September 20th, 2018

Opinions

Cellphones in class Ð to ban or not?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 20th, 2018

With students back in class, educators, parents and politicians are talking about cellphones. Again. Along with sex education, “discovery” math and seemingly everything else going on in Ontario classrooms, Premier Doug Ford wants parents to weigh in on cellphone use in school. His Progressive Conservative party campaigned on a promise to bring in an outright ... Read More »

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Making ag connections

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 19th, 2018

As harvest season continues in southern Alberta, what better time to promote the agriculture industry? That’s the goal of Agriculture for Life – or Ag for Life, for short – which has been conducting a program called “What’s in the Field,” to help the public make a connection from the crops they see growing in ... Read More »

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Engaged parents make a difference

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 18th, 2018

For better education outcomes, Eggen needs to support, -not antagonize, independent schools Ed Hoogerdyk ASSOCIATION FOR REFORMED POLITICAL ACTION (ARPA) CANADA It’s back to school. The rush is over. New outfits. New books and supplies. New hopes and dreams. Teachers and students are excited. But parents are excited, too, not just to get their kids ... Read More »

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Military must be cautious on pot issue

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 18th, 2018

When marijuana becomes legal, residents of Esquimalt can be confident that the naval ship pulling into their harbour won’t be steered by a sailor with one hand on the wheel and the other clutching a joint. As the Oct. 17 date for legalization approaches the Canadian Armed Forces is adapting its regulations to balance members’ ... Read More »

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A half billion Tanzanians?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 16th, 2018

I was one of five children, so I am in an invidious position when I write about population growth. That was quite normal at the time where I grew up, but I and my brothers and sisters have had a total of only 10 children, so we’re down to replacement level in this generation. This ... Read More »

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Don’t get milked by dairy debacle

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 15th, 2018

If Trump gets his way, Canadian dairy farms will be in trouble Mike Vanden Dool I farm with my family near Lethbridge and the milk from my farm goes to one of the Lethbridge milk processing plants, which ends up on grocery stores across the city. My industry has become the target in the NAFTA ... Read More »

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Working to help Alberta’s students

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 14th, 2018

Welcome back! That theme has been ever present in the minds of students, educators and parents over the last couple of weeks. And for post-secondary students, this is vividly true as well. Here in Lethbridge, all our college and university students returned to class at Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge. These students have ... Read More »

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Action needed on pipeline issue

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 14th, 2018

The photo last week of Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does indeed tell a long story. Notley looks ticked off, as though she’s given it her all and has hit a brick wall. Trudeau, clasping his hands, legs crossed and a fixed facial expression, looks for all the world as though someone ... Read More »

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Feds should act on basic income

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 13th, 2018

Providing a basic income to everyone, with no strings attached, is a tempting idea that is gaining support in many countries struggling with the problems that arise from poverty and inequality. In theory, it could ensure a decent living standard for millions of people while saving billions of dollars now being spent on health care, ... Read More »

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The human being behind the badge

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 12th, 2018

Sometimes, even the helpers are in need of help. Monday’s World Suicide Prevention Day event in Lethbridge highlighted the fact that first responders can fall victim to the darkness of depression. And depression, taken to an extreme, can lead to suicidal thoughts. One of the presenters at the Lethbridge event knows very well what first ... Read More »

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Stirring up Alberta separatism

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 11th, 2018

Alberta separatism is on the rise, at least according to UCP Leader Jason Kenney. Although he proclaimed himself a “Canadian nationalist” in an interview with CTV’s “Power Play,” Kenney warned that a growing number of Albertans are having doubts about confederation. In the same interview, the UCP leader suggested he would challenge Canada’s equalization payment ... Read More »

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