June 22nd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Protesters ignoring rights of women

By Letter to the Editor on December 24th, 2016

Re: letter to the editor of Dec. 17, “Human Rights Day doesn’t apply to all,” the writer points out what she imagines to be a glaring hypocrisy demonstrated here in Lethbridge on International Human Rights Day. A group of people such as herself were apparently mistreated while out on the street braving the cold to ... Read More »

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Gov’t doing nothing about other preventable deaths

By Letter to the Editor on December 23rd, 2016

Last week the Trudeau government announced that it will be banning asbestos in Canada. Asbestos kills over 400 Canadians every year. It is commendable that the government would do that after recognizing the dangers of asbestos. But it is rather ironic that during that same period of time 4,200 Canadians died from alcohol-related deaths, 39,000 ... Read More »

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2017 goal: fewer emails

By Lethbridge Herald on December 10th, 2016

I have been one of those people who has relied on email to both ask and answer questions, to ask for an action item, or to provide information. In a world when people complain that email communication has information-overloaded their life and extended work hours in a digital world beyond reason, I think it is ... Read More »

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What will it take to have safe society?

By Lethbridge Herald on October 19th, 2016

I find myself thinking about a young woman from our community whom I have never met. I grieve for her as she completely lost personal safety, as she was on her way to earn her living, when she was so savagely attacked by a total stranger. I imagine how happy she was on her wedding ... Read More »

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Talking transit’s master plan

By Lethbridge Herald on August 20th, 2016

On June 16, I attended a public information session for the development for the new master plan at city hall. I learned the following about the process: Transit administrators are gathering their operational data, a consulting firm has been hired to create their version of the master plan and while these activities are in progress ... Read More »

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A spirit of co-operation

By Lethbridge Herald on May 6th, 2016

Re: “Independent schools have place in Alberta,” April 29 Lethbridge Herald. This article is an interesting statistical read. It mentions a group called Public Interest Alberta. They call to end private and charter school funding, and use the crutch that extra funding is used to run charter schools. The referred to article spells out clearly ... Read More »

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City’s dealings with fort were always cordial in the past

By Lethbridge Herald on March 1st, 2016

I had the pleasure of serving on the Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society board of directors for more than a decade, including two terms as vice-president. I can state with some insight that during my tenure, relations between the City of Lethbridge and the society were always most cordial; the city was our staunchest and most ... Read More »

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Tories’ folly still causing grief

By Lethbridge Herald on March 1st, 2016

The often-reported high cost of housing, especially in Vancouver and Toronto, has now reached the new federal government. It has just announced a doubling of the down payment for Canadians who purchase the more expensive homes. The cause and result of this real estate tragedy, however, is never reported. If we remember back in 2014 ... Read More »

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Why does wind-energy industry need subsidies?

By Lethbridge Herald on February 15th, 2016

In his Monday’s sermon “Praise the Wind” (Feb 8/16), Mr. Hornung, the president of Canadian Wind Energy Association, claims that wind turbines: don’t cause health issues; kill only a very few birds; don’t need continuing shadowing from other electricity sources; that their costs are decreasing; that wind energy today is competitive; and that wind is ... Read More »

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Residents bearing heavier load in landfill charges

By Lethbridge Herald on January 29th, 2016

This is further to my letter published in the Lethbridge Herald Jan. 16 regarding the proposed curbside recycling program. Last year we replaced our bed. We disposed of the old bed at the landfill. It weighed 200 pounds and cost us $7. (In weight and volume it equalled our yearly garbage of six bins, for ... Read More »

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