February 28th, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Beware the erosion of liberties

By Letter to the Editor on February 28th, 2015

As the debate surrounding the proposed anti-terror legislation Bill C51 roils around us, it is perhaps worth revisiting a couple of quotes from yesteryear: “I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” – Thomas Jefferson “Every war when it comes, or ... Read More »

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Alberta needs to get off of oil dependence

By Letter to the Editor on February 28th, 2015

In recent years, Alberta MLA pay has increased from $78,138 to $134,000, a 72 per cent increase. Granted, the MLAs agreed to take an eight per cent cut in 2013, but then later voted themselves an extra $11,000 in RRSP contributions equivalent to an eight per cent pay increase (http://bit.ly/173S3RH). Last July, the PCs also ... Read More »

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Let’s be part of a ‘renewables’ future

By Letter to the Editor on February 26th, 2015

There is no greater environmental threat facing the human race than man-made climate change. Warning bells have been going off for years; thousands of credible scientists and climatologists offering us proof, directing us to take action. The United Nations’ latest report on climate change describes limits of adaptation and urges every level of government to ... Read More »

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City should listen to majority on recycling issue

By Letter to the Editor on February 26th, 2015

Do you hear what I hear? The residents of Lethbridge, 77 per cent, a clear majority, according to the recent study administered by the independent “Citizen Society Research Lab,” is astoundingly telling. We do not want curbside recycling of “green bin” pickup at our curb and another majority (53 per cent, once again a majority) ... Read More »

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Simard MD test sets up elderly drivers for failure

By Letter to the Editor on February 25th, 2015

Anyone accusing seniors of being unsafe drivers should do some research, since statistics show quite the opposite is true. The majority of accidents are not caused by the older population. Perhaps Minister of Transportation Wayne Drysdale could take a moment out of his busy schedule to look at these facts when making his decision concerning ... Read More »

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City council doing what they do best: spend money

By Letter to the Editor on February 25th, 2015

I recently told Chris Spearman that I will give credit when credit is due. This is not It. The city’s plan to blow $4 million plus on renovating the old fire hall on 6 Avenue South is insane and another example of wasteful spending. The city is trying to rebuild Henderson Lake Pool, build the ... Read More »

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Gov’t needs to protect citizens from extremists

By Letter to the Editor on February 24th, 2015

By now we all know that there is a problem with religious extremists. Twenty-one Egyptian Christians beheaded by ISIS, on top of all the other atrocities, too terrible to describe. There are Christians persecuted in Buddhist counties like Sri Lanka and in Hindu countries like India, but we hear more of Muslim extremists who seem ... Read More »

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Organic recycling is an opportunity for city

By Letter to the Editor on February 24th, 2015

I am writing this letter to appeal to the citizens of Lethbridge: Now is the time to rally together and ask our city council members to support and advocate for green box (organic) recycling in Lethbridge. Recycling and waste diversion will be discussed on March 2 at the city council meeting. The research I’ve done ... Read More »

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War-mongering politicians capitalizing on pacifist’s death

By Letter to the Editor on February 22nd, 2015

My sister in Tokyo was furious in her recent email about the brutal execution of two Japanese men by ISIS. Of course, she did not spare any word in condemnation of the ISIS. However, an interesting thing about it is a double-edged nature of her anger. She is more angry with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo ... Read More »

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No need to display people’s hurtful words, bigotry

By Letter to the Editor on February 22nd, 2015

I wholeheartedly agree with Rita Spencer’s letter of Feb. 8 requesting that The Herald not publish words of hatred, racism or bigotry in Monday’s Roasts. Such words not only display people’s ignorance, but they are hurtful as well as incite further bigotry. I am disheartened at the bigotry that exists within our community. Recently I ... Read More »

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