November 18th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

No excuse for Big Oil’s price gouging

By Letter to the Editor on November 9th, 2017

Whilst our drama teacher posing as prime minister said he would grow our economy “from the heart out,” artery-clogging Big Oil has been busy vacuuming consumers’ wallets. Ten years ago, Big Oil charged $1.28/litre for regular gas as crude hit over $140/barrel. They said crude price was the main factor in the pump price. Prior ... Read More »

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Memories of brother who fought in WW2

By Letter to the Editor on November 7th, 2017

My brother Joe, a farm boy from Saskatchewan, was only 18 years of age when he joined the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, in Hamilton, Ont., to prepare to fight for his country and king. He spent a year in training, and in 1939 travelled to England where he was stationed before joining his fellow ... Read More »

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Liberals should give thought to seniors and caregivers

By Letter to the Editor on November 7th, 2017

At this time I really don’t feel OK about supporting the Liberals as they have forgotten about our seniors and the people that have had to quit working to look after our aging parents. Our parents, the ones that worked their entire life to support us and paid taxes so they could have a pension ... Read More »

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Who says millennials’ ideas are inadequate?

By Letter to the Editor on November 4th, 2017

Re: Ann Norford’s letter from Oct. 24, “Politics needs to hear from all voices,” about the recent Conservative debate. Ms. Norford addresses Doug Sweitzer’s suggestion to “follow the trend of recent civic elections in Canada, in order to win the next election.” She says he was “fired up” with “the need to change the face ... Read More »

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Why do we continue to fall for it?

By Letter to the Editor on November 4th, 2017

The right-wing pundits and polls predict the return of the neo-conservative party rebranded. These politicians still use the language vague enough for us to fill in the spaces É and we do, then complain. What did they say? When we check, they said nothing, no clear policy, nothing beyond the spongy slogan “tax cuts.” This ... Read More »

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Vulnerable employees, retirees deserve protection

By Letter to the Editor on November 1st, 2017

Unfortunately after evolving as a successful retailer, Sears Canada is liquidating its assets. The biggest asset (the employees) will be hurt the most. As you are aware, the employees laid off in June 2017 did not get any severance payments, which they are most certainly entitled to receive. At the same time, top executives were ... Read More »

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Honour all the war dead

By Letter to the Editor on November 1st, 2017

I was a child in Japan during the Second World War, and I had a simple faith. Perhaps that’s what sustained me throughout the war and after. I had been evacuated from Tokyo and lived in the fishing port city of Numazu at the foot of Mt. Fuji. One beautiful day in June 1945, I ... Read More »

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Albertans divided on tighter OHV restrictions

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2017

I double dog dare you to print the above headline. Your article in the Sunday, Oct. 22 edition of the Herald (see Page A3), in bold print, claimed that “Albertans want tighter OHV restrictions.” But if a prudent reader does more than “headline surf,” it’s pretty easy to see that the title of the article ... Read More »

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Drug addiction is now a disorder?

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2017

I was listening to CBC radio one day recently and I heard a new acronym. It’s OUD. Are you ready? Opioid Use Disorder. Huh? It’s now a disorder? Come on. It’s called DA or drug addict. A woman they were interviewing who was addicted to opioids but is now on methadone, says, “I got started ... Read More »

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Caring and detox offer a way out of drug addiction

By Letter to the Editor on October 29th, 2017

Re: Oct. 21 Herald story, “Site will be ‘clean and safe space.'” ARCHES spokesman Stacey Bourque says that there are 3,000 drug users in Lethbridge, and double that number in southern Alberta. Do I have a solution to this problem? No, I don’t, but I do have some ideas. Bourque says we need to find ... Read More »

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Face-covering ban aimed at making Muslims conform

By Letter to the Editor on October 29th, 2017

The ban on face coverings for people living in or visiting Quebec and using government services was made very general, in an attempt to allow lawmakers to claim it does not target Muslims. So it also targets people with scarves, air-pollution masks, Halloween costumes, widows and mascots like Bonhomme, the Quebec winter carnival mascot. Bonhomme ... Read More »

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