March 28th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

High school basketball playoffs a resounding success

By Letter to the Editor on March 28th, 2017

Two exceptional weeks of high school basketball playoffs in southern Alberta culminated on March 18 at the University of Lethbridge with the 4A championship games held in front of a capacity crowd of 2,500 fans. Similar events were hosted in high school gymnasia across the province for the smaller 1A, 2A and 3A schools and ... Read More »

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Budget puts Alberta’s future in a deep hole

By Letter to the Editor on March 28th, 2017

Common sense has again eluded the NDP government with the 2017 budget for Alberta. An $11-billion dollar shortfall in 2017 and $71 billion in debt by 2020 does not give one any confidence for Alberta’s future. A very deep hole. The government have no plans to balance the budget, just a vague promise of 2024. ... Read More »

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How does evolution stand up to scrutiny?

By Letter to the Editor on March 26th, 2017

A quick answer to J. Cameron Fraser’s question March 5: much as Jewish activists must, Christians, too, should defend each other. When John P. Nightingale attacks Tony Ouwerkerk’s Christian faith as “an outdated line of thinking” (March 2), he substitutes a worldview that doesn’t exactly handle scrutiny. Bacteria gain drug resistance through impaired genetic information, ... Read More »

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Use real science to provide solutions in Castle debate

By Letter to the Editor on March 26th, 2017

Alberta has found itself with an environmental minister with a personal agenda to stop logging in the Castle. That’s how it started, Castle provincial parks, shutdown the logging leases, let other commercial ventures run there course, no new leases. Other activities common to the area are permissible in the new Castle Provincial Park. Then Alberta ... Read More »

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Poll about churches misses broader truth

By Letter to the Editor on March 25th, 2017

To the readers of Mr. Mabell’s summary of Mr. Ellis’s poll as seen in the March 12 Herald: Speaking as a Catholic by birth and conviction, I think you as reader of this poll might be forgiven for concluding that the Catholic Church has lost its way within its own ranks in a modern and ... Read More »

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Picture worth 1,000 words in Castle issue

By Letter to the Editor on March 25th, 2017

I read in the Lethbridge Herald on March 12, that hundreds of OHV owners from a large area of Alberta and B.C. gathered in Blairmore (the Crowsnest Pass) to show their displeasure of the government’s plans for the Castle area. If only a minority of those humongous vehicles disrespected the Castle area and the streams ... Read More »

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We need to ensure STARS keeps flying

By Letter to the Editor on March 25th, 2017

This last weekend my husband and I went to see the STARS Lottery House built by Avonlea Homes. We could not believe how gorgeous it was. Everything about it from the room, layout, the finishings, decorating and the lovely view, make it an exceptional house. I always think it is a mistake that a service ... Read More »

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Leadership race a call to action for pro-lifers

By Letter to the Editor on March 23rd, 2017

The results of a recent Lethbridge survey by the Citizen Society Research Lab indicate that the majority of church-goers agree with abortion. Even though we know that statistics can be manipulated, this should still be a call to action. It raises the question of what it means to be “pro-life.” Does it go beyond words ... Read More »

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Who really benefits from tax breaks?

By Letter to the Editor on March 23rd, 2017

Who are the people continually harping on “tax breaks?” Who benefits most from tax breaks? The loudmouths who have the time to promote tax breaks come mostly from corporate executives and their hirelings in think tanks. These hustlers and professional lobbyists promote individualism, the virtues of the old-fashioned cowboy philosophy. This is princely advice from ... Read More »

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Take a stand to preserve access to recreational areas

By Letter to the Editor on March 22nd, 2017

As of a specified date, the road to your home will be gated and locked. Reason being, you have wrecked your road over the last 30 years of use. Or how about your local park? How would it be if it was locked up because somebody vandalized the equipment or had been riding on bike ... Read More »

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Everyone wins when teams show class in blowouts

By Letter to the Editor on March 22nd, 2017

Recent high school basketball games showed a number of blowouts – scores like 102-30, 82-27, 87-37 and 98-31. Many of us have been there, on the losing or winning teams. It happens! The truth is, it isn’t funny at all whether you are on the team or just watching. It is especially painful to watch ... Read More »

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