January 16th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Things for non-profit and gov’t-funded organizations to consider

By Letter to the Editor on January 16th, 2017

I often learn about opportunities for charitable giving, even as low as $25 per month. Here are some tips for those who want my time, money and/or both, as either a donor or a volunteer: 1. Make sure that that all people connected to your organization have excellent public relation skills. This request extends from ... Read More »

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Carbon levy punishes Albertans for doing what they need to do

By Letter to the Editor on January 15th, 2017

Open letter to MLA Maria Fitzpatrick: Dear Ms. Fitzpatrick, Your town hall called my home. This is the gist of what I would have asked/said had I had time to speak, and what I would have left on the voice mail if the town hall system had not, instead, simply hung up. The carbon levy ... Read More »

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Yet another celebrity poking into Alberta’s business

By Letter to the Editor on January 15th, 2017

Oh no, here we go again. Another Hollywood type poking their nose into Alberta’s business. This time it’s Jane Fonda lambasting our province and our prime minister, Mr. Trudeau, over the oilsands and pipelines. Perhaps Fonda would like to see the world go back 200 years and live off the land but we live in ... Read More »

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Community’s strength is people

By Letter to the Editor on January 13th, 2017

I appreciate Mayor Spearman’s year-end comments in the Dec. 28 article, and would agree that “2016 was a year of achievement” for Lethbridge. A common thread throughout the article is that whether through economic development, providing new public facilities, welcoming refugees and new citizens to our city, helping those most vulnerable in our community, or ... Read More »

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Public money should only be used for secular education

By Letter to the Editor on January 12th, 2017

Re: Deal reached in home school dispute: This situation is a crystal-clear example of why public education should be strictly secular, as it currently is in most of Canada, even in uber-Catholic Quebec. The fact that this particular religious cult in Alberta (unfortunately there is a vast array to choose from) has been able to ... Read More »

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Sometimes there’s more to the story

By Letter to the Editor on January 12th, 2017

With the recent ban of all pit bull-type dogs in Montreal and other incidents in the media of dogs gone bad, I feel compelled to share an incident that happened to me. We live on a small acreage on the outskirts of Raymond. We have two large outdoor dogs and rather than tie them up, ... Read More »

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Real cause of troubles isn’t reported

By Letter to the Editor on January 8th, 2017

We are living in strange times, and 2016 was perhaps the strangest of all, in terms of the political and economic world, and in domestic affairs. All across the country and around the world, in the daily news of the wars and atrocities, the culprits who originally fermented these bloody orgies are never mentioned. We ... Read More »

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Buckle up for a bumpy ride

By Letter to the Editor on January 8th, 2017

So the Notley Motley Crew are set to work in 2017. I was interested in some of their quotes at year’s end – “I have enjoyed the past year.” I would hope so what have you done? “We are now going to work” Great, the price of gasoline at the pumps increased on Dec. 30; ... Read More »

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Another tale from Big Oil to explain gas prices

By Letter to the Editor on January 7th, 2017

So oil analyst Dan McTeague trots out another specious prevarication for Big Oil explaining the 25-cent-a-litre jump in gas prices since Christmas to ameliorate the anger of the ignorant masses. He feeds us the whopper that two struggling refineries over 1,000 miles away in the U.S. make our price balloon. Hey, you used that excuse ... Read More »

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Bottled water industry creating environmental issues

By Letter to the Editor on January 7th, 2017

Re: “Why are we drinking bottled water? Wynne wants debate on future of industry,” (Dec. 21) “Why are we all drinking water out of bottles when most of us don’t need to?” the premier of Ontario asks. It’s an excellent question. The answer lies in the multi-million-dollar marketing budgets of the hugely profitable bottling companies ... Read More »

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Carbon tax debate a complex issue

By Letter to the Editor on January 5th, 2017

Much of the debate over the recently enacted carbon tax, it seems to me, misses the point. The debate is often portrayed as a struggle between business people and consumers on the one hand, and unyielding environmentalists on the other. Actually, it is a little more complex than that. Admittedly, there are firmly committed environmentalists ... Read More »

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