November 24th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support of Legion’s Poppy Fund campaign

By Letter to the Editor on November 24th, 2017

The annual period of Remembrance concluded at the end of the day on Nov. 11. At services and through donations, Lethbridge and area residents honoured our veterans and those who paid the supreme sacrifice for our freedom. The General Stewart Branch #4 of the Royal Canadian Legion is grateful to all who proudly wore a ... Read More »

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Hospitals not the place for problematic patients

By Letter to the Editor on November 23rd, 2017

I am writing to the newspapers as I want my mother’s story to be told. I have tried contacting the federal and provincial governments as well as GoPublic (CBC) with no results. I have been trying to get my mother placed in a nursing home (from hospital extended care). My mother was admitted for a ... Read More »

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Gov’t should slow down on marijuana legalization

By Letter to the Editor on November 23rd, 2017

Why is the federal government in such a hurry to pass its marijuana legalization legislation when there are still so many questions and so few answers? Recently, the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police said that the legislation is coming too fast, stating that, “There is insufficient time to prepare the necessary legislative framework and ... Read More »

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Alberta politicians should know facts about biology, child development

By Letter to the Editor on November 19th, 2017

Gay means happy and carefree. Straight is a line drawn with a ruler. Gender is determined at the moment of conception and is either XX (female) or XY (male). These XX or XY chromosomes are present in every body cell and determine each person’s anatomy, physiology, and chemical and biological makeup. Without gender differences, the ... Read More »

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Is Eggen saying home isn’t a safe place for kids?

By Letter to the Editor on November 19th, 2017

Re: “Rally for GSAs,” Nov. 13 Herald. Education Minister David Eggen introduced Bill 24, a bill to make it illegal for teachers to inform parents if their child had joined a GSA or QSA club. The article states, “kids go home and don’t have a safe place” and Jason Kenney doesn’t understand “there is a ... Read More »

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Wise advice for Waterton Park

By Letter to the Editor on November 18th, 2017

Re: Guest column by Al Lubkowski, “New vision needed for Waterton,” Nov. 14 Lethbridge Herald. What an interesting article and concepts expressed: to move the information and visitor information/parking to the outskirts of the park, then shuttle buses mainly to access the townsite and other areas. What an opportunity to then use electric buses! No ... Read More »

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The rich keep failing the rest of society

By Letter to the Editor on November 18th, 2017

“The rich are different from you and me.”- F. S. Fitzgerald “Yes, they have more money.” – Hemingway “The rich aren’t like us, they pay less tax.” – Broccolis What is it about the very rich that they believe they should have special privileges? Politicians believe the rich create our world and all the jobs ... Read More »

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Who should raise children, parents or the state?

By Letter to the Editor on November 18th, 2017

Sayings like “History repeats itself” and “the only mistake is the one from which you don’t learn” come to mind when I think of Bill 24, a bill currently being pushed through by the NDP government. There has also been much in the news the last several years about residential schools, and I wonder if ... Read More »

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7 Avenue changes are a progressive step by City

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2017

In The Herald of Nov. 11, Bob Gammon criticizes the changes to 7 Avenue South. As a resident on 7 Avenue in the London Road area, I think the bike boulevard is the best thing that’s ever happened to 7 Avenue. It is still a lovely boulevard and the changes are hardly “intrusive.” Such changes ... Read More »

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Parliament needs to operate in more positive manner

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2017

Watching the ongoing wrangling and the negative and sometimes vitriolic proceedings in the House of Commons leads one to conclude that there must be a more positive way to conduct the business of Canadians. The childish haggling and fruitless back-and-forth arguments without substance begs the need for a change in the purpose and the existence ... Read More »

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Thanks for community’s help with fundraiser

By Letter to the Editor on November 15th, 2017

Harambee Grandmas would like to sincerely thank all those people who donated to and attended our Second Annual Fabric and Yarn Sale that was held at McKillop United Church in October. We raised over $5,200 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation for its work supporting African grandmothers who are raising children orphaned during the HIV AIDS ... Read More »

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