February 21st, 2017

Letters to the Editor

U.S. way ahead of us in creating green economy

By Letter to the Editor on December 28th, 2016

Matters of energy use and policy have long been an interest to me since I spent a great deal of my working career creating energy-efficient buildings that were economical to operate and carried a smaller carbon footprint. Having spent sometime in the southern U.S. before Christmas, the general approach to climate change is in stark ... Read More »

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Closing coal-fired plants is about optics

By Letter to the Editor on December 28th, 2016

Rachel Notley thinks she’s being a big hero for the world’s air by closing Alberta’s five coal-powered electric generating plants. It’s just for optics, and it only is accepted as something worthwhile by those people who don’t know the real story outside Alberta. The numbers below do not include South America, the high-emissions automobiles in ... Read More »

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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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Ways to honour, celebrate the Christmas season

By Letter to the Editor on December 24th, 2016

The season is fast approaching and for many it’s already here. What season is that? It’s the Christmas season, when Christians worldwide reverence the birth, crucifixion, atonement and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Each of us probably have our own traditions of how we celebrate Christmas. May I suggest a few ways ... 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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