October 16th, 2021

Opinions

Alberta is coming back stronger than ever

By Nathan Neudorf - MLA Lethbridge East on July 9th, 2021

Summer is here! School’s wrapping up, meetings are slowing down, the Legislature is adjourned, and restrictions are lifting across Alberta – we are set for the best summer ever. This past session we passed many exciting and impactful bills that are either already in effect, or will be soon. I would like to take some ... Read More »

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Wearing a mask a choice to be respected

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on July 3rd, 2021

Finally, we can all breathe a little easier. With city Council Tuesday repealing its temporary mandatory face covering bylaw, we can start feeling a sense of normalcy again. The struggles and grief COVID-19 have caused all of us in this past year-and-a-half are unspeakable. Mandated masks have caused enormous conflict between those who believe in ... Read More »

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Be careful when trying to beat the heat

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on July 3rd, 2021

The Weather Network calls it an unprecedented heat wave in our history with temperatures shattering records. While B.C., where a new record of 48C was set earlier this week is starting to cool off, we in Southern Alberta aren’t so fortunate. If you dare look at the weather apps on your phone or the daily ... Read More »

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Decline of the COVID-19 pandemic starting to spark tempered optimism

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on June 25th, 2021

Despite the challenges of the last several months, I have to say that I’m writing this column with a sense of tempered optimism. We’re starting to see the end of the pandemic! Impressive numbers of Albertans have rolled up their sleeves for their second doses. COVID-19 cases have fallen dramatically as we make progress on ... Read More »

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What’s the big hurry to finished Coal Policy review?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on June 19th, 2021

The UPC government has created a committee to make recommendations towards a new Coal Policy for Alberta. This committee is expected to complete their evaluations by November this year. Considering that it took four years for the government of Peter Lougheed to develop the 1976 Coal Policy, and that Steve Allan’s inquiry has been allowed ... Read More »

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Why is Ecojustice threatened by fact-gathering?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on June 19th, 2021

‘ve helped finance Canadian energy businesses most of my career. I’m proud of our industry and its global leadership. I couldn’t just stand by and watch Ecojustice, an environmental charity, seek to pre-emptively shut down Alberta’s public inquiry into allegations of foreign funding of anti-Alberta energy campaigns. In July 2019, the Alberta government appointed Steve ... Read More »

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Work being done to honour partnerships

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on June 18th, 2021

Mayor Chris Spearman This past Monday was a busy and eventful day with several important events of note, including the Metis flag and Pride flag raisings as well as a vigil held by the Lethbridge Muslim Association to honour the family recently killed in London, Ont. I was honoured to attend each event and continue ... Read More »

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Context vital in reinterpreting historical events

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on June 12th, 2021

All generations, to one extent or another, choose to rewrite history through the lens of their own high-powered introspection, reassessing the tainted decisions of generations governed by a leadership steeped in their own time, not the mandate for unquestioned truth and right that is often perceived to reside solely in the present. Recently, we saw ... Read More »

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COVID has made us value the little things in life

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on June 12th, 2021

Summer is finally rolling in and with it – a welcome change in both weather and health restrictions. There’s nothing like 20+ temperatures, birds singing and vibrantly green prairies to lift the spirits and encourage weary residents of Lethbridge and beyond. Pair that up with the prospect of sharing a special occasion with extended family, ... Read More »

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A meddling government always causes more harm than good

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on June 5th, 2021

When the government gets involved in areas where it has no business meddling, calamity ensues. Bill C-10 is a classic example of nonsensical government over-reach. If this bill passes, Canada will become the very first democratic country to apply its broadcasting act to the Internet and regulate the content posted online by those residing in ... Read More »

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Province tying reopening to vaccines a strategy with possible problems

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on May 29th, 2021

While some doctors and medical professionals in the province are sounding alarms about the optimistic nature of the Kenney government’s three-stage “open for summer” plan to ease restrictions, time will tell if some of those predictions come to pass and Alberta ends up in a possible “fourth wave”. In the meantime, many in the business ... Read More »

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