October 19th, 2019


The world is going on strike

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 24th, 2019

Lethbridge residents will join people around the globe in urging climate action By John Warren “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right,” said Martin Luther King Jr. On Friday, Sept. 27, at ... Read More »

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A Middle East ‘whodunnit?’

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 21st, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dismissed the Houthi claim that the Yemeni rebel group had carried out last Saturday’s strike on two huge Saudi Arabian oil processing facilities. There was “no evidence” that the drones belonged to the Houthis, he said. Instead, he blamed Iran. No surprise there. The way things are at the ... Read More »

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Showing support for reconciliation

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 20th, 2019

This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman It has been a busy and exciting few weeks in our city and key among them have been the incredible events and celebrations taking place for Reconciliation Week. Earlier this week, the Reconciliation flag was raised at city hall by Blackfoot Elder Blanche Bruisedhead along ... Read More »

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Drastic cuts aren’t the solution

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 19th, 2019

Alberta needs tax increases and a PST Bob Ascah, Trevor W. Harrison and Richard E. Mueller The government’s release of the MacKinnon report on Alberta’s financial situation confirms concerns that the panel’s limited mandate, focused solely on expenditures, would prohibit a full examination of bigger issues of balance or long-term fiscal sustainability. Due to its ... Read More »

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Drug crisis needs new solutions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 18th, 2019

David B. Carpenter Many recreational street drug users are pretty much indistinguishable from the rest of society who might enjoy a cold beer on a Friday night after work or a cigarette during a break. They do, however, face substantially more onerous health, security and legal issues when they partake. And those issues are only ... Read More »

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U of L, college aren’t just places for students

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 17th, 2019

A week ago thousands of young women and men arrived in Lethbridge, ready to begin another year of studies at our college and university. In a city our size, their return is highly visible. Our stores, sports facilities, restaurants and bars – and particularly, our transit system – are suddenly busy after a lazy summer. ... Read More »

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Climate: Jonathan sees the light

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 14th, 2019

Jonathan Franzen has finally seen the light. Unfortunately, it has blinded him. The distinguished American novelist and essayist has a piece in the current issue of The New Yorker entitled “What If We Stopped Pretending?” Stop pretending that the climate apocalypse is not going to sweep us all away, he means. As he writes: “to ... Read More »

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What is happening with private passenger auto insurance?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 13th, 2019

Recently, our UCP Government made the decision to allow the five per cent auto insurance rate increase cap to expire. So, what does this mean for Alberta drivers and insurance payers – is this just another rate hike? To better understand this decision, and to understand the short and long range impact on all of ... Read More »

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Election is about issues, not smear tactics

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 12th, 2019

So we’re off to the races! Our federal election is underway, after weeks and months of pre-election skirmishes. And Canadians have less than six weeks to make up their minds on whether they’re going to vote – and for whom. In many cases, voters make that decision based on which party leader they prefer, regardless ... Read More »

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AER overhaul a dangerous game

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 11th, 2019

Weaken the regulatory framework at your peril Bill Whitelaw President and CEO June Warren-Nickles Energy Group Grant Sprague and Bev Yee, Alberta deputy ministers of energy and environment respectively, are very capable senior bureaucrats. Here’s hoping they bring to bear all their skills for the review of the Alberta Energy Regulator. They should keep in ... Read More »

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Spectacular Canadian moment by Andreescu

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 10th, 2019

It’s not just that Bianca Andreescu won a Grand Slam singles tennis title. Or that she was the first Canadian – man or woman – to do so. It’s how she won and who she beat on Saturday to raise high the U.S. Open trophy that makes Andreescu’s story such a compelling one for so ... Read More »

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