October 24th, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Fight to preserve city grasslands

By Letter to the Editor on October 23rd, 2014

I celebrate and stand with those citizens of Tudor Estates and surrounding communities in the fight against the newest proposed erosion of Lethbridge’s public grasslands – a common-use area we hope is guaranteed for current and future generations. All of us have sat quiet watching far too much intrusion into the river valley and the ... Read More »

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City’s money grab must end

By Letter to the Editor on October 23rd, 2014

The last round of seven years of tax increases has ended so let’s start a new round of only four years. Wow, they must think we are daft! Eleven years in a row of increases . . . when will it end? For someone like Mr. Sherwin making $25,000 a month, a $500 increase over ... Read More »

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Wind energy leaves carbon footprint, too

By Letter to the Editor on October 23rd, 2014

The design and construction of windmills has a sizable carbon and financial footprint, often ignored by promoters. When windmills are first researched and designed, usually outside Canada, until they are installed in southern Alberta there are many CO2 producing steps. Research and development facilities produce CO2. Windmill blades often utilize carbon fibres which are energy ... Read More »

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Where will Prentice find the money?

By Letter to the Editor on October 22nd, 2014

Alberta’s self-anointed superhero, Premier Jim Prentice, is bravely trying to fix all the wrongs and baggage that this tired old Conservative Party has carried since the Klein era. With all the big-money announcements and costly flood prevention renovations, etc., there is one thing missing in his notably loud pronouncements: the wherewithal. Where is he going ... Read More »

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Good isn’t good enough in tourism

By Letter to the Editor on October 22nd, 2014

Lethbridge acknowledges that it under-performs in tourism. Take a moment and consider what a tourist may find to be good here. We have two good public 18-hole golf courses, and two distinctly different par-threes. A good museum. A good assortment of original cuisine, alongside sundry predictable-food franchises. We have good live horse racing, but it ... Read More »

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Right to die is individual issue

By Letter to the Editor on October 22nd, 2014

Regarding this controversy about the right to die, I suggest that the people who are against this should not do it, but I was wondering why these persons feel that they have the right to tell the rest of the people what they can or cannot do. What other people do with their lives is ... Read More »

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Minority’s fears must not prevail in assisted suicide debate

By Letter to the Editor on October 21st, 2014

I attended the rally in support of the legalization of medically assisted suicide, held outside the local courthouse last Wednesday. A photograph of me chatting to the opponents of the idea appeared in your pages Thursday. I wish to dispel any notion that I had gone over to the other side. My purpose in talking ... Read More »

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Consumers should check age of their auto tires

By Letter to the Editor on October 21st, 2014

I beat the rush and had new snow tires mounted in mid-October, but I got a big surprise – the tires I bought from a major retailer were not new! Two were manufactured two years ago (October 2012) and the other pair in mid-August 2013 – more than one year ago. Some consumers may be ... Read More »

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Moral high ground approach doesn’t work in public forum

By Letter to the Editor on October 20th, 2014

Re: letter of D. Volume, Herald, Oct. 15. Mr. Volume, welcome to the world of letters. No easy matter to stand up, step forward, speak out on issues. It’s a lot easier to be the silent majority. Your current indignation with the economic, social, moral and political issues associated with euthanasia is well-placed. However, your ... Read More »

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City should leave residential recycling as it is

By Letter to the Editor on October 19th, 2014

As talk has once again turned to curbside recycling, I feel it’s time to voice my opinion. As utility rates climb, and wages stay the same, I am not prepared to pay about $100 a year more to have the service. Nor am I happy with the thought of having another cart on my driveway. ... Read More »

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