July 20th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Rainbow crosswalk issue is about human rights

By Letter to the Editor on June 23rd, 2017

This is Pride Week in Lethbridge. The vandalism of the rainbow crosswalks speaks volumes about the perpetrators. It speaks of their ignorance as well as their bigotry. This week-long event is not a celebration of being LGBTQ. It’s a celebration that this group no longer faces discrimination, segregation and abuse by the larger society. Unfortunately ... Read More »

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Automation and our human value

By Letter to the Editor on June 22nd, 2017

Once I nearly missed a flight because I got confused by a self-check-in machine and needed the help of an airline attendant. Furthermore, there were fewer luggage drop-off counters; the customers had to spend more time in line. Airlines are saving money with smaller staff at the expense of customers’ time. The supermarket self-check-out is ... Read More »

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Taxpayers shouldn’t foot repair bill

By Letter to the Editor on June 22nd, 2017

Please tell me it isn’t true that the taxpayers of Lethbridge will be footing the bill to repair the Pride crosswalk that was damaged! Regardless as to how and why this happened, I feel that those people who initially painted the crosswalk should be maintaining them, at their expense. I say this because I find ... Read More »

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Showing support for Pride community

By Letter to the Editor on June 22nd, 2017

Re: Vandalism to the Pride crosswalks in Lethbridge. I am writing as the president of Alberta and Northwest Conference of the United Church of Canada. My mandate is to provide leadership in matters pertaining to justice and peace in our society, according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. I have also been a family doctor ... Read More »

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Don’t paint everyone with the same brush

By Letter to the Editor on June 21st, 2017

I was personally upset to learn that a few people’s comments against a staff member for the Wildrose were being used by the media and other passionate individuals to speak negatively against a whole group. Our culture values individuality and choice, and I think it’s important to remember that, before we paint an entire group ... Read More »

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LGBTQ folks won their right

By Letter to the Editor on June 21st, 2017

It is sad and disturbing the reactions a small number of people are displaying in regards to the Pride and transgender flags painted on the crosswalks. The responses on social media are appalling. Such hatred against a group of fellow human beings. Talk of white straight pride by some of these same people is another ... Read More »

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Disagreement isn’t the same as hate

By Letter to the Editor on June 21st, 2017

The word “hate” permeates society today and I’m sick of hearing it! A blogger finds himself in the headlines for the crime of “hate” due to words he used in his writings. If an individual behind a computer can being raked through the fires of hell in our courts for the crime of “hate,” how ... Read More »

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Examining political legacies

By Letter to the Editor on June 20th, 2017

There are several factors that are important to reflect on when the news of the day, and the words of politicians and their legacies, are historically examined. The fortunate ones that are blessed with longevity and memory are able to observe the path and purpose of politicians, both presently and of the past. Most importantly, ... Read More »

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Thanks for support of Bellowsto Brass concert

By Letter to the Editor on June 20th, 2017

On behalf of Bellows to Brass, a heartfelt thank you to those who attended our annual concert, held at the College Drive Community Church on May 27. Each year, $500 scholarships are awarded to two graduating Palliser Regional School Division recipients. Congratulations to Taylor Engels from Kate Andrews High School and Robin Reurink from Picture ... Read More »

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Kenney commended for response to questioner

By Letter to the Editor on June 20th, 2017

Our congratulations to Jason Kenney for a very informative session in Lethbridge on June 13 concerning the unity agreement with the Wildrose Party. The only way forward in this province is the merger of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta and the Wildrose Party and we would like to commend Mr. Kenney’s dedication to this ... Read More »

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What’s the rest of the story of Fort Mac fire?

By Letter to the Editor on June 18th, 2017

And now you don’t know the rest of the story. We have all seen a lot of media stories regarding the single-biggest natural disaster in Canadian history, the Fort McMurray wildfire. $10 billion in cost and still rising, 80,000 people evacuated, 1,800 homes and other structures destroyed and let’s not forget about the human suffering ... Read More »

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