July 21st, 2018


Recognizing community builders

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 4th, 2018

Do you know someone who has made a significant difference in our community? I’m excited to announce that nominations for the 2018 Community Builders Awards are now being accepted. This special recognition is open to individuals who serve the betterment of the Lethbridge region, including volunteers, community organizers, farmers, educators, artists, athletes, social workers, coaches, ... Read More »

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Thanks, Canes, for a great season

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 2nd, 2018

Stirring playoff run portends an even brighter future Less than four months ago, when the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Swift Current Broncos completed a blockbuster swap at the trade deadline, it looked, on the surface, like a deal involving two teams going in different directions. It was interesting, then, that both clubs wound up in the ... Read More »

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Stuck in the mud: the OHV debate

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 1st, 2018

Lorne Fitch PROFESSIONAL BIOLOGIST As Yogi Berra said, “You can observe a lot, by just watching.” Listening to Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) users reveals much about the attitudes and beliefs of the group. These are some notable conclusions from my observations: OHV users seem actually to believe they can convince others that they can be trusted ... Read More »

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What North Korea wants

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 29th, 2018

What does Kim Jong Un want? One thing: security. He doesn’t want to conquer the world. It’s impractical: only one out of every 300 people in the world is North Korean. He doesn’t even want to conquer South Korea. It’s twice as populous as North Korea and 10 times richer: eliminate the border and Kim’s ... Read More »

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In praise of local volunteers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 27th, 2018

When is the last time you were helped by a volunteer? Chances are, it was pretty recently. Volunteers guide our kids into the school at drop-off time, they direct us to the right area at the hospital, they take our tickets at community events, they help us adopt the right pet, they serve us soup ... Read More »

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Terror attacks the new normal?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 25th, 2018

A day after a man mowed down pedestrians with a rented van in Toronto, it’s understandable if citizens are starting to believe that terror attacks are the new normal. Monday’s tragedy, which killed 10 people and injured 15 more, came just a day after a gunman killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in ... Read More »

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If the model is broken, fix it

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 22nd, 2018

If the model is broken, should you try to fix it, or should you scrap it and get a new one? In questions of technology, increasingly the answer is: scrap it. Computer repair shops are dying out: if your laptop doesn’t work, just buy a new one. What applies to consumer technology, however, does not ... Read More »

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Constitutional crisis threatening Canada?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 21st, 2018

Al Barnhill Recently, a friend sent a YouTube video entitled “Technology Disruption – Energy and Transportation.” The essence of the 2017 video was the growing trend of accelerating technology and its disruptive effects on markets and economies. The speaker, Tony Seba, provided historical examples of what is commonly known as product and/or service obsolescence. Between ... Read More »

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Progress in fostering local tourism

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 20th, 2018

This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman This Monday, April 23, members of city council will receive an update from the organization we established during the previous term of council to foster a more collaborative, co-ordinated approach to tourism in Lethbridge. The Lethbridge Destination Management Organization (LDMO) has assumed many of the ... Read More »

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Saying thanks to our volunteers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 18th, 2018

It’s National Volunteer Week, a time designated to celebrate and say thanks to the country’s selfless volunteers. There’s a lot of people to thank. According to Statistics Canada, there are about 12.7 million volunteers, and together, they contribute an estimated two billion hours of their time to a broad spectrum of causes. Take away those ... Read More »

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Bill 9 would ban peaceful persuasion

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 17th, 2018

John Sikkema During Tuesday’s legislative debate on the NDP’s Bill 9, the term “harass” or “harassment” was used 14 times, “intimidate” 13 times, “threat” or “threaten” five times, and “block” (as in block a doorway) four times. Such is the alleged reprehensible conduct committed by pro-life activists near abortion clinics, which the NDP government boasts ... Read More »

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