November 22nd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Is Eggen saying home isn’t a safe place for kids?

By Letter to the Editor on November 19th, 2017

Re: “Rally for GSAs,” Nov. 13 Herald. Education Minister David Eggen introduced Bill 24, a bill to make it illegal for teachers to inform parents if their child had joined a GSA or QSA club. The article states, “kids go home and don’t have a safe place” and Jason Kenney doesn’t understand “there is a ... Read More »

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Alberta politicians should know facts about biology, child development

By Letter to the Editor on November 19th, 2017

Gay means happy and carefree. Straight is a line drawn with a ruler. Gender is determined at the moment of conception and is either XX (female) or XY (male). These XX or XY chromosomes are present in every body cell and determine each person’s anatomy, physiology, and chemical and biological makeup. Without gender differences, the ... Read More »

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The rich keep failing the rest of society

By Letter to the Editor on November 18th, 2017

“The rich are different from you and me.”- F. S. Fitzgerald “Yes, they have more money.” – Hemingway “The rich aren’t like us, they pay less tax.” – Broccolis What is it about the very rich that they believe they should have special privileges? Politicians believe the rich create our world and all the jobs ... Read More »

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Who should raise children, parents or the state?

By Letter to the Editor on November 18th, 2017

Sayings like “History repeats itself” and “the only mistake is the one from which you don’t learn” come to mind when I think of Bill 24, a bill currently being pushed through by the NDP government. There has also been much in the news the last several years about residential schools, and I wonder if ... Read More »

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Wise advice for Waterton Park

By Letter to the Editor on November 18th, 2017

Re: Guest column by Al Lubkowski, “New vision needed for Waterton,” Nov. 14 Lethbridge Herald. What an interesting article and concepts expressed: to move the information and visitor information/parking to the outskirts of the park, then shuttle buses mainly to access the townsite and other areas. What an opportunity to then use electric buses! No ... Read More »

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7 Avenue changes are a progressive step by City

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2017

In The Herald of Nov. 11, Bob Gammon criticizes the changes to 7 Avenue South. As a resident on 7 Avenue in the London Road area, I think the bike boulevard is the best thing that’s ever happened to 7 Avenue. It is still a lovely boulevard and the changes are hardly “intrusive.” Such changes ... Read More »

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Parliament needs to operate in more positive manner

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2017

Watching the ongoing wrangling and the negative and sometimes vitriolic proceedings in the House of Commons leads one to conclude that there must be a more positive way to conduct the business of Canadians. The childish haggling and fruitless back-and-forth arguments without substance begs the need for a change in the purpose and the existence ... Read More »

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Thanks for community’s help with fundraiser

By Letter to the Editor on November 15th, 2017

Harambee Grandmas would like to sincerely thank all those people who donated to and attended our Second Annual Fabric and Yarn Sale that was held at McKillop United Church in October. We raised over $5,200 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation for its work supporting African grandmothers who are raising children orphaned during the HIV AIDS ... Read More »

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Canadians can help plight of Rohingya Muslims

By Letter to the Editor on November 12th, 2017

We are delighted that the Canadian government will match our donation to the terrible plight of the Rohingya people burned and driven out of their homes by the Burma government (Myanmar). Many charities can be selected for this program. We chose the Humanitarian Coalition because it includes seven Canadian charities working co-operatively. For us this ... Read More »

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How would things be if we loved our neighbours as we love ourselves?

By Letter to the Editor on November 12th, 2017

This is not really happening in Canada, not in Alberta, were our premier, Rachel Notley, is dictating (trying anyway) to the Catholic school board what to teach in sex education. And this probably also counts for all Christian schools with government funding (Christians pay taxes, too). This is the state mingling in church affairs. Christians ... Read More »

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7 Avenue alterations a solution looking for a problem

By Letter to the Editor on November 11th, 2017

As a cyclist and frequent user of 7 Avenue for the past 18 years, I am concerned and dismayed at the recent, and in my opinion, unnecessary modifications made to what was a lovely residential avenue. The so-called “Bike Boulevard” has included the addition of traffic circles, traffic diversions, a vehicle speed reduction and additional ... Read More »

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