January 24th, 2022

Letters to the Editor

SSIG vision doesn’t seem to represent all residents

By Lethbridge Herald on January 22nd, 2022

Editor: Social Services Integration Group is supposedly tasked by the City to provide a plan of Social Services and locate them for Lethbridge.  I submitted a 27-page plan to the SSIG that explains the needs and wants of some of the Blackfoot Confederacy in regards to Indigenous addiction treatment.  My plan provides a suggested location ... Read More »

7 responses

Free trade a system that reroutes funding to corporate profit

By Lethbridge Herald on January 20th, 2022

Editor: We often hear criticism of the UCP and Jason Kenney for incompetence; but it might be more useful to inform ourselves of the origins of their belief system.  The “free” trade agenda was a failure on its first introduction in British policy 1830s to 1920. The newer edition is as equally incompetent as the ... Read More »

10 responses

A person just has to love Alberta politics

By Lethbridge Herald on January 19th, 2022

Editor: Now, I’m quite content to let the professionals analyze the psyscho-sexual impulses that lead a fellow to spend his spare time down in his basement polishing his Glock.  I’m more interested in the socio-political reasoning which leads the premier to pick handguns for another of his trademark bush wars against the Feds.  Our boy ... Read More »

8 responses

Thoughts on letters to the editor and anonymous posts

By Lethbridge Herald on January 19th, 2022

Editor: When I was wondering what I should do after retirement, I thought of writing. I asked a friend for advice. He was a managing editor of a national magazine. He nixed the idea of a book. He said: publishing a ‘book’ may be good for your ego but it’s not easy to attract readers ... Read More »

12 responses

Why won’t Kenney deal with the unvaccinated?

By Lethbridge Herald on January 19th, 2022

Editor: I am impressed how Quebec mandated vaccination proof to gain access to liquor and marijuana stores. Selfish non-vaxers who won’t get jabs, despite a collapsing health system, may drop their resistance in order to get booze or grass. Alberta foolishly tried bribing people $100 to get vaccinated and failed. Why is Kenney reluctant to ... Read More »

20 responses

People of Afghanistan need West’s help to survive

By Lethbridge Herald on January 19th, 2022

Editor: We watch on television with heartbreak a million children in Afghanistan are grossly undernourished, many dying daily from starvation. They have harrowed ittle faces, large haunted eyes, bones sticking out of their pale, wrinkled skin and swollen bellies due to prolonged hunger. I wonder what is their fault. This is not just an Afghanistan ... Read More »

3 responses

Alberta needs to stick with homegrown leaders

By Lethbridge Herald on January 14th, 2022

Editor: Alberta for the past few years has used a formula of hiring federal retread ministers to lead the province and people to some form of leadership and prosperity. As we can see, this formula is full of holes as our provincial finance picture is a complete collapse and the province is owing billions which ... Read More »

22 responses

Donald Trump a major threat to democracy in the United States

By Lethbridge Herald on January 13th, 2022

Editor:  I was dismayed and appalled that a number of respondents thought that Trump should not be held accountable for the Jan. 6 insurrection/riot at the Capitol in DC.   He started it with the “stop the steal” lie that the election had been stolen, even after many counts and recounts could find no election ... Read More »

20 responses

Jan. 6 letter to the editor was trash

By Lethbridge Herald on January 12th, 2022

Editor: Shame on you, Lethbridge Herald, for printing the kind of trash that spewed from the mouth of Dennis Bremner in his Jan. 6 Letter to the Editor.   You now share the blame in spreading unintelligent, uninformed, unfounded, and nonfactual information when you published his racist rant on those that live on the fringes of ... Read More »

9 responses

Kenney letting anti-vaxxers win

By Lethbridge Herald on January 12th, 2022

Editor: Your headline “Kenney renews promise that Alberta will not mandate vaccinations” should actually read: “Kenney renews promise that COVID will continue.”  What Kenney is actually saying is not so much that the choice to vaccinate is personal choice.  Instead, his real message is “anti-vaxxers win, our health care workers are not worth protecting, and ... Read More »

19 responses

State of Alberta’s healthcare system should be of concern to everyone in the province

By Lethbridge Herald on January 12th, 2022

Editor: I am a very concerned citizen worried about the present state of our emergency services. Alberta’s healthcare system has been strained, from ambulance service to ICUs, for many months. Illness, physical and mental health injuries, and increased suicide have plagued its staff. Workers are exhausted and burned out at an alarming rate after almost ... Read More »

2 responses