August 31st, 2016

Letters to the Editor

Right of ways based in English Common Law

By Letter to the Editor on August 31st, 2016

The City Parks manager shouldn’t be offering dubious legal advice about trespass and Douglas Bergen’s (land speculator), new No Trespassing signs in Tudor Estates. Read this quote, it explains it all and is based in English Common Law that can apply to Canada’s court decisions: First, some background detail. A right of way – sometimes ... Read More »

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Business success starts with the basics

By Letter to the Editor on August 31st, 2016

I am constantly amazed they don’t teach business basics in school so that people understand where the money to pay for health, education, infrastructure and pensions comes from. Hint: Governments may print money but they do not create the wealth backing the currency and thereby making money valuable. The global economy is a marketplace where ... Read More »

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Tanning beds not a fairytale

By Letter to the Editor on August 30th, 2016

Attention all parents, there are thousands of free children’s tanning bed games online, many featuring (unauthorized) Disney Princesses and Barbies. Some of the popular characters are pregnant, sending the message that tanning is safe and fun, when in reality tanning beds are carcinogenic and are banned for minors in all Canadian provinces. Urban Medical Officers ... Read More »

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Who’s going to pay for society’s higher costs?

By Letter to the Editor on August 28th, 2016

It seems a few people are happy to be taken advantage of with no questions asked. I am fully aware that taxes are both inevitable and necessary for a civilized society to function, and if you have a nice juicy pension nearing the later years of your life, you’re laughing. But what about the rest ... Read More »

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Community support made art show a success

By Letter to the Editor on August 27th, 2016

When Deana and I began to plan ArtBeat’s first “Under $100 Art Show and Designer Sale,” we had an idea of what we envisioned for the event. We wanted to develop an artist collective and create a space that contributed to the artistic culture of Lethbridge. Our ultimate goal was to facilitate the connection between ... Read More »

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Drivers should show respect for pedestrians

By Letter to the Editor on August 27th, 2016

This is to all the drivers out there who rant and rave about pedestrians like myself. First of all, all I really want to do is get to where I’m going safely and in a timely matter. It has become a difficult chore to do this without being screamed and honked at and being made ... Read More »

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Who’s cherry picking their facts?

By Letter to the Editor on August 24th, 2016

I hate to break into the ongoing debate between Dr. Vipond and Shaun Ward on the subject of coal plant closure. It appears that if anyone is cherry picking facts, it is none other than the good physician himself. Nothing in his letter of Aug. 16, or the report he accuses Mr. Ward of cherry ... Read More »

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Thanks for supporting drag racing at airport

By Letter to the Editor on August 24th, 2016

Now that the smoke has cleared, the LeBarons Car Club 1961 has had a chance to catch its collective breath and reflect on what was a great event to add to Lethbridge’s repertoire – first-ever drag racing at the airport. This could not have happened without the persistence of the Drag Race Committee and the ... Read More »

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More changes needed for utility providers

By Letter to the Editor on August 23rd, 2016

As part of my retirement plan I own a rental property in a small town in Alberta. The other day Fortis came by and shut off the power without so much as a by your leave. I am wondering how this could happen. I am forced to use the default electrical provider if I want ... Read More »

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Capitalists, not socialists, cause of Alberta’s problems

By Letter to the Editor on August 23rd, 2016

Re: Jerry Harker’s ranting about Alberta’s middle class being so hard done by. I doubt whether he is middle class. Mr. Harker, don’t you think that it is about time we had a correction in your free enterprise province? I’m sure if you kept your eyes and ears open you have been informed that the ... Read More »

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Give credit where it’s due

By Letter to the Editor on August 23rd, 2016

There are many matters of fact on which Donald Trump can, has and should be corrected. And until now I have been content to leave the task up to such left-wing rags as the Washington Post, The New York Times and The Economist. But his recent pronouncement that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are the ... Read More »

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