March 31st, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Carbon tax increase much higher than we’re being told

By Letter to the Editor on March 31st, 2020

I have just looked at my utility bill for last month, and I see the federal carbon tax has been added. The Government of Canada website states “the average household will see a 13 per cent increase” in their utility bill. They also talk about the amount of the tax “per cubic metre” of gas. ... Read More »

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The many benefits of shopping locally

By Letter to the Editor on March 31st, 2020

My perspective on shopping local whenever possible and especially during what will be an increasingly challenging time for local business and our local economy. (I don’t sell bikes. This is an example, not a sales pitch.) When you buy a bike from a large, multinational, out-of-region online retailer, you: – get a bike. When you ... Read More »

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Man versus the Earth

By Letter to the Editor on March 28th, 2020

I remember Charles Atlas, a man with the Earth on his back, advertising body-building techniques. That was never my thing, but cleaning the Earth and its pollution has always been a keen task. Lethbridge started a feeble task in recycling with the blue bins, but most things, especially industrial waste, still ends up in the ... Read More »

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One-state strategy would destroy Israel

By Letter to the Editor on March 27th, 2020

Re: Gwynne Dyer: “Bibi, Benny, Ruvi and Israel’s future” (March 14 Herald, Page A6) While there’s a virtual consensus for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Dyer’s advocating for the “one-state solution” is being insidiously sold in the language of peace. So why then is the one-state or bi-national solution unacceptable? At its ... Read More »

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One-state solution won’t work in Israel

By Letter to the Editor on March 27th, 2020

Gwynne Dyer calls for one state for the Arabs and Jews (March 14 Herald). He did not mention whether this state would be democratic or autocratic. The Palestinian Authority is an autocratic state. Its leader, Mahmoud Abbas, was elected president in 2004. Another election was supposed to take place in 2009. This election was cancelled. ... Read More »

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COVID the latest crisis in 70 years of crises

By Letter to the Editor on March 26th, 2020

Not only have I been around a long time, I have an interest in history and current events. An easy conclusion: there has been nothing in the last 70 years that can match the COVID-19 crisis for its worldwide reach and damage to the economies of the world. However, it is not likely the number ... Read More »

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Good advice for living in a COVID-19 world

By Letter to the Editor on March 25th, 2020

School closings, sports event cancellations, food hoarding… We live in a new coronavirus-induced world. Yet some personal health facts remain unchanged. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer good advice for preventing community spread and personal infection: apply social distancing, sanitize surfaces, wash your hands, don’t touch your face. But, there’s more… Does ... Read More »

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Bill C-8 will limit help for children with gender issues

By Letter to the Editor on March 25th, 2020

Something worrisome is happening to gender-confused children in Canada. Every parent should know that Bill C-8, the Conversion Therapy Ban, limits opportunities for children to receive thorough psychological care. Should the bill pass, it will criminalize therapists who help children to accept their natural bodies. In the past, therapists used various methods, including waiting. They ... Read More »

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UCP cutting the ‘lifeboats’

By Letter to the Editor on March 24th, 2020

Most lifeboats on most ships are a waste of money and space most of the time. But on the rare occasion that a crisis arises, you need them. On every ship, all the time. After all, the White Star Line didn’t bother “wasting” space and money for lifeboats on an unsinkable ship. Then the Titanic ... Read More »

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Are private health-care options really so bad?

By Letter to the Editor on March 24th, 2020

Re: Two-tiered health system would be a nightmare,” March 3 letter to the editor. I disagree with Alan Spiller’s letter. I know of three persons who had hip replacement done in Montana. Two had both hips done, the other one hip. So that freed up five places for people in Alberta that need surgery. Why ... Read More »

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Plans for costly centre raises some questions

By Letter to the Editor on March 24th, 2020

With regard to the Lethbridge Herald article Feb. 12 on an Indigenous Cultural Centre in the City of Lethbridge. Perry Stein, the Indigenous Relations Adviser for the City of Lethbridge, advises that we need such a centre and the cost could be as high as $20 million – and that we need this cultural centre ... Read More »

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