October 20th, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Veterans Affairs troubles not the fault of Liberal gov’t

By Letter to the Editor on October 18th, 2019

I recently read a post on Facebook that showed veterans slamming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government for saying “veterans are asking for more than the government is able to give them.” I am a veteran and served the Canadian Armed Forces/Navy for 27 years. I would just like to add “my two ... Read More »

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Time for Alberta voters to break from tradition

By Letter to the Editor on October 18th, 2019

There are three unshakeable beliefs which have underpinned Alberta’s political identity for a long time now: No rats, no PST and … anyone named Trudeau is the Antichrist. Putting the first two aside for future consideration, the demonization of Trudeau pere et fils has helped create the situation we see in this election where the ... Read More »

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Examples of hypocrisy in action

By Letter to the Editor on October 17th, 2019

Recently a letter to the editor stated that B.C. was a good example that carbon taxes work. I decided to check their record and found the following numbers on the B.C. government website http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/soe/indicators/sustainability/ghg-emissions, so I would assume they are accurate. They use a base year of 2007 for their calculations and had figures through ... Read More »

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Take voting process out of the dark ages

By Letter to the Editor on October 17th, 2019

The federal election is fast approaching, and with advance polls which were opened Friday, Oct. 11, we went to vote. Our polling station was in the Holiday Inn in south Lethbridge. We were a little shocked to see a rather small room where there were lines of people waiting and two total voting booths and ... Read More »

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Canadians can’t justify inaction on CO2 output

By Letter to the Editor on October 16th, 2019

Country versus per capita: it’s not the same as far as greenhouse gas production is concerned. The average American and Canadian is responsible for about 15 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, compared to 6.4 metric tons per person in China and only 1.6 metric tons in India. Of course on a per ... Read More »

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Canada should lead by example

By Letter to the Editor on October 16th, 2019

A roast calling Greta Thunberg a “spoiled European brat” and another roast against “all youth who don’t have answers to climate change” caught my attention this week. Greta is a 16-year-old from Sweden who sailed across the Atlantic to address the UN about climate change. I admire her for her commitment to draw attention to ... Read More »

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Proposed Coaldale school location will lead to extra costs

By Letter to the Editor on October 12th, 2019

Palliser Regional Schools wants a new Grade 7-to-12 school in Coaldale. Mayor and council want to build a new $10-million recreation centre/gymnasium, next to the school that will do nothing to address the current deficiencies at the swimming pool and arena. According to town documents, town administration went from having no thoughts about a new ... Read More »

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Time to raise our voices against climate change, war

By Letter to the Editor on October 11th, 2019

Peace: The worldwide demonstrations by youth everywhere was so heroically prompted and led by teenager Greta Thunberg, in her plea for action on climate change. Will this convince world leaders to do something that may reverse the inexorable rise in temperatures, sea levels and weather patterns? Further delay assures disaster. War: While the Earth’s waters ... Read More »

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Seeing through the election fog

By Letter to the Editor on October 11th, 2019

We have a federal election where all Canadians are to cast ballots for their representatives. Unfortunately only a few of those representatives that are eventually members of Parliament even get a chance to vote for or against legislation. Even fewer, who are inner circle of the ruling party, get a chance to propose anything that ... Read More »

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Major political parties have disappointed

By Letter to the Editor on October 11th, 2019

I am sorry to see Trudeau’s blackface issue overshadow the SNC-Lavalin scandal in this election. The former was a stupid move by a drama teacher, the latter a crime by a prime minister. He should be turfed out for pressuring his attorney general to go easy on this corrupt Montreal company. Let’s never never vote ... Read More »

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Could pawn shop registry reduce break-ins and theft?

By Letter to the Editor on October 10th, 2019

Break-and-enter crimes are increasing in Lethbridge. Lethbridge Police Service’s Jason Walper provided many good tips on how to lessen the chance of being victimized. However, one important aspect was not touched on. Break and enters are committed to earn cash. If the culprits were not able to easily convert the stolen items into cash, then ... Read More »

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