January 23rd, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Path upgrade a welcome one

By Letter to the Editor on January 17th, 2018

Thank you, City of Lethbridge, for making walking and cycling paths safer! In response to Mr. Nick Alvau’s letter to the editor Jan. 7, regarding the newly completed safety upgrade to the Scenic Drive/5 Avenue North overpass walking/cycling path, this path was very narrow and extremely unsafe for pedestrians and cyclists prior to the upgrade. ... Read More »

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Does Lethbridge need a ‘white elephant’?

By Letter to the Editor on January 17th, 2018

Municipalities in Canada, from coast to coast, operating recycling programs, are scrambling to find a market(s) for their recycling and have admitted their recycled products are ending up in landfills. In P.E.I., there is a provincial ban on recyclables in landfills. Currently they ship them to other provinces. (Most recently the province has relaxed the ... Read More »

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Considerations for hiring new city manager

By Letter to the Editor on January 16th, 2018

To my fellow citizens: these are my suggestions on what I think is important and to be considered when hiring a new city manager. This is my submission online. I would like to encourage all concerned citizens to participate in this important process. The website is Lethbridge.ca/CMinput. When I look at the website for citizens’ ... Read More »

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Eroding medicare isn’t the answer

By Letter to the Editor on January 16th, 2018

The uproar south of the border over Obama’s “Affordable Care Act” is enough to make anyone think that Obamacare is to blame for the entire U.S. health-care mess. It’s not, of course. All the same, Obama’s beleaguered health-care reform (albeit better than nothing) fails to take on the profit-mongering hospital chains, Big Pharma greed or ... Read More »

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Ad’s holiday greeting lacked inclusion

By Letter to the Editor on January 14th, 2018

Oki, hello! I was starting to believe that racism is just an illusion, and if you think of racism then it will happen. However, that mental stronghold of turning a blind eye towards racism, especially in a subliminal method, took a hard hit during the Christmas holidays for me. I would call it a reality ... Read More »

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Coaldale benefiting from renovation of older homes

By Letter to the Editor on January 14th, 2018

In the past decade Coaldale had a number of flood events and at least once declared a state of emergency allowing them to discharge raw sewage in to the Malloy Drain. Because of this the Government of Alberta placed a moratorium on new developments in Coaldale until their storm sewer system was upgraded, limiting the ... Read More »

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NDP no longer champions for seniors

By Letter to the Editor on January 13th, 2018

The NDP has been hijacked by the special-interest groups. They have taken away the non-repayable grants for seniors to repair and stay in their homes, regardless of their income. Yet you see and hear all the media reports about non-repayable grants to certain projects and friends to their liking. It’s no different than the previous ... Read More »

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Let’s be community supporters instead of critics

By Letter to the Editor on January 13th, 2018

Monday mornings have become painful. You know you should look away but, like watching a car crash, you finally read the “Roast and Toast” section anyway. It is always a mistake. Aside from a few heart-warming personal “toasts,” caustic assaults constitute much of the rest. The usually baseless, often false political commentary of some almost ... Read More »

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Don’t let Albertans lose Castle area recreation

By Letter to the Editor on January 12th, 2018

Response to Castle forestry closures: Wake up, Albertans; don’t let 57 narrow-minded scientists and the puppet forest administration take away our forest, camping and other recreation to satisfy their ideology of Y to Y (Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative) subsidized by U.S. dollars and the Sierra Society. What type of scientists are they and are ... Read More »

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Lethbridge had triple murder back in 1945

By Letter to the Editor on January 11th, 2018

It has been largely reported in the media including the CBC that the Vielle case is the first triple murder in Lethbridge history. Not so. To set the the record straight, I refer you to the Feb. 21, 1945 article from the Lethbridge Herald: “Gun, Razor, Bring Death George M. Ogloff Apparently Shot in Sleep ... Read More »

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Minister’s ‘green’ suggestions aren’t helpful

By Letter to the Editor on January 11th, 2018

On Twitter, Shannon Phillips endorsed suggestions that Albertans eat less meat, take shorter showers and unplug their devices. Clearly these actions are not enough. We should be showering with cold water. This would save fuel and cold showers will assist with a plan that will limit Alberta couples to having just one tax-free child. If ... Read More »

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