June 14th, 2021


Pandemic recovery plan

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on December 4th, 2020

We need a ‘Made in Canada’ plan to get the country back on track economically How should Canada look to recover? With nearly one year of the pandemic in the rearview mirror, it seems appropriate to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. When it comes to implementing next steps there ... Read More »

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More MLAs should oppose PST

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on December 3rd, 2020

Albertans didn’t elect the United Conservatives so they could have their turn reaching deeper into our pockets and UCP MLAs need to remind Finance Minister Travis Toews of that fact because he keeps flirting with the idea of a provincial sales tax. “The timing is the question here,” said Toews on Nov. 13, referencing a ... Read More »

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Tackling web giants up to feds

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on December 2nd, 2020

Gov’t should make levelling digital playing field a priority Weekly newspapers in communities from coast to coast dot the nation’s landscape like a media mosaic. From the Bay of Fundy to the Strait of Georgia, small-town journalists are on the job telling the stories that matter most, stories that remain part of the vital fabric ... Read More »

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‘Oil rich’ isn’t what it used to be

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on November 28th, 2020

“The only officials present were American and Saudi,” tweeted the Saudi Arabian foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, but he was lying. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu really did fly in to Saudi Arabia to spend a few hours with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. We ... Read More »

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UCP efforts a hindrance, not a help

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on November 27th, 2020

Since I last had the opportunity to write this column, I’ve noticed so many of our neighbours setting up their Christmas lights and holiday displays a bit early this year. There can be no doubt that we are all exhausted by the challenges this year has brought, and many of us are doing our best ... Read More »

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The cost of policing a province

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on November 26th, 2020

Even if the United Conservatives decide not to replace the RCMP following a $2-million panel taking a look at it, Albertans who live where they patrol will soon pay 13 times what they do now. If, however, the UCP decides to go through with its plan to start up Alberta’s very own provincial police force, ... Read More »

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Blood Tribe on Grassy Mountain project

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on November 25th, 2020

It is important to note that consultation does not provide any First Nation with a veto over a project. First Nations need to lobby to be recognized as having an interest in a given area that is the subject of development by industry. In these instances, a First Nation has basically two choices: one is ... Read More »

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An mRNA vaccine miracle?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on November 21st, 2020

Potential vaccines offer a light at the end of the COVID tunnel All the usual caveats apply: don’t go out and celebrate, don’t let your guard down, it’s still going to be a long haul. This winter will be “hard,” warned UÄŸur Åžahin, co-founder and CEO of BioNTech, the German company that announced the first ... Read More »

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Numbers game: COVID and budget

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on November 20th, 2020

Curbing the spread of COVID-19 is in your hands. 1. Hand wash and sanitize 2. Hands off! Maintain physical distancing 3. Wear a handy mask 4. Avoid social gatherings. These have been the source of numerous outbreaks locally These are simple messages. But we all have a personal responsibility to do our part to prevent ... Read More »

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Support for chronic pain sufferers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinion on November 19th, 2020

It’s been more than 30 years since I became a statistic – one of the one-in-five Canadians who move from having acute pain to chronic pain. Now, I’m part of a community of more than seven million Canadians in a similar situation. I developed chronic pain after a workplace accident and I now live with ... Read More »

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Students should be able to count on caring, acceptance at school

By Herald on November 18th, 2020

Darren Mazutinec Superintendent Westwind School Division Early in teaching my career, as I was preparing my Grade 6 classroom one morning, one of my students showed up a little earlier than expected and pulled up a chair beside my desk. This student looked a little tired and sad, and I asked, “Is everything OK?” The ... Read More »

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