May 26th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Those assisting refugees should be screened

By Letter to the Editor on May 18th, 2017

Re: “Mideast problems have long history,” May 12 Lethbridge Herald. Mohammed Abushaban lives in an enlightened country, and is free to spout what J.W. Schnarr correctly points out as conspiracy theories to anyone willing to listen. However, it concerns me that Mr. Abushaban is contracted as an interpreter working with new Syrian Canadians settling in ... Read More »

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There is room in the Middle East for all

By Letter to the Editor on May 17th, 2017

Re: “Mideast problems have long history,” May 12 Lethbridge Herald. It strikes me as not only odd, but dangerous, for a Canadian to argue that the problem in the Middle East is a single minority group: i.e. Jews. According to the latest census, there are 6.4 million Jews in Israel surrounded by approximately 350 million ... Read More »

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Debating Israel’s right to existis appalling

By Letter to the Editor on May 17th, 2017

Re: Lethbridge Herald: “Mideast problems have long history,” by J.W. Schnarr, May 12 (http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/lethbridge-news/2017/05/12/mideast-problems-have-long-history/) The Lethbridge Herald reports that Israel’s very existence and the removal of the world’s only Jewish state was openly discussed as a potential solution to the Mideast’s problems at an event in Lethbridge May 11. In an address to the Southern ... Read More »

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Israel not cause of Middle East woes

By Letter to the Editor on May 17th, 2017

Re: “Mideast problems have long history,” May 12 Lethbridge Herald. I certainly hope Mohammed Abushaban is not teaching our new Canadian-Syrian refugees the conspiracy theories and other drivel he presented to the SACPA meeting. Israel and the West are not causing Bashar Assad to gas and massacre the Syrian people. They do not cause the ... Read More »

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Why denySt. Michael’s the right to its principles?

By Letter to the Editor on May 16th, 2017

Dying With Dignity Canada (DwDC) is an organization that does not hold to Judeo-Christian principles and yes, they certainly have a right to that choice. My question is where does their dignity come in when they deny that dignity to St. Michael’s Health Centre, who for all these years have practised loving care to all, ... Read More »

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Make it clear that photo radar is operating

By Letter to the Editor on May 16th, 2017

Re: “Alberta to review photo radar.” As a recipient of several photo tickets, I feel uniquely qualified on this subject. In the U.S. and Australia (especially Australia) there are posted signs, “Photo Radar Ahead,” which I feel is appropriate because if you receive a ticket after being informed, you really were not paying attention. They ... Read More »

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Thanks for the medical care

By Letter to the Editor on May 16th, 2017

I am a Blackfoot woman from the Siksika Nation. I am compelled to write this letter to your newspaper to publicly thank and to make known the incredible care I received from the emergency staff at Chinook Regional Hospital Emergency. Early in March I suffered extensive pain and the loss of use of my upper ... Read More »

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Settle curbside recycling issue with citizen vote in October

By Letter to the Editor on May 15th, 2017

In October we will be having the next municipal election. This gives us the timely opportunity to reflect on the will of the elector concerning the curbside recycling issue. From my observation it would appear that there is no consensus at this time. A clear and simple yes or no on the October ballot would ... Read More »

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Conservatives should rethink dismissiveness on carbon pricing

By Letter to the Editor on May 15th, 2017

Re: “Conservative party politics getting in way of debate on environment: Chong,” May 8. By greeting the Honourable Michael Chong’s carbon tax proposal at Conservative leadership debates with boos and jeers, Conservatives are displaying dismissiveness for carbon pricing. The Conservative Party only has 259,010 members, which is not remotely enough to win the next election. ... Read More »

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Issuing a challenge to determine the city’s ‘finest hill’

By Letter to the Editor on May 14th, 2017

On May 6, as usual, I took part in Jane’s Walk. Saturday morning I explored London Road while in the afternoon I, along with 109 others, trekked through Upper Victoria Park with their dynamic leader, Kevin MacLean. Kevin, you did a great job, but as a member of the long-established London Road Neighbourhood Association, your ... Read More »

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Why not celebrate diversity through city crosswalks?

By Letter to the Editor on May 14th, 2017

I am happy to see that on Monday, May 8, city council approved two resolutions regarding the Pride Flag and Transgender Flag crosswalks. I’m also pleased to see that Pride will be covering the associated costs of these projects, and look forward to contributing towards any fundraising of the permanent crosswalks. (Pride, you may hold ... Read More »

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