July 20th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Remembering resident’s work on memorial plaque

By Letter to the Editor on July 7th, 2017

With the recent passing of Lethbridge resident Harry Long. I felt that I had to relay a giant “Thank You” to Harry and the work he did a few years ago. Harry was the driving force, lobbying for the memorial plaque that is now at the tourism centre at the junction of Mayor Magrath and ... Read More »

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How about a recycling solution that saves money?

By Letter to the Editor on July 6th, 2017

As the controversy over the need and value of blue box recycling continues, may I suggest something that might satisfy at least a majority of the citizens and City of Lethbridge council and administration. First, we need to agree on a couple of key items. 1. It is in the best interest of all of ... Read More »

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Headline gives distorted picture of the issue

By Letter to the Editor on July 6th, 2017

Re: June 25, “Mormon girl cut off after coming out at church.” After careful reading the article, I came to the conclusion that your headline gives a distorted picture of the actual issue. The article states that a friend of the lesbian Savannah made a unauthorized video of a disruptive demonstration by a group of ... Read More »

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Citizens have right to be ‘negative’

By Letter to the Editor on July 6th, 2017

Your “Editor’s Note” at the end of the Roasted and Toasted column in the July 3 edition requires some response. If you wish to champion the cause of the LGBTQ, that’s your right – you’re the editor; you can write what you please. If others choose to be “negative” in their approach to the issue, ... Read More »

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Stifling unpopular ideas is stifling free speech

By Letter to the Editor on July 5th, 2017

Free speech is not just another right. It is the mechanism by which our democracy functions and guarantees all of our other rights. It was great to see free speech and freedom of expression on full display this past month culminating with Pride Fest. Events like this are important for this community to continue to ... Read More »

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What is Canada 150 celebrating?

By Letter to the Editor on July 5th, 2017

Canada 150, what are we celebrating? Is celebrating the last 150 years reinforcing the education system that ignored the third nation, no, the First Nation in Canada’s history? These people lived here sustainably, respectfully, not only for 150 years, but for tens of thousands of years. Most Canadians are addicted to technology and capitalism, systems ... Read More »

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Lethbridge has friendly folks

By Letter to the Editor on July 4th, 2017

My wife and I are in Lethbridge for our granddaughters wedding; we decided to go to Galt Park for a pancake breakfast. While I was in the lineup for breakfast an elderly gentleman asked me if I would like to sit in his walker. At first I wondered why he would say that. You see, ... Read More »

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How can storm not be a tornado?

By Letter to the Editor on July 4th, 2017

I don’t understand how Environment Canada can say the storm in Red Deer was not a tornado. When roofs, shingles, siding and windows are blown out, electrical power outages all over the place and thousands of trees uprooted or blown over all over the city, it’s just a windstorm. That doesn’t make any sense to ... Read More »

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The only ‘agenda’ is to be accepted

By Letter to the Editor on July 4th, 2017

I have just read two seemingly different stories but which are, in my view, connected. Allow me to explain. A lady by the name of Jeanne Manford founded an organization called “PFLAG” (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), after having walked with her son in the 1972 New York Pride parade. (Globe and Mail, ... Read More »

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Killing of feral cats out of Dark Ages

By Letter to the Editor on July 2nd, 2017

The killing of cats rather than supporting Trap-Neuter-Release-and Maintain programs is simply appalling and out of the Dark Ages. This is a barbaric practice that does not work. Feral cats are caused by people and people need work to fix the problem by using methods that are humane and that actually work like TNRM programs. ... Read More »

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Ward system should be election issue

By Letter to the Editor on July 2nd, 2017

I was appalled at the comments from Lethbridge City Council regarding the ward system. According to the Lethbridge Herald and Global Lethbridge, Mayor Spearman, Counsellor Mearns and Counsellor Iwaskiw appear to be opposed to the ward system. Councillor Coffman’s motion to explore the best means for effective council representation by a rational information based assessment ... Read More »

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