November 18th, 2018

Opinions

Time to say ‘thanks, Coach’

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 27th, 2018

A group of Canada’s often unsung community contributors are being recognized this week. It’s National Coaches Week, a week held “to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada,” the website coach.ca says. “This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying ... Read More »

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CETA is gaining strength

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 26th, 2018

Trade agreement with European Union turns one year old Jim Carr FEDERAL MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE DIVERSIFICATION Global trade impacts the lives of middle-class Canadians every day. From the blueberries you put in your oatmeal in the morning to the mackerel you cook at night for dinner, Canadians are very much a part of important ... Read More »

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More to safety than reducing speed

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 26th, 2018

If we can do something that will save the life of even one person why would we not do it? That was a recent argument in favour of lower speed limits in Calgary. What ends up on the table in one municipality inevitably goes to the others and so it is worth having this discussion ... Read More »

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Prostate tests raise difficult questions

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 25th, 2018

The predicament of a Victoria resident who was diagnosed with Stage 3 prostate cancer after being denied a blood test has generated both sympathy and controversy. Grant McKenzie was refused a prostate specific antigen test at age 53. Two years later, his cancer was found. McKenzie believes that had he been granted the test, his ... Read More »

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A Second Great Recession?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 23rd, 2018

Ten years ago this month the financial services firm Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection, triggering the 2008 crash and the subsequent Great Recession from which the world’s economies have still not fully recovered. Will we look back on this month as the turning point when Donald Trump’s trade war with China unleashed the Second ... Read More »

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Making U of L even better

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 22nd, 2018

University working toward a brighter future Mike Mahon PRESIDENT AND VICE-CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE In 2017, the University of Lethbridge celebrated its 50th anniversary. During that time, our community came together to celebrate the founders and visionaries who took bold steps to establish a university in Lethbridge so many years ago. Their goal was big, ... Read More »

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It’s best to be a smaller mole

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 21st, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump is busy. Very busy. He’s up to his neck in trade wars with China, promising billions of dollars of tariffs against that country’s products. He’s coming up with his own world-view on how many people died after hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, claiming his administration did a great job there. (Despite ... Read More »

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Drug crisis needs community effort

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 21st, 2018

This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman This week was significant for our community, as city council announced our plans to move forward and invite our residents to help us develop positive, community-driven solutions to our current drug crisis. We’ve heard your concerns loud and clear. You love Lethbridge, you have invested ... Read More »

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Cellphones in class Ð to ban or not?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 20th, 2018

With students back in class, educators, parents and politicians are talking about cellphones. Again. Along with sex education, “discovery” math and seemingly everything else going on in Ontario classrooms, Premier Doug Ford wants parents to weigh in on cellphone use in school. His Progressive Conservative party campaigned on a promise to bring in an outright ... Read More »

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Making ag connections

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 19th, 2018

As harvest season continues in southern Alberta, what better time to promote the agriculture industry? That’s the goal of Agriculture for Life – or Ag for Life, for short – which has been conducting a program called “What’s in the Field,” to help the public make a connection from the crops they see growing in ... Read More »

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Military must be cautious on pot issue

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 18th, 2018

When marijuana becomes legal, residents of Esquimalt can be confident that the naval ship pulling into their harbour won’t be steered by a sailor with one hand on the wheel and the other clutching a joint. As the Oct. 17 date for legalization approaches the Canadian Armed Forces is adapting its regulations to balance members’ ... Read More »

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