August 14th, 2020

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Fixing problem of bullying

    Pink shirt day and little girls writing story books about overcoming bullying. The constant pressure and stress on young people, dealing with intimidation and plain meanness on social media that ultimately leads to lives destroyed. Will it ever change? My guess is no. The reason bullying happens is as varied as the people being bullied [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Recycling charges inequitable

    Grandview Village is a condo for 55+ adults. We have 108 suites, 58 of which are occupied by one person; the other 50 have two people – the maximum occupancy of a suite is two. The City of Lethbridge has informed us that a universal recycling fee of $7 per month per suite will be [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Still assisting seniors during the pandemic

    In response to the snide and uninformed Roast from July 27 re: LSCO and Nord-Bridge (correct spelling), I offer the following: Although LSCO closed its doors to the public on March 13, in order to help stop person-to-person spread of COVID-19, we continued to provide necessary services to our members and the community. Our almost [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • What todo next?

    We all know about putting the cart before the horse – we have all done it in one instance or another, and we all know that we must be in a position to survive before we can prosper. This is with regard to our everyday life and the economy as a whole. Each of us [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Change to front street garbage collection questioned

    Re: Garbage/recycling collection, cart placement changes. Reasons? Much safer way to service your garbage cart? Safer for whom? The vehicles parked on the street? Auto repairs will cost more than fence repairs. Weather conditions, parking issues and other objects in back alleys can make lanes dangerous or even impassable? It snows in back alleys and [...] Read More »

    6 days ago

Opinions

  • The game no one wants to play

    Data has forced the conclusion about climate change Marc R. Roussel UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Imagine a game in which two players take turns, player one adding a cup of water to a bucket, and player two removing a cup. Averaged over time, the amount of water in the bucket stays the same. At some point, [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • The price of progress

    Monica Field In the words of John Prine, describing Paradise, Kentucky: Then the coal company came with the world’s largest shovel And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man. I have [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • An October Surprise in the U.S.?

    Trump’s rush to open economy also revived pandemic An “October Surprise” in the United States is now almost inevitable, because that will be Donald Trump’s last chance to get re-elected legitimately. He might try to cling to office even if he loses the vote, but it would be a lot easier and neater if he [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Strike three! You’re out!

    Strike one, strike two, strike three – you’re out! The two words you don’t want to hear while you’re up to bat. But when it comes to the prime minister, these two words are more than appropriate. Justin Trudeau’s first ethics strike took place when he used more than 200,000 taxpayer dollars to pay for [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Crowsnest Pass at a crossroad

    Allan Garbutt I was born and raised in southern Alberta, and first explored the upper Oldman River more than 60 years ago. The Oldman was a favourite recreation area until school and work took me away. I returned as a medical doctor in 1992 and have lived here ever since. My return coincided with some [...] Read More »

    1 week ago