August 19th, 2019

Opinions

Treachery in the Middle East

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 17th, 2019

Things have got so complicated in the Middle East that the players are no longer just stabbing each other in the back. They are stabbing each other in the chest, in the groin, behind the left ear – anywhere that comes to hand. Friends and allies one day are targets and enemies the next. Item ... Read More »

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Unity key to battling drug issue

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 16th, 2019

This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman The excitement of Whoop-Up Days is just around the corner. A great deal of effort from the organizers has gone into revamping and reenergizing the format this year to make Whoop-Up Days an event for the whole family. This annual event offers the opportunity to ... Read More »

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Water is a key commodity

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 15th, 2019

Americans need water and we have it Brian Giesbrecht SENIOR FELLOW FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY “Water is more valuable than oil.” – former U.S. President George W. Bush Canada exports huge quantities of water to the United States and all over the world. As the world’s fifth-largest exporter of agricultural products – which are ... Read More »

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Faster work needed on land protection

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 14th, 2019

Biodiversity, important ecosystems must be conserved Ask just about anyone who’s never been to Canada about the country, and the fact that it’s cold and full of wilderness is sure to be at the top of their list. The majority of Canadians who live in cities and routinely suffer through extreme heat spells would add ... Read More »

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Syphilis and IV drug use

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 13th, 2019

Dr. R. Michael Galbraith ELITE SPORTS MEDICINE, LETHBRIDGE I am writing to respond to the articles “Syphilis outbreak in Alberta” and Mayor Spearman’s article “Drug crisis needs provincial support.” I’m a family and sports medicine physician. To be transparent, infectious disease and drug use are not the focuses of my current medical practice. However, in ... Read More »

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A lot happening behind the scenes

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 9th, 2019

This month’s ‘At The Legislature’ column by MLA Nathan Neudorf Now that we’ve reached August and I have approximately four months of experience including both critical roles of an MLA – time in the Legislature as well as time in the constituency – I would like to share a little of the work that goes ... Read More »

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Data breaches a troubling trend

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 8th, 2019

Personal information an attractive target for cyber thieves It’s not the first time we’ve heard such news, and it surely won’t be the last. The recent hacking of data at Capital One Financial once again highlighted the potential risk to citizens’ personal information stored digitally. The data breach at the credit card firm reported last ... Read More »

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Green is still not the enemy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 7th, 2019

Peter Heffernan The opponents of those concerned about our much-challenged green planet persist in name-calling and using diatribes and hyperbolic language in lieu of respectful focus on the key issue and using evidence-based counter-arguments and reason versus a kind of atavistic clinging to old models, outdated facts and fixed beliefs. Contrarians are allegedly the credible ... Read More »

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Funding halt is shortsighted

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 6th, 2019

Cancelling entrepreneurial program will hurt Alberta’s economy Deron Bilous ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CRITIC, ALBERTA’S OFFICIAL NDP OPPOSITION Albertans excel at finding innovative >solutions to difficult problems. Our researchers and entrepreneurs are pioneering new technologies and techniques that will both strengthen our established industries and open up new economic opportunities. But turning a great idea into an ... Read More »

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Hong Kong: purely symbolic

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 3rd, 2019

The anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong are now eight weeks old and still going strong, but the level of violence is rising. A lot of the violence is down to the police and to triad gangs who were hired to attack the demonstrators, of course, but now the People’s Daily, the official mouthpiece of the ... Read More »

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The consumption site debate

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 2nd, 2019

This month’s ‘From The Hill’ column by MP Rachael Harder Is a harm-reduction approach the best we can do? It’s no secret that Lethbridge has a drug problem and it’s agreed upon by most – if not all – that something needs to be done about it. But what should that be? What is the ... Read More »

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