January 18th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Bad behaviour spilling north of the border?

By Letter to the Editor on December 10th, 2016

It is embarrassing, to say the least, that Canadian Press carried the story from coast to coast of some Albertans chanting to lock up Premier Notley. It just reaffirms to the country old false notions of Albertans being a bunch of rednecks. Unfortunately, it may be that the bad behaviour of President-Elect Trump towards his ... Read More »

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Numbers don’t define older citizens

By Letter to the Editor on December 8th, 2016

I need to express my concerns over a growing type of discrimination that exists in the community. I call it ageism. It can take many forms, such as statements that older people are a drag on our health-care system, that you shouldn’t expect treatments to improve your life because you’re no longer working, or leave ... Read More »

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‘Stupid is as stupid does’

By Letter to the Editor on December 8th, 2016

This is in reference to the article in the Lethbridge Herald on Nov. 25, “Let’s make a deal or two,” where our NDP provincial government pays off electricity providers to stop coal-fired electricity production. The famous words of Forrest Gump, “Stupid is as stupid does,” is a fitting description of what our local MLA and ... Read More »

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Handel’s ‘Messiah’ a seasonal treat

By Letter to the Editor on December 6th, 2016

Lethbridge owes a debt of gratitude to Marvin Dueck, who, together with his Chinook Chamber Singers, select members of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and professional soloists, gave our area an early Christmas gift of a complete performance of Handel’s “Messiah” that was monumental in its excellence. This was a seasonal treat which has been denied ... Read More »

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Another blow to the middle class

By Letter to the Editor on December 6th, 2016

Re: Liberals eye tax on private health and dental plans to bring in $2.9 billion/year. This idea proposed by our government is just another of the thousand cuts that have been killing the middle class. People who work hard every day bear the cost of this idea and companies that care about their employees will ... Read More »

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What happened to dream of job creation?

By Letter to the Editor on December 4th, 2016

Not long ago politicians and economists hyped the so-called “job creators.” We were led to believe foreign investors would give us all a job. “Globalism” and “free trade” was all the rage. What happened to the dream? Investors and financial flippers in 2008 gave us all a scare. International money manipulators dictated corporations cancel workers’ ... Read More »

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Thanks for recognizing War Amps CHAMP

By Letter to the Editor on December 4th, 2016

I would like to commend Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman for recognizing six-year-old Cooper Tidmarsh, a local member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. On Nov. 29, Mayor Spearman presented Cooper with a certificate for his involvement with The War Amps and for helping to spread important messages in the community. A right-foot amputee ... Read More »

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Citizens weren’t given a voice on recycling

By Letter to the Editor on December 3rd, 2016

I’m disgusted at this council for voting in mandatory recycling and ignoring Joe Mauro’s request to postpone this proposal so others could speak to the issue. I am troubled that individuals are not being heard when the input is pertinent and representative of thousands of other citizens. I firmly believe that the majority of us ... Read More »

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Thanks for supporting Harambee Grandmas’ fundraiser

By Letter to the Editor on December 3rd, 2016

Harambee Grandmas would like to sincerely thank all those people who attended our Fabric and Yarn Sale held at McKillop United Church in October. We raised $4,412.25 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s work to support African grandmothers who are raising orphaned children whose parents have died from HIV AIDS. Along with our gratitude to the ... Read More »

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Lethbridge not the wasteful community it’s made out to be

By Letter to the Editor on December 1st, 2016

When someone robs a store, they go to jail; when the taxpayer gets robbed, he is taxed more to fund the robber. That’s what appears to be developing in the ongoing saga of curbside recycling for Lethbridge. It’s been said regulation without representation is tyranny, and when the ring leader continues to misrepresent facts from ... Read More »

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Who is Lethbridge city council representing?

By Letter to the Editor on December 1st, 2016

We were at the city council meeting of Nov. 28 to hear the motion put forth by Councillors Iwaskiw and Miyashiro and Mayor Spearman. The only councillors to stand up for residents and private curbside recycling businesses were Councillors Mauro, Hyygen and Coffman. In the end, only Mauro held his ground and voted against the ... Read More »

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