January 24th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to volunteer elves and Santa

By Letter to the Editor on December 24th, 2016

I would like to recognize the fantastic volunteer elves and Santa, who have been helping with Santa photos at Centre Village Mall. All of the donations collected go towards Family Centre programming. The elves and Santa have given and are giving not just their time, but their kindness and positive energy. They are working hard ... Read More »

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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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Some residents treated like second-class citizens

By Letter to the Editor on December 22nd, 2016

Re: “Electrical infrastructure renewal a city priority,” Dec. 11 Lethbridge Herald. I moved into the 16 Avenue South area in the fall of 2000 and as I renovated the house to bring the dwelling up to code (plumbing, heating, telephone/internet and electrical), I was assured by some of my friends working for the City of ... Read More »

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Let’s not forget the true spirit of Christmas

By Letter to the Editor on December 22nd, 2016

I was disappointed to note the prime minister declared we are having a Festive Holiday, especially since his father took him on a special trip to the North to see Santa Claus and his father’s funeral was held in a magnificent church. But he is not alone É big-box stores and even some smaller businesses ... Read More »

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Tories should know about mingling with the rich

By Letter to the Editor on December 21st, 2016

The federal Conservatives are condemning Prime Minister Trudeau for dining with rich people. Although he has not broken any laws and there is no conflict of interest, the opposition has wasted five days in badgering the PM rather than spend the valuable time in resolving the many issues that need to be addressed to make ... Read More »

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The decline of democracy

By Letter to the Editor on December 18th, 2016

How democracy is turned to fascism: 1. It moves from government run by the people, of the people, for the people, to government by elites, of professionals, for specialists, experts and market pundits. 2. Chamber of Commerce lobby proliferates like weeds; gains control and removes business regulations in the name of “efficiency.” 3. Government without ... Read More »

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Pipeline protesters behaving like vigilantes

By Letter to the Editor on December 18th, 2016

Democracy! I thought Canada was a democratic country as our leader and MPs go around the world trying to promote democracy. Thirty-three million Canadians want the pipeline construction to proceed, while a few thousand protesters, who don’t understand that the majority rules, think they can and should stop these projects. It is a sad day ... Read More »

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Human Rights Day doesn’t apply to all

By Letter to the Editor on December 17th, 2016

International Human Rights Day demonstrated to me the depths of irrationality to which society has plummeted. This past Saturday, city hall hosted an event to celebrate Human Rights Day, an event described in The Herald as focusing on “inclusive environments for its citizens.” It encouraged people to “speak out/up when another’s rights are at risk ... Read More »

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Well-deserved honour for women

By Letter to the Editor on December 17th, 2016

All my life it seems I’ve always been interested in the welfare and the sanctity of womanhood. I was born on International Women’s Day, and whether that has to do with my feelings about women’s second-class status in our society, I don’t know. I am honoured being the recipient of a badge from the United ... Read More »

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Super Hornet vs. F-35

By Letter to the Editor on December 15th, 2016

Everybody seems to be criticizing the Liberals for buying 18 CF-18 Super Hornet fighter jets, for an undisclosed amount. The apparent actual replacements are still in the testing stage. The F-35 so-called stealth fighter is actually nothing more than a regular fighter jet. The stealth components of the F-22 Raptor, which it looks alike, are ... Read More »

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