance of the front line

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 24th, 2020

Value of public health system has never been more apparent Mike Parker PRESIDENT, HEALTH SCIENCES ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA As Alberta deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, an important word is making a comeback – public. When asked how it is Alberta is conducting more tests than other jurisdictions, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health talks about ... Read More »

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COVID-19: the exit problem

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 21st, 2020

People’s lives have become more important than the economy Most of the countries in Asia, Europe and North America are now in lockdown to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This is the “suppression” strategy, and it should keep the death rate from going exponential for a while. The unanswered question is: what do ... Read More »

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Coping with the COVID-19 crisis

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 20th, 2020

Situation requires community to pitch in and work together As I’m sure many of you are feeling uncertain and anxious about the state of things right now, it is easy to be filled with fear and panic. This is perhaps best displayed by the behaviour of shoppers at grocery stores who are stocking up on ... Read More »

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Earth Hour still about propaganda

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 19th, 2020

Jay Lehr and Tom Harris The Earth Hour website tells us to “Switch off your lights for an hour on Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m. your local time.” If this were just about saving energy to show our support of the 860 million people across the world who lack access to electricity, it would ... Read More »

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Fighting an unseen enemy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 18th, 2020

Just as older Canadians weathered the Second World War, we will get through the COVID-19 crisis Canadians have, on rare occasions, had to worry about the possibility of an enemy breaching our border. It happened during the War of 1812, a conflict with the United States during which raids from the south did occur on ... Read More »

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Goal should be win-win agreements

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on March 17th, 2020

Recent cases show First Nations, Canada disputes can produce fair decisions Owen Holmes PROFESSOR EMERITUS, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Last spring Canadians celebrated when the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA championship. The teams had agreed in advance that rule violations would be called by neutral referees. But if the Warriors ... Read More »

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