February 21st, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Good luck predicting weather that far ahead

By Letter to the Editor on February 12th, 2017

Re: “More nice days for Canada under climate change.” (Jan. 20 Herald). “Research” suggests climate change will increase nice days for Canada. Hurray! This according to a certain Karin van der Niel and her colleagues, who are supposed to be “experts” on so-called climate change. She is at the Princeton University. That figures, I guess. ... Read More »

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Province is fulfilling vision for the Castle

By Letter to the Editor on February 9th, 2017

Amidst all the current vitriol being spouted against the present Alberta government’s intent to protect our watersheds along the Eastern Slopes and specifically the Castle, with various user groups claiming “lack of consultation,” it is worth reminding the public of the sad history of Alberta’s first “Access Management Plan” that was initiated for the Castle ... Read More »

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Can you hear me now?

By Letter to the Editor on February 9th, 2017

The majority of city council and our mayor must be “stone deaf” if they are not hearing that the residents of Lethbridge are speaking loud and clear that they want a referendum/plebiscite vote on city’s proposed curbside recycling (CR) and the construction of the material recycling plant (MRP). Very sorry, it is not good enough ... Read More »

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Why is foreign aid among the first cuts?

By Letter to the Editor on February 8th, 2017

Why is it that international aid, much like music in the schools, is one of the first things to go when the budget gets tight? Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier has said the following with regard to foreign aid: “Canada has to show solidarity and do its part; however, every year we spend millions of ... Read More »

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Recycling decision should be revisited

By Letter to the Editor on February 8th, 2017

I agree with Rajko Dodic and Miles Godlonton. We have three recycling depots plus an effective private enterprise component to pick up household recycling items. On a second concern, I wonder why Mayor Spearman must go to China to promote our fair city offering potential employment when he and council turn their backs on local ... Read More »

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Best hope is to move beyond archaic beliefs

By Letter to the Editor on February 8th, 2017

In response to the letter written by the Ecumenical Representative All Saints Roman Catholic Parish, entitled “Week of Prayer was an oasis in the desert:” Several different branches of the Christian religion were represented at this “Service” (why is even that word capitalized?) during the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.” Scanning all of the ... Read More »

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Liberals need to do more to deal with tax cheats

By Letter to the Editor on February 7th, 2017

Recently I received an email from the Liberal Party of Canada asking me to tell them what I think about the party’s accomplishments so far, and what I feel should be their priorities in the future. I had a choice of about 45 issues that I could check off. I read through the list and ... Read More »

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What about the value of company time?

By Lethbridge Herald on February 2nd, 2017

I am currently taking a financial accounting course as one of the core courses required to earn my Bachelor of Management degree at the University of Lethbridge. During our last accounting class, our professor lectured on the subject area of the fraud triangle: motive, opportunity and rationalization. This area of accounting led me to think ... Read More »

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Former mayor has it right when it comes to curbside recycling

By Letter to the Editor on January 27th, 2017

Thank you Mr. Rajko Dodic (former mayor), for reminding us that the majority of citizens are not in favour of a “City sponsored” curbside recycling program. This is just another form of tax we don’t need and don’t want. Mr. Dodic pointed out the City has invested millions of dollars in the recycling locations that ... Read More »

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U.S. needs us more than we need them

By Letter to the Editor on January 26th, 2017

Many Canadians are debating the effects on Canada of Donald Trump as the new president I would suggest we are way behind the effects of United States influence here. We have been infiltrated by American educational material and professors, particularly in Alberta and Calgary. U of C has become a rat’s nest of Libertarian capitalist ... Read More »

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Is automation a boon or curse?

By Letter to the Editor on January 26th, 2017

Signet rings were the earliest tools for producing identical imprints (Gen. 41:42). The invention of the printing press in the 15th century took the same technology to a new level: making multiple imprints of pages. In the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, unique handmade objects were replaced by identical machine-made ones – the beginning ... Read More »

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