April 24th, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Views of majority should be respected concerning drilling issue

By Letter to the Editor on April 24th, 2014

In a true democracy, issues are resolved by majority rule. A few have stated in recent Herald letters that hydraulic fracturing drilling is a wonderful thing. Even AJ Goodman from Toronto is extolling the virtues of it for us. However, the majority of Lethbridge citizens and other organizations have spoken also (city, university, real estate, ... Read More »

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Quote in letter inspiring and thought-provoking

By Letter to the Editor on April 24th, 2014

I am writing regarding the second-last paragraph of Rev. Deverall’s letter, published in the Lethbridge Herald of April 15. I found his quote that God still has “a mob of sheep in a passel of pens” and we are “called to feed ‘em and muck out the mess” inspiring and thought-provoking indeed. Anne Flim Lethbridge... Read More »

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Voice of industry, gov’t doesn’t always represent the public’s view

By Letter to the Editor on April 24th, 2014

While I was in Tokyo for a family emergency in the beginning of April, the judgment was rendered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague regarding whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. It found what Japanese so-called “scientific whale hunting” unjustifiable as science, in effect banning the whale hunt in the Antarctic. I ... Read More »

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LSCO members should demand new election

By Letter to the Editor on April 22nd, 2014

In response to the letter by Frank J. Toth on LSCO meeting procedures, I must give you the highest applause for exercising your opinion and questioning the action of the board and executive at the recent annual general meeting. I would state there is no bylaw nor can the board set election policy. The acting ... Read More »

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Changes pave way for expansion of health services

By Letter to the Editor on April 22nd, 2014

A letter published April 12 identifies a number of improvements to health-care infrastructure in the Lethbridge area including the co-location of community-based health services at Lethbridge Centre, expansion of the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, and ongoing construction at Chinook Regional Hospital (CRH). This work does not occur in isolation of physician and surgeon recruitment for ... Read More »

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‘Wind’ wants higher prices

By Letter to the Editor on April 19th, 2014

In April, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) sponsored a “Western Forum” in Calgary. Non-members could attend the two-day event for a registration fee of $1,499 excluding taxes. CanWEA is the organization that wants a “Clean Electricity Standard”; to set provincial regulations at a level which will give wind a market advantage. They also want ... Read More »

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A radical idea to lower cell/net prices in Canada

By Letter to the Editor on April 19th, 2014

In response to the excellent article by Caroline Zentner about “Canada’s cellphone users victims of oligopoly,” I want to propose a radical solution to the outrageous bills Canadians are paying for cell and Internet services. The hope that more competitors will lower rates has been shown to be fleeting indeed – the big incumbents lower ... Read More »

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