October 31st, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Council doesn’t seem to get we don’t need a poet laureate

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2014

Council is thinking of hiring a poet laureate. There are some things they do not get. While looking to raise our taxes, they keep having these judgment lapses. On this they want to spend 20 grand, while what I want is removal of winter sand. Smooth roads that have nary a bump, so in my ... Read More »

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The politics have changed the world

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2014

It is sad to read news like this. In Canada, we as Canadians now suddenly feel threatened by radical Muslims. Yes, since the attack on Parliament Hill, Canada will not be the same again. Fear and uncertainty has become more part of our lives. But let us not forget, we are Canadians, we are a ... Read More »

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A different hospital experience

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2014

In response to the thank you to the Chinook Regional Hospital in the Lethbridge Herald Oct. 19, I do not know where the writer found these people because they sure weren’t there when I needed them. On July 25 of this year I was in a very bad accident and the paramedics had to use ... Read More »

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Canada should declare itself a non-military nation

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2014

Instead of sending six worn-out fighter planes to Kuwait (which seems to me feeble posturing by a worn-out prime minister), how wonderful it would be if Canada declared herself to be a non-military, humanitarian nation. We could use the money currently allotted to military expenditures on human needs (food, medical care, clothing and shelter) instead. ... Read More »

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Saturday is World Vegan Day

By Letter to the Editor on October 30th, 2014

Nov. 1 is World Vegan Day, an annual event celebrated around the world to promote animal rights. The day was established in 1994 by the Vegan Society UK to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Animal advocates have booths, host vegan potlucks, plant memorial trees, and give away animal-friendly vegan baking. 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of ... Read More »

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Canada must not be intimidated

By Letter to the Editor on October 30th, 2014

I stand with all Canadians who mourn the recent loss of two of our soldiers to terrorists. We will remember the killing of these two brave souls by such cowards. But we must not remember them by shrinking into the shadows. I understand that the recent decision by the powers that be, to limit our ... Read More »

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Assisted suicide justified as interim measure

By Letter to the Editor on October 29th, 2014

On the question of assisted suicide and euthanasia, the only Biblical reference I can think of is “Thou shalt not kill.” It is an important dictum to define the justifiable homicide: an act to end another human life legally. In the ideal world, there should be no homicide in any situation, any time, anywhere. It ... Read More »

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How much more will we take from Harper’s Tories?

By Letter to the Editor on October 29th, 2014

Possibly only a year or less to next election and the Conservative and NDP negative attack ads are well underway. It behooves all of us to critically review the past eight years. Are we better off or not? Let’s remember who’s pushing the adverts. Let’s remember Mr. Harper’s reversed positions from when he was in ... Read More »

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Sending soldiers just brings more violence

By Letter to the Editor on October 28th, 2014

I am a person who does not like violence because every violent action creates a non-pacific reaction. Thanks to Mr. Harper, the former pacific Canada and the real people have to experience that violence at their own house. Sending soldiers to fight, it does not matter if on the war front or by simply tutoring, ... Read More »

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‘Marketing freedom’ not helping farmers

By Letter to the Editor on October 28th, 2014

It was refreshing to see Stewart Wells tell it like it is in his recent letter regarding the state of grain marketing in Western Canada. In Gerry Ritz’s response it is clear he has no real argument other than to attack the messenger. Farmers are growing tired of him telling us how well off we ... Read More »

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