October 24th, 2020

Opinions

Alberta needs more clean-energy projects

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 26th, 2020

Robert Tremblay ALBERTA PARTY Alberta is in desperate need of economically viable energy construction projects. Clean energy sources, such as solar and wind, have absolutely cratered in price over the past decade. Prices for on-shore wind have come down 70 per cent and prices for photovoltaic solar have come down 90 per cent, both compared ... Read More »

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‘Two-state solution’ still dead

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 22nd, 2020

The deal to open diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, announced by Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Thursday, opens no new vistas for a “just peace” between the Israelis and the Arabs. It just repackages the existing reality. There wasn’t any possibility of an independent Palestinian state in the ... Read More »

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Integrated fire and EMS essential

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 21st, 2020

Have you or someone you love received life-saving service from Lethbridge Fire and EMS? If so, you already know the value that our integrated service and local dispatch provides. If not, let’s hope you never have to find out. The City of Lethbridge operates a fully integrated Fire and EMS Service. This means firefighters and ... Read More »

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Alta. gov’t committed to protecting ecologically sensitive areas

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 20th, 2020

Jason Nixon Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks There have been a number of false claims and misinformation circulating about the Alberta government’s commitment to conservation recently. Albertans can and should have a debate on government policies, but that debate ought to be based on truth. For example, I recently saw an opinion piece in ... Read More »

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City waste and recycling, not so huge a success

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 19th, 2020

Lethbridge Transparency Council Is it time to recycle the recycling program? The Lethbridge Transparency Council (LTC) took a critical look at the City-operated “Curbside Recycling Program” (CRP). The program was introduced in the City of Lethbridge on May 1, 2019. >We found that, overall, the CRP has successes but not in a positive way for ... Read More »

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Blast raises anger in Lebanon

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 15th, 2020

Citizens fed up with miserable existence under country’s ‘warlords’ Beirut has been living with car bombs and air raids on a sporadic but continuing basis for so long that it would probably make sense to rebuild this time with shatterproof glass. The torrent of broken glass falling from a thousand shattered buildings probably accounted for ... Read More »

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Moving forward after SCS

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 15th, 2020

The anticipated shuttering of the ARCHES-run supervised consumption site at the end of the month brings to a close an experimental and, at times, divisive chapter in the history of Lethbridge. While it is undeniable that the SCS was opened with good intentions with the hopes of addressing an overdose crisis in the city, it ... Read More »

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Planning for Alberta’s recovery

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 14th, 2020

The past six months or so has truly changed the world in ways that we haven’t necessarily seen for decades. > The COVID-19 pandemic, a complete collapse on the price of oil as energy demands drop drastically and the global recession as a result of all of these combined factors. We in Alberta are resilient ... Read More »

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The game no one wants to play

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 13th, 2020

Data has forced the conclusion about climate change Marc R. Roussel UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Imagine a game in which two players take turns, player one adding a cup of water to a bucket, and player two removing a cup. Averaged over time, the amount of water in the bucket stays the same. At some point, ... Read More »

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The price of progress

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 12th, 2020

Monica Field In the words of John Prine, describing Paradise, Kentucky: Then the coal company came with the world’s largest shovel And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man. I have ... Read More »

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An October Surprise in the U.S.?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 8th, 2020

Trump’s rush to open economy also revived pandemic An “October Surprise” in the United States is now almost inevitable, because that will be Donald Trump’s last chance to get re-elected legitimately. He might try to cling to office even if he loses the vote, but it would be a lot easier and neater if he ... Read More »

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