May 13th, 2021

Opinions

China’s ‘residential schools’

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 5th, 2020

“Residential schools” were a common feature of European settler societies until quite late in the 20th century, and their purpose was not just to educate but to “deracinate” their aboriginal pupils: that is, to cut them off from their roots. The Chinese government would reject the analogy with its last breath, but it is now ... Read More »

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Prorogation a grand coverup

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 4th, 2020

As we begin to shift from summer to fall, many are also sensing a change in the political atmosphere of our nation. Though the last federal election was less than a year ago, a lot has transpired in our country over the past 10 months. Even though Canadians decided to give Justin Trudeau a second ... Read More »

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How are fax machines like coal mines?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 3rd, 2020

Province making a mistake to invest in the past Stephen Legault Recently Premier Jason Kenney and his Minister of Environment, Jason Nixon, announced that they would be removing restrictions on the development of fax machines, explaining that while much of the world has long since made the transition to email or cloud-based computing, there is ... Read More »

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Ward system worth considering?

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on September 2nd, 2020

Back in November city council’s Open and Effective Government Committee brought forth a proposal that a ward system should be examined in the city. A ward system is common in larger cities where city councils want to ensure local communities and neighbourhoods are having their specific concerns heard by the decision makers. The idea is ... Read More »

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ECOWAS: defending democracy

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 29th, 2020

West African organization dealing with coup in Mali In what is probably the poorest region of the world, West Africa, there is an unsung success story. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) doesn’t just work for economic integration; it tries to defend democracy and prevent war among its member states, and often it ... Read More »

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Gov’t not supporting Albertans

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 28th, 2020

After a very hot August, I am begrudgingly beginning to accept the signs that fall is on its way. Whether it’s the earlier sunsets, the slight chill in the air in the mornings, or the yellow shocks beginning to accent the tops of the generations-old trees in my neighbourhood, I am reminded that summer is ... Read More »

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Bills are assembly’s bread and butter

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 27th, 2020

Hon. Nathan Cooper, MLA SPEAKER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ALBERTA Alexander Rutherford, Alberta’s first premier, introduced the first bill in the province on March 19, 1906 about the Treasury Department and Auditing of Provincial Accounts. Since then countless bills have been debated, discussed, amended and repealed as Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta ... Read More »

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Alberta needs more clean-energy projects

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 26th, 2020

Robert Tremblay ALBERTA PARTY Alberta is in desperate need of economically viable energy construction projects. Clean energy sources, such as solar and wind, have absolutely cratered in price over the past decade. Prices for on-shore wind have come down 70 per cent and prices for photovoltaic solar have come down 90 per cent, both compared ... Read More »

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‘Two-state solution’ still dead

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 22nd, 2020

The deal to open diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, announced by Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Thursday, opens no new vistas for a “just peace” between the Israelis and the Arabs. It just repackages the existing reality. There wasn’t any possibility of an independent Palestinian state in the ... Read More »

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Integrated fire and EMS essential

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 21st, 2020

Have you or someone you love received life-saving service from Lethbridge Fire and EMS? If so, you already know the value that our integrated service and local dispatch provides. If not, let’s hope you never have to find out. The City of Lethbridge operates a fully integrated Fire and EMS Service. This means firefighters and ... Read More »

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Alta. gov’t committed to protecting ecologically sensitive areas

By Lethbridge Herald Opinon on August 20th, 2020

Jason Nixon Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks There have been a number of false claims and misinformation circulating about the Alberta government’s commitment to conservation recently. Albertans can and should have a debate on government policies, but that debate ought to be based on truth. For example, I recently saw an opinion piece in ... Read More »

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