November 22nd, 2014

Letters to the Editor

City’s practice of loaning money to itself is ‘absurd’

By Letter to the Editor on November 22nd, 2014

In a recent article in the Lethbridge Herald (“City eyes $4.4M surplus”) the backslapping was obvious from comments by the current chair of the city’s Finance Committee, Mr. Jeff Carlson. His comments regarding the forecasted surplus of $4.4 million sounds like a lot of money, without context. But in reality it is approximately a 1.35 ... Read More »

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Country should follow Winnipeg example

By Letter to the Editor on November 22nd, 2014

In response to the article (“Winnipeg teenager who was attacked and beaten is discharged from hospital,” Nov. 14) the Winnipeg community should be applauded for their co-operative response to the horrific attack last weekend on Ms. Harper. The leadership taken in identifying this young woman as a human being with a family and people who ... Read More »

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Higher royalty rates would help pay for Alberta’s needs

By Letter to the Editor on November 20th, 2014

The extreme jubilation and heightened elation here in Alberta over the U.S. Republican Party victory in the House and Senate is very puzzling, when one has researched the benefits of the meagre royalty receipts from the Alberta resources that Albertans have received for decades. The question is, who is going to benefit in this province ... Read More »

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Curbside recycling would benefit entire community

By Letter to the Editor on November 20th, 2014

The rhetoric surrounding the issue of curbside recycling seems to centre around cost concerns. Some members of the community believe it will be an unnecessary burden on taxpayers. However, one point to consider is that many other Canadian communities have had this service in place for years. Another point is that our recycling facilities have ... Read More »

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Korean War did involve exchange of territory

By Letter to the Editor on November 19th, 2014

I noticed a few glitches in The Herald’s Nov. 11 special supplement. In Korea, there was an exchange of territory. Originally, the occupation zones (U.S. and Soviet) were divided at the 38th parallel of latitude, and became the de facto border for two years when the two nations were established in 1948. When the armistice ... Read More »

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Northside detour stress syndrome?

By Letter to the Editor on November 18th, 2014

I am so thankful for Herald reader Jean Terlesky for her enlightenment regarding the “Northside Maze” (Letter to the Editor, Nov. 8 Herald). I, too, have been fooled following detour signs that lead to a second-level detour only to be led back to the original detour. This past week, 13 Street North was detoured all ... Read More »

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System victimizes the victims

By Letter to the Editor on November 18th, 2014

I can relate to Justin Trudeau’s conundrum. Did he rush into an action too fast by suspending two MPs in the latest sex scandal? I made the same mistake. When a woman comes to you reporting sexual harassment, you want to do the right thing quickly, but can end up overlooking due process. Is it ... Read More »

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Climate observations tell a different story

By Letter to the Editor on November 18th, 2014

Your poll (Nov. 15) asks “Do you think Canada needs to take action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in view of the new U.S.-China deal?” The deal makers persist in believing that carbon containing greenhouse gas (CC-GHG) emissions cause climate warming in spite of the observation that the global climate has not warmed during the ... Read More »

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The West is not the instigator in Middle East trouble

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2014

In response to Bev Currie, accusing us as the enemy (Nov. 9 Letter to the Editor), I am angry and amazed. In Afghanistan, approximately 10 million women saw their lives improve as they were allowed education, work and more freedom, for the first time in decades. Children were actually allowed to play, or even fly ... Read More »

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Letter writer assumes all of society accepts Bible’s infallibility

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2014

Mr. Van Schepen’s letter (Nov. 5) assumes that all of society believes in the infallibility of the Bible and would therefore accept literally all the words and phrases contained therein. He states, “The Bible clearly reveals God as the author of human life from conception until natural death.” To the writer maybe. That is why ... Read More »

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