July 24th, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Guaranteed income idea has some merit

By Letter to the Editor on July 22nd, 2014

Re: “$20,000 per person: Activists push for guaranteed minimum income for Canadians,” Benjamin Shingler, Canadian Press, June 30. (https://ca.news.yahoo.com/20-000-per-person-activists-push-guaranteed-minimum-173717556.html) A guaranteed income would give people funds for additional consumption without increasing the economy’s productive capacity which in the long run could be inflationary. It might also result in the divisive perception of two classes of ... Read More »

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On this, sir, we disagree

By Letter to the Editor on July 22nd, 2014

The July 13th. Herald edition, carried a letter with a lot of rancor, from a regular Herald scribe, who has seriously insulted a very astute professor and an acknowledged leader in public policy and indepth economic and political awareness. I am certain of the line up of offended readers, in the ready, to refute your ... Read More »

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Changing licence plates a big waste of money

By Letter to the Editor on July 20th, 2014

The utter stupidity of the government spending $15 million to change licence plates that do not need changing goes to prove that Alison lives on! Alberta Health Services is in absolute chaos. The government does not want to pay our nurses or teachers adequately. And yet they are happy to waste $15 million because they ... Read More »

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Cuts to refugee health care morally wrong

By Letter to the Editor on July 20th, 2014

Canada has long been a safe haven for those seeking protection from violence and persecution in troubled parts of the world, but our reputation for compassion has been called into question by the Conservative government’s decision to deny refugee claimants health care. Since 1957, the federal government has provided health coverage to refugees arriving in ... Read More »

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Don’t deny others the choice to end life of pain

By Letter to the Editor on July 19th, 2014

John Van Liere has once again penned a letter, making it about three in the last few weeks. Each letter mentioned “God,” including his latest attempt to denigrate the mandate of the “Act Respecting End of Life Care” and, by extension, the founding principals of Dying With Dignity (DWD). The previous scripts concerning creationism, climate ... Read More »

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Street Wheelers organizers taken to task

By Letter to the Editor on July 19th, 2014

What was the Street Wheelers organizing committee thinking when they turned away many muscle cars who were the first to line up in the cruise registration line? Registration for the Street Wheelers Cruiser Parade on July 11 began at 4 p.m. I showed up in a show-quality muscle car at 4:38 p.m., one of the ... Read More »

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Memories of binders and naval guns

By Letter to the Editor on July 17th, 2014

An old farm will exhibit its age and one we visited certainly identifies it as one of the older farms on the Western Canadian Plains. Remnants of the original farmhouse and root cellar still remain. In one corner of the farmstead is abandoned farm equipment and machines of a bygone era, mostly horse-drawn. There are ... Read More »

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Runoff has effects on bodies of water

By Letter to the Editor on July 17th, 2014

The large volumes of rainfall runoff have a profound effect on the natural environment. Examples include the current condition of the Stafford Reservoir east of Coaldale. This reservoir receives large volumes of area runoff from many sources in the area. This runoff contains vast amounts of topsoil, agriculture fertilizers and pesticides as well as effluents ... Read More »

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‘Bellows to Brass’ grateful for support

By Letter to the Editor on July 17th, 2014

“Bellows to Brass” wishes to thank those in attendance at our premiere performance, Friday, June 6, at Casa. The program of music from different countries, played on accordion, augmented by trumpet and trombone, was well received. We also wish to thank our sponsors, whose contributions assisted in providing two $500 scholarships toward furthering the education ... Read More »

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Fracking frenzy is adding to pollution

By Letter to the Editor on July 13th, 2014

Despite the overwhelming local effort to banish the area’s proposed fracking, set up and licensed by the seemingly self-appointed Alberta energy monopoly board, there seems to be a few naysayers to all attempts of a democratically agreed to and scientifically proven sane production mode that protects the environment, our drinking water and our lives. In ... Read More »

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