April 11th, 2021

Opinions

Strip mining will affect all communities here

By Lethbridge Herald on January 29th, 2021

Shannon Phillips MLA – West Lethbridge As we turned the corner on 2020, many of us looked towards 2021 with hope. There was hope that the wide distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine would lead to a return to normal life – a time when we could once again gather with friends and hug our grandkids. ... Read More »

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More government spending no solution to Indigenous issues

By Lethbridge Herald on January 28th, 2021

FRASER INSTITUTE If policymakers want to help improve living standards in Indigenous communities, particularly in remote areas of Canada, they should help foster the construction of roads and other infrastructure between these struggling communities and larger population centres — not simply spend more money on government programs, finds a new study released today by the ... Read More »

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City residents and businesses have made sacrifices

By Chris Spearman on January 22nd, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, I want thank everyone following the provincial health guidelines and restrictions in order to keep our community safe. Every single effort and choice we make is essential in helping to protect our most vulnerable populations including seniors, health care staff, emergency workers, marginalized residents and employees at essential services. I ... Read More »

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Grounds for optimism

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on January 21st, 2021

While our city struggled in 2020 just like other communities across the province, there are grounds for some optimism heading in 2021. Not only is a widely available COVID vaccine on the horizon for local residents, Lethbridge appears to be bucking provincial trends with a red hot real estate market in the past year. Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Arrival of vaccines means we can fight back

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on January 15th, 2021

The continued arrival of COVID-19 vaccinations means we are now able to fight back against the pandemic. Almost one month ago, the first Albertan was immunized against COVID-19. Since then, Alberta Health Services (“AHS”) has steadily increased immunizations to take full use of the supply of vaccines in Alberta, beginning with those highest at risk. ... Read More »

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It’s time for change

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on January 12th, 2021

Let me get straight to the point. Canada is standing at a precipice. When it comes to Canada-China relations, inaction and appeasement are no longer acceptable. The Prime Minister’s primary responsibility is the safety and security of Canadians. So, why is he so willing to pacify China and put his own country at risk? Why ... Read More »

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Defending the indefensible

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on January 1st, 2021

The recent war between Armenia and Azerbaijan made sense, in an old-fashioned way. The dispute was about territory – borders that were drawn almost a century ago by a Russian dictator, Joseph Stalin – and Azerbaijan had lost the last war and a lot of land. So the Azerbaijanis spent a lot of money (they ... Read More »

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Moving forward with hope after a difficult 2020

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on January 1st, 2021

Predicting the future is a mug’s game. No one has a magic crystal ball or even a magic 8-ball to make that future any less opaque. And yet we all look forward to 2021, leaving a mess of a year behind us unloved and unmourned. The challenges we Lethbridge residents faced in 2020 tested us, ... Read More »

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2021 social media resolutions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on December 31st, 2020

Some 4,000 years ago, the ancient Babylonians were the first to make New Year’s resolutions, though, for them, the year began in mid-March when crops were planted. Being someone who doesn’t mess with tradition, I’ve made a few New Year’s resolutions regarding my social media. So you can hold me accountable, I’m sharing them with ... Read More »

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Seeking leadership for a brighter tomorrow for Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on December 30th, 2020

Dear Premier Kenney, I ain’t no kid. I’m retired. I write in request for action, and do this on behalf of future generations. I write, too, in the hope of seeing Alberta demonstrate leadership that, founded in its current wealth, enables the province to transition through tough times and create a brighter tomorrow. What you ... Read More »

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Underpants, beards and consonants

By Lethbridge Herald on December 26th, 2020

Surely you don’t want to read about the new, faster-spreading variant of the coronavirus today, or the fourth Israeli election in two years, and I certainly don’t want to write about them. So here are a few matters of lesser import, culled from yesterday’s media. First, we have a transcript of the phone call made ... Read More »

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