April 18th, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Carbon tax isn’t helping Canadians or the climate

By Letter to the Editor on April 18th, 2019

Like many Canadians I’m embarrassed by government corruption, actions or inaction at every level of governance. Not more so than a scam, that in the coming years is going to steal a lot more earnings – doing absolutely nothing to change anything. That scam is the wrongly stated carbon tax. This tax is a job-killing, ... Read More »

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Conversion therapy for climate ‘deniers’?

By Letter to the Editor on April 18th, 2019

Patricia and Tony Pargeter, in their letter “So much for open discussion about climate” of April 4, indicate a recent university panel discussion seemed to be aimed at “reaching the stubborn block of people who do not accept climate change as true, or not ‘true enough’ to require action.” It seems that some believe this ... Read More »

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Changes make small business, young workers the losers

By Letter to the Editor on April 17th, 2019

After reading the article in the Lethbridge Herald dated March 28, “Alberta restaurants struggling with minimum wage, carbon tax,” it reminded me of a recent conversation I had with a local business. I will not name the business in this letter, but I will provide some background for better clarity and understanding. This owner/manager has ... Read More »

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Drug coverage decisions should be made fairly

By Letter to the Editor on April 16th, 2019

Re: Herald story Saturday, April 6, “Taber man fighting for drug access.” Thanks, Marten, for the way you deal with your challenge in life, and your brave appeal to Health Canada to fund cystic fibrosis drugs. After reading his appeal, I have a question for Health Canada. Just wondering, how do you determine, and what ... Read More »

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How best to protect Crown lands?

By Letter to the Editor on April 16th, 2019

I was quite interested in this news article (“Stronger enforcement needed to protect grazing leases,” March 27 Herald) and it made me wonder what responsibilities are up to the Crown and which are up to the leaseholders. According to the Alberta Grazing Leaseholders Association (AGLA), fence building and maintenance goes to the holder of the ... Read More »

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Community support appreciated in wake of tragedy

By Letter to the Editor on April 13th, 2019

We at the Lethbridge Muslim Association would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the unbelievable support we received from the citizens of Lethbridge in the wake of the New Zealand mosque shooting that left 50 people dead. In particular, we would like to express our thanks to Mayor Chris Spearman, Lethbridge-West MLA Shannon Phillips, ... Read More »

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Handling the energy industry booms and busts

By Letter to the Editor on April 13th, 2019

I have seen in several places that the 18 coal-fired power plants in Alberta is a puny number of plants compared to the 700 in China. If we take the 1.4 billion people (est. 2016) in China divided by the 700 coal-fired plants, this gives approximately two million people per coal-fired plant. When the 4.1 ... Read More »

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Examine the evidence and vote for gov’t that will work best

By Letter to the Editor on April 12th, 2019

To all who are eligible to vote: When considering your provincial election vote, try to resolve the choice by not examining your political predispositions and arguing for whatever agrees with them, but by examining the evidence, counting the number of favourable cases and comparing it with the number of those that are not. You don’t ... Read More »

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Money for spending promises has to come from somewhere

By Letter to the Editor on April 12th, 2019

I was up in the middle of the night for a while, rereading The Herald, and thinking of the carbon tax controversies, of Liberal plans to create a sales tax, of Police Chief Rob Davis’ words of wisdom in the article “Cyclists share responsibility.” That’s it for all of our civic and social life, isn’t ... Read More »

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Natural gas is not carbon free

By Letter to the Editor on April 11th, 2019

A letter to The Herald by Shannon Ulrich published in the April 6 paper describes natural gas as “carbon free.” This is incorrect. Natural gas is mostly methane, with smaller amounts of other hydrocarbons mixed in. By weight, methane is about 75 per cent carbon, roughly the same proportion as other hydrocarbons. When it burns, ... Read More »

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Climate is most pressing issue

By Letter to the Editor on April 11th, 2019

I used to absolutely hate politics but always understood that without some form of governance we have anarchy. So, I just learned to dislike it strongly, especially this election with the mud-slinging and negativity. Naturally, with this perspective on politics, I’ve avoided any involvement whatsoever. That is, until this election. Folks, the stakes are very ... Read More »

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