Al Lehmann

A better Terrace B.C. still a work in progress

Let's keep the strong Terrace 2050 vision in mind, and see how well on track we are towards what we envision for our community.

Better passenger rail – now that’s the ticket

Terrace B.C. writer urges investment in railways, pointing to the travel and success of that mode of travel in Europe.

North America losing competitive edge

By not addressing climate change, America and the Trump Government is costing us all, says Terrace B.C. writer.

Magical worlds don’t reflect reality

P.T. Barnum once said, no one ever went broke under estimating the intelligence of people. Sad, but true, says northwest B.C. writer.

Refugees’ new life comes with challenges

I recently had coffee with one of Terrace’s Syrian refugees. He and his family waited in a refugee camp for four years before coming here

Looking for the ties that bind us together

Columnist Al Lehmann says common experience between people can be hard to come by, but is necessary to solve our mutual problems

Turning all that noise into something useful

Let's follow the thread from rudimentary phone to these odd thinking machines we call smartphones

There’s money to be made in leaving oil and gas

How might a municipality like Terrace usefully and profitably participate in the shift away from the old order of coal mining, oil and gas?

Going green could very well be profitable, too

The long, bumpy ride toward a global, sustainable, green economy has begun, begins columnist Al Lehmann

Here’s your chance to have a say

Survey asks questions about the future of northwestern B.C.

Why would we want to play climate roulette?

The odds are becoming increasingly stacked against betting on the idea that prevailing theories of climate change are some kind of hoax

Keep calm and read on

The world needs more quiet spaces in which to think

Level playing field now a slippery slope

Conversation and public writing has long been littered with familiar metaphors...

Demise of libraries affects us all

Although the federal government claims that information was to be “digitized,” much material was simply discarded

Let the sun light up your life

Solar power has become cheaper and more efficient compared to previous years

Thinking and being small is necessary

Industrial growth produces abundance, but it does so extremely unevenly and causes enormous natural destruction in the process

It can be a green world after all

The idea that we see what we look for is an easily demonstrable proposition...

Imagine a trolley car gliding down a Terrace street

European-style public transit can work in North America

How do you say monolingual in Mandarin?

Language is mankind’s greatest tool...Two great languages now vie to dominate discourse on Earth.

This funny money no laughing matter

A major problem of political economy is the inaccurate connection between our monetary economy and nature.