December 5th, 2016

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for recognizing War Amps CHAMP

By Letter to the Editor on December 4th, 2016

I would like to commend Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman for recognizing six-year-old Cooper Tidmarsh, a local member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. On Nov. 29, Mayor Spearman presented Cooper with a certificate for his involvement with The War Amps and for helping to spread important messages in the community. A right-foot amputee ... Read More »

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What happened to dream of job creation?

By Letter to the Editor on December 4th, 2016

Not long ago politicians and economists hyped the so-called “job creators.” We were led to believe foreign investors would give us all a job. “Globalism” and “free trade” was all the rage. What happened to the dream? Investors and financial flippers in 2008 gave us all a scare. International money manipulators dictated corporations cancel workers’ ... Read More »

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Thanks for supporting Harambee Grandmas’ fundraiser

By Letter to the Editor on December 3rd, 2016

Harambee Grandmas would like to sincerely thank all those people who attended our Fabric and Yarn Sale held at McKillop United Church in October. We raised $4,412.25 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s work to support African grandmothers who are raising orphaned children whose parents have died from HIV AIDS. Along with our gratitude to the ... Read More »

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Citizens weren’t given a voice on recycling

By Letter to the Editor on December 3rd, 2016

I’m disgusted at this council for voting in mandatory recycling and ignoring Joe Mauro’s request to postpone this proposal so others could speak to the issue. I am troubled that individuals are not being heard when the input is pertinent and representative of thousands of other citizens. I firmly believe that the majority of us ... Read More »

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Lethbridge not the wasteful community it’s made out to be

By Letter to the Editor on December 1st, 2016

When someone robs a store, they go to jail; when the taxpayer gets robbed, he is taxed more to fund the robber. That’s what appears to be developing in the ongoing saga of curbside recycling for Lethbridge. It’s been said regulation without representation is tyranny, and when the ring leader continues to misrepresent facts from ... Read More »

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Who is Lethbridge city council representing?

By Letter to the Editor on December 1st, 2016

We were at the city council meeting of Nov. 28 to hear the motion put forth by Councillors Iwaskiw and Miyashiro and Mayor Spearman. The only councillors to stand up for residents and private curbside recycling businesses were Councillors Mauro, Hyygen and Coffman. In the end, only Mauro held his ground and voted against the ... Read More »

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Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays

By Letter to the Editor on November 29th, 2016

This year, we will go to Toronto and cook Christmas dinner for our extended family: our turn. Diners around the table will be more Jewish than Christian. No matter, everyone loves turkey dinner. It’s our family tradition. Except one time, my son-in-law had to go out to buy sundries to make sure all cousins, Christian ... Read More »

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Give thanks to the creatures this Christmas

By Letter to the Editor on November 29th, 2016

I and my family members had the great pleasure of visiting the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre this year. I don’t think many people realize this is the only wildlife rescue facility located south of Calgary and it receives no government subsidies, relying solely on donations for its operating expenses. While they specialize with owls, ... Read More »

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Front-line health care works great

By Letter to the Editor on November 27th, 2016

I have cancer, and as a consequence over the past four and a half months I have been at our hospital in diagnostic, outpatient and day procedures departments. Each and every time I have received the most wonderful care. My doctors have been excellent, as has the palliative home care program. We are extremely fortunate ... Read More »

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Editorial does disservice to local athletes at U.S. schools

By Letter to the Editor on November 27th, 2016

The Lethbridge Herald editorial (“Student before athlete,” Nov. 23) refers to American university student-athletics as an oxymoron given it is “a mere launching pad to big money of professional sports” which is, apparently, “commonplace.” This editorial, although I am sure not intended, nevertheless does an enormous disservice to the Lethbridge athletes who have chosen to ... Read More »

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Why different gov’t response to marijuana vs. fentanyl?

By Letter to the Editor on November 27th, 2016

Re: “Opioid epidemic leads to summit,” Nov. 18 Herald. What a sad story. Statistics tell us that in 2016 there will be about 75 deaths due to overdose of fentanyl in B.C. alone. Yes, we should certainly take note, and try to stop this awful waste of life. Hopefully this organized two-day summit will lead ... Read More »

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