January 25th, 2021

Opinions

Stop the spread of COVID-19 by taking personal responsibility

By Herald on November 16th, 2020

After weeks of soaring COVID-19 cases, the province was left with little choice when last Thursday it announced new restrictions for several jurisdictions in Alberta, including Lethbridge. While perhaps some measure of blame can be directed at the provincial government for not acting quickly enough, all one can really say in looking at the numbers ... Read More »

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We need to make good choices during pandemic

By Lethbridge Herald on November 14th, 2020

After weeks of soaring COVID-19 cases, the province was left with little choice when on Thursday it announced new restrictions for several jurisdictions in Alberta, including Lethbridge. While perhaps some measure of blame can be directed at the provincial government for not acting quickly enough, all one can really say in looking at the numbers ... Read More »

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An Armenian-Azerbaijani truce

By Lethbridge Herald on November 14th, 2020

This time, the truce will last. The 2,000 Russian troops flying into Armenia this week and fanning out to police the ceasefire lines in Nagorno-Karabakh are being sent there for five years renewable, and neither Armenia nor Azerbaijan will challenge them. Armenia is in shock, but what remains of the Armenian enclave in western Azerbaijan ... Read More »

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Poor child at the government table?

By Lethbridge Herald on November 13th, 2020

Lethbridge has actually received its fair share of funding from the province If you spend any time at all listening to certain political voices on social media, a concerning narrative emerges with regards to our city. A picture is painted of Lethbridge, the poor child, at the government table, fighting for scraps of any remaining ... Read More »

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Wealth creator vs. wealth consumer

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 12th, 2020

Danny Hozack CHAIRMAN, ECONOMIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION Is Alberta a producer of wealth or a consumer of wealth? Alberta’s energy industry, Alberta’s economy, and Albertans, are definitely producers of wealth. Alberta has produced and sent $630 billion net tax dollars to Eastern Canada over the past 30 years. Dr. Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace, spoke ... Read More »

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Call to reject curriculum changes

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 11th, 2020

Dear Minister LaGrange and Shannon Philips, MLA Lethbridge West: We write to encourage you to reject the proposed K-4 curricular changes. Because the UCP government is preoccupied with developing an unbiased curriculum intent on delivering the facts, we will begin by reminding you of three: First, intersectionality has been mainstreamed by the United Nations. In ... Read More »

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U.S. election: more of the same?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 7th, 2020

Electoral College remains as big a problem as ever By the time you read this you may know more than I do as I write it, but some conclusions about the U.S. election are already certain. First, this has been essentially a re-run of the 2016 presidential election. The final Electoral College tally and therefore ... Read More »

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What happened to the balance?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 7th, 2020

change in alberta’s coal policy goes against true environmental balance Braum Barber SOUTHERN ALBERTA GROUP FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Imagine a teeter-totter balanced by children, each able to launch their end in turn. This might represent a balance between a healthy environment and human economy. When you think of “balance,” you might think of the scales ... Read More »

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Freedom is not a freebie

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 6th, 2020

President Ronald Reagan once said “freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have ... Read More »

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Financial protection for health workers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 5th, 2020

Alberta failing to meet needs of health professionals Charles S. Shaver, MD “Sourcing masks from Orpyx, an established Calgary-based company, helps us continue protecting health-care workers and the public from COVID-19.” – Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health, Oct. 7. He is referring to a $60-million two-year agreement to produce 40 million medical masks. This is ... Read More »

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Residential schooling and Alberta’s K-4 curriculum

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on November 4th, 2020

An open letter to Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange: Dear Minister LaGrange, It is vital that residential schools be acknowledged in primary schools at all grades as residential schools are a part of the history of Canada. With racism being at the forefront of local and global events, now is the time for society to ... Read More »

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