September 21st, 2018


Trump’s attacks on free press

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 2nd, 2018

It’s a big world and U.S. President Donald Trump has been particularly attentive to global affairs of late. There was his love-fest with the Russian president in Helsinki. And then he launched an all-caps Twitter attack on Iran. And, most recently, he applauded Italy’s new populist government for its hard line on immigration. Before that, ... Read More »

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Bus seatbelts make good sense

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 1st, 2018

Safety measure should be mandatory sooner rather than later Bureaucracy often moves at a snail’s pace. But sometimes the pace needs to be speeded up – particularly when lives are at stake. That’s the situation with respect to making seatbelts mandatory on highway buses. As indicated in a Canadian Press story in Monday’s Herald, the ... Read More »

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MP’s message was cold, hard truth

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 31st, 2018

A Nova Scotia MLA has been forced to apologize for the words he used in a social media post where he appears to blame rising health-care costs on “lifestyle choices.” Hugh MacKay represents Chester-St. Margaret’s for the Nova Scotia Liberals. In a Facebook posting (last) week, he said: “Smoking, over-consumption of alcohol, poor diet, and ... Read More »

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Clean Sweep making a difference

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 31st, 2018

BRZ program helping to make downtown safer, more welcoming Sheri Kain CHAIR, DOWNTOWN BUSINESS REVITALIZATION ZONE Like many communities, Lethbridge is struggling to deal with the opioid crisis. Citizens struggle to understand the crisis and how difficult it is to deal with effectively. Businesses in the downtown are worried. The Executive Leader’s Coalition on Opioid ... Read More »

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Zimbabwe election: Status quo or change?

By Nick Kuhl on July 29th, 2018

“I am as soft as wool. I am a very soft person in life,” Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa told the BBC in a recent interview, but his nickname is “The Crocodile.” There is probably no more ruthless person active in Zimbabwe’s politics, and three months ago he looked like a shoo-in to win the presidential election ... Read More »

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Toronto shooting needs answers

By Lethbridge Herald on July 28th, 2018

Latest tragedy further evidence that Toronto has a gun problem The thirst for answers to questions about Toronto’s Danforth tragedy is becoming overpowering. What drove the alleged shooter? How did someone with a well-known history of mental instability get a handgun? Was ideology involved in his actions? Journalists feel this thirst as much or more ... Read More »

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Supporting local food producers

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 27th, 2018

Locally produced goods are important to southern albertans It’s summer! The season it’s easiest to be grateful for our incredible land and climate. Any Wednesday or Saturday, you can pop into the farmers’ market and get the best produce, meat or baked goods you’ve ever tasted. The strawberries I bought were so delicious they didn’t ... Read More »

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Providing safer workplaces

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 25th, 2018

Bill aims to keep government workplaces free from harassment When people go to work, they should be able to do so in an environment that is safe and supportive. That goes for government workplaces, too. It’s with that in mind that the federal government has legislation in the works to help ensure that federally regulated ... Read More »

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Giving Donald Trump his props

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 24th, 2018

U.S. president a master at playing to media attention Trevor Harrison UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Another day, another stop on Donald Trump’s Grand Tour, each event a sequel to the last: confusion, angst, discord, but finally, triumph; a lumbering strut amidst the wreckage, duly caught by the rolling cameras. No one seems to know how to ... Read More »

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It’s not (quite) as bad as it seems

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 22nd, 2018

In a particularly bad week for wrecking behaviour, Donald Trump trashed the NATO summit, declared the European Union a “foe,” undermined Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempts to get a “soft” Brexit for Britain, sucked up to the Russians and betrayed his own intelligence services. But his actions made it clear that the NATO alliance is ... Read More »

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Making progress on strategic priorities

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 20th, 2018

This month’s ‘From City Hall’ column by Mayor Chris Spearman We’re more than halfway through 2018, and we are making excellent progress on many strategic priorities. One that is very significant for our organization is the appointment earlier this week of Bramwell (Bram) Strain as our new city manager. We began our recruitment process seven ... Read More »

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