December 20th, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Another way to keep drinkers off the roads

By Letter to the Editor on December 20th, 2014

Re: Holiday Check Stops (Dec. 1 Herald). We really appreciate our police service for being out there. It seems people do not learn! But on the other hand, we make it so easy for people to buy all these drinks. Do we really need a liquor store on every other street? Like Coaldale? I’m sad ... Read More »

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Slowing down doesn’t take much time

By Letter to the Editor on December 20th, 2014

In response to the recent pileup on Whoop-Up, let’s ask the following question: How much time would drivers lose if they crossed Whoop-Up at 50 km-h instead of 90 km-h? Answer: 1.33 minutes. Better to lose a minute or two than your life. David Siminovitch Lethbridge... Read More »

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Thanks to local Hungarian Canadian group for Christmas party

By Letter to the Editor on December 18th, 2014

The local Hungarian Canadian Oldtimers Society held their jubilant Christmas party on Dec.13 in their premises. A very tall and happy Santa arrived and delivered Christmas presents to a dozen young people after the children sang some seasonal songs. About 125 members and friends braved the sudden snowstorm and greatly enjoyed a scrumptious meal catered ... Read More »

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Tom King was right; they’re after the land

By Letter to the Editor on December 18th, 2014

“They’re coming for our land.” That was Tom King’s answer to a question from the audience. The former University of Lethbridge professor was speaking to a forum a couple of years ago on the substance of his 2012 book “The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America.” That book won the ... Read More »

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Where is letter writer’s proof?

By Letter to the Editor on December 18th, 2014

In reference to Margaret Giesbrecht’s Dec. 11 letter to the Herald, she asks whether our public schools are “sexual orientation stations where our students are informed about all the weird and immoral modes of sexual behaviour that seem so prevalent now?” These are serious accusations. Could Ms. Giesbrecht provide specific information about where, when and ... Read More »

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Let’s have more ‘good news’ items

By Letter to the Editor on December 18th, 2014

Reading the Herald this morning (Dec. 9), a big smile immediately crossed my face. A little girl from Nicholas Sheran School was pictured on the front page singing her heart out and absolutely filled with joy. What a contrast to the usual doom and gloom of the Middle East and the travesties of the Harper ... Read More »

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Sorry state of (veterans’) affairs

By Letter to the Editor on December 16th, 2014

MP Jim Hillyer, (Herald, Dec 5), through his Edmonton colleague Laurie Hawn attempted to “clarify [the] issue of veterans’ funding.” Hawn and Hillyer, apparently believe the line fed to them by the spin doctors in the PMO that the “outcry over lapsed funds at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is based on deliberate misinformation by the ... Read More »

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System is failing disabled Canadians

By Letter to the Editor on December 16th, 2014

The backlog of disability claims with the Social Security Tribunal is not caused by the SST; the tribunal only examines appeals which have been referred to it after those applications for a disability pension have been refused by two medical adjudicators working for Employment and Social Development Canada. The disability pension system is part of ... Read More »

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Don’t believe hearsay about Linden View

By Letter to the Editor on December 14th, 2014

It was interesting to read in the Dec. 5 edition of your paper all the problems, issues and concerns certain family members and former employees have with Linden View. Some of those concerns I cannot comment on while others are completely false. I have talked to many residents and family members during the past few ... Read More »

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National debt has increased under Harper gov’t

By Letter to the Editor on December 14th, 2014

Over the years I have asked many people what Canada’s national debt was and never once got an answer. According to the Toronto Dominion Economic report, as quoted in Maclean’s magazine, between the years 2000 and 2005, the government was able to reduce the debt by $45 billion, implement tax cuts worth $85 billion and ... Read More »

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