Covid, Chaos and Christmas!

Covid, Chaos and Christmas!

Linda Hancock , Phd
Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The season that suggests we should have joy, peace and love can often instead be filled with busyness, financial demands and feelings of being overwhelmed.

Feeling the squeeze: Provincial cuts, Municipal impacts

Feeling the squeeze: Provincial cuts, Municipal impacts

Jacqueline Peterson , PhD
Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Municipal services are critical for our quality of life. However, the decisions facing local governments are heavily shaped by provincial policy.

Are you a senior who is feeling lonely? Would you like …

Are you a senior who is feeling lonely? Would you like someone to keep in touch?

Connie-Marie Riedlhuber , Keep in Touch Senior’s Coordinator with Volunteer Lethbridge
Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

For many elderly folks, a call from a friend or an acquaintance once or twice a week can make a big difference in how they feel.

An Exodus of Young People: Is this Alberta’s Future?

An Exodus of Young People: Is this Alberta’s Future?

David J Finch , Senior Fellow at the Institute for Community Prosperity
Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Today, a community’s prosperity is linked to its ability to attract, retain, develop and mobilize talent. The future prosperity of Alberta is undoubtedly centered on people.

Insights on Ecological Effects of Coal Development in the …

Insights on Ecological Effects of Coal Development in the Eastern Slopes

Lorne Fitch , Professional Biologist
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Five retired provincial Fish and Wildlife biologists provided a submission to the Coal Policy Committee earlier this year (Insights on Coal Development from Five Retired Fish and Wildlife Biologists).

Can Solar Energy Breathe new life into Abandoned Oil Well …

Can Solar Energy Breathe new life into Abandoned Oil Well Sites?

Keith Hirsche ,
Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Alberta has 170,000 plus inactive and abandoned oil wells and over 3000 orphan wells that have been abandoned by failed companies.

Alberta's 2021 Municipal Elections: Did Partisan Politics …

Alberta's 2021 Municipal Elections: Did Partisan Politics Influence the Results?

Barry Morishita ,
Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

In addition to the municipal and Senate candidate elections, two referendum questions were added by the Alberta Government to the 2021 Municipal Elections: (1) Should section 36(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 – Parliament and the government of Canada’s commitment to the principle of making equalization payments – be removed from the constitution?

Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Aquaponics

Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Aquaponics

Michael Lavorato ,
Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Food security and sustainable agriculture are top of mind given the challenges of climate change. The speaker will talk about a new aquaponics project happening in southern Alberta to tackle food security and climate change.

Student Affordability and Feed or Famine Food Drive

Student Affordability and Feed or Famine Food Drive

Amy Mendenhall , Vice President Student Affairs
Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube

The past two years have been exceptionally challenging for all Alberta Post-Secondary students, and the Student body at the University of Lethbridge has been no exception.

Government’s plan for rural medicine: Do Not Resuscitate?

Government’s plan for rural medicine: Do Not Resuscitate?

Sam Myhr , Rural Medicine President for the Alberta Medical Association
Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube

Sustaining medical services in smaller communities is challenging at the best of times. Doctors have been working without an agreement for almost two years, and the unstable relationship with our government has made it nearly impossible to recruit and retain physicians to rural areas.

The 2021 Canadian Federal Election: Did the Results Justify …

The 2021 Canadian Federal Election: Did the Results Justify Calling It?

Dr. Melanee Thomas , Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The Liberal Party retained power in a close-run 2019 federal election where the Liberals won 157 seats and 33% of the popular vote, enough to form a minority government.

Municipal Elections 2021: What Will Determine the Outcome?

Municipal Elections 2021: What Will Determine the Outcome?

Maria Fitzpatrick ,
Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube

Lethbridge’s 2021 Municipal Elections has the potential to be very interesting. For sure, the City will have a new Mayor and several fresh faces on Council.

Navigating the Fourth Wave of Covid-19 and Beyond

Navigating the Fourth Wave of Covid-19 and Beyond

Dr. Jason Kindrachuk PhD , Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a historic public health crisis that has had drastic and long-lasting effects on global health and the economy.

FEDERAL ELECTION FORUM WITH LETHBRIDGE CANDIDATES

FEDERAL ELECTION FORUM WITH LETHBRIDGE CANDIDATES

Federal Election Candidates ,
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:00 PM
Facebook Livestream

Here is your opportunity to hear Lethbridge Federal Candidates provide their perspective and platforms in their bid to represent Lethbridge and area constituents as a Member of Parliament.

Is the Contract Dispute between AHS and Alberta Nurses …

Is the Contract Dispute between AHS and Alberta Nurses strictly about Money?

