May 26th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Disagree without being disagreeable

By Letter to the Editor on May 13th, 2017

I dislike reading some of the “Roasted and Toasted” postings. Why? Because people can be so disagreeable expressing their disagreement. Nonetheless, I feel I must read it because it is important to understand my fellow citizens and to know the community I live in. I must confess also I am guilty sometimes of the very ... Read More »

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Wood burning damages public health

By Letter to the Editor on May 13th, 2017

It’s disappointing to see a smoky wood-pellet grill advertised in the current issue of a local magazine – especially since the edition focuses on the theme of environmental sustainability. Air pollution is not sustainable. Instead, it degrades air quality, hurts the health of people and even shortens lives, lowers quality of life in neighbourhoods and ... Read More »

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Unthinking civilization?

By Letter to the Editor on May 11th, 2017

Are we civilized? The Victorian faith in progress has hardened into a trust in endless growth. Technology has become a progress trap; it is addictive. This addiction lives within us and can tip the balance between cleverness and recklessness, between need and greed. Hope like greed feeds capitalism. We seem intent on returning the planet ... Read More »

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The real problem is religious doctrine

By Letter to the Editor on May 11th, 2017

In reply to “Terrorists are cause of anti-Muslim sentiment,” I appreciate someone saying what very much needs to be said on this topic. The current trend, what is politically correct, is to be tolerant of diversity regardless of what it is, and since so many people are religious themselves, tolerance of other religions in particular ... Read More »

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Will trespass bylaw help or hurt?

By Letter to the Editor on May 10th, 2017

As we now know, the implementation of the Blood Tribe’s trespass bylaw will be in effect May 13. What effects will this have in our community? Is it going to have a negative or positive outcome? We don’t know. Is the drug use going to continue? Most likely. Are we going to lose more of ... Read More »

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Should public institutions be able to opt out from MAID?

By Letter to the Editor on May 10th, 2017

Bill C-14, Canada’s law concerning medical aid in dying (MAID), became effective in June 2016. It allowed persons who were mentally competent, whose death was reasonably foreseeable and who were suffering greatly from a serious and irremediable medical condition to ask for and to receive assistance in ending their lives. Practitioners who chose to provide ... Read More »

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Taxpayers have right to speak on spending tax dollars

By Letter to the Editor on May 9th, 2017

As a Lethbridge taxpayer I have every right to weigh in on how our tax dollars are spent, even if a city councillor tries to discredit my comments as a “mean personal attack.” I do not want our money spent on contentious rainbow crosswalks. Unless you are equally open to Christian crosswalks, veterans’ crosswalks, and ... Read More »

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Our justice system can do better

By Letter to the Editor on May 9th, 2017

Re: “Man sentenced to 3 years for home invasion,” May 3, Lethbridge Herald, by Delon Shurtz. Incessantly, day after day, 365 days a year, the media informs of another poor soul committing a crime, going through a complex judicial system, being hammered with a sentence for that crime, languishing in jail, coming out, often drifting ... Read More »

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Be careful about opening Pandora’s Box

By Letter to the Editor on May 8th, 2017

The LGBTQ community is lobbying our city to have permanent crosswalks installed including one to recognize the transgender segment. The whole idea of this, if I understand things correctly, is recognize and support diversity in our fair city. So far so good. Has anyone thought what the future may look like by opening up this ... Read More »

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Tax cuts won’t create needed jobs for workers

By Letter to the Editor on May 8th, 2017

Here we go again. Right-wing politics proposing huge tax cuts for the rich with the expectation of more jobs. Like the Bush cuts, it won’t happen; especially with robotics and artificial intelligence around the corner. My guess is that a good chunk of the windfall will go to exactly that: machines taking the place of ... Read More »

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Politicians not standing up against the new religion

By Letter to the Editor on May 7th, 2017

I fully agree with the letter written by Maureen Remus in The Herald April 10. For a school counsellor to tell a young girl she is a boy and give her a boy’s name is completely insane. Moreso when the parents do not know of it and the child is autistic. The parents have to ... Read More »

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