December 14th, 2017


Letters to the Editor

  • Are we being responsible?

    Caroline Slingerland asked in her letter Nov. 18 if parents or the state should raise children. Look around and ask who are not doing their job now? There are some good jobs done, but many children have been abandoned. I admire those politicians who refuse to shrug their shoulders, and teachers who take on more [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Some liberal ‘experts’ and their contributions

    Well, that didn’t take long, did it? Forty-two minutes, by my watch, for one regular commenter and a little over three hours for another know-it-all to tell me I’m “ignorant” and full of “it”! (re: letter to the editor in the Dec. 6 Herald). Funny in a sad sort of way! I’m surprised they didn’t [...] Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Travel necessary part of being on council

    Mr. George McCrea recently wrote a Letter to the Editor about city council travel in which he implied that one councillor was taking more than his/her share of the travel “pot.” There is another side to this story and that is the councillor in question travelled in the stead of other councillors who could not [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Taxpayers need facts showing how addiction centre will succeed

    I agree with writer Mark Goetell (Letters to the Editor) that Jill Manning should return to Lethbridge for another public forum. However, the return should be a year from now. Follow up with information that is conducive to the success of the program. Simply telling taxpayers that there is an urgent need for a consumption [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta consumers still waiting for their money

    During the period 2010 to 2011, TransAlta overcharged Alberta electricity consumers $27 million. Refer to AUC decision 3110-DO3-2015 if you wish to read the actual decision (all 217 pages). This figure was determined by the Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA) who works for the Alberta Utilities Commission. The administrative penalty which was levied against TransAlta for [...] Read More »

    4 days ago


  • The end of Ali Abdullah Saleh

    Ali Abdullah Saleh seized power in Yemen in 1978, when he was only 36 years old. He lost it in 2012, when the “Arab spring” was in full spate, and had been trying to get it back ever since. Thirty-four years was not enough. But on Monday, his truly astonishing ability to switch sides got [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Correcting carbon levy fallacies

    This month’s ‘At The Legislature’ column by MLA Maria Fitzpatrick 2017 is coming to a close so I share this column as my last for this year. When I look back over the year I am proud of the work of our government and of the dedication shown by all my legislature colleagues as we [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Adverse effects of alcohol abuse

    Research shows complex problem carries a huge cost for society in assorted ways Al Barnhill During a recent flight between Vancouver and Calgary, I sat next to a young teacher. Like many passing conversations, we casually asked, “Where are you from? What do you do?” When she asked the latter question, in part I responded [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Let Vonn race against the men

    While “Battle of the Sexes” plays at the Movie Mill, telling the story of Billie Jean King’s victory over Bobby Riggs on the tennis court back in 1973, the most decorated woman in alpine skiing is trying to take the battle to the ski hill. American Lindsey Vonn continues to lobby the world governing body [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Irish border issue brewing

    History never leaves Ireland alone. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the lethal alliance of the Conservative Party in Britain and the Unionist Party, which represented the Protestant minority in Ireland, made it impossible for the British parliament to pass a Home Rule Bill for Ireland. A Home Rule Bill might have let [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago