March 23rd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Everyone wins when teams show class in blowouts

By Letter to the Editor on March 22nd, 2017

Recent high school basketball games showed a number of blowouts – scores like 102-30, 82-27, 87-37 and 98-31. Many of us have been there, on the losing or winning teams. It happens! The truth is, it isn’t funny at all whether you are on the team or just watching. It is especially painful to watch ... Read More »

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Take a stand to preserve access to recreational areas

By Letter to the Editor on March 22nd, 2017

As of a specified date, the road to your home will be gated and locked. Reason being, you have wrecked your road over the last 30 years of use. Or how about your local park? How would it be if it was locked up because somebody vandalized the equipment or had been riding on bike ... Read More »

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Arguments against curbside recycling

By Letter to the Editor on March 21st, 2017

To all the people discussing the pros and cons of curbside recycling: Number one, I have worked in the industrial park for years and the things I see being thrown in dumpsters is disgusting and plentiful. The industrial park is filling the dump, period. Second, I feel most of us that are paying attention to ... Read More »

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OHV rally likea biker movie

By Letter to the Editor on March 21st, 2017

Re: “OHV users take to streets in protest (Lethbridge Herald, March 12) The OHV rally in Blairmore on March 11 was a fine piece of performance art as well as clear exhibitionism. It was eerily reminiscent of the 1950s biker movie, “The Wild One,” with similar undertones of machismo, testosterone and aggression. For those of ... Read More »

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City has more pressing infrastructure needs

By Letter to the Editor on March 21st, 2017

Again people are extolling the need of a new performing arts centre for our city. I am a patron of the arts and have regularly attended numerous productions for over 40 years, at many venues. We have many wonderful places for performances, and many other pressing needs which would benefit the whole of our city. ... Read More »

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Opioid crisis and PM’s pot promise

By Letter to the Editor on March 19th, 2017

The recent question period in Vancouver, when reporters asked Prime Minister Trudeau about the epidemic of the opioid death toll in B.C. with already near 1,000 deaths, brought back memories of his election promise to legalize marijuana. It’s common knowledge to the average person that those with a tendency to seek out new modes of ... Read More »

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Say a prayerfor mothers

By Letter to the Editor on March 19th, 2017

I had occasion to think about an adoptive family and the good things that do and will happen in that family. When giving thanks for it I also gave thanks for the birth mother. I realized she is a hero to me. Here is a person who sacrificed so her child may live. Her sacrifice ... Read More »

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Minister needs to resign over ‘sewer rat’ remark

By Letter to the Editor on March 19th, 2017

Re: Sarah Hoffman’s sewer rat comment. The (dis)honourable Sarah Hoffman needs to step down and leave provincial politics permanently. As a member of the government of the day and as the Minister of Health and as the Deputy Premier, Sarah Hoffman represents all Albertans, whether we agree with her politics or not. She is a ... Read More »

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Something can come from nothing

By Letter to the Editor on March 18th, 2017

In her letter “Critical thinking or just critical,” March 11, Theresa Teerling draws a false equivalence between creationism and evolution, claiming they are just different interpretations of the same facts. Critical thinking, which should be the basis of education, draws conclusions from evidence. Those facts, as regards the origins of life, lead us to evolution. ... Read More »

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Too much nothing getting done in courts

By Letter to the Editor on March 18th, 2017

I just saw on the news that more court cases are being thrown out because they have been in the system too long. I thought lawyers and judges went to school to learn to read. Apparently not, because every day in the paper there are notices that trials have to be delayed so that the ... Read More »

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His timing is perfect

By Letter to the Editor on March 17th, 2017

Regarding article “Most parishioners disagree with preachers”: A few years ago there was a cartoon on the editorial page of the Lethbridge Herald. It depicted an earth being held in a giant hand. Two tiny people are standing on the top of the earth. One said to the other “Shall we ask Him?” I wonder ... Read More »

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