October 19th, 2019

Opinions

Funding halt is shortsighted

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 6th, 2019

Cancelling entrepreneurial program will hurt Alberta’s economy Deron Bilous ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CRITIC, ALBERTA’S OFFICIAL NDP OPPOSITION Albertans excel at finding innovative >solutions to difficult problems. Our researchers and entrepreneurs are pioneering new technologies and techniques that will both strengthen our established industries and open up new economic opportunities. But turning a great idea into an ... Read More »

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Hong Kong: purely symbolic

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 3rd, 2019

The anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong are now eight weeks old and still going strong, but the level of violence is rising. A lot of the violence is down to the police and to triad gangs who were hired to attack the demonstrators, of course, but now the People’s Daily, the official mouthpiece of the ... Read More »

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The consumption site debate

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 2nd, 2019

This month’s ‘From The Hill’ column by MP Rachael Harder Is a harm-reduction approach the best we can do? It’s no secret that Lethbridge has a drug problem and it’s agreed upon by most – if not all – that something needs to be done about it. But what should that be? What is the ... Read More »

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Climate emergency hysteria

By Lethbridge Herald on August 1st, 2019

Mania persists in spite of the facts Lee Morrison For almost 30 years, I have watched the alarming idea of human-induced global warming (AGW) evolve from an interesting scientific hypothesis to widely accepted, almost religious dogma. Following the circus of the global warming conference of 2010 in Cancun, I optimistically believed that the mania had ... Read More »

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Work together on drug crisis

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 31st, 2019

Community concerns are valid but saving lives should be priority Dana Dmytro HOPE – HAT OVERDOSE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION and MOMS STOP THE HARM ADVOCATE MEDICINE HAT One of the primary reasons that people are opposed to Supervised Consumption Services (SCS) is the potential impact on surrounding communities. Ministers Jason Luan and Tyler Shandro have ... Read More »

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Safety first on cannabis edibles

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 30th, 2019

It will be a cannabis cornucopia. It will include everything from brownies and chocolate bars to beers and breath strips. When the edibles end of Canada’s legal pot market opens this coming winter, it will quickly take over more than half the country’s cannabis sales by dollar value, enter virtually every food and beverage grouping ... Read More »

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Afghanistan: a ‘decent interval’

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 27th, 2019

Taliban’s return to power has always been inevitable There is movement towards peace in Afghanistan – or at least towards an end to the American military ordeal there, which has lasted for almost 18 years. U.S. officials and representatives of the Taliban insurgents have held seven rounds of direct talks in the tiny Gulf state ... Read More »

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Many milestone anniversaries

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 26th, 2019

This month’s ‘At the Legislature’ column by MLA Shannon Phillips Lethbridge is celebrating a number of anniversaries this summer. This month was the 30th anniversary of the Interfaith Food Bank Society. From the start, the Interfaith Food Bank has provided emergency food to our neighbours in need but now they offer so much more. From ... Read More »

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Keep crime stats in perspective

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 25th, 2019

Let’s give new measures some time to work Did you hear the latest news? Lethbridge ranks No. 1 on the most recent crime survey from Statistics Canada, showing the highest increase in crime and severity in the entire country! And this on the heels of the last Maclean’s magazine ranking which placed Lethbridge among the ... Read More »

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Why Alberta can’t abandon supervised consumption sites

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 24th, 2019

Heather Sweet NDP MLA, EDMONTON MANNING When Jason Luan, the UCP government’s Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, announced a freeze on funding for supervised consumption sites, my heart stopped for a minute. As a social worker, I know all too well what happens when people struggling with addiction are not supported. They face ... Read More »

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Climate and vulnerable seniors

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on July 23rd, 2019

Planning needed to protect older Canadians from climate change impact John Muscedere and George Heckman CANADIAN FRAILTY NETWORK An elderly man in Ottawa spent most of last winter snowed in, unable to leave his home, surviving on canned food. Last summer, 54 people died as a result of a heat wave in Quebec, many of ... Read More »

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