June 16th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

A thank you would be nice for customers

By Letter to the Editor on June 12th, 2021

Editor: This is an open letter to all of the owners, managers, and supervisors, of 99 per cent of the businesses in this city. Why is it, that when I come into your business, and spend my hard-earned money, that I don’t get a thank you from, you, the owner, or your employee?? Instead, I ... Read More »

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Harder’s contempt for artists unacceptable

By Letter to the Editor on June 12th, 2021

Editor: Last Friday, Conservative MP Rachael Harder made extremely derogatory comments about Canadian and Quebec artists in these pages. She made similar comments on May 31 during a working session of the Standing Committee on Heritage on Bill C-10. According to Ms. Harder, the arts fund would only go to “a very niche group of ... Read More »

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Lethbridge needs to be considered relative to similar sized cities

By Letter to the Editor on June 12th, 2021