August 29th, 2014

Letters to the Editor

A dissatisfied postal customer

By Letter to the Editor on August 28th, 2014

I just got back from a Canada Post outlet and I’m upset with how they do supposed “business.” A couple of weeks ago after being told by the clerk the amount of postage on a letter to Ireland was adequate, yesterday I received it back with stickers indicating insufficient postage and indicating I needed to ... Read More »

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Rebuttal to pro-Harper letter

By Letter to the Editor on August 28th, 2014

This is in regard to a letter published in the Aug. 20 Lethbridge Herald re: alternative for Harper. I will attempt to deal with the letter point by point starting with the comment Harper is responsible for the “health” of Canada. Firstly, he is not responsible for our “health.” The previous Liberal government is responsible ... Read More »

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Israel’s defenders overlook key point

By Letter to the Editor on August 27th, 2014

As the Palestinian death toll from Israel’s brutal invasion of Gaza surpasses 2,000 – almost 800 of them women and children – one of Harper’s most frequently offered justifications for his unflinching support for Israel remains that it is the only democracy in the Middle East. In his last speech to the Israeli Knesset, he ... Read More »

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City budget, taxes growing far ahead of population

By Letter to the Editor on August 27th, 2014

A recent article in the Lethbridge Herald (Aug. 19) revealed the results of a recent Ipsos Reid survey that ranked transportation as the highest rated concern among those that were polled. I believe most would agree that, given the way questions in a survey are phrased, the result set can be manipulated by the questions ... Read More »

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Albertans need more details about AltaLink sale

By Letter to the Editor on August 26th, 2014

Re: “Debate over AltaLink sale,” Lethbridge Herald, Thursday, Aug. 14. I am confused; has AltaLink sold one of our vital utilities to Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company in the U.S. or not, or is the sale still pending? I don’t believe that the population of Alberta has enough information (including myself) to form much of an ... Read More »

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Buffett could be unwelcome presence here

By Letter to the Editor on August 26th, 2014

Re: Roast to MLA Bridget Pastoor over AltaLink sale, Aug. 18 Herald. Billionaire Warren Buffett, who, through his Berkshire Hathaway Company, is said to be sitting on a pile of cash in excess of US$50 billion, waiting for the present bull market to subside and then invest in what he calls “fat pitches.” The bulls ... Read More »

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Province should postpone decision to sell AltaLink to foreign company

By Letter to the Editor on August 25th, 2014

In an attempt to justify the takeover by foreign company, Berkshire Hathaway, a senior executive of AltaLink stated that “While billions of dollars of investment have been required in AltaLink to keep pace with Alberta’s growth, none of this investment has added any debt to the government of Alberta’s balance sheet.” He neglected to point ... Read More »

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There is a point to democracy

By Letter to the Editor on August 24th, 2014

What does Roberto Hernandez expect of what he calls “democracy” (Aug. 9)? Peace, order, and good government? The gripe is Stephen Harper, whom “progressives” hate, is prime minister. “Canada is facing the worst time in the history of the world”? That’s garbage. Electoral issues should not be about hatred of a person. At the risk ... Read More »

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Returning to elected hospital boards makes sense

By Letter to the Editor on August 24th, 2014

Warm congratulations to our blessed (Guardian Angel) nursing sisters and nursing men for their successful ratification of their new contract with the provincial government. They have been battling for two years, with the overstuffed AHS health conglomerate whose executives and top officials haven’t been too shy in digging into the public money trough annually, for ... Read More »

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Development comes at huge cost

By Letter to the Editor on August 23rd, 2014

Does anyone really care? I mean, really care! Went to Browning, Mont., last Saturday, Aug. 16, and at the Peigan border crossing there was a sign reading, “Chief Mountain Buffalo Park – Canadian-U.S. Border Land – Land available for business development – land available for housing development. Contact Pat Schildt, 406-450-8180, 406-338-5256.” There’s a picture ... Read More »

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