Danielle Larivee , First Vice-President of UNA
Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube

Alberta Health Services (AHS) (the Alberta Government) are demanding across-the-board pay cuts of 3 percent, plus additional monetary cuts that would raise the cost of the rollbacks to an average 5 percent in their negotiations with United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) members who have already endured six years of zero percent increases.

Is the Contract Dispute between AHS and Alberta Nurses …

Is the Contract Dispute between AHS and Alberta Nurses strictly about Money?

Danielle Larivee , First Vice-President of UNA
Thursday, September 9, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube

Alberta Health Services (AHS) (the Alberta Government) are demanding across-the-board pay cuts of 3 percent, plus additional monetary cuts that would raise the cost of the rollbacks to an average 5 percent in their negotiations with United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) members who have already endured six years of zero percent increases.

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

Members of the SACPA Board ,
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Zoom

Approval of Agenda and appointment of Secretary Adoption and discussion of Minutes – June 22, 2020 Annual Reports: Chairperson Finance Committee & Treasurer’s Report and Budget for 2021-2022

An Educator’s Perspective on Alberta’s Proposed Draft …

An Educator’s Perspective on Alberta’s Proposed Draft Curriculum

Ken Rogers and Kelly Frewin ,
Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube

Educators know all curricula need timely revision and many are concerned about the most recent draft K-6 curriculum proposed by the government of Alberta.

The Deadly Effects of Residential Schools in Canada: How is …

The Deadly Effects of Residential Schools in Canada: How is that Remediable?

Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox and Elder Keith Chief Moon ,
Monday, June 21, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube

At least 150,000 Indigenous youths were forced into Indian Residential Schools (IRS) between the 1870s and 1990s. They were run by Canadian/Provincial governments and religious authorities.

“Immigration Matters” Why Canada supports immigration?

“Immigration Matters” Why Canada supports immigration?

Najib Mangal , Manager of Community Connections and Employment programs at Immigrant Services of Lethbridge Family Services
Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

In October 2020, the Federal Government announced its 2021-2022 Immigration Level Plan. The government is hoping to bring a targeted 1.

Is Harm Reduction and Empathy the Main Pillars when Battling …

Is Harm Reduction and Empathy the Main Pillars when Battling Drug Dependency?

Dr. Esther Tailfeathers , Physician
Monday, June 14, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube

While painkilling medicine has been around for a very long time, Fentanyl is a powerful addictive opioid painkiller, the use of which has caused an increasing public health threat in Canada and elsewhere.

Alberta allows for Public Participation in Resource …

Alberta allows for Public Participation in Resource Development, but what are the Parameters and who are deemed Stakeholders?

Shaun Fluker , Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

Public participation is widely considered to be an essential component of any legitimate exercise of state power over resource development and environmental decision-making.

“Alberta’s War Room” and the “Steve Allan Inquiry”: Worth …

“Alberta’s War Room” and the “Steve Allan Inquiry”: Worth the Money or Millions Wasted?

Markham Hislop , Energy journalist
Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

After Jason Kenney became Premier of Alberta on April 30, 2019, he followed through on his campaign promise and set in motion the “energy war room” or the Canadian Energy Centre CEC) as it was named when launched in Dec 2019.

Are severe Funding Cuts to U of L and Lethbridge College …

Are severe Funding Cuts to U of L and Lethbridge College likely to have both Short and Long-Term Consequences for the Lethbridge Economy?

Cyndi Vos , CEO of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

Over the past two years, tenths of millions of public education dollars have been cut from Lethbridge’s two post-secondary institutions budgets, resulting initially in hundreds of directly lost jobs and as well, hefty increases in tuition for students.

What does an Independent Case Study of the Alberta Energy …

What does an Independent Case Study of the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Coal Mining Regulations tell us?

Mandy L. Olsgard , M.Sc., P. Bio. Principal, Sr. Toxicologist/ Risk Assessor
Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube

The Grassy Mountain Open-Pit Coal Mine proposed by Benga Mining Ltd., (Riversdale) in the Crowsnest Pass has raised questions and concerns about the regulatory process in Alberta, such as the transparency, independent decision-making, and enforcement capacity of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).

With the UCP Government running behind NDP in the Polls …

With the UCP Government running behind NDP in the Polls halfway through its Mandate, what can they do to re-earn the trust of Albertans?

Dr. Duane Bratt , Political science Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube

Following their convincing election victory April 16, 2019, Alberta’s UCP Government led by Jason Kenney, has seen a steady decline in their support from Alberta voters, particularly in Calgary and some urban centers, where the opposition NDP and other parties have made gains according to the latest polls.

How can Past and Present Injustices against Indigenous …

How can Past and Present Injustices against Indigenous Peoples be Reconciled?

