May 3rd, 2016

Letters to the Editor

Library visits forge lifetime father-son bond

By Letter to the Editor on May 3rd, 2016

Imagine a little boy and his dad. At the age of eight the father decides it’s time the child had a library card of his own. He takes him down to the local library and introduces him to the librarian, who has the boy provide the necessary information and presents him with a library card. ... Read More »

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Sales tax unfair to lower-, middle-income earners

By Letter to the Editor on May 3rd, 2016

From time to time there is an article in The Herald reporting that part of the solution to Alberta’s economic woes is a provincial sales tax. Less often, there is reporting that a sales tax is regressive and least equitable to lower- and middle-income citizens. For example, a worker earning $20 an hour – $40,000 ... Read More »

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Why no mention of the Queen’s birthday?

By Letter to the Editor on May 3rd, 2016

Your Herald is usually interesting, until April 21. That day, our Queen celebrated her 90th birthday. There was no congratulations, no mention of a job well done. But certainly there was a photo of a three-times accused murderer, a despicable character. May justice be done. All I can say or hope for. Henrietta Nieboer Lethbridge... Read More »

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Provincial sales tax will not help reduce Alberta’s deficit

By Letter to the Editor on May 1st, 2016

So the big push is on for a PST. How’s that going to help reduce the deficit? The only way I see it is to stop spending like drunken sailors. You’ve got to start living within your means. I have to; governments have to. If not, you’re going to go broke. They say a PST ... Read More »

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Digital billboards distracting, dangerous

By Letter to the Editor on May 1st, 2016

The last thing most people want on their daily drive is to be distracted by blinding colours, flash and motion generated by digital outdoor advertising. At best it’s annoying; at worse a safety risk and environment disruptor. The huge sign on Mayor Magrath Drive and 6 Avenue South, the one high up on the Water ... Read More »

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Why would you not utilizetop-notch medical treatment?

By Letter to the Editor on April 30th, 2016

Over the past 30 years our children have experienced everything from sports injuries to a dog bite (south of the border) resulting in blood poisoning, to a high fever with convulsions that could have been meningitis. In every case, they received excellent, life-saving treatment from medical doctors right here in Lethbridge. We are blessed with ... Read More »

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Doctors, hospitals make mistakes

By Letter to the Editor on April 30th, 2016

This verdict is wrong. We also had a son, (David Van Vliet) who died of meningitis. He was sent to the Lethbridge hospital by a small-town doctor who suggested to us it could be meningitis. (Just like this so-called friend/nurse of the Stephans). The suggestion was not addressed and overlooked in the ER in Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Contradicting infallibilityof the Bible

By Letter to the Editor on April 28th, 2016

Geoffrey Capp reminds us that “You can no more fight the truth that there are two sexes/genders than you can fight that the Earth orbits the sun rather than Jupiter.” How ironic that before Copernicus, the Roman Catholic Church proclaimed the Earth to be the centre of the universe and all heavenly bodies orbited our ... Read More »

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Use your imagination

By Letter to the Editor on April 26th, 2016

How good is your imagination? Imagine Canada is ruled by a dictator. He is able to keep control by a strong military/security system supplied with weapons from the West. Think what it would be like with 60 per cent unemployment, almost 80 per cent unemployment for youth, and only relatives and friends of the regime ... Read More »

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Why are some people being left behind?

By Letter to the Editor on April 24th, 2016

Robert Sutherland, a young resident, of the Attawapiskat Ontario First Nation, recently asked visiting Indigenous Affairs Minister Carol Bennett, “why his community was living in Third World conditions while Canada is greeting refugees with open arms” adding why they’re “offered first-class citizenship in our country”? Both are fair questions which may similarly be in the ... Read More »

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Skin cancer strategy needed

By Letter to the Editor on April 24th, 2016

May is melanoma month. Melanoma is the deadliest of skin cancers and it’s on the rise in millennials, when it doesn’t need to be. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our influential prime minister (who is also the Minister of Youth) would take this opportunity to announce a national skin cancer prevention strategy? Australia did this ... Read More »

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