April 18th, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Province has planes but no jets

By Letter to the Editor on April 17th, 2014

As a matter of interest, the Government of Alberta does not own or lease any jet aircraft, contrary to some people’s misconceptions. They own: - one Dash 8 (twin turbo prop) - three King Airs (twin turbo props) So this magnificent jet fleet does not exist. It was really a lot of fun trying to ... Read More »

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LSCO membership important for Bhutanese seniors

By Letter to the Editor on April 17th, 2014

I am writing to add clarity and context to comments made by Frank Toth in his April 9 Letter to the Editor. Mr Toth’s correspondence made reference to very generous provisions made for a reportedly large group of immigrant Lethbridge seniors wishing to belong to the LSCO. Mr. Toth mentions that a “fractious report on ... Read More »

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Action needed to preserve health-care system

By Letter to the Editor on April 17th, 2014

To MP Jim Hillyer: I am expressing my huge concern with respect to the government’s lack of action on the very important issue of our prized health-care system usually referred to by everyday Canadians as medicare. I am greatly disturbed that the government did not appear to have had any negotiations in the months leading ... Read More »

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Criticism of Putin’s actions shows double standard

By Letter to the Editor on April 16th, 2014

The western nations should tone down their high-handed rhetoric over Putin’s actions and rewind their memory to 2002. The United States invaded Iraq based on lies, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths of innocent civilians, devastated the nation and led to a bloody civil war. There was not a whimper of protest by the western ... Read More »

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Better notification needed for town’s boil-water advisory

By Letter to the Editor on April 16th, 2014

A while back the mayor of Lethbridge, city council and administration was chastised by the citizens for supposedly jumping the gun on a boil-water advisory. Recently we in Fort Macleod came under a boil-water order without being properly notified. Which of the two would you prefer? On April 7 at 9:45 p.m., we residents at ... Read More »

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Clarification

By Letter to the Editor on April 15th, 2014

A letter to the editor in Sunday’s Herald, headlined “Hydraulic fracturing is proven, safe technology,” did not include the writer’s title. AJ Goodman is the executive director of Shale Resource Centre Canada... Read More »

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Pereira not the first RC chaplain at U of L

By Letter to the Editor on April 15th, 2014

Regarding your article “Minister is a ‘Roque’ star” in the March 31 edition, I would advise that Father “Roque” Pereira is not the first Roman Catholic Chaplain at the University of Lethbridge. In 1988 an RC Brother was chaplain. Before he came there had been no chaplain for some time and after he left, Father ... Read More »

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