July 29th, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Media shouldn’t reward negative attention-seekers

By Letter to the Editor on July 29th, 2015

I bought the paper yesterday (July 17) because the headline said “Optimism…” I am optimistic that the publicizing of the teen suspect images in the robbery will lead to their being caught so they can be helped to reform through the justice system. I am optimistic that knowing our legal system compensated victims of the ... Read More »

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Raphaela and her family need your prayers

By Letter to the Editor on July 29th, 2015

On June 4, I wrote to The Herald requesting prayer on behalf of Raphaela, a child now three and a half years of age who had survived a liver transplant and four other surgeries dealing with complications. It is truly a miracle she is alive! In that letter I mentioned that her family is from ... Read More »

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Gov’t panel a sham and waste of money

By Letter to the Editor on July 28th, 2015

On July 17 the Harper government announced a panel to examine the question of medically assisted dying. The panel is a sham and another waste of taxpayers’ money. There are three members on the panel and two of them gave evidence on behalf of the government in the Carter case and are totally biased against ... Read More »

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Letter writers don’t speak for the community

By Letter to the Editor on July 28th, 2015

Please, I ask that when you write a letter to the editor, you do not use “we.” As a citizen of Lethbridge, I am not a part of your “we.” I am a proud citizen of Lethbridge. I am proud to see the city fly the Pride flag on the steps of city hall, for ... Read More »

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Respectable language is more effective

By Letter to the Editor on July 26th, 2015

Re: Ken Sears’ letter, July 8, about the irresponsible attack on people of different cultures: As for me, the part I most dislike about the “Roasted and Toasted” page is name calling. Print media are in a survival mode under the onslaught of digital technology. So I am happy to see its participatory nature and ... Read More »

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Maybe Trudeau understands finances after all

By Letter to the Editor on July 26th, 2015

“The budget will balance itself.” This is a statement attributed to Justin Trudeau in a Conservative ad designed to show how little he knows about federal government finances. If, for instance, a downturn in the economy leading to lower federal government tax revenue is matched in magnitude and duration by an upturn in the economy ... Read More »

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Thanks to those who assisted seizure sufferer

By Letter to the Editor on July 25th, 2015

As I have not been feeling that great, I never had the chance to write you this letter. About 6:15 p.m. Sunday, July 12, I suffered a grand mal seizure in the middle of the intersection of 13 Street and 3 Avenue North. If not for the courageous people who helped me before the paramedics ... Read More »

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Will panel be unbiased regarding right-to-die issue?

By Letter to the Editor on July 25th, 2015

It has already been well established that 84 per cent of Canadians support and fervently desire physician-assisted dying. On Feb. 6 of this year, the Supreme Court of Canada finally granted this most basic human right: to die with dignity when we have reached a level of suffering that we feel we can no longer ... Read More »

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Camping reservation system not all that rosy

By Letter to the Editor on July 25th, 2015

Got a kick out of the Sunday, July 19 story on the front page where the writer exalts the virtues of the online camping reservation system here in Alberta. I don’t believe it’s as rosy as made out. Yes, there is a record number of reservations made because it’s the only way you can do ... Read More »

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War Amps coverage appreciated

By Letter to the Editor on July 23rd, 2015

On behalf of The War Amps, I would like to thank you for your excellent article featuring Ernie Friesen (July 16), a local member of our Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. As this year’s War Amps national Safety Ambassador, Ernie teamed up with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to pass on the PLAYSAFE message. Ernie’s zest for ... Read More »

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Canada Post’s safe drop policy needs tweaking

By Letter to the Editor on July 23rd, 2015

Until recently I wasn’t aware that Canada Post has a new way of delivering packages. They now use what they call safe drops. This is where a delivery agent leaves your package in what they consider a safe location. In my case the location they chose wasn’t safe at all. Thankfully my package wasn’t stolen. ... Read More »

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