February 22nd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Governance the obstacle in operation of airport

By Letter to the Editor on February 22nd, 2017

I wish to thank SACPA for the opportunity to present the case that a need for a different airport governance model is needed and the media who covered it. The overwhelming support for an independent authority to be the preferred model has been gratifying. I want to emphasize that this is a structural issue rather ... Read More »

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Changes needed to help Canadians

By Letter to the Editor on February 22nd, 2017

I have been privileged for many, many years of life, and to observe and take part in the ongoing political and economic changes in our Canadian democracy. The freedoms and rights we have today had to be garnered with dedicated and united hard bargaining and work. I’m speaking of the working men and women of ... Read More »

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Addressing the problem of orphan oil wells

By Letter to the Editor on February 21st, 2017

The Herald article of Feb. 9, page A5, referred to the problem of orphan oil wells. When the bottom dropped out of oil prices, it was suggested that the funds that oil companies are required to bank for reclamation of abandoned wells be used to hire workers to reclaim. Obviously when the price of oil ... Read More »

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U of L needs to reaffirm value of academic freedom

By Letter to the Editor on February 20th, 2017

This is an abridged version of an open letter to Dr. Mahon, president of the University of Lethbridge: The university’s vision statement, Destination 2020, recognizes the value to the community of producing students capable of critical thinking. It is difficult to reconcile this with the suspension of Professor Anthony Hall. The vision statement also proclaims, ... Read More »

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Canadian business should support itself

By Letter to the Editor on February 20th, 2017

There was a time when Canadian business was self-sufficient. We had real entrepreneurs starting and running the business scene, making money by providing products and services to satisfy customers. Today’s business schools are turning out erudite welfare queens, MBAs who believe the government collects taxes from working people to guarantee corporate profits and investors’ returns. ... Read More »

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Deadline too soon for council meeting agenda

By Letter to the Editor on February 19th, 2017

I get my information about Pincher Creek Town issues online via the town media site. Recent town council agendas and minutes are posted there. The agenda for the Monday, Feb. 13 meeting appeared on Friday, three days before the council meeting. This agenda contained riveting information. A monument of a motion was on the table ... Read More »

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Clearing up some details about OHV issue

By Letter to the Editor on February 19th, 2017

The recent article by Barry Harper (“Justified science or activist agenda?”) contains several inaccuracies. Perhaps I can deal with a couple of them. Harper criticizes Minister Phillips for referring to what he describes as “more than 200 species of endangered plants and animals.” I don’t know what the minister actually said (she is usually pretty ... Read More »

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Wasting resources in a have or have-not world

By Letter to the Editor on February 18th, 2017

There are daily, incremental changes taking place in both technological capacities and levels of social interconnection. In a desire to maintain an optimal level of efficiency, it is critical to analyze if one’s actions create an environment that leaves others better or worse off. It is clearly inefficient to make choices that negatively impact another ... Read More »

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Citizens want a say on recycling

By Letter to the Editor on February 16th, 2017

Our citizen group wrote the mayor and council regarding a request for a citizens assembly (you know, the council citizens assembly on wages and fulltime positions) on the question of residential curbside recycling. His response was that there would be no citizens assembly and that people would have to take it up in this fall’s ... Read More »

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Analyzing the anti-Trump fury

By Letter to the Editor on February 16th, 2017

Donald Trump frequently repeated his policies during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. He reiterated these with his acceptance speech at the Republican convention as well as in the televised debates. Nobody can say they were not aware of his plans. In 31 states (with 306 electoral votes), the majority voted for Trump’s platform, compared to ... Read More »

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An experience with all-terrain vehicle operators

By Letter to the Editor on February 15th, 2017

Some time back, with camera in hand, I was hiking in the West Castle area and proceeding to climb a steep slope when three ATV operators passed me. As they strove to climb the hill, the last guy came back down the hill ass over tea kettle. I continued climbing to the top of the ... Read More »

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