January 18th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Give thanks to the creatures this Christmas

By Letter to the Editor on November 29th, 2016

I and my family members had the great pleasure of visiting the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre this year. I don’t think many people realize this is the only wildlife rescue facility located south of Calgary and it receives no government subsidies, relying solely on donations for its operating expenses. While they specialize with owls, ... Read More »

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Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays

By Letter to the Editor on November 29th, 2016

This year, we will go to Toronto and cook Christmas dinner for our extended family: our turn. Diners around the table will be more Jewish than Christian. No matter, everyone loves turkey dinner. It’s our family tradition. Except one time, my son-in-law had to go out to buy sundries to make sure all cousins, Christian ... Read More »

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Front-line health care works great

By Letter to the Editor on November 27th, 2016

I have cancer, and as a consequence over the past four and a half months I have been at our hospital in diagnostic, outpatient and day procedures departments. Each and every time I have received the most wonderful care. My doctors have been excellent, as has the palliative home care program. We are extremely fortunate ... Read More »

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Why different gov’t response to marijuana vs. fentanyl?

By Letter to the Editor on November 27th, 2016

Re: “Opioid epidemic leads to summit,” Nov. 18 Herald. What a sad story. Statistics tell us that in 2016 there will be about 75 deaths due to overdose of fentanyl in B.C. alone. Yes, we should certainly take note, and try to stop this awful waste of life. Hopefully this organized two-day summit will lead ... Read More »

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Editorial does disservice to local athletes at U.S. schools

By Letter to the Editor on November 27th, 2016

The Lethbridge Herald editorial (“Student before athlete,” Nov. 23) refers to American university student-athletics as an oxymoron given it is “a mere launching pad to big money of professional sports” which is, apparently, “commonplace.” This editorial, although I am sure not intended, nevertheless does an enormous disservice to the Lethbridge athletes who have chosen to ... Read More »

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Information about MAID is readily available

By Letter to the Editor on November 24th, 2016

Most people will be aware that the federal government passed into law Bill C-14 in June this year which makes medical aid in dying legal, under certain very specific circumstances. A mentally competent adult, who is suffering greatly from an “irremediable and grievous” illness for which there is no treatment that is acceptable and whose ... Read More »

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Country needs central bank savings

By Letter to the Editor on November 24th, 2016

There are informative papers floating around, written by an award-winning researcher and author, Joyce Nelson, that the Bank of Canada historically awarded tax-free loans to the various federal, provincial and municipal governments between 1938 and 1974. It is ironic that there is a precedent historically, with billions of interest savings for Canadians, yet now, the ... Read More »

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NDP making big mistakes

By Letter to the Editor on November 22nd, 2016

The NDP government is so determined to cram their ideology down Albertans’ throats they’ve made mistakes, and some are really big. They missed a clause in the power contracts that let companies off if the government made them unprofitable, which happened when the government shut down coal plants. Now, they are suing the power plants ... Read More »

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Province taking action on bTB

By Letter to the Editor on November 22nd, 2016

With the recently discovered case of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) linked to a ranch in the Suffield area, landowners and hunters have expressed concerns that bTB may be present in elk and have the potential to infect cattle herds. In the late 1990s when elk were introduced to CFB Suffield from Elk Island National Park, all ... Read More »

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Stats on THC, crashes misleading

By Letter to the Editor on November 22nd, 2016

Statistics from Washington State on fatally injured drivers testing positive for cannabis (THC) are misleading. (re: “Keep roads free from ‘pot’ holes,” Nov. 15 Herald editorial). According to the cited report from Washington State, “results of this study do not indicate that drivers with detectable THC in their blood at the time of the crash ... Read More »

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Put money from carbon tax toward clean energy

By Letter to the Editor on November 20th, 2016

I don’t purport to be an expert on the environment or economy but it seems we must make some decisions on both. It’s hard to ignore that the world temperatures are rising with daily weather changing drastically. More carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere may not be the only cause but it does exacerbate ... Read More »

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