May 28th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

So many unkept Liberal promises

By Letter to the Editor on May 28th, 2017

It’s hard to compliment our Liberal government when most of the platforms and promises have not been kept. Firstly, the promise of running the country on a deficit of $10 billion, when, in fact, the government has projected a $28.5 million deficit in 2017-18. Tackling ex-PM Harper’s Bill 51 tough-on-crime legislation, as promised, is untouched. ... Read More »

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Why not recognize others with special crosswalks?

By Letter to the Editor on May 28th, 2017

What is so good or special about rainbow crosswalks to honour the LGBTQ people? Why not honour the war veterans and our armed forces on every crosswalk? Because of them we enjoy living in a free country. Or appreciate and honour the law enforcement personnel? We live here a lot more safe and secure than ... Read More »

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Lethbridge residents hit with high property taxes

By Letter to the Editor on May 27th, 2017

I was a resident of Lethbridge throughout my life until four years ago. I owned a house in Lethbridge worth about $300,000 and found it hard each year to pay the ever-increasing property taxes. These high taxes prompted me to move to the Crowsnest Pass. I would like to bring attention to the citizens of ... Read More »

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Don’t demolish historic Raymond building

By Letter to the Editor on May 27th, 2017

To Alberta Health Minister Hoffman and Culture & Tourism Minister Miranda: I am joining the appeal on behalf of the Friends of Raymond’s Historical Buildings and the Raymond Care Centre. There are many reasons to consider selling this property for re-purposing rather than investing money in demolishing this magnificent example of historical significance. Not to ... Read More »

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Is driving a right or a privilege?

By Letter to the Editor on May 25th, 2017

I have been informed that the courts have held over on a decision to immediately suspend a person’s driver’s licence when they are suspected of drunk driving. What a shame. We need immediate consequences for people to get the message. After all, if you maim, injure or kill another party, they do have immediate consequences. ... Read More »

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Forcing hospitals to provide MAID is wrong

By Letter to the Editor on May 25th, 2017

Re: “Should public institutions be able to opt out from MAID?”, May 17 Letter to the Editor. Dr. Amies of Dying With Dignity Canada (DwDC) wants to force Catholic health-care facilities (Covenant Health Care) to poison people. In the typical deceptive language intended to hide the truth about what “MAID” really is, Dr. Amies declares ... Read More »

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Encouraging pollinator-friendly gardening

By Letter to the Editor on May 24th, 2017

Hearing about the rapid decline of bees, butterflies and other pollinators is particularly alarming when one considers that three-quarters of the food we eat and the flowers we enjoy are directly linked to these little creatures. With habitat loss and heavy use of pesticides and herbicides, it’s little wonder that 90 per cent of the ... Read More »

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Wildrose-Tory merger would be a mistake

By Letter to the Editor on May 24th, 2017

In 2004, I ran for MLA in the Livingstone Macleod riding as the Alberta Alliance (now Wildrose) candidate against the Conservative incumbent, David Coutts. Not being a strong enough candidate, unfortunately, I lost and the Conservatives went on to win not only that election but the following as well. The Alberta Alliance/Wildrose party was formed ... Read More »

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Blood Tribe members should ask questions

By Letter to the Editor on May 23rd, 2017

We, the Blood Tribe, are now under a bylaw where non-natives are paying a fee to enter into our community. Along with this is the confusion of who is exempt from this law, and bringing chaos to the delivery of services; namely, those essential services for our people. Under the Indian Act, as Aboriginal people ... Read More »

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About cats, dogs and conservatives

By Letter to the Editor on May 23rd, 2017

Be advised, these thoughts are not intended to insult animal lovers or their pets. It has occurred to me that conservatives are like cats. They are reactive and self-oriented; tend to be individuals or loners. They do not like rules, are efficiency/freedom oriented, and do not like to work in groups. You have heard the ... Read More »

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Publicly funded hospitals should respect patients’ rights on end-of-life care

By Letter to the Editor on May 21st, 2017

Regarding the letter from Hans Visser on May 16 (“Why deny St. Michael’s the right to its principles”). Members of Dying With Dignity Canada indeed have the right to an opinion regarding end of life. So do St. Michael’s Health Centre employees. And members of neither group have the right to force their views on ... Read More »

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