August 14th, 2020

Opinions

Relaunching amid COVID-19

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 15th, 2020

This week was the start of stage one for the provincial government’s COVID-19 Relaunch Strategy and we are happy to announce that a number of City amenities are now available for use, as long as residents can adhere to the current public health orders. After evaluating the provincial guidelines and receiving various mitigation plans from ... Read More »

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Is science important only during pandemics?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 14th, 2020

Lorne Fitch PROFESSIONAL BIOLOGIST Do you know of any effective incantations, spells or potions to help us in this time of crisis and uncertainty? No? If there is a silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic, it might be to reassert in people’s minds the role, importance and prominence of science in our lives. Science provided ... Read More »

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Leaders should be setting example

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 13th, 2020

Alberta’s politicians must cut their pay Franco Terrazzano CANADIAN TAXPAYERS FEDERATION All around the world, political leaders are showing solidarity with their citizens by sharing in the hard times and reducing their own pay. It’s time for Alberta’s politicians do to the same. “We acknowledge New Zealanders who are reliant on wage subsidies, taking pay ... Read More »

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When will federal gov’t stand up to tech giants?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 9th, 2020

Jerry Dias NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF UNIFOR Canada’s news organizations are in mortal peril, and it’s time for the federal government to take on the two marauding tech giants who are largely to blame. Facebook and Google have pillaged the Canadian digital advertising market over the past decade. Between them, they have scooped up the vast ... Read More »

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Some reasons to be hopeful

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 9th, 2020

Science is making headway on other challenging problems You don’t feel like reading about the plague today? Good. I don’t feel like writing about it again either. So here’s some reasons to hope, none of which are even remotely related to the coronavirus. First, they have found not one but three new ways to combat ... Read More »

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Doctors’ greenest pastures are here

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 8th, 2020

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, there has been a lot of debate over physician compensation in Alberta. Any time conversations take place around compensation, they are always bound to be laden with emotion – and the discussion around physician compensation is no different. The issue of doctor compensation is complex and not simply solved, and ... Read More »

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Lessons from the pandemic

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 7th, 2020

Kevin Van Tighem A tiny little virus with a nasty ability to spread has humbled us all. Lives and economy have been disrupted to a degree unimaginable even two months ago. It’s a good time for rethinking some core assumptions. To that end, here are some positive lessons we might take from our current situation: ... Read More »

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Reasons for council decisions matter

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 6th, 2020

Brett Babki CHAIRMAN, LETHBRIDGE TRANSPARENCY COUNCIL Do not the reasons for a decision matter as much as the decision itself? Perhaps not for Lethbridge’s city council. On April 20 the council withdrew two contracts from the ARCHES organization together worth as much as $885,000 over the next nine months, awarding them to the Canadian Mental ... Read More »

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COVID death rates and arrogance

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 2nd, 2020

Slowness to act has led to high fatality rates in U.S., U.K. Something has gone wrong in the “Anglosphere,” as the English-speaking countries are known in some other parts of the world. Smaller English-speaking countries are coping with the COVID-19 emergency quite well. New Zealand’s coronavirus death toll as of April 26 was 18, and ... Read More »

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What could be more essential than feeding the nation?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on May 1st, 2020

Across the country, farmers and food processors are working hard to ensure our shelves are stocked with food so that even in the midst of a pandemic, Canadians have the luxury of going to the grocery store, putting choice foods in their cart and taking them home to enjoy. We are incredibly fortunate! Imagine for ... Read More »

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Time for MPs to take a pay cut

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on April 30th, 2020

It would be a practical and symbolic gesture Aaron Wudrick Federal Director Canadian Taxpayers Federation As we struggle to contain COVID-19, virtually everyone is paying the price while the economy faces an unprecedented storm. Many members of Parliament are sharing in that sacrifice by donating their automatic pay raise to charity. The rest need to ... Read More »

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