August 14th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Fixing problem of bullying

By Letter to the Editor on August 13th, 2020

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 »

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Recycling charges inequitable

By Letter to the Editor on August 13th, 2020

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 »

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What todo next?

By Letter to the Editor on August 12th, 2020

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 »

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Still assisting seniors during the pandemic

By Letter to the Editor on August 12th, 2020

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 »

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Province’s attack on doctors is both laughable and dangerous

By Letter to the Editor on August 8th, 2020

Jason Kenney’s cynical attempt to portray Alberta’s physicians as a small group of elites who are taking a disproportionate amount of funding to provide medical care for Albertans is so flawed as to be laughable if it were not so dangerous to the well-being of every citizen who relies on our public health-care system. The ... Read More »

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Change to front street garbage collection questioned

By Letter to the Editor on August 8th, 2020

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 »

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UCP’s ‘non-plan’ for schools puts parents in dilemma

By Letter to the Editor on August 7th, 2020

Despite their back-to-school announcement recently, it’s worth noting that Alberta’s government didn’t actually make a decision. In the final analysis, they simply downloaded the decision onto parents. And now parents are caught between a rock and a hard place. The announcement stated that schools will resume in September more or less as they were before ... Read More »

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Real evidence doesn’t support SCS model

By Letter to the Editor on August 6th, 2020

Re: “Harm reduction still an effective strategy,” July 22 letter to the editor. The empirical evidence to which the author refers is clouded in a report that adds in alcohol, drugs and other addictive substances to hide the reality. What the evidence actually shows is very few addicts rehab based on the four pillars and ... Read More »

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Annoying our doctors, nurses dumb move by the province

By Letter to the Editor on August 6th, 2020

We have a history of training nurses who then go work in B.C. or the U.S. in places where they don’t educate their own. Meanwhile, our political leaders lay off highly skilled nurses and later, realizing we are short, try to hire them back. A few years ago there was an attempt to get some ... Read More »

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Investigation into SCS funds must be swift

By Letter to the Editor on August 5th, 2020

Re: “Province sends ARCHES audit to LPS,” Herald, July 24. If $1,600,000 of misappropriated, unaccounted for or money missing from the taxpayers’ piggy bank is not sufficient to investigate as a criminal matter, I don’t know what would be. This scandalous debacle from the beginning is coming to a conclusion and I’m one of the ... Read More »

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Practising the Golden Rule

By Letter to the Editor on August 5th, 2020

I wish to say I appreciate the article by Greg Bobinec, “Moms come together for photo to show lives lost to opioid crisis.” The photo is one of many taken across Canada for Moms Stop the Harm. I think the quotations of one mom reveal that experts in mental-health addictions are gaining ground. As well, ... Read More »

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