July 24th, 2016

Letters to the Editor

SRSAN welcomes end of SIS test

By Letter to the Editor on July 24th, 2016

This letter is from the South Region Self-Advocacy Network. We teach people with disabilities to advocate on behalf of themselves and others. We are a group of approximately 100 people with and without disabilities across the south region of Alberta (from the British Columbia border to the Saskatchewan border to the U.S. border to Nanton). ... Read More »

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Alberta’s carbon tax won’t be paid equally

By Letter to the Editor on July 24th, 2016

As the arrival of the carbon tax moves closer, Albertans should question the sagacity with which a flat charge of $1.011 per GG of natural gas will be applied “equally” to all regardless of where they live. Of note, Lethbridge has an average January temperature of -7.8C with a minimum average of -13.8C. In comparison, ... Read More »

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Ensuring Alberta agriculture products remain welcome

By Letter to the Editor on July 23rd, 2016

The annual conference for federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers and deputy ministers is being held in Calgary this week. These agriculture ministers have a window of opportunity to ensure Canadian agriculture products remain welcome on global markets. Global markets demand basic employment, and human rights standards, some of which do not exist in Canada ... Read More »

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Canada needs policies compatible with SDGs

By Letter to the Editor on July 21st, 2016

SDGs – what, exactly, does that stand for? With so many acronyms out there these days, it is hard to keep up. Is it a financial institution? A disease? Actually, SDGs are “Sustainable Development Goals.” In 2015, more than 190 world leaders committed to 17 “SDGs” to help us all end extreme poverty, fight inequality ... Read More »

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What rights was writer referring to in Roast?

By Letter to the Editor on July 20th, 2016

In the Lethbridge Herald’s “Roasts & Toasts” the other day, one comment said, “How can the supporters of LGBT say they want equal rights? As human beings we deserve equal rights, but when they get the rights they want besides, they have far more rights than the average person. How is it fair, when now ... Read More »

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Alberta’s plan to phase out coal is a mistake

By Letter to the Editor on July 19th, 2016

Albertans will pay up to $50 billion to phase out coal under the Climate Leadership Plan (CLP). Every billion dollars we are forced to pay for the ideological CLP is a billion dollars taken out of our pockets that could better be spent on actual environmental protection and health care. Today, Alberta’s coal plants are ... Read More »

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Neither federal or provincial Tories are classic conservative

By Letter to the Editor on July 17th, 2016

The proven most ineffective and irresponsible Canadian political party is transferring its leadership to Alberta, where it has proven to be ineffective and irresponsible for 40 years. Is it a hopeful sign? I suggest it’s the surest sign that Canadians have concluded the neoliberal agenda of endless growth is fading in the public mind. The ... Read More »

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Rethink plan for Waterton visitor centre

By Letter to the Editor on July 14th, 2016

As a long-time visitor to Waterton National Park, I am disappointed and dismayed at the decision to build a new visitor centre in the already overcrowded downtown. As a long-time business owner in the city of Lethbridge, I learned that one of the most important things to consider when establishing a business is the location ... Read More »

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Higher minimum wage will only hurt economy

By Letter to the Editor on July 14th, 2016

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I’ve had the pleasure of being acquainted with Lethbridge MLA Maria Fitzpatrick for more years than I can count. I can confirm she truly has the very best of intentions. However, a basis for good government policy this does not make. Unlike Ms. Fitzpatrick, ... Read More »

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Brexit voters pave way for Britain to right the ship

By Letter to the Editor on July 12th, 2016

Europe’s planners obviously hope a speedy divorce will calm the markets. Too many bears and pigs among the “animal spirits” out there, too much moral hazard fearing deserved payback. Beneath their icy posture, an undercurrent of desperation. The Brexit vote shook a lot of market overburden, already sagging on not enough market foundation. Politicians and ... Read More »

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Coaldale artist contributes to Fort Mac fire appeal

By Letter to the Editor on July 12th, 2016

Recently, I received authorization from the Alberta Red Cross to promote my poems on YouTube for the purpose to allow people to donate for the devastation that happened in Fort McMurray four weeks ago that evacuated 90 per cent of the city due to wildfires in the area. Listen to 12 poems on YouTube Whispering ... Read More »

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