October 20th, 2020

Opinions

Patient safety at core of AHS dispatch decisions

By Lethbridge Herald on October 2nd, 2020

Darren Sandbeck ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES Recently AHS Emergency Medical Services (EMS) announced plans to consolidate EMS dispatch services. The work done by four municipally-run satellite sites — Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and the Municipality of Wood Buffalo — will be consolidated into one of the three AHS EMS dispatch sites: the Northern Communications Centre (NCC, ... Read More »

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Throne speech a disaster

By Lethbridge Herald on October 2nd, 2020

On Aug. 18, Justin Trudeau prorogued Parliament. He justified this extreme action by claiming he needed to present Canadians with a bold vision and a solid plan for economic recovery by delivering a throne speech on Sept. 23. The speech was an absolute disappointment! It was like being promised a five-course meal at a nice ... Read More »

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Pop-up site not the solution to city’s opioid crisis

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 1st, 2020

The latest quarterly report from the government of Alberta shows a startling increase in overdoses and overdose-related deaths in the City of Lethbridge, and the entire South Zone, over the first six months of 2020. As of June of this year 36 individuals have died due to overdoses in the South Zone, with 21 of ... Read More »

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Remembering great battle of 1870

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 1st, 2020

Historical site offers tourism potential for Lethbridge David B. Carpenter PIITA POOT-TA (FLYING EAGLE) Oct. 25 of this year will mark the sesquicentennial of the “The Battle of Belly River,” the last great inter-tribal battle to be fought in the world. To put this in perspective, this was only three years after Canadian confederation and ... Read More »

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Commitment to community extends beyond a century

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 30th, 2020

Hon. Nathan Cooper, MLA SPEAKER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ALBERTA “Insomuch as the fruits of the soil are at the basis of the material prosperity of any country, the glorious heritage to which the people of this province have been called justifies a boundless confidence in its future.” These were some of the first ... Read More »

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Drug tent another black eye

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 30th, 2020

Brian Hancock PUBLISHER AND ADVERTISING MANAGER, LETHBRIDGE HERALD Stunned. That’s how I, and many people I spoke to, felt on Saturday morning when I got the word that we have an illegal drug shoot-up tent in Lethbridge. This attention-seeking stunt will be shut down and people arrested, I thought, but no. Whether you are in ... Read More »

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Can peaceful protest still succeed?

By Lethbridge Herald on September 26th, 2020

Non-violent revolutions aren’t achieving the same success they once did The old calculation was simple and brutal: if you want to overthrow a tyrant, you must use violence. There was an occasional exception, like Gandhi’s use of non-violent protest to gain India’s independence, but people wrote that off as being due to the fact that ... Read More »

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UCP missing election goals

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 25th, 2020

As much as it pains me to report, I must admit that summer has drawn to a close. The signs I wrote about last month in this column have become ever-more apparent: the shocks of yellow and orange in our trees have become full blooms of colour lining our streets, and leaves have begun to ... Read More »

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Canada’s reliance on oil imports

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 24th, 2020

Country’s importing of foreign oil won’t change any time soon Mark Milke and Lennie Kaplan CANADIAN ENERGY CENTRE When forecasting future oil consumption around the world, many people have opinions and agendas. Forecasts rooted in facts and technological capabilities are more rare. An example of an informed opinion comes from Vaclav Smil, professor emeritus of ... Read More »

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First Nations ready to work with oil, gas

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 23rd, 2020

Progress being made toward economic reconciliation Karen Ogen-Toews COUNCILLOR, WET’SUWET’EN FIRST NATION In communities across Canada, people are coming together in a wide range of activities intended to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizens closer together. It’s a welcome start but it falls far short of meaningful “reconciliation” between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. “Reconciliation is about ... Read More »

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Needle debris a prickly problem

By Lethbridge Herald on September 19th, 2020

The ARCHES-run supervised consumption site is closed, and needle debris continues to be a concern in the city. Many in the community suggested the problem might go away once the SCS closed, and there is no doubt ARCHES in its earlier incarnations was distributing large quantities of clean needles to local drug users to prevent ... Read More »

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