September 26th, 2021

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • COVID chart raises questions

    Editor: For the past six weeks your COVID-19 daily update has shown the number of cases in Lethbridge increase dramatically, but the chart has always shown that no one is in the hospital, or the ICU. On Monday night Sept. 13 I asked Mayor Spearman in a public Facebook message if this was true. “No.  [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Charter freedoms aren’t absolute

    Editor: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982, Section 1 – The rights and freedoms in the Charter are not absolute. They can be limited to protect other rights or important values. For example, freedom of expression may be limited by laws against hate propaganda or child pornography because they prevent harm to the [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Critics ignoring what Trudeau has done in his time in office

    Editor: The leaders of all the political parties are bombarding us with much negative information about Trudeau. That is a normal political behaviour at the time of elections . According to them he has not done much for Canada during all the years he has been our PM. Let us use our own analytical mind [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Blame for COVID crisis rests on the government

    Editor: After watching the train wreck in Alberta with the UCP government’s death squad group of Jason Kenney, Deena Hinshaw and Tyler Shandro and their handling of the COVID-19 crisis, I would like to give a huge shout out and thank you to all the doctors, nurses and support staff, for standing firm and doing [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Mask and vaccination mandates needed here

    Editor: I disagree with those protesting mandates are against freedom. As a senior with health issues, twice vaccinated, I can still get sick from the Corona infection. I want to go out shopping, travel and stay at hotels. If these places won’t mandate mask and vaccination I am not free to do this. And if [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

Opinions

  • National standards needed for long-term care

    Elections should be about more than just candidates. They should also be about issues that matter to Canadians.  There are plenty of issues in this election vying for attention. Like the candidates, some will be winners, others will lose.  Unfortunately, the urgent need for national standards in long-term care – a matter of life and [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Politicians need to practice what they preach

    Politicians are good at preaching, but they’re not so good at practicing what they preach. Case in point: the federal wage subsidy.  Federal politicians have been moralizing about the evils of business executives taking bonuses while collecting the pandemic wage subsidy, but their silence on their own party taking the subsidy is deafening.  At the [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Reconciliation Week significant for the city

    Chris Spearman – Mayor of Lethbridge Sadly, the COVID-19 situation is quite bleak in our province at the moment, as our active case numbers continue to rise, more surgeries continue to be cancelled, our AHS South Zone ICU beds are full and as our hospitals are close to overall capacity limits. On behalf of City [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • FAST lanes would help drive Lethbridge area goods south

    Nathan Neudorf – MLA Lethbridge East Lethbridge and the surrounding area play an essential role in Alberta as a gateway to the North-Western United States.  As the largest municipality within driving distance to the U.S. border, we are a central hub for international imports and exports in Alberta.  Some of our biggest commodities include not [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • There is still time to turn things around at U of L

    The U of L is facing a COVID crisis. But there’s still time to turn things around. Classes resumed at the University of Lethbridge. Students are back on campus. Professors are back at the blackboards. It feels great to begin the new academic year. But it is also dangerous. Most of our students belong to [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Roast and Toast

  • Roasted & Toasted – December 8, 2020

    ROAST: To city council for wanting to cut police funding: We need all the police we can get to patrol all streets in Lethbridge to control the crime rate. More police on the streets and less criminals. One way to do this is when you have extra money don’t build or renovate any arts centre, [...] Read More »

    10 months ago
  • Roast and Toast – December 1, 2020

    TOAST: On behalf of many, I’d like to express sincere appreciation to the lovely little musical family who provides All Saints parishioners with a number of uplifting spiritual pieces at the Sunday morning Mass. While singing is not allowed during these COVID-19 days, their music feeds our hearts and our souls as we offer up [...] Read More »

    10 months ago
  • Roast and Toast – November 24, 2020

    TOAST: To the Blood Tribe for sponsoring the COVID commercials. More people need to pay attention. ROAST: Wow. Do as I say, not as I do. Re: Turning Point photo opp at city hall in Lethbridge Herald, Nov. 17, page A2. Great to see all wearing masks but what happened to social distancing. All of [...] Read More »

    10 months ago