February 13th, 2016

Letters to the Editor

Wind industry should be accountable for wildlife deaths

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2016

Congratulations to Herald reporter J.W. Schnaar for his interview with Robert Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (The Herald, Feb. 8). Mr. Schnaar obviously sought answers to the many negative issues raised about the wind industry within the Opinion pages of the Lethbridge Herald. The word limit on letters to the editor limits ... Read More »

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Numbers show city needs curbside recycling

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2016

I was very pleased with the letter written by Cheryl Bradley (Feb. 2 Herald) regarding the decision by city council to not begin curbside recycling. The letter from Martin Vogt in the Feb. 10 Herald has prompted me to write. I have been appalled by the often vitriolic letters and roasts coming from the opponents ... Read More »

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Letter writers exercising rights to voice opinions

By Letter to the Editor on February 12th, 2016

To Gerald Morton, re: letter to the editor, Feb. 9 Herald. I’m glad that at least you did read my letter of Jan. 31. Acerbic? Alienating? (your words regarding my letter) Only to people such as yourself. Fortunately we all are still entitled to our own opinion; it keeps life interesting and we all learn ... Read More »

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Thank councillors for voting down blue box recycling

By Letter to the Editor on February 10th, 2016

Cheryl Bradley was clearly upset about the rejection of the motion re: blue box recycling (re: letter to the editor, Feb. 2 Herald). After all, according to Coun. Bridget Mearns, it would only cost $5.50 per month to have this fabulous service. Councillors Coffman, Hyggen, Iwaskiw, Mauro and Miyashiro brazenly defeated the motion and shattered ... Read More »

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No apologies for protecting child from danger

By Letter to the Editor on February 10th, 2016

This letter addresses a concern that many have, but I’d like to address it to one woman in particular. This woman thought it prudent to call the police because I spanked my three-year-old child in public. That’s right; I spanked my child for disobeying me and running across a busy street. I’d like to tell ... Read More »

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Keeping costly election promises

By Letter to the Editor on February 9th, 2016

The ongoing rush by both the federal and provincial governments to complete their election promises is costing Canadians a huge bundle. You have to add the huge cost of the election itself on top of those elaborate electioneering goodies. A case in point, federally there is the now very embarrassing withdrawal of our fighter jets ... Read More »

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Reminded of soap-box orators

By Letter to the Editor on February 9th, 2016

The acerbic and quite alienating tone underpinning Arlene Butler’s letter to the editor of Jan. 31 reminded me of post-war times in Britain and the long tradition of street soap-box orators to be found there, ranting their various messages to disinterested passersby. The problem with these orators/social activists was that their messages were too loud, ... Read More »

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Parental action urged on gender guidelines

By Letter to the Editor on February 7th, 2016

All concerned parents and grandparents should inform themselves on how the imposed school “guidelines” of the NDP government will affect their children, youth and families here in Alberta. Those school boards who do not adopt these guidelines will be penalized for funding. These “guidelines” are not part of the legislation, they were written up by ... Read More »

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Praise to gov’t for making housing a priority

By Letter to the Editor on February 7th, 2016

Re: New Alberta cabinet. Premier Rachel Notley should be complimented for elevating housing to a cabinet-level priority under Minister Lori Sigurdson. Our association hosted a meeting last week of government, industry and non-profit groups to share ideas about housing affordability across the income spectrum. We hoped to illustrate that the provincial government has a hand ... Read More »

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Stable power grid requires reserve capacity

By Letter to the Editor on February 6th, 2016

Re: “Correcting wind energy errors,” by Robert Hornung, president CanWEA, Jan. 23. Mr. Hornung, perhaps unintentionally, ended up misleading Albertans with his letter. Yes, in order for the grid to be stable and reliable, some kind of reserve capacity is always required, ready to kick in when one of the stations has a problem or ... Read More »

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City should focus on industrial recycling first

By Letter to the Editor on February 6th, 2016

The Southern Alberta Group for the Environment (SAGE) letter to the editor Jan. 23 was well meaning but wrong. Firstly, monies spent to encourage and facilitate recycling should be spent in the area of the largest contributors – industrial, commercial and institutional – the so-called ICI group, and the construction and demolition – the C ... Read More »

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