October 24th, 2020


Strike three! You’re out!

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 7th, 2020

Strike one, strike two, strike three – you’re out! The two words you don’t want to hear while you’re up to bat. But when it comes to the prime minister, these two words are more than appropriate. Justin Trudeau’s first ethics strike took place when he used more than 200,000 taxpayer dollars to pay for ... Read More »

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Crowsnest Pass at a crossroad

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 6th, 2020

Allan Garbutt I was born and raised in southern Alberta, and first explored the upper Oldman River more than 60 years ago. The Oldman was a favourite recreation area until school and work took me away. I returned as a medical doctor in 1992 and have lived here ever since. My return coincided with some ... Read More »

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A good next step in fighting virus

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 5th, 2020

Earlier last week city council made masks mandatory in public areas of City-owned facilities and on City transit. This is a great first step in order to help keep the community safe in light of a recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the first two recorded deaths from the disease in the city. Masks are ... Read More »

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Importance of open-mindedness

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 31st, 2020

Consider CO2 contributions from non-human resources in climate debate Cosmos Voutsinos Universities are called “higher-learning institutions” because, in addition to their research, their teaching process includes the examination of all sides of a problem, then the professor assists his students to reach a conclusion. This way, the students are learning how to think, instead of ... Read More »

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A safe return to the classroom

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 30th, 2020

Nathan Neudorf MLA FOR LETHBRIDGE-EAST The suspension of in-person schooling in March has been hard for many students and their families. Kindergarten to Grade 12 education changed significantly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I know that students, parents, teachers and school boards did their best to adapt to a different way of ... Read More »

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New approach to opioid crisis

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 29th, 2020

When the late Red Adair, the famed oil well firefighter who doused well blowouts around the globe, tackled a well blaze, extinguishing the flames was just the first step. The problem wasn’t over until the source of the fire – leaking oil or gas – had been stemmed by capping the well. Alberta – the ... Read More »

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A new Cold War brewing? No sale!

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 25th, 2020

Is there going to be a new Cold War with China? Probably not. Consider the case of Huawei. Mike Pompeo swept into London on Tuesday like an overweight Darth Vader, while his local satrap, Boris Johnson, waited nervously in Downing Street for judgment. People swore they could hear Pompeo’s cloak swish as he strode through ... Read More »

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UCP putting health system at risk

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 24th, 2020

American-style medical system would be a bad deal for Albertans I had hoped that by the time I was writing this column in July that we would have had much of the worst of the pandemic behind us. I hoped that we would have successfully flattened the curve, and put in place the measures necessary ... Read More »

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From a trickle to a flow?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 23rd, 2020

Could Canada build an economic niche in recreational drugs? Connor Livingstone Legal cannabis, once a pipe dream, is now spitting in the face of the “war on drugs.” Turns out that the “Devil’s Lettuce” was not as destabilizing to society as some might have wanted us to believe, and in fact poses very fascinating business ... Read More »

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The risks of surface mining

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 22nd, 2020

Surface mining in Crowsnest Pass would threaten headwater streams Richard Quinlan I am a biologist, now retired after a diverse fish and wildlife management career in government, industry, and teaching. At one stage, I spent 12 years as a Fish and Wildlife Habitat Protection Biologist. It was a thankless job of identifying threats to fish ... Read More »

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A warning from Poland

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 18th, 2020

Presidential election victor practically a clone of Trump Few people outside of Poland care about the outcome of last Sunday’s presidential election there, but maybe they should. Andrzej Duda is practically a Polish clone of Donald Trump, who will also be seeking re-election less than four months from now – and Duda squeaked out a ... Read More »

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