September 20th, 2019

Opinions

Drug crisis needs provincial support

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 19th, 2019

The City of Lethbridge is now officially the third-largest city in Alberta, after Calgary and Edmonton. Since I last penned this column, the City Clerk announced we have reached the population milestone of 101,482. This number reflects more than just our population, it reflects progress. We continue to see people making their home in our ... Read More »

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Intersections between lunar, Antarctic exploration

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 18th, 2019

Gina Schopfer and Austin Mardon As the Apollo mission reaches its 50th anniversary, return expeditions are underway. Exploration of the moon mirrors past explorations on Earth, says David Parker, director of human and robotic exploration for the European Space Agency. “The timetable of the exploration of Antarctica mirrors that of the moon in an uncannily ... Read More »

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Making the most out of consultation process

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 18th, 2019

Step right up and take a gander at a splendiferous cure for whatever ails you; a (political) science breakthrough that will make your headaches disappear, beggar your opponents, and make your opposition to which and whatever brim with new vigour. Why, it’s consultation! Don’t like a pipeline? Were you properly consulted? Against the carbon tax? ... Read More »

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UCP decision to cut nutrition program funding short-sighted

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 17th, 2019

Enjoy your breakfast? Care for an extra slice of toast? More coffee? That morning energy boost is an important part of life for most Canadians. Indeed, if our routine blood test requisition says “fast for 12 hours,” we’re anxious to get an early morning laboratory booking so we can grab something to eat as we ... Read More »

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Moon landing was a time of vision and inspiration

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 16th, 2019

For sheer audacity, former U.S. president John F. Kennedy’s decision to “go to the moon” likely still stands alone in its vision, aspiration and leadership. Fifty years ago, July 20, 1969, when American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon, the achievement astonished the world and provided a much-needed ... Read More »

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The real refugee problem

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 13th, 2019

Mass migration will continue and borders will start closing Every once in a while a photograph of a migrant’s tragic death (usually that of a child) catches the public’s imagination. The image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, fleeing from the Syrian civil war, dead face down in the surf on a Turkish beach in 2015, triggered ... Read More »

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Fighting for Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 12th, 2019

UCP government has been keeping election promises Since the election in April, our UCP government has been working hard to fulfil our campaign promises. We have passed Bill 1 that scrapped the job-killing carbon tax, we have recently passed Bill 2 to “Make Alberta Open for Business,” and have passed many other important bills that ... Read More »

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Rethinking campaign against eco-groups

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 12th, 2019

Michael Bloomfield HARMONY FOUNDATION OF CANADA Dear Premier Kenney: Spending $2.5 million (likely more) to ferret out those dastardly groups who have questioned or opposed the practices and future of the fossil fuel industry is an odd combination of McCarthyism and Keystone Cops. Please allow me to explain. First, it’s not a fair fight. The ... Read More »

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Bashing LNG misses the mark

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 11th, 2019

Natural gas the ideal way to transition from coal and oil Brad Hayes ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA Two articles published in the Globe and Mail recently might make supporters of Canadian LNG pause and wonder whether they’re backing the right horse. Marc Lee, a senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), ... Read More »

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Province should consider oilpatch proposal

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 11th, 2019

The country’s largest oil producers made a pitch to the Alberta government Tuesday that sounds worth considering. It was proposed at the TD Securities Calgary Energy Conference that the province reward companies that commit to increasing crude-by-rail capacity by easing up on oil curtailment levels enacted by the government in January as a way of ... Read More »

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Finally some sensible talk on plastics

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 10th, 2019

When it comes to the problem of plastics and how to change our current situation, there has finally been some very sensible talk from a federal minister. At a recent meeting of environment ministers in Halifax, Catherine McKenna, federal environment minister, told reporters that the long-term plan, to address the use of plastics, would be ... Read More »

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