December 9th, 2018

Opinions

Diabetes has a long reach

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 14th, 2018

If you’re one of the more than 420 million people around the world living with diabetes, you’re likely already well aware of the condition and its consequences. For those who perhaps aren’t as well informed about the metabolism disorder, today is World Diabetes Day, and November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a condition in ... Read More »

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Restorative justice a positive path

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 14th, 2018

System is better for victims, offenders and society at large Sen. Art Eggleton and Sen. Raymonde Saint-Germain A Department of Justice survey conducted earlier this year discovered that over half of Canadians (52 per cent) have little familiarity with restorative justice despite its use in our criminal justice system for over 40 years. So what ... Read More »

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Marijuana’s medical attributes have been overstated

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 13th, 2018

Research finds positive case for pot not as strong as many think Lee Harding RESEARCH FELLOW, FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY Marijuana users want society to believe the very thing they’ve told themselves for years – that the highs of marijuana far outweigh its lows when it comes to health and the effect on the ... Read More »

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Examining the U.S. mid-terms

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 11th, 2018

Divisions will continue because major parties don’t understand root of Americans’ discontent Barack Obama said of the U.S. mid-term elections that “the character of our country is on the ballot,” and the outcome proved him right. The United States is a psychological basket case, more deeply and angrily divided than at any time since the ... Read More »

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Investors souring on Alberta

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 11th, 2018

Ken Green POLICY ANALYST, THE FRASER INSTITUTE Alberta’s economy has suffered in recent years. A major factor was world oil prices, which plummeted in 2014. And limited pipeline capacity, which fetches Canadian oil producers depressed prices for Canadian oil exacerbated Alberta’s economic woes. A number of metrics indicate oil and gas investment in Alberta is ... Read More »

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Give veterans what they’re owed

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 10th, 2018

Those who have served our country shouldn’t have to wait two more years The federal government reportedly shortchanged 272,000 veterans on their pensions for more than eight years and now they’re saying veterans will need to wait another two years to get that money back. That this happened is bad enough but this weekend we ... Read More »

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Which direction for ABP?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 9th, 2018

Danny Hozack PAST CHAIRMAN, ALBERTA BEEF PRODUCERS It’s crunch time, folks. And as we vote in the Alberta Beef Producers compulsory checkoff referendum, and please do vote by Nov. 13, the issue is what we think the ABP should be: A private organization or a branch of government. That claim might sound stark. But notice ... Read More »

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Important role of ag societies

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 9th, 2018

“Lest we forget.” This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday. I begin my column as I ended my last one – by remembering the service and sacrifice by members of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces (First World War), the Canadian Armed Forces, and the Dominion of Newfoundland Enlisted Forces. Remembrance Day is for all of us ... Read More »

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Remembering Remembrance Day

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 8th, 2018

Trevor W. Harrison UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE As we near the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, we might take time to ask: What is it that we remember on Remembrance Day? The typical Remembrance Day ceremony takes place around a cenotaph and includes state officials (politicians and military officers), ecumenical religious ... Read More »

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Set expense limits for former GGs

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 7th, 2018

Canadian taxpayers should rightly be wondering why they are still footing the bill for office expenses for former governor general Adrienne Clarkson, who has claimed more than $1.1 million since she left Rideau Hall. After all, Clarkson completed her term more than 13 years ago, back in February 2005. But that didn’t stop her from ... Read More »

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What took so long to discover fraud?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 6th, 2018

Answers needed about RCMP’s slowness in noticing fraudulent credit card purchases In summer 2016 an RCMP credit card was cloned and fraudulently used for purchases totalling $104,555 before the RCMP discovered what was happening – about nine months later. When this was revealed recently it was couched as É the RCMP wanting to warn others ... Read More »

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