August 22nd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

What is Canada 150 celebrating?

By Letter to the Editor on July 5th, 2017

Canada 150, what are we celebrating? Is celebrating the last 150 years reinforcing the education system that ignored the third nation, no, the First Nation in Canada’s history? These people lived here sustainably, respectfully, not only for 150 years, but for tens of thousands of years. Most Canadians are addicted to technology and capitalism, systems ... Read More »

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How can storm not be a tornado?

By Letter to the Editor on July 4th, 2017

I don’t understand how Environment Canada can say the storm in Red Deer was not a tornado. When roofs, shingles, siding and windows are blown out, electrical power outages all over the place and thousands of trees uprooted or blown over all over the city, it’s just a windstorm. That doesn’t make any sense to ... Read More »

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The only ‘agenda’ is to be accepted

By Letter to the Editor on July 4th, 2017

I have just read two seemingly different stories but which are, in my view, connected. Allow me to explain. A lady by the name of Jeanne Manford founded an organization called “PFLAG” (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), after having walked with her son in the 1972 New York Pride parade. (Globe and Mail, ... Read More »

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Lethbridge has friendly folks

By Letter to the Editor on July 4th, 2017

My wife and I are in Lethbridge for our granddaughters wedding; we decided to go to Galt Park for a pancake breakfast. While I was in the lineup for breakfast an elderly gentleman asked me if I would like to sit in his walker. At first I wondered why he would say that. You see, ... Read More »

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Killing of feral cats out of Dark Ages

By Letter to the Editor on July 2nd, 2017

The killing of cats rather than supporting Trap-Neuter-Release-and Maintain programs is simply appalling and out of the Dark Ages. This is a barbaric practice that does not work. Feral cats are caused by people and people need work to fix the problem by using methods that are humane and that actually work like TNRM programs. ... Read More »

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Ward system should be election issue

By Letter to the Editor on July 2nd, 2017

I was appalled at the comments from Lethbridge City Council regarding the ward system. According to the Lethbridge Herald and Global Lethbridge, Mayor Spearman, Counsellor Mearns and Counsellor Iwaskiw appear to be opposed to the ward system. Councillor Coffman’s motion to explore the best means for effective council representation by a rational information based assessment ... Read More »

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Raising beer tax is needed

By Letter to the Editor on June 30th, 2017

A letter from an owner of a brewing company published in the June 27 edition of The Herald opposed a measure that would over time raise the price of beer (tying the federal excise tax on alcohol to the CPI). I have two suggestions that make much more sense from a public policy perspective. 1) ... Read More »

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First Nations are the enlightened

By Letter to the Editor on June 29th, 2017

The Indigenous People of Canada have borne centuries of repressive and disrespectful treatment by the so-called enlightened/intelligentsia population of Canada. It is the native population that are the enlightened, for bearing this outrage with grace and dignity, that no human being should have to suffer. Those in charge of seeing to the welfare of all ... Read More »

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Another bureaucratic money drain

By Letter to the Editor on June 29th, 2017

Re: Gender-based violence strategy, June 19 Lethbridge Hedrald. Another bureaucratic money drain: $40 million annually for more and better data for gender-based violence. More costly paper pushers. Are the country’s laws not applied to its individual citizens based on the crimes? There is no shortage of laws, but certainly a problem applying those laws. And ... Read More »

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Poll results are cringe worthy

By Letter to the Editor on June 29th, 2017

I would like to comment on the results of the “Question of the Day” in the Saturday paper. When asked if they agreed with proposed legislation to ban torture as a tactic by Canada’s security service, I was surprised to see that 45 per cent said No. Even though the usefulness of that has come ... Read More »

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We are entitled to clean air

By Letter to the Editor on June 28th, 2017

Last evening air pollution kept some residents on/near 13 Street South inside. When someone lights a wood fire in a residential zone (and there are always cleaner, smoke-free, non-wood burning alternatives), that person affects air quality for fellow citizens, often up to two or more blocks away – and impinges unfairly on neighbours’ peaceful enjoyment ... Read More »

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