September 23rd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Make your voice heard about tax changes

By Letter to the Editor on September 21st, 2017

The Liberal government’s new tax proposals are so discouraging. They will make it virtually impossible to benefit from being an entrepreneur. It does not affect large corporations like (bailed-out) Bombardier, but rather small businesses and family farms, gouging them with a 71 per cent tax. This tax unjustly penalizes the people who feed our economy ... Read More »

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Quality education important for everyone

By Letter to the Editor on September 21st, 2017

Calgary has over one million inhabitants – can you imagine having to build schools for all children from scratch? Similar challenges remain a harsh reality for poverty-ridden Third World countries, many of them with cities having 20 million-plus inhabitants. Previous efforts of the United Nations have helped to improve poverty and lack of education in ... Read More »

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Tax change all about more revenue

By Letter to the Editor on September 19th, 2017

In a letter from Dave Zeeb, RN BN, published in the Lethbridge Herald on Sept. 13, the writer questioned why the Canadian Nurses Association supports the proposed federal tax changes for small businesses and medical corporations. He states that there is no help in Alberta for physicians who have their own practices and have no ... Read More »

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Ideology trumps reality in climate debate

By Letter to the Editor on September 19th, 2017

Re: “Climate: politics or perception?”, Sept. 9 Lethbridge Herald. Philosophy professor Kent Peacock fittingly states, “É droughts, floods, storms and fires have been coming and going for a very long time.” Like others, he seems to suggest the recent disastrous events are perhaps the result of climate change. Yet, the climate has always changed and ... Read More »

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Did NDP bend to pressure on OHV use?

By Letter to the Editor on September 19th, 2017

The movement to ban OHVs from the backcountry has certainly backfired under the NDP. A significant number of fire roads which have provided access to the Castle backcountry have now been reserved exclusively for off-highway vehicles. Those are the roads, not the trails, that hunters, hikers, horse riders and anglers and other low-impact outdoor enthusiasts ... Read More »

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It’s important to remember the events of the past

By Letter to the Editor on September 17th, 2017

Before becoming too enthusiastic about removing the past to conform to the present, it might be instructive to remember the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem as a memorial to truly significant and horrifying events perpetrated upon the Jewish people during World War Two. Every Remembrance Day ceremony contains a phrase the Israeli people have ... Read More »

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Climate all about politics

By Letter to the Editor on September 17th, 2017

Regarding Kent Peacock’s “Climate: politics or perception?” in Saturday’s Herald (Sept. 9). In addition to your obvious views on the subject, your demeaning comments such as “The Great Leader in the White House” and “the U.S. senate in a rare moment of clarity” leave readers little doubt as to your personal political stripe and thus ... Read More »

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Alberta’s Dental Fee Guide fiasco

By Letter to the Editor on September 17th, 2017

The president of the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) has announced a Dental Fee Guide in response to the health minister’s challenge to do so. The announcement completely blindsided the government, the members of the ADA&C, and even its elected directors – some of whom had two days or less notice. He explained that ... Read More »

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Lethbridge was a key airline hub

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2017

It seems a great pity that Steve MacNaull’s story in the Sept. 9 Lethbridge Herald, “Air Canada birthday bash takes wing,” completely ignores the important role played by Lethbridge at the inception of Trans-Canada Airlines. From 1939 until 1949, passenger aircraft flying from Montreal to Vancouver required seven intervening refuelling stops including Lethbridge. During this ... Read More »

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Non-profit group victim of selfish crime

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2017

Recently a local non-profit was the victim of a horrible, selfish act. Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp is a volunteer-driven organization that uses rock and roll music to inspires girls aged eight to 17. Every summer, dozens of girls are encouraged by positive female role models and are taught to play instruments, write songs and perform ... Read More »

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Examining spin on energy efficiency program

By Letter to the Editor on September 14th, 2017

Can 79 per cent of the people be wrong? I refer to The Herald’s “Question of the Day,” asking readers if they think the province’s energy efficiency program has been worthwhile. The results, majority “No.” When you read the story in the Aug. 28 Herald regarding CEO Monica Curtis in charge of Energy Efficiency Alberta, ... Read More »

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