August 4th, 2021

Opinions

Royals welcome, but on our terms

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 23rd, 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (a.k.a. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) are welcome to spend time in Canada while they try to start new lives at a long arm’s length from the Royal Family. But… The “buts” arise for the simple reason that they can’t immediately shed the considerable baggage that comes with being ... Read More »

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Public policy needs an upgrade

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 22nd, 2020

Canada’s public policy process must move into the 21st century Constantine Passaris PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK The first month of a new year was named January after the Roman god Janus, who was always depicted as having two faces: one looking backward and the other looking forward. This suggests the first month is a ... Read More »

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KEEP EDUCATION IN PROVINCES’ HANDS

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 22nd, 2020

Jason Clemens and Tegan Hill The Fraser Institute One of Canada’s great political strengths is that we’re a federalist country, meaning we have constituent provinces with significant powers that are distinguishable from the national government. This separation of powers, at least theoretically, allows the country to split the responsibility for different programs between the levels ... Read More »

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A closer look at CEOs’ pay

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 21st, 2020

Pay increase related to value of their skills Vincent Geloso SENIOR FELLOW, THE FRASER INSTITUTE In debates about inequality, some people – including some economists – claim the salaries and compensation of chief executive officers aren’t linked to performance. Essentially, they don’t really earn their money. This claim, repeated ad nauseam in recent years, is ... Read More »

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Another accidental shoot-down

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 18th, 2020

Incidents happen in countries involved in military confrontations One of the main causes of death for airline passengers in recent decades is being shot down by somebody’s military. Not the very biggest, of course: accidents account for nine-tenths of all deaths in civilian airline crashes, and terrorist attacks and hijackings cause most of the rest. ... Read More »

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Opportunities ahead for city

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 17th, 2020

As we embark on a new year there is always a sense of hope and optimism in the air at this time. The hope of all the good which may come our way and the optimism of new beginnings. With this renewed optimism, I am excited to look ahead at all of the upcoming opportunities ... Read More »

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Challenging energy ignorance

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on January 16th, 2020

There’s a need for Alberta’s ‘war room’ Brad Hayes CONTRIBUTOR, TROY MEDIA The Canadian Energy Centre – also called the “war room” – is online, publishing featured stories, reports, briefs, analysis, perspective and even an Energy IQ quiz. It’s all aimed at distributing information about energy (primarily oil and gas) in Canada. The topics are ... Read More »

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Climate emergency hysteria

By Lethbridge Herald on August 1st, 2019

Mania persists in spite of the facts Lee Morrison For almost 30 years, I have watched the alarming idea of human-induced global warming (AGW) evolve from an interesting scientific hypothesis to widely accepted, almost religious dogma. Following the circus of the global warming conference of 2010 in Cancun, I optimistically believed that the mania had ... Read More »

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Brexit: best two out of three?

By Lethbridge Herald on December 9th, 2018

The five-day debate in the British parliament on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the European Union did not start well for her. Everybody knows that she hasn’t got the votes to pass the deal, but it turned out that she hasn’t got the votes for lots of other things either. It’s a rotten ... Read More »

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U of L, college pay plenty into City coffers

By Lethbridge Herald on October 27th, 2018

Mike Mahon and Paula Burns Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge are proud of our local roots. Each institution benefits greatly from our location and, more importantly, from the amazing support we receive from the citizens of Lethbridge and southern Alberta. In turn, we support the communities we serve in what we do. Our ... Read More »

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Protect yourself for flu season

By Lethbridge Herald on October 26th, 2018

Happy October! I have a routine every spring and fall. When it’s time to change the clocks, that’s my signal to do a few other things, too: I check the batteries in my smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, I rotate the food in my emergency preparedness kit, check the date on my fire extinguisher, and ... Read More »

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