October 20th, 2014

Letters to the Editor

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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Thanks for the great hospital care

By Letter to the Editor on October 19th, 2014

On Oct. 2 I had to call the paramedics to rush me to the ER at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge. The paramedics were so kind and had so much empathy and really cared for me. At the ER I had the best care I have ever received in a hospital. The doctors and ... 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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All home owners being forced to pay hail damage costs

By Letter to the Editor on October 19th, 2014

The chickens have come home to roost! Lethbridge home owners are now getting their notice of premium increases from their insurance companies. Surprise, surprise! It seems we will be paying for all those new roofs after all. Have you noticed how busy the roofing companies have been for the last few months? Have you also ... Read More »

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Harper gov’t forgets that prevention is better than cure

By Letter to the Editor on October 18th, 2014

We agree with Hans Visser that “Parents bear some responsibility for hunger in classrooms” (Herald Letters, Oct. 12). He suggests perhaps “your organization ought to have a seminar for those parents . . . to help them organize their finances.” We’d like to remind him and other readers that there is a Lethbridge organization that ... Read More »

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U of L play ‘Tribes’ is a must-see

By Letter to the Editor on October 18th, 2014

On Wednesday, a riveting production of “Tribes,” by Nina Raine, was presented at the U of L, four years after its premier at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England. By contrasting the communication needs of deaf and hearing individuals and their choices of speech or sign language, this play forces us to examine the ... Read More »

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Euthanasia not about care, it’s about death

By Letter to the Editor on October 15th, 2014

Should Alberta follow Quebec’s lead to decriminalize euthanasia? We should be careful what we wish for. In places like Belgium and Holland where practically anybody can be euthanized, doctors are killing more and more people including persons with depressive disorders, handicapped newborns and even kids with disabilities. It gets worse. Belgium doctors want to make ... Read More »

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More background about electricity transmission upgrades

By Letter to the Editor on October 15th, 2014

I would like to expand on the information provided in the article titled “Utility bills will continue to rise,” published Oct. 7. Over the next 10 years, the transmission component on an average residential bill will increase each year about $1.40/month, or nine per cent. Transmission reinforcement and upgrades are occurring across the province. This ... Read More »

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Action needed on rising energy costs

By Letter to the Editor on October 15th, 2014

I am astonished at the lack of response from our city council about the announcement concerning the rise of energy cost at the rate of 10 per cent per annum for the next “millenium.” What the dickens is going on in this province? First we were forced, without consultation, to pay for some of the ... Read More »

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Legalization of assisted suicide would cast much wider circle

By Letter to the Editor on October 14th, 2014

Which kills more Canadians, murder or suicide? The answer’s not the only surprise; the margin is, too. From 2008-12 there were 2,916 murders; the number of suicides grossed at 18,885. Over six times as many die by their own hands as at another’s. We have no justification for a hybrid. Euthanasia activism not only fails ... Read More »

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