July 31st, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Removing the rose would remove a sign of respect for our vets

By Letter to the Editor on July 31st, 2014

If the licence plates are changed, what about the rose to honour our vets? It is very nice to see them when they go by. It shows us someone who has served our country and is very little to show our respect for them. Our vets need all the respect we can show. Bruce Martin ... Read More »

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Indian mascots obscure the real human beings

By Letter to the Editor on July 31st, 2014

A white man and an elderly native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him, “What do you think about Indian mascots?” The native man responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to understand. When you see black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and the rapes and the hangings ... Read More »

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Why not invest money so everyone can have job?

By Letter to the Editor on July 31st, 2014

Re: “Create jobs by running deficits, Ottawa urged,” Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press, July 23 (http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2014/07/23/create-jobs-by-running-deficits-ottawa-urged/#.U9AZlLGObVF) The C.D. Howe Institute has urged the Canadian government to create 75,000 jobs by running a small deficit. But since we have over 1.3 million unemployed, why not create a substantial deficit and put everyone to work, just the ... Read More »

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Property owner is king of his castle

By Letter to the Editor on July 30th, 2014

I would like to clear the air: 1. I am not against exploration for gas or oil, pipelines or transmission lines. I am against the cavalier attitude and fracking. 2. The establishment had better get one thing straight and that is any property owner in Canada is king of his castle and it can only ... Read More »

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PM’s defence of Gaza attack a smear on our reputation

By Letter to the Editor on July 30th, 2014

It is a great shame and disappointment for me to witness our prime minister and his office smugly defend Israel’s attack and invasion of Gaza without a shred of sympathy for the Palestinians. The crisis has reached such a height that Richard Falk, the former UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights (who also happens ... Read More »

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Is MP representing constituents or special interest groups?

By Letter to the Editor on July 29th, 2014

MP Hillyer’s taxpayer-funded agenda crowded my mailbox yet again this past Wednesday. After phoning the MP’s Lethbridge office in a second attempt to divert such unsolicited propaganda (and maybe save taxpayer dollars as well), I was informed that, in fact, it is not possible to, um, not receive these mailings as they are sent out ... Read More »

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Health system couldn’t function without its caregivers

By Letter to the Editor on July 29th, 2014

The recent “Toast to caregivers” to be found in The Herald is to be commended for its brevity and clarity. However, much more needs to be said on the subject of health care’s “Best Kept Secret,” the caregivers. Their work passes unheralded – no brass band or public accolades for them – only the quiet ... Read More »

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American Spies in Germany: The end of trust

By Letter to the Editor on July 27th, 2014

The question to bear in mind, when reading this whole sorry tale, is this. If Americans are, on average, no stupider than Germans, then why are their intelligence services so stupid? After the most recent revelations about American spying in Germany, there was considerable speculation among members of the Bundestag (parliament) that Germany might “get ... Read More »

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Health-care benefits should begin at home

By Letter to the Editor on July 27th, 2014

You are right, Canada has long been a safe haven for people of other countries. Thank goodness Jason Kenney has the good sense to stop free health care to those who have only lived a very short time in this country or who have been dropped off into our country, e.g. 500 Sri Lankans dropped ... Read More »

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Thank you for support of Women Pilots

By Letter to the Editor on July 26th, 2014

Re: “Pioneering pilot honoured,” July 9; “Dreams can take flight,” July 11; “Stamp of approval,” July 14. On behalf of the East Canada Section of the 99s (Women Pilots) who hosted the Rosella Bjornson stamp launch on July 13 at the Lethbridge Airport, we want to say a sincere thank you to the Lethbridge Herald ... Read More »

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