May 21st, 2018

Letters to the Editor

43 Street mess was created years ago

By Letter to the Editor on April 26th, 2018

While present City leadership is being critized for the closing of 43 Street, they are only putting the “final nail in the coffin.” The City compromised the viability of 43rd as functional roadway years ago. When the City of Lethbridge created its southeast area structure plan, the key element in the plan regarding traffic flows ... Read More »

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All life matters

By Letter to the Editor on April 25th, 2018

In the same week that it was announced that “pro-life” posters were being taken down in Lethbridge, it was announced that “pro-choice” posters would be put up. We have a nation in mourning, rightfully so, over the recent tragic and accidental loss the lives of so many in Saskatchewan, and yet, we still have those, ... Read More »

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Why should taxpayers pay to boost business?

By Letter to the Editor on April 25th, 2018

They are at it again. Like Russia’s Putin they brook no opposition. Calgary business does not want a referendum on holding the Olympics in Calgary. I suspect they know the majority of Calgary taxpayers do not agree with them. The city wants the province and country to pay for facilities and costs, and volunteers to ... Read More »

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20 years since hog plant pulled out

By Letter to the Editor on April 25th, 2018

I was surprised local media failed to mention the 20th anniversary of an important date in Lethbridge and southern Alberta’s history – March 21, 1998. The Herald headlines were large that day announcing that the Taiwanese Yuan Yi hog processing plant, which threatened to change the face of agriculture in southern Alberta after facing growing ... Read More »

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Recycling industry has good fundamentals

By Letter to the Editor on April 24th, 2018

Re: recent Letter to the Editor about curbside recycling. We need to clarify that Grant Harrington did not represent the Recycling Council of Alberta when he raised concerns regarding the state of affairs within the recycling industry. It is true that there are serious market challenges the industry is currently facing. However, the recycling business ... Read More »

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A wakeup call about recycling program

By Letter to the Editor on April 24th, 2018

Grant R. Harrington’s April 18 letter to the editor, “What people should know about new recycling program,” should serve as a wakeup call, albeit too late, for those who think their waste is going to a better place. Many informed folks like him have known for a long time the futility of consuming our faces ... Read More »

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Alberta’s lack of abortion facilities is a problem

By Letter to the Editor on April 22nd, 2018

The Letters section of this newspaper is frequently the forum for debate regarding abortion; a weekly push and pull between pro-life and pro-choice advocates – most recently focused on controversial advertising imagery on city transit properties. It is my opinion that all parties involved should just stop arguing and leave it up to the individual ... Read More »

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Article mocked person with mental-health issues

By Letter to the Editor on April 22nd, 2018

Hooray for Gerald Morton (Letters to the Editor, April 11) who spoke about the trivialization of the incident reported by Delon Shurtz in The Herald on March 28 about the man who thought he was Michelangelo. The young man was vilified and mocked. His behaviour is obviously consistent with someone who is suffering from a ... Read More »

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Kenney wrong to sit on fence over buffer zone issue

By Letter to the Editor on April 21st, 2018

Re: “Kenney to abstain,” April 10 Herald. As supporters of Alberta’s United Conservatives, we are very disappointed at Jason Kenney and his caucus. Jason, sitting on the fence is good for relaxing but not for weaseling out of a issue, because you sooner or later will fall off that fence and that could hurt. At ... Read More »

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Post-secondary salaries excessive

By Letter to the Editor on April 19th, 2018

Having sat on a post-secondary board of governors, I read The Herald article dealing with excessive renumeration for university and college presidents with interest. The setting of presidential compensation by post-secondary boards has been, and is, flawed. First of all, boards are advised by post-secondary administration that they sure don’t want to see their president’s ... Read More »

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Put a halt to waste of taxpayers’ money

By Letter to the Editor on April 19th, 2018

I live in a large condo, 250 suites. Last year, our carbon tax paid totalled $24,000. This year at $1.50 per ggl, we will pay at least $36,000 and maybe more as the winter has been colder than our average. Now the Alberta Energy vehicles are coming to our complex for several weeks to change ... Read More »

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