February 26th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Save planet by keeping coal-fired power plants

By Letter to the Editor on February 26th, 2017

Re: “Green incentive program ready by March.” My goodness, Shannon! How nice of you to help us save month. You plan to spend $648 million over the next five years. That’s over $171 million a year. Money you don’t got. How’s that for saving us money? All that borrowed money wasted to save the planet. ... Read More »

3 responses

Humans, energy and climate change

By Letter to the Editor on February 26th, 2017

Currently our global way of life is dumping millions of tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into our atmosphere and oceans daily. Science has told us that there is an effect, but we are struggling to define the level of impact on the future climate. Supporters and deniers of significant impact only believe their conclusions. They ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Government action in Castle a breath of fresh air

By Letter to the Editor on February 25th, 2017

Over the past few decades, a small group of motorized recreationists have come to assume they have social licence to use off-highway vehicles without restrictions in our headwaters. They don’t. We all pay, for the environmental abuse, for building and repairing OHV trails, and by being excluded from enjoying our Eastern Slopes wildlands in a ... Read More »

4 responses

Support for making the Castle peaceful again

By Letter to the Editor on February 24th, 2017

I am of the “quiet majority” of non-motorized recreationists. We want the Castle back. We want healthy headwaters for Alberta’s drought-prone landscape. We want vegetated hillsides. We want naturally-filtered alpine water arriving reluctantly via meandering creeks, marshes, and beaver ponds. We don’t want muddy torrents from eroded trails via degraded floodplains littered with derelict RVs ... Read More »

28 responses

Off-roaders key part of local economy

By Letter to the Editor on February 23rd, 2017

I and my family have been enjoying the Castle/Atlas area for the past 35 years. Our family ride dirt bikes, quads and snowmobiles in this beautiful part of the province. It is a great way to enjoy the mountain scenery through respectful and responsible use of the trail system that has been in place for ... Read More »

10 responses

All citizens have right to public money

By Letter to the Editor on February 23rd, 2017

For some time now I have considered commenting on some comments such as were made by Patricia Pargeter (Jan. 25 Letter to the Editor) re: private Christian schools. My late wife and I sent seven children through a Christian school – a fact-based Christian school where the Alberta curriculum is taught, the same as in ... Read More »

2 responses

Governance the obstacle in operation of airport

By Letter to the Editor on February 22nd, 2017

I wish to thank SACPA for the opportunity to present the case that a need for a different airport governance model is needed and the media who covered it. The overwhelming support for an independent authority to be the preferred model has been gratifying. I want to emphasize that this is a structural issue rather ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Changes needed to help Canadians

By Letter to the Editor on February 22nd, 2017

I have been privileged for many, many years of life, and to observe and take part in the ongoing political and economic changes in our Canadian democracy. The freedoms and rights we have today had to be garnered with dedicated and united hard bargaining and work. I’m speaking of the working men and women of ... Read More »

1 response

Addressing the problem of orphan oil wells

By Letter to the Editor on February 21st, 2017

The Herald article of Feb. 9, page A5, referred to the problem of orphan oil wells. When the bottom dropped out of oil prices, it was suggested that the funds that oil companies are required to bank for reclamation of abandoned wells be used to hire workers to reclaim. Obviously when the price of oil ... Read More »

10 responses

U of L needs to reaffirm value of academic freedom

By Letter to the Editor on February 20th, 2017

This is an abridged version of an open letter to Dr. Mahon, president of the University of Lethbridge: The university’s vision statement, Destination 2020, recognizes the value to the community of producing students capable of critical thinking. It is difficult to reconcile this with the suspension of Professor Anthony Hall. The vision statement also proclaims, ... Read More »

4 responses

Canadian business should support itself

By Letter to the Editor on February 20th, 2017

There was a time when Canadian business was self-sufficient. We had real entrepreneurs starting and running the business scene, making money by providing products and services to satisfy customers. Today’s business schools are turning out erudite welfare queens, MBAs who believe the government collects taxes from working people to guarantee corporate profits and investors’ returns. ... Read More »

7 responses