March 28th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Desperately seeking Fund Facts

By Letter to the Editor on March 16th, 2017

To my financial advisor: I have been with your company for several years and have never asked for advice as my portfolio was for retirement (long term). There is a letter with my portfolio statement which has a paragraph stating “While it is important to understand the cost associated with your investments, it is equally ... Read More »

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Environment minister’s climate-change folly

By Letter to the Editor on March 16th, 2017

During a presentation to SACPA on Nov. 15, 2015, Minister Phillips made light of so-called climate change “deniers” by dismissing any and all questioning of the “real” climate change “facts.” She went on to state that “It’s not that I believe in the science of climate change, it’s that I understand the science of climate ... Read More »

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Focus on issues of importance

By Letter to the Editor on March 15th, 2017

Recently, I have heard the word “outraged” used in regard to events occurring around the world and in Canada. I find this rather interesting, because the word was not used when: A small aboriginal child died recently while in foster care. Years ago, the Lord’s Prayer was removed from our public schools. The mentally ill ... Read More »

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The elephant in the room

By Letter to the Editor on March 15th, 2017

The outrageous entertainer Liberace embodied a dictum: “Nothing succeeds like excess” like an elephant in the room. Jonathan Kay, Editor-in-Chief of the Walrus magazine, spoke on the CBC TV about the dilemma journalists faced during the 2016 U.S. election. The now elected president was such a reprehensible figure that he should have been ignored. But ... Read More »

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Don’t forget about Generation X

By Letter to the Editor on March 12th, 2017

Apparently everyone who was born from 1965 to 1979 is a part of Generation X. I was born during this time frame and feel like I am part of a forgotten generation. I still have at least 25 more working years in front of me, a desire to be productive and to make meaningful contributions ... Read More »

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Don’t take away our family recreational activities

By Letter to the Editor on March 12th, 2017

I would like to submit this letter to reiterate my concerns over the development of the Castle Mountain Provincial Park and WildLand Park. I question why children, college and university students in our current educational system are learning to fear that everything we touch will be destroyed. >Who has created such fear? >Why is the ... Read More »

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Unilateral action by gov’t a breach of social contract

By Letter to the Editor on March 11th, 2017

The Castle Special Management Area designated summer and winter trail maps produced by the Alberta Government read: “The Castle SMA balances recreational needs and environmental protection. The plan integrates motorized-vehicle use with other recreational interests. Users of motorized recreational vehicles may use designated trails throughout the area.” The copy I have is from 2006 so ... Read More »

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Protect our city’s historic structures

By Letter to the Editor on March 11th, 2017

Several years ago, the Catholic Charities Clothes Bank vacated the Bentley Block, located on 5 Street across from Galt Gardens. To look at it, the Bentley Block seems like just another vacant brick building decaying in the heart of Lethbridge, but it is so much more than that. Completed in 1906 by the Bentley Company ... Read More »

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Sensitive areas are damaged

By Letter to the Editor on March 11th, 2017

Brent Hodgson and his lobby group’s advertisements in local papers on quadders and motorbikes having access to the prime protection zones of the east slopes is off base and too late. Over the last 20 years the damage that has been done to the east slopes of our front range mountain areas is significant and ... Read More »

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Recycling debatealso about managingcity’s future growth

By Letter to the Editor on March 11th, 2017

I have followed with keen interest the debate on curbside recycling and was puzzled by the intensity and passion expressed by both sides of the issue. It then dawned on me that curbside recycling is not the main issue here. This debate is beyond taxes and project economics. The debate is not only about recycling ... Read More »

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Critical thinking or just critical?

By Letter to the Editor on March 11th, 2017

Wow. On the heels of some twisted information by public figures about the funding of private schools (front page, Saturday, Feb. 25), comes Mr. Nightingale’s letter to the editor on March 2, suggesting that Christian schools are teaching that the Earth is flat! Mr. Janz, chairman of the Edmonton Public School Board, apparently thinks that ... Read More »

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