February 23rd, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Every coin has two sides

By Letter to the Editor on February 22nd, 2018

The recent issue of the “Economist” lists a few interesting examples of the positive side of a negative trend. One of them: about 1,000 pubs are closing every year in Britain. In the affluent countries of the OECD, 25 per cent of 16-24-year-olds do not drink alcohol, about a 20 per cent decrease since 1998. ... Read More »

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Dairy industry needs supply system

By Letter to the Editor on February 22nd, 2018

We don’t need to look too far past the American border to see how the removal of these “unneeded dairy supply rules” are impacting our American neighbours. Farmers in the U.S. are suffering, their federal government is heavily subsidizing them so they can even survive, and there is a drastic oversupply of milk. It’s a ... Read More »

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Threatening the environment for profit and votes

By Letter to the Editor on February 21st, 2018

The Alberta-B.C. pipeline feud isn’t about oil, it’s about destroying your rights. Oh, and getting votes. Remember the Exxon Valdez because with increased tanker traffic in constricted waterways, it’s when, not if. Millions of people rely on the waterways for drinking water, the beaches, ecosystems and infrastructure, and there’ll be devastation for years to come ... Read More »

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The facts show court verdict was not racism

By Letter to the Editor on February 20th, 2018

In response to the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, media stressed how a white farmer had been charged with murder and everyone jumped on the racism wagon. Wow! Fact: 750 people were summoned for the jury selection. The prosecutor and defence are both allowed to dismiss 12 potential jurors (peremptory charge), leaving 726 from which to ... Read More »

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A society of hole fillers and free riders?

By Letter to the Editor on February 20th, 2018

Is Alberta becoming a class society? The media talks a lot about the middle class, not so much about the rich or the poor. I consider myself on the upper edge of middle age, and sometimes feel I grew up in a more equal society. Recently in a group discussion someone asked, “Who repairs the ... Read More »

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The true spirit of the Olympic Games

By Letter to the Editor on February 18th, 2018

Olympic athletes are awesome. It doesn’t matter if they don’t reach the podium. They are the model in dedication, hard work and passion for excellence. One-tenth of a second that divides bronze medal and no medal is irrelevant compared to the world peace they advance. Unfortunately today, the Olympic movement is highjacked by those whose ... Read More »

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How will golf tournament benefit taxpayers?

By Letter to the Editor on February 18th, 2018

In response to the upcoming Mackenzie Tour golf tournament, I would like to know what benefits are the taxpayers going to get for their $750,000 that our city council has so graciously donated. This is not peanuts, city council, but a lot of money to be given out so a group of people can come ... Read More »

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PM’s ‘leadership’ is intolerance of opposing beliefs

By Letter to the Editor on February 17th, 2018

Re: “Trudeau showing leadership with summer jobs funding change,” Feb. 3 Letter to the Editor. I absolutely agree with the claim made in this letter that Prime Minister Trudeau is showing leadership in the summer jobs funding change; however, let’s call this type of leadership out for what it really is: dictatorship. The Liberal Party ... Read More »

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Protecting parks is the right decision

By Letter to the Editor on February 17th, 2018

Re: “Using fake news to target OHV trail use.” As Albertans we love our parks. We love to hike, camp, fish, hike, ski and have close family time in the mountains, out on the prairie and up in the north woods. We love our national parks and we love our provincial parks. We love our ... Read More »

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Countering spin on Castle parks and OHVs

By Letter to the Editor on February 15th, 2018

Wow, the Alberta government has rolled out Kevin (Spicy) Van Tighem as the spokesman for the ever popular “fake” news spin regarding Castle parks. Here are just a few of the facts: Fact 1. The entire clandestine announcement of this unprecedented theft of land on Jan. 20, 2017 was under the guise and support of ... Read More »

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Was court verdict really the result of racism?

By Letter to the Editor on February 15th, 2018

I have a few things that I would like to point out in regards to the Stanley/Boushie court case outcome. Why is it every time there is a situation that involves a white person and a minority, the words racism and racist immediately get used? Maybe some could say that justice was not served or ... Read More »

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