April 26th, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Cutthroat logging hits the Prentice campaign trail

By Letter to the Editor on April 26th, 2015

Threatened native trout and controversial logging have entered the provincial election. The day before Jim Prentice’s campaign tour stopped on the forested flanks of the Livingstone Range to hear pleas for formal protection of its world-class beauty and value as a critical wildlife corridor, the Gov. of Alberta deployed a detachment of clear-cut crusaders to ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

How many times can someone be ‘reborn’?

By Letter to the Editor on April 26th, 2015

In the piece “New beginnings in the Bible” of Saturday, April 18 (Faith page), I find a few serious inaccuracies, and confusing terminology. Mr. Van Zyl uses the term “reborn” several times, but how many times can you be “reborn”? To be “reborn” ( born again) means to be born of God, as Christ taught ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Court right to separate prayer from gov’t

By Letter to the Editor on April 25th, 2015

Many politicians across Canada are unhappy with the Supreme Court ruling that the Saguenay, Que. city council must end the reading of prayers before their meetings. The court made the correct decision. If elected officials lack the confidence to do their jobs without pleading to, placating, or flattering one god or another, how are they ... Read More »

3 responses

Group working to save city’s Chinatown

By Letter to the Editor on April 25th, 2015

The Save Chinatown Project is at it again. In addition to a crowd-sourcing campaign on Indiegogo.com that seeks to raise $10,000 toward the restoration of the Bow on Tong and Kwong on Lung in Lethbridge’s small Chinatown, they have paired with the Lethbridge Historical Society to present “Alone in Chinatown,” a film about the building’s ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Supreme Court ignores constitution’s preamble

By Letter to the Editor on April 25th, 2015

Re: “Prayer ruling hits a Brad Wall,” Herald, April 19. Wonderful that this premier takes a stand when he “noted that the constitution recognizes the supremacy of God.” According to a dictionary, “the preamble of a constitution is a brief introductory statement of a constitution’s foundational purposes and guiding principles.” Then Canada’s Supreme Court judges ... Read More »

6 responses

What has become of the Canada we once knew?

By Letter to the Editor on April 24th, 2015

I have never completely understood the notion of the “West” even after living in Lethbridge for 14 years. I love it here and am very comfortable. Nobody has tried to run me out of town yet. I think Alberta is changing. Wealth is making it more urbanized and libertarian male chauvinism has become an embarrassment. ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Medical leave prevented MP from voting on ISIL mission

By Letter to the Editor on April 24th, 2015

In response to Carol Williams’ April 16 Letter to the Editor, noting my absence from the March 30 vote in the House of Commons to extend and expand Canada’s role in the fight against ISIL, I wish to clarify that I was on medical leave at that time. I fully support Canada’s mission against ISIL; ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

24-hour postal delivery impressive

By Letter to the Editor on April 24th, 2015

On Monday, April 13, I sent a package to Calgary at 3:10 p.m. from Canada Post at West Highlands office here in Lethbridge. The staff member was, as always, most helpful and assured me that the parcel would be delivered within three days. I was given a tracking number for the parcel. I telephoned to ... Read More »

5 responses

Provincial budget will wind up hurting students

By Letter to the Editor on April 23rd, 2015

With all of the debate and confusion about the provincial budget and what it actually will mean for students, let me tell my story. I am one of three Grade 5 teachers at a public school in Lethbridge. For the last five years that I have taught here, we have consistently had between 22 and ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Climate money needs to help vulnerable people now

By Letter to the Editor on April 23rd, 2015

Re: “Conservatives claim ‘exemplary record’ as provinces discuss climate strategy,” April 14 Herald website. A moral tragedy is unfolding because of the overconfidence of politicians such as those at the Quebec City summit that we know the future of climate and that we can control it merely by regulating our carbon dioxide emissions. Across the ... Read More »

17 responses

There are more prevalent languages than French

By Letter to the Editor on April 22nd, 2015

After a winter of media drought in Cuba, I am catching up with the news. In your Feb. 11 issue of the Lethbridge Herald I see a Canadian Press – Quebec entry. Quebec Premier Couillard is disappointed that Rob Nicholson was appointed as Canada’s foreign affairs minister; disappointed, because he does not speak French. So ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!