January 23rd, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Cyclists and motorists need to be educated

By Letter to the Editor on January 23rd, 2018

Having recently written deploring the angry screeds of many “Roast and Toast” contributors, I congratulate Robert Gammon (The Herald, Jan. 18) for a calmer tone in his opposition to the 7 Avenue cycling boulevard. I believe his argument is sometimes incomplete, however, and sometimes wrong. I do agree fully with Mr. Gammon on our need ... Read More »

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City’s process guards against conflict of interest

By Letter to the Editor on January 23rd, 2018

The writer that submitted the roast in the Monday, Jan. 15 Lethbridge Herald is misinformed regarding the conflict of interest of a city councillor. All city representatives (mayor and councillors) are held to standards of accountability not only to the voting citizens but to each other. The mayor, councillors and all elected city officials will ... Read More »

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OHV users do respect backcountry

By Letter to the Editor on January 23rd, 2018

Response to the online comment to our letter to the editor about our pristine area: Yes, we do live in a pristine area, and do know how to appreciate it. We have spent thousands of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to keep it pristine, by bridging trout streams, cleaning and maintaining trails, planting willows ... Read More »

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Trump’s remarks an insult to all immigrants who seek better lives

By Letter to the Editor on January 23rd, 2018

I am an immigrant, as millions and millions who have come to America (the American continent extends from Tierra del Fuego, at the south, to the farther north of Canada, not only U.S.A.). As many reasons led poor countries’ people to emigrate, my reason was related to my concern about how human rights were being ... Read More »

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Show the science supporting OHV ban

By Letter to the Editor on January 21st, 2018

Back in May, James Tweedie commented on the Crowsnest Pass Quad’s Squad questioning scientists and the science behind the provincial government decision to phase out OHV’s in the Castle Parks. And he questioned the Quad Squad’s claim of spending thousands of volunteer hours and significant dollars building and maintaining trails and bridges in the Castle ... Read More »

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Writer wrong to find racism in holiday greeting

By Letter to the Editor on January 21st, 2018

I read a letter to the editor on Sunday, Jan. 14 that I found very offensive. It was slamming a certain car dealership for their holiday ad. He went on to call them racist for not having a greeting in his native tongue. Did he think that these were people who worked for the dealership ... Read More »

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Flat tax mostly benefits the wealthy

By Letter to the Editor on January 20th, 2018

With regard to the question of whether the suggestion of the UCP returning to a flat tax has merit, or not, perhaps it would be helpful for folks to access more information on the topic. Suggestions include a blog by David Climenhaga re: possible, and in my opinion, regressive suggested UCP policies, at: http://www.albertapolitics.ca. Also, ... Read More »

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Could targeting oil firms be all about money?

By Letter to the Editor on January 20th, 2018

“New York City plans to sue five oil companies for willful environmental damage.” That headline last week should have everyone wondering if the world is off its axis. The talking head (lawyer) on this said: “The oil companies admit that climate change is real and they still knowingly produce the product that causes it. Like ... Read More »

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Many workers just scraping by

By Letter to the Editor on January 20th, 2018

I categorically take exception and reject the Lethbridge Herald publisher’s column on the effects of the raise to the minimum wage reported in the Feb. 13 edition. Firstly, he erred on reporting the intent of the legislation and just a little research, and questioning, would reveal the shameful wage situations that millions of men and ... Read More »

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Nord-Bridge unique among seniors centres

By Letter to the Editor on January 18th, 2018

The Jan. 6 edition of The Herald published a letter from Robert Girard proposing that Lethbridge seniors would be better served if both existing senior centres were to merge. I suggest that before arriving at that conclusion, Lethbridge residents need to understand how Nord-Bridge was created and what it represents for its members and the ... Read More »

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‘Bike boulevard’ for value or vanity?

By Letter to the Editor on January 18th, 2018

Laurence Solomon, in his Financial Post article entitled “Rip Out the Bike Lanes Before More Innocent People Get Hurt,” claims “because bike paths are fashionable, municipal politicians compete with each other to remake their cities as ‘world class cycling cities,’ often at great expense to serve a small segment of the population (typically just one ... Read More »

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