March 18th, 2018


Letters to the Editor

  • Don’t stop well short of intersection stop line

    Are you stopping a car length short of the stop line at the intersection? Why? Who told you to do that? Most of the intersections in the city as well as in all cities in the world have sensors to detect vehicles at intersections. These sensors trigger traffic control lights, to make lights more efficient [...] Read More »

    50 mins ago
  • Plan for park to recognize coal mining history is good news

    A tip of the hat to the Melcor Development Corp. and the Lethbridge Historic Society for their plans to build a historic coal mining interpretive park in the Hardieville Legacy Ridge, on the old No. 6 Mine area. The three-acre site will commemorate the historic mining legacy of the coal mines and mining families and [...] Read More »

    50 mins ago
  • A balancing act: why wetlands matter

    As Canadians, we have a complex relationship with water. It’s a basic resource that we can’t do without. And yet, too much water in the wrong place can wreak havoc. It’s a delicate balance. On World Water Day, March 22, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is proud to conserve the amazing ecosystems that help maintain that [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Is hefty carbon tax really going to reduce emissions?

    I believe everyone has now received their natural gas bill. The carbon tax is 23.75 per cent of my total or $63.50. If the NDP are all stupid enough to believe a tax will reduce carbon emissions then it is time for a new government in Alberta. I guess that is what you get when [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Fairbairn went to bat for Galt funding

    I was delighted to read in the March 13 edition of The Herald that the new westside middle school is to be named in Senator Fairbairn’s honour. But while many of her contributions to the community were acknowledged in that news story, I believe there was one significant omission: her pivotal role in obtaining federal [...] Read More »

    23 hours ago


  • Tillerson gone, Trump gains freedom

    Trump team being filled with yes-men and women Rex Tillerson did not suffer fools gladly. He called Donald Trump a “moron” in a private conversation after one meeting at the Pentagon, and did not take the opportunity to deny it when a journalist asked him in public. In meetings with the president, he would “roll [...] Read More »

    50 mins ago
  • Events bidding right on button

    Lethbridge will get another opportunity to showcase itself on the world stage next year. The announcement was made Wednesday that Lethbridge has won the bid to serve as host for the 2019 World Men’s Curling Championship. That follows on the heels of the city’s successful hosting of the 2017 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • mart ideas and operating budgets

    Last week I was delighted to have been invited to Mike Mountain Horse School to visit with Grade 3 students to see their ideas for city improvements. Councillors Rob Miyashiro and Belinda Crowson also attended, as did staff from our city planning department. We were shown displays of amusement parks, leisure activity centres, health clinics, [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Access to medications isn’t equal

    What if politicians had the same coverage plans as food servers? Nav Persaud EXPERT ADVISER, EVIDENCENETWORK.CA Members of Parliament mulling options for publicly-funding medications will likely take their sweet time. There’s no rush for them because they already have the type of access to medications contemplated for other Canadians. While approximately three million Canadians don’t [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Solution needed for rural crime

    Rural landowners are feeling under attack. Statistics show that property crime in rural areas is climbing, but rural residents feel powerless to prevent it. At issue is to what lengths rural homeowners can go to protect their property from theft. A rural landowner in the Calgary area, Edouard Maurice, is facing aggravated assault and firearms [...] Read More »

    4 days ago