May 31st, 2016

Letters to the Editor

Make the choice to not be a distracted driver

By Letter to the Editor on May 31st, 2016

May 30 was the anniversary of the death of Sherry Handsaeme. On May 30, 2015, we were cycling on the shoulder of Highway 3. We were enjoying our ride and friendship on a clear, sunny day. Then the unimaginable happened. Sherry was struck by a distracted driver and instantly killed. My life and many others ... Read More »

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Residents have role to play in street cleaning

By Letter to the Editor on May 31st, 2016

Kudos to the City of Lethbridge for attempting to clean our streets. Thursday morning a city crew came to clean the street I live beside. Noticeably numerous vehicles were parked on the street that needed cleaning. In discussions with the clean-up crew, I was told the vehicles in question had been given friendly notices of ... Read More »

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Message to those in the ‘Never’ movements

By Letter to the Editor on May 29th, 2016

This letter is directed to the Never Trump, Never Hillary, and Never Love Again movements. Please read with three tablespoons of caution and a teaspoon of humour. These two weren’t my first choices either. But I bounce back a little quicker than you. Call it resilience or emotional elasticity. You remind me of people just ... Read More »

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Teach kids to play safe this summer

By Letter to the Editor on May 29th, 2016

As a 19-year-old graduate of the War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and a safety ambassador for the PLAYSAFE program, I have met kids who have lost limbs in accidents that could have been prevented. With the weather warming up, it’s a good time to teach kids about the dangers that can come with summer, ... Read More »

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Is STEP program really such a good deal?

By Letter to the Editor on May 26th, 2016

The Alberta Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is advertised by the Government of Alberta (GOA) to allow students to obtain work experience through subsidised wages to those student workers. $10 million is allocated to this program in 2016. I applied to hire two summer students through this program, and was turned down. The funds had ... Read More »

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Economic theory is no longer working

By Letter to the Editor on May 26th, 2016

Is there any better example of why our current theory of economics is no longer working than Fort McMurray today? Economic theory suggests that prices rise to meet demand. Demand continues to rise, but hundreds of thousands are out of work, and therefore cannot meet their needs. The theory refuses to include the costs of ... Read More »

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Building a better future

By Letter to the Editor on May 25th, 2016

I came to Canada to get a PhD degree, but stayed on. To this day, 48 years later, I miss India and would rather be there than anywhere else in the world. But, life is not about having everything that we wish. Something has to give; we have to make choices. Most immigrants leave their ... Read More »

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In praise of writer’s common sense

By Letter to the Editor on May 25th, 2016

To Kimberlee Vroom, whose letter “Don’t discount young people’s opinions on right-to-die” appeared in the Lethbridge Herald Sunday, May 22. You have shown more common sense on the euthanasia situation than most people twice your age. Well done, Kimberlee. Arlene Butler Lethbridge... Read More »

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Brewing a healthy economy

By Letter to the Editor on May 25th, 2016

Lethbridge celebrates a fantastic history in brewing. The existence of the Lethbridge brewery is a fond memory for many residents. I am so excited, as a resident and a business owner, to see the brewing industry return to Lethbridge in the form of our two breweries: Theoretically Brewing Company and Coulee Brew Co. It is ... Read More »

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Gender legislation will curtain freedom of speech

By Letter to the Editor on May 22nd, 2016

I am totally distressed over this proposed gender legislation that our federal politicians seem to support. Why is it necessary to duplicate “hate speech laws” to a minority group when we already have these laws in place for all Canadians? Have the politicians not observed how transgenders and their supporters perform when one peacefully opposes ... Read More »

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Don’t discount young people’s opinions on right-to-die

By Letter to the Editor on May 22nd, 2016

Re: Chris Rawlinson’s letter on the right-to-die issue in the May 5 Lethbridge Herald. Dear Chris: I was one of the “young, robust, and healthy individuals” at the Bill C-14 protest on April 27. As a 17-year-old high school student, I know many young people my age have experienced “the intractable pain and suffering experienced ... Read More »

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