October 16th, 2021

Opinions

Rising COVID-19 case numbers make vaccines more important

By Lethbridge Herald on July 30th, 2021

Chris Spearman – Lethbridge mayor Thank you to everyone who has taken the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As of Wednesday, 75 per cent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine through Alberta Health Services, community pharmacies and physician clinics. Also, 64 per cent are now fully immunized with both doses. ... Read More »

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Election season on the horizon for Albertans?

By LH EDITORIAL BOARD on July 24th, 2021

Choosing the right moment to force a federal election is the ultimate in speculative political maneuvering, and Canadian politicians have been desperate to properly interpret these tea leaves since the days of Confederation. More often than not, the political prognosticators fail to locate the pulse of the Canadian electorate, and more than a few campaigns ... Read More »

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Canada’s clean energy plan must include nuclear

By Krystle Wittevrongel on July 23rd, 2021

In 1950, Canada faced a difficult choice between the desire to be a leader in the development of nuclear energy technology and the fear that such technology would bring the end of the world a little closer.  Despite concerns related to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Canada elected to be in the vanguard.  As ... Read More »

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Alberta government not interested in stewardship

By Shannon Phillips - MLA West Lethbridge on July 23rd, 2021

While I often spend the cold months of the year wishing for warmer and sunnier weather, I fear Mother Nature may have gone a bit overboard in the last few weeks. It’s been a long time since I can remember such a stretch of hot, dry weather. And now, as is increasingly becoming the norm ... Read More »

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The case for electric vehicles losing its charge

By Kenneth Green on July 22nd, 2021

 I’m not a climate skeptic. As an environmental scientist/engineer by training, I think climate change is real. But it’s like every other environmental issue: a more-or-less routine engineering challenge, rather than a world-altering disaster justifying the fever-dreams of the radical greens.  I am, however, an electric vehicle skeptic. Or, more broadly, I’m skeptical that electric ... Read More »

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Let’s stretch out the week celebrating Indigenous women for a year

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on July 22nd, 2021

 The fifth ballot win that made RoseAnne Archibald the first ever female national chief of the Assembly of First Nations sealed the Week of Indigenous Women in Canada.  Fittingly, it came only seven days after the wave of soul-searching national angst over residential schools that led to overwrought cancellations of Canada Day in some corners ... Read More »

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Trudeau gun grab will be ineffective and expensive

By Franco Terrazzano and Kevin Lacey on July 21st, 2021

 Here we go again.  Ottwa’s budget watchdog is on the trail of another big taxpayer boondoggle in the making with the federal government’s latest gun policy.  First, a Liberal government introduced the gun registry in the 1990s. That was supposed to cost $2 million, but, by the time it was abolished in 2012, the tally ... Read More »

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Sustainability, stock and seaweed: changing cattle feed to combat climate change

By John Christy Johnson, Peter Anto Johnson and Austin A. Mardon on July 17th, 2021

Methane production has consistently been under fire as one of the principal contributors for climate change. Taking into consideration the steps and strategies employed by local communities to not only mitigate, but also adapt as outlined by NASA and other climate authorities, there is a growing emphasis on agriculture-based and grassroots solutions (https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/opinion/disasters-and-duck-domestication-adapting-to-climate-change/). Methane is ... Read More »

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Discovered graves symbolize failure of policy

By Ken S. Coates - Troy Media on July 16th, 2021

People are mad. Finally! And sadly, belatedly. The discovery of the locations where hundreds of children were buried around abandoned residential school grounds has touched the country in ways that perhaps even the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission did not. People are responding to ... Read More »

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We need to safeguard democracy

By Lethbridge Herald on July 15th, 2021

It is beginning to feel like life is returning to some semblance of normal again – albeit a new “normal” where we are all going to have to rethink our approach to life. We have turned several corners, and there is no going back. If the COVID-19 pandemic (which is not over yet, by the ... Read More »

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Digital health tools an important resource

By Dr. Peter Selby, guest columnist on July 10th, 2021

As the second year of the pandemic is now well underway, it’s clear COVID-19 has altered our day-to-day lives, perhaps no more acutely than how Canadians deliver and receive health care. While stay at home orders have recently been lifted in Ontario, we cannot make light of the ways technology has helped us bridge gaps, ... Read More »

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