January 23rd, 2018

Letters to the Editor

University should be free from political influence

By Letter to the Editor on January 10th, 2018

In the Jan. 4 edition of the Lethbridge Herald, president Mike Mahon of the University of Lethbridge is quoted as saying that the university is committed to academic freedom. This is good to hear. Academic freedom has many facets. One of the most important of these is keeping the university free from the influence of ... Read More »

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Motorist grateful for help of guardian angels

By Letter to the Editor on January 10th, 2018

Folks, we have guardian angels in southern Alberta! Dec. 27 at 9 p.m., I found myself in a ditch just a bit from Nobleford. As I was standing in two and half feet of snow, in total darkness, a single senior citizen on the verge of a panic attack and unable to raise AMA, a ... Read More »

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Is our recycling being recycled?

By Letter to the Editor on January 9th, 2018

The movement to urge citizens of Lethbridge to recycle products rather than toss them in the same bin has been going on for a few years. As taxpaying citizens paying for a service, our expectations are that the recyclables are getting recycled and they are not going to the landfill alongside the rest of our ... Read More »

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Snow-removal delays the result of City’s decision?

By Letter to the Editor on January 9th, 2018

I was not surprised about the delays that are mentioned in a recent Herald article about snow removal in the city. The write-up mentioned that two of the snow blowers used in removing snow piles in the middle of the road are in the shop waiting for parts. A few months ago the City made ... Read More »

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What was city thinking with bicycle path?

By Letter to the Editor on January 7th, 2018

Congratulations to Volker Steven on completion of the bicycle path addition on the north Scenic Drive overpass. Unfortunately, this project is a classic example of what the city of Lethbridge wants as opposed to what it needs, again catering to a minority group. A question needs to be asked, will this path be used year ... Read More »

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Hard to deny creation, easy to debate evolution

By Letter to the Editor on January 7th, 2018

In answer to John P. Nightingale’s letter Jan. 4: thanks, John, it is an honour for me to get responses from highly educated people like you and many others like you. Let me start with the end of your letter – “flying dinosaurs.” I took a picture of one with a telephoto lens around noon ... Read More »

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Does city need two senior centres?

By Letter to the Editor on January 6th, 2018

Senior centres in Lethbridge are a valuable resource to our community. Some of the benefits of seniors participating in senior centre programs include an improved quality of life through activities that enhance social connectedness, a sense of accomplishment and physical and mental enrichment. Recently a presentation was made to council by the leadership of Nord-Bridge ... Read More »

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Electricity overcharge should be returned

By Letter to the Editor on January 6th, 2018

We begin this by asking a question of the city residential electric users if they observed the submission to city council’s Finance Committee meeting on Nov. 20 by the City’s Electric Services manager on the 2018 electricity tariff. The manager reported to council (his words) that over the past few years “our rates have over-collected ... Read More »

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Evidence can be foundin science

By Letter to the Editor on January 4th, 2018

John Van Liere (Dec. 31 letter to the editor) has demonstrated once more his profound misunderstanding of the Earth and its denizens, spurious evidence being presented such as the Biblical Job describing a “Behemoth” and suggesting this is a “dinosaur, when in fact any reasonable person would recognize a crocodile. With a huge leap of ... Read More »

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A good heart

By Letter to the Editor on January 4th, 2018

We go school to gain knowledge – learn math, science, biology, history, literature, shop – areas that are built on fact and backed up by many, many books and studies. Then we go home to learn about beliefs that stem from one book or another or stories passed down from one generation to another. Through ... Read More »

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Food production in need of change

By Letter to the Editor on January 3rd, 2018

The dictionary defines conservative as: resistance to change. Too simple. Face it, life is change. We grow and learn new ways. To observe nature is to observe change. Are conservatives against nature? Some seem to be. We in southern Alberta farm in a desert. The use of herbicides and pesticides are definitely against the natural ... Read More »

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