Don McIntyre , Professor of Indigenous Governance and Business Management
Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

In the post 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) era of reconciliation, many Canadians are wondering what reconciliation might mean to their community.

The Need for More Voices in the Public Sphere for Albertans

The Need for More Voices in the Public Sphere for Albertans

Jacquie Fenske , Acting Leader of the Alberta Party
Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:00 PM
Youtube

Join Acting Leader Jacquie Fenske of the Alberta Party for a conversation about the need for a choice in Alberta politics.

Post Pandemic Recovery: What are the Main Issues Facing …

Post Pandemic Recovery: What are the Main Issues Facing Alberta?

Nathan Neudorf , Alberta MLA for Lethbridge East Constituency
Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:00 AM
youtube

Alberta is arguably in the midst of a generational economic shift as we face the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking ahead to the post-pandemic recovery, what should Albertans expect from their Government with regards to the serious economic challenges we face as a province.

Public Consultation and Alberta Politics: What’s Going On?

Public Consultation and Alberta Politics: What’s Going On?

Dr. Ian Urquhart , Conservation Director of Alberta Wilderness Association
Monday, April 26, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

The fate of liberal democratic governments hinges importantly on building and sustaining political support for their agenda. Public consultation is one tool governments may use to secure this support.

The Wildrose Independence Party: What is their Vision for …

The Wildrose Independence Party: What is their Vision for Alberta?

Paul Hinman , Interim leader of the Wildrose Independence Party
Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

With Alberta running an $18 billion deficit in its 2021-22 budget and more than $100 billion in accumulated debt, it appears obvious that fiscal changes are needed – spending cuts or revenue increases or both?

Current Challenges for Alberta’s and Canada’s Farmers

Current Challenges for Alberta’s and Canada’s Farmers

Mr. Lynn Jacobson , President, Alberta Federation of Agriculture
Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

Agriculture is an important sector of Canada’s economy supplying the much larger food production and processing industries. The Alberta Federation of Agriculture is Alberta’s largest producer funded general farm organization.

Coal Dust, Wind and Human Health: What are the Risks of …

Coal Dust, Wind and Human Health: What are the Risks of Open-Pit Coal Mining in Southwest Alberta?

Allan Garbutt. , PhD, MD
Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

Everyone living in Southern Alberta are familiar with our winds. Those residing in “Chinook Country” have heard Environment Canada’s frequent wind warnings, particularly between November to April.

Laug until it helps. If you can laugh at it, you can survive …

Laug until it helps. If you can laugh at it, you can survive it!

Cheryl Ann Oberg , Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Professional Speaker, Professional Therapeutic Clown
Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:00 AM
Youtube

The Science is in! What you always knew instinctively to be true, laughter and play have been proven to be beneficial to your health.

The People’s Party of Canada: What is their Vision for …

The People’s Party of Canada: What is their Vision for Canada – and Alberta?

Maxime Bernier , People’s Party of Canada Leader
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube Live Stream

Freedom, Responsibility, Fairness and Respect are the principles that guide and inform the policies of the People’s Party of Canada (PPC).

Policing in Challenging Times

Policing in Challenging Times

Shahin Mehdizadeh , Lethbridge Police Chief
Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube Live Stream

These are challenging times for the world, and law enforcement agencies are not exempt from the taxing circumstances or the growing expectations of the community, whether that’s from a global or local perspective.

Private health care for Alberta: efficiency, effectiveness …

Private health care for Alberta: efficiency, effectiveness and equity?

Dr. Christopher McCabe , CEO & Executive Director of the Institute of Health Economics (IHE).
Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube Live Stream

The question of the role of the private sector in providing health care in Canada is both complex and politically charged.

Why we need insects and spiders, which of them are …

Why we need insects and spiders, which of them are declining, and which moving in.

Dan Johnson , BSc, Sask; MSc, PhD, UBC, Institute of Animal Resource Ecology & Department of Plant Science
Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:00 AM
YouTube Live Stream

Insects and spiders matter to us because of their enormous contributions to ecosystems, including in food webs, for pollination, enjoyment, and pest control.

How are Post-Secondary Students Coping with the COVID-19 …

How are Post-Secondary Students Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Kathleen Massey , Associate Vice-President (Students) at University of Lethbridge
Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many challenges for post-secondary students. Despite the flexibility, support and hard work of professors to create an engaging online learning experience, the change to at-home learning has been very difficult for some students.

Sustainable Farming: What role can Biogas Production Play …

Sustainable Farming: What role can Biogas Production Play in Reducing CO2 Emissions?

