January 29th, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Many reasons to quit fossil fuel use

By Letter to the Editor on January 29th, 2015

Cosmos Voutsinos asks many questions about climate change (Lethbridge Herald, Jan. 20) and states one engineer has redefined climate science in 5,000 hours of “research” over 18 months (64 hours a week – check your math). Thousands of highly specialized climate scientists have explored and defined climate change science over many decades and Cosmos says ... Read More »

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City can’t afford curbside recycling

By Letter to the Editor on January 29th, 2015

On reviewing the proposed new city curbside recycling project, there are many serious problems that residential homeowners should be very concerned about. The question is, at this time, do the citizens require a curbside recycling program? The ethical guidelines of this city council mandate the operation of a democratic local government, to be duly responsible ... Read More »

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Early election would break legislated commitment

By Letter to the Editor on January 28th, 2015

Some political pundits and media commentators are speculating that an early election will be called in Alberta. This would break a legislated commitment to Albertans that an election would not be held until the spring of 2016. Premier Prentice has been musing that he needs a mandate to solve a budgetary problem resulting from falling ... Read More »

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Climate letter filled with misinformation

By Letter to the Editor on January 28th, 2015

Clive Schaupmeyer’s letter (“Who says a warmer earth is a bad thing?”, Jan. 18) is full of misinformation. To begin, the two scientists, Kevin Trenberth and Yu Kosaka, are quoted out of context. Trenberth begins with, “Although the 2000s are by far the warmest decade on record . . .” And Kosaka concludes with, “the ... Read More »

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Someone will have to pay for city’s projects

By Letter to the Editor on January 27th, 2015

I agree with Ken Ikle regarding the debt the city is taking on. In the early ’70s the Mirabel Airport was built north of Montreal at a cost of $500 million ($2 billion in today’s currency) and the airport was abandoned 10 years ago. We still pay about $5 million a year to maintain it. ... Read More »

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Time for the privileged to pay the piper

By Letter to the Editor on January 27th, 2015

A recent letter to the editor encourages Albertans to “bite the bullet and support a provincial sales tax.” It goes on to say, “it’s the responsible and right thing to do in view of the effects of lower oil prices on our province.” I for one finally have a little more money in my pocket ... Read More »

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Some will always oppose progress

By Letter to the Editor on January 27th, 2015

I wish to comment on Ken Ikle’s letter of Wednesday, Jan. 21, “City taking on too much debt for projects.” Mr. Ikle opposes the building of several facilities. He lists at least five. Personally I will probably not use these buildings. However, I fully support the building of these facilities as they will make Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Step in right direction

By Letter to the Editor on January 27th, 2015

Over the past year, the Municipal Planning Commission drafted a new bylaw in an attempt to regulate the proliferation of digital billboards in our city. I would like to thank city council for considering the MPC submission and unanimously approving the new bylaw regulating this industry. Digital billboards distract from driving, add unnecessary light pollution ... Read More »

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Harper not showing proper respect to premiers

By Letter to the Editor on January 25th, 2015

One day just recently, our Prime Minister Harper was singing the praises of John A. Macdonald on his 200th birthday for our wonderful confederation, the railroad and our great Canada, the best in the world! A few days later he declines an invitation to meet with all the premiers, even conveniently right in Ottawa, at ... Read More »

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Safety should be priority in digital sign rules

By Letter to the Editor on January 25th, 2015

I have been paying close attention for years to this problem of digital advertising and I will say, after listening to some of the arguments this week, that all BS aside, safety trumps anything, period. The information regarding these signs has been available for years. I remember while living in Toronto years ago the Insurance ... Read More »

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