January 25th, 2021

Opinions

Protecting against COVID-19

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 16th, 2020

During the past week, the numbers of confirmed and active COVID-19 cases in Lethbridge and the surrounding area have increased dramatically. Lethbridge, we need to support each other to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and that means following the Alberta Health Services guidelines. A firm reminder, please follow these protocols: – Maintain at least ... Read More »

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Nothing casual about systemic racism

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 15th, 2020

One person’s encounter with the issue in Lethbridge Kathleen Mah On the afternoon of Oct. 5, I walked straight into the arms of an ugly beast. A beast that is ever-present in our lives but one that I had never had a first-hand encounter with before. The beast of racism. A beast that feeds on ... Read More »

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How oil, gas fuel the economy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 14th, 2020

Industry’s importance to Canada’s future can’t be understated Mark Milke and Lennie Kaplan CANADIAN ENERGY CENTRE No matter how you slice it, Canada’s oil and natural gas sector has been one of the nation’s most significant contributors to jobs, gross domestic product (GDP) and tax revenues over the decades. Even in down years, such as ... Read More »

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Don’t fix EMS dispatch system that isn’t broken

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 13th, 2020

Naheed Nenshi, Tara Veer, Don Scott and Chris Spearman You may have heard about a dispute between four Alberta communities – Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) and the regions we serve – and Alberta Health Services (AHS) to maintain local control over the dispatch of Emergency Medical Services ... Read More »

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Trump and the COVID odds

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 10th, 2020

Now is when it gets interesting. The announcement last Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump had fallen ill with COVID-19 hardly came as a surprise. His political strategy of playing down COVID-19 required him to be reckless about his own health, and other Republicans were already dropping like flies. Fourteen Republican Senators and Representatives have ... Read More »

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Busy session in the legislature

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 9th, 2020

The summer of 2020 is not what many of us would have considered “normal” under any circumstances. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, the work of government did not cease and my summer schedule reflected a very busy summer. >As a member of the Legislative Assembly, I was elected on a mandate to do what is best ... Read More »

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Tax reform needs to be centrepiece of COVID economic recovery strategy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 8th, 2020

Keith Brown Business leaders across the country believe Canada’s post-COVID economic recovery will be driven by business and as government considers how best to address this unprecedented challenge, significant tax reform needs to be considered – and more importantly, acted upon. Unfortunately, history shows a chasm between what business leaders say and what politicians and ... Read More »

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Treating addiction crisis on the front lines

By Lethbridge Herald on October 7th, 2020

Stacey Petersen and Kim Turgeon CO-CHAIRS, ALBERTA ADDICTION SERVICE PROVIDERS Dear Albertans, We are the Alberta Addiction Service Providers, representing detox, addiction treatment, harm reduction, peer supportive housing and recovery operators across Alberta. We work on the front lines serving thousands of Albertans day in and day out in their recovery, seeing firsthand the hardship ... Read More »

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Harm-reduction efforts fill important role, too

By Lethbridge Herald on October 7th, 2020

Jason Laurendeau, Caroline Hodes and Dustin Fox In the middle of multiple pandemics (COVID-19, an opioid crisis, and ongoing systemic racism in policing), it has come to our attention that the publisher and advertising manager for The Herald has made the decision to wade into a complex issue such as supporting drug users with an ... Read More »

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Germany 30 years later

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on October 3rd, 2020

European nation the nicest major country in the world I have just spent two weeks driving around Germany interviewing people (mostly climate scientists, since you ask), and I have come to the conclusion that it is the best-run – and quite possibly just the best – major country in the world right now. Some small ... Read More »

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Patient safety at core of AHS dispatch decisions

By Lethbridge Herald on October 2nd, 2020

Darren Sandbeck ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES Recently AHS Emergency Medical Services (EMS) announced plans to consolidate EMS dispatch services. The work done by four municipally-run satellite sites — Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and the Municipality of Wood Buffalo — will be consolidated into one of the three AHS EMS dispatch sites: the Northern Communications Centre (NCC, ... Read More »

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