May 23rd, 2017

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • About cats, dogs and conservatives

    Be advised, these thoughts are not intended to insult animal lovers or their pets. It has occurred to me that conservatives are like cats. They are reactive and self-oriented; tend to be individuals or loners. They do not like rules, are efficiency/freedom oriented, and do not like to work in groups. You have heard the [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Blood Tribe members should ask questions

    We, the Blood Tribe, are now under a bylaw where non-natives are paying a fee to enter into our community. Along with this is the confusion of who is exempt from this law, and bringing chaos to the delivery of services; namely, those essential services for our people. Under the Indian Act, as Aboriginal people [...] Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Publicly funded hospitals should respect patients’ rights on end-of-life care

    Regarding the letter from Hans Visser on May 16 (“Why deny St. Michael’s the right to its principles”). Members of Dying With Dignity Canada indeed have the right to an opinion regarding end of life. So do St. Michael’s Health Centre employees. And members of neither group have the right to force their views on [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Pro-life flag should be allowed to fly, too

    For the past month letters to the editor and Roasted & Toasted about Pride flags and LGBTQ concerning painted crosswalks for those people has been prevalent on the news lately, with the City of Lethbridge approving such a move. I read in last week’s paper that an anti-abortion flag caused a stir at City Hall [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • 15 Street gets vote as city’s finest hill for youngsters

    Regarding the city’s finest hill, I vote for 15 Street. As a youngster, I remember my dad and I building a race bug, as we called it then, and taking it over to 15 Street to race from the top of 7 Avenue to the bottom at 8 Avenue where we would post a lookout [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

Opinions

  • We’re living in preposterous times

    All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. The soap opera will continue and no amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best. Even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then. Some of the [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Carbon tax will be costly to Albertans

    David Schneider MLA, LITTLE BOW The more that we learn about the largest tax increase in Alberta’s history, the worse the news gets. While this home-grown carbon tax will have no effect on climate, it will pump hundreds of millions of dollars out of our province, even as Alberta weathers a once-in-a-generation recession. Fact is, [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • NAFTA must be fair for Canada, too

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are coming to fruition. The United States officially indicated its intention to renegotiate the trade deal on Wednesday, marking the start of a 90-day consultation window before formal talks get underway. During the U.S. presidential election, Trump called the trade deal “a [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • ackling the problem of opioids

    We’ve all heard the very troubling news reports in Alberta and across Canada about the growing problem of addiction to opioids, especially fentanyl. Opioid addition is devastating families and causing an alarming number of deaths among those who – knowingly or unknowingly – make the mistake of using it. The issues associated with opioid addiction [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Restoring the RCMP’s lustre

    Older Canadians will remember when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were a source of national pride. Formed in 1920 through the amalgamation of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (founded in 1873 at the North-West Mountain Police) with the Dominion Police, the RCMP served for decades as a respected provincial police force and even saw duty [...] Read More »

    6 days ago