August 22nd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

MLA’s actions questioned

By Letter to the Editor on August 20th, 2017

MLA Derek Flidebrandt cites his participation in the new “sharing economy” as part of his justification for subletting his taxpayer-subsidized condominium in Edmonton through Airbnb. I would like it noted that I did not give him permission to use my tax dollars in this way. I checked with my wife over breakfast this morning, and ... Read More »

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Coalhurst praised for celebration of miners

By Letter to the Editor on August 20th, 2017

The differences in attitudes and population in certain places is remarkable. I’m speaking of the very impressive and very successful Coalhurst Miners Day and parade, as compared to the never mentioned nor celebrated lives of the Coalbanks mine pioneers in our Lethbridge area. Yet these two communities are literally just a coulee and a hill ... Read More »

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Owners of disruptive pets should show consideration

By Letter to the Editor on August 16th, 2017

To our neighbours with disruptive pets: My husband and I have made a lot of great friends with our neighbours over the years but find it extremely difficult dealing with some unruly pets. Our neighbours seem to be very sensible and responsible but when it comes to dogs, some turn very irresponsible. Your pets are ... Read More »

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Sad legacy from the Klein era

By Letter to the Editor on August 16th, 2017

Frank J. Toth’s recent letter brought back a lot of disturbing memories. My late parents and two sisters spent countless hours volunteering for the Lougheed and Getty governments. A brother-in-law in his spare time voluntarily flew the government plane for them. Lougheed’s Mines and Minerals minister, energy minister today, Bill Dickie, was a brother-in-law of ... Read More »

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Endless growth isn’t beneficial or sustainable

By Letter to the Editor on August 15th, 2017

“He who overcomes by force has only overcome but half his foe.” – Milton The recent book “Reinventing Prosperity,” published in 2016, carefully analyzes what we can do to save ourselves and the world from free-enterprise markets. The ecological signs are all around us and evermore obvious. It is a challenge to the highly praised, ... Read More »

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Students should have free parking

By Letter to the Editor on August 15th, 2017

Re: U of L parking passes sell out quickly, page 1, by Tijana Martin, Aug. 4. Again parking is an issue at the U of L where acres of land sit idle, and students are forced to grovel for parking passes while obtaining an education. I find this abhorrent, but not unexpected in this day ... Read More »

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Time for city to reconsider fluoride

By Letter to the Editor on August 13th, 2017

The City of Lethbridge may want to reconsider adding fluoride and aluminum to their water supply. Recently I subscribed to a Monthly Wellness Report by Dr. Blaylock. I received the August 2017 issue, as well as some older issues. In the August issue he warns about “environmental dangers working against us including dangers such as ... Read More »

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It’s time to hold democracy accountable

By Letter to the Editor on August 13th, 2017

If the purpose of a Member of Parliament is to hold the bureaucracy of government accountable, as opposed to hold the role of advocate for constituents, why does Canada not have a different way for its citizens to deal with bureaucratic delays? As taxpayers, we pay so much for MPs’ incomes, operating budgets and lofty ... Read More »

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Lethbridge Food Bank golf tournament a success

By Letter to the Editor on August 9th, 2017

A charity golf tournament was held for the Lethbridge Food Bank, sponsored by the Lethbridge Canadian Tire stores. It was well attended by golfers from Alberta and beyond. They appeared to be here with charity and a great deal of fun in mind. No one got a hole in one, but they sure had a ... Read More »

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Donate to B.C. wildfires fundraiser

By Letter to the Editor on August 9th, 2017

For the past two months we heard in the news of the B.C. wildfires that originated at Williams Lake, and has mushroomed to 161 fires from 125 fires to date. I felt very sad when the people who carelessly throw out their cigarette butts on the side of the road and the dry grass is ... Read More »

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Alberta deficit tells story of Conservative legacy

By Letter to the Editor on August 6th, 2017

The letter in the Tuesday, Aug. 25 Herald quoting the ex-minister of the Klein government, Mr. Clint Dunford, provokes laughter. Politicians depend hopefully on the bad memory of the electorate. How can Albertans forget the massive give-away of billions of dollars in the 44-plus years of their government? The great Peter Lougheed (who should be ... Read More »

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