May 26th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Is driving a right or a privilege?

By Letter to the Editor on May 25th, 2017

I have been informed that the courts have held over on a decision to immediately suspend a person’s driver’s licence when they are suspected of drunk driving. What a shame. We need immediate consequences for people to get the message. After all, if you maim, injure or kill another party, they do have immediate consequences. ... Read More »

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Forcing hospitals to provide MAID is wrong

By Letter to the Editor on May 25th, 2017

Re: “Should public institutions be able to opt out from MAID?”, May 17 Letter to the Editor. Dr. Amies of Dying With Dignity Canada (DwDC) wants to force Catholic health-care facilities (Covenant Health Care) to poison people. In the typical deceptive language intended to hide the truth about what “MAID” really is, Dr. Amies declares ... Read More »

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Encouraging pollinator-friendly gardening

By Letter to the Editor on May 24th, 2017

Hearing about the rapid decline of bees, butterflies and other pollinators is particularly alarming when one considers that three-quarters of the food we eat and the flowers we enjoy are directly linked to these little creatures. With habitat loss and heavy use of pesticides and herbicides, it’s little wonder that 90 per cent of the ... Read More »

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Wildrose-Tory merger would be a mistake

By Letter to the Editor on May 24th, 2017

In 2004, I ran for MLA in the Livingstone Macleod riding as the Alberta Alliance (now Wildrose) candidate against the Conservative incumbent, David Coutts. Not being a strong enough candidate, unfortunately, I lost and the Conservatives went on to win not only that election but the following as well. The Alberta Alliance/Wildrose party was formed ... Read More »

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About cats, dogs and conservatives

By Letter to the Editor on May 23rd, 2017

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 »

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Blood Tribe members should ask questions

By Letter to the Editor on May 23rd, 2017

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 »

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Publicly funded hospitals should respect patients’ rights on end-of-life care

By Letter to the Editor on May 21st, 2017

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 »

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Pro-life flag should be allowed to fly, too

By Letter to the Editor on May 21st, 2017

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 »

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15 Street gets vote as city’s finest hill for youngsters

By Letter to the Editor on May 20th, 2017

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 »

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City showing favouritism with crosswalk decision

By Letter to the Editor on May 18th, 2017

I have just seen in this day’s Herald that our city council has voted to allow one group to paint our crosswalks with their flag. I am strictly against such favouritism and can’t imagine why the council favours one organization in such a way – I hope many more will now ask the same favour. ... Read More »

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Those assisting refugees should be screened

By Letter to the Editor on May 18th, 2017

Re: “Mideast problems have long history,” May 12 Lethbridge Herald. Mohammed Abushaban lives in an enlightened country, and is free to spout what J.W. Schnarr correctly points out as conspiracy theories to anyone willing to listen. However, it concerns me that Mr. Abushaban is contracted as an interpreter working with new Syrian Canadians settling in ... Read More »

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