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Opinion

There’s more to economic efficiency than financial benefits

Sometimes there are benefits that can’t be bought. And not all resources must generate a profit.

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Lethbridge News

Lethbridge City Council eyeing 144 service cuts & user fees to balance budget

If the city council wants to balance their budget without raising taxes in 2021 or 2022, they need to find over $15 million.

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News

Federal Conservatives not making gains with O’Toole at the helm

In the more than 2 months since O’Toole was elected, not one of the 25 polls conducted have showed him beating the Liberals.

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News

My response to Travis Toews’ response to the AUPE wage talks

Alberta’s provincial government proposed cutting union wages by 5 points more than an arbitrator awarded this past spring.

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News

Oct jobs increase Alberta’s 2nd lowest since economy reopened

The employment rate is still 4.4 points lower than what it was prior to the pandemic, the largest gap in the country.

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News

Cutting transit service is a stupid way to save money

Recently, the Lethbridge city council debated reducing public transit service during off-peak times because of low ridership during the pandemic.

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News

COVID-19 outbreak at St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge

As of this week, St. Michael’s Health Centre in Lethbridge has at least 3 COVID-19 cases, according to two emails I recently obtained.

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News

UCP government appoints 2 people to Alberta Foundation of the Arts

Earlier this week, Alberta‘s lieutenant governor appointed two people to the Alberta Foundation of the Arts, as recommended by Leela Aheer, the minister of culture, multiculturalism, and status of women. The two new members are: Yasmin Jivraj Andrea True Joy Fox Yasmin Jivraj is a co-owner of Dexcent, an engineering consulting firm based in Edmonton. […]

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News

Alberta to spend nearly $40M on Calgary hospital power plant

Meanwhile, the city has the lowest number of hospital acute beds in the province.

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News

COVID-19 outbreak at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge

3 healthcare workers confirmed with positive COVID-19 test results.