June 14th, 2021

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • A thank you would be nice for customers

    Editor: This is an open letter to all of the owners, managers, and supervisors, of 99 per cent of the businesses in this city. Why is it, that when I come into your business, and spend my hard-earned money, that I don’t get a thank you from, you, the owner, or your employee?? Instead, I [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Harder comments have cost her the respect of artists

    Editor: An open letter to the Honourable Rachael Harder, MP. Many of us in the arts community have shown tolerance to your wildly inaccurate objections to Bill C-10, and even been lightly amused by your confusion between the Charter of Rights and The Broadcast Act. However, your latest proclamations regarding Canadian artists, particularly in Quebec, [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Harder’s contempt for artists unacceptable

    Editor: Last Friday, Conservative MP Rachael Harder made extremely derogatory comments about Canadian and Quebec artists in these pages. She made similar comments on May 31 during a working session of the Standing Committee on Heritage on Bill C-10. According to Ms. Harder, the arts fund would only go to “a very niche group of [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Lethbridge needs to be considered relative to similar sized cities

    Editor: There has been much controversy about the need for a performing arts centre in Lethbridge. Most recently, the focus has been on the fact that we are not Calgary, so why would we try to emulate Calgary? We are a city of almost 100,000 and the Yates’ seating is 474. Perhaps it would be [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Light nuisance bylaw would be a win for all

    Editor: Spring and summer are seasons we most associate with birds, bees and the beauty of nature. The problem is we’re seeing far fewer of these and other creatures with each passing year. Driving species to decline or extinction is alarming not only because the beauty of nature is vanishing before our eyes but our [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

Opinions

  • Context vital in reinterpreting historical events

    All generations, to one extent or another, choose to rewrite history through the lens of their own high-powered introspection, reassessing the tainted decisions of generations governed by a leadership steeped in their own time, not the mandate for unquestioned truth and right that is often perceived to reside solely in the present. Recently, we saw [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • COVID has made us value the little things in life

    Summer is finally rolling in and with it – a welcome change in both weather and health restrictions. There’s nothing like 20+ temperatures, birds singing and vibrantly green prairies to lift the spirits and encourage weary residents of Lethbridge and beyond. Pair that up with the prospect of sharing a special occasion with extended family, [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • A meddling government always causes more harm than good

    When the government gets involved in areas where it has no business meddling, calamity ensues. Bill C-10 is a classic example of nonsensical government over-reach. If this bill passes, Canada will become the very first democratic country to apply its broadcasting act to the Internet and regulate the content posted online by those residing in [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Province tying reopening to vaccines a strategy with possible problems

    While some doctors and medical professionals in the province are sounding alarms about the optimistic nature of the Kenney government’s three-stage “open for summer” plan to ease restrictions, time will tell if some of those predictions come to pass and Alberta ends up in a possible “fourth wave”. In the meantime, many in the business [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Alberta NDP caucus focused on what matters to Albertans

    Usually as the end of May approaches, we are beginning to see the weather warm and the Alberta legislature wind through its last days of sitting – wrapping up the business of the province before the summer. Unfortunately, it seems that neither Mother Nature nor Jason Kenney have any interest in their normally-appointed duties. Those [...] 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 »

    6 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 »

    6 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 »

    7 months ago