Chris Perry , President of CKP Farms Ltd.
Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

Biogas production is essentially an industrial stomach which converts organic waste into usable fuel. Biogas is 60% methane and is used to fuel powerful engines that drives generators producing 24/7 100% renewable electricity.

Alberta's Future: A Virtual Conversation with Rachel Notley

Alberta's Future: A Virtual Conversation with Rachel Notley

Rachel Notley , MLA and Leader of the Official Opposition in Alberta
Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

Alberta is in the midst of a generational economic shift as we face the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we look ahead to the post-pandemic recovery, it is time for Albertans to come together to overcome the economic challenges we face as a province.

Coal Mining in the Oldman River Watershed: What is …

Coal Mining in the Oldman River Watershed: What is happening and what are the long-term impacts?

Shannon Frank , Executive Director of the Oldman Watershed Council
Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

There is significant interest in establishing metallurgical coal mining operations throughout the eastern slopes of Alberta. The areas residing within the Oldman watershed are no exception.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Are there any reasons to be concerned …

COVID-19 Vaccines: Are there any reasons to be concerned about efficacy and long-term safety?

Dr. Trushar Patel ,
Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

As the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths (currently near 100 million and over 2 million respectively) continues to rise around the globe, health-care systems are being put under extreme stress and the need for effective vaccines, with enough supplies for everyone, is crucial.

Setting a Broad Table of Energy and the Environment: How …

Setting a Broad Table of Energy and the Environment: How there has to be a merger of the two in order to be successful

Gary G. Mar , President and CEO. Canada West Foundation (CWF)
Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

With the November 3, 2020 US election resulting in Joe Biden being elected President and the Democrats gaining control of both houses of Congress, what are the likely implications for Alberta’s Energy Sector?

The Corporate interests and -ideologies shaping Alberta's …

The Corporate interests and -ideologies shaping Alberta's universities: What do they mean for our future?

Dr. Laurie Adkin , professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta
Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

The speaker asserts that: “If ever there were a time for universities to assume a leadership role in providing the knowledge needed for socio-ecological change, this is surely that moment.

Rioters storming the United States Capitol on January 6, …

Rioters storming the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021: A Wodehousian Putsch Against the Madisonian Constitution?

Dr. John von Heyking ,
Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

On January 6, 2021, rioters supporting United States President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election stormed the United States Capitol.

Agrifood Trade and Export: Is there a Growing Market for …

Agrifood Trade and Export: Is there a Growing Market for Canadian Farm Produce?

Carlo Dade and Sharon Sun , Director of the Trade & Investment Centre
Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

Canada has traditionally been a major exporter of both agricultural commodities, technology, equipment and food. Yet, in many ways, Canada’s position in global food exports indicates good potential for growth.

"The Mustard Seed": A familiar name, but what are they all …

"The Mustard Seed": A familiar name, but what are they all about and why are they coming to Lethbridge?

Byron Bradley , Managing Director of The Mustard Seed
Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

The Mustard Seed, a well-known non-profit across Western Canada, is bringing 35-plus years of experience in poverty alleviation to Lethbridge. In the cities where they serve, The Mustard Seed provides basic services, housing, and employment supports to those in need and partners with the community to address the root causes of poverty.

The Response to COVID-19: Do Lockdowns Cause more Harm than …

The Response to COVID-19: Do Lockdowns Cause more Harm than Benefit?

Dr. Ari Joffe , Adjunct Clinical Professor at the John Dossetor Health Ethics Center at the University of Alberta
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

The response to COVID-19 across the world has involved lockdowns in order to “flatten the curve” of cases and deaths. This public health response was initially based on inaccurate estimates of infection mortality rates and high-risk groups, overestimating the threat from COVID-19.

What Bears Teach Us

What Bears Teach Us

Sarah Elmeligi ,
Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

Alberta’s wilderness is a rich place to live, recreate and co-exist with wildlife. Yet, are we doing enough to live harmoniously with wildlife?

Brexit: No hiding place for the UK Government

Brexit: No hiding place for the UK Government

Dr. Simon Sweeney , Senior Lecturer at the University of York Management School
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

What does Brexit really mean? The UK government’s ‘global Britain’ aspiration, and future UK-EU relations, both political and commercial, is considered.

Is it Important to add Uncomfortable Truths about Canada's …

Is it Important to add Uncomfortable Truths about Canada's Colonial History into Alberta's K-4 Curriculum?

Dr. Maura Hanrahan , Associate Professor in the Department of Geography & Environment at the University of Lethbridge
Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:00 PM
YouTube Live Stream

Canada’s Indigenous people have suffered many injustices as a result of colonization. The Residential School system was one of them. Most First Nations, Metis and Inuit people today are themselves residential school survivors or the children/grandchildren of those who survived (many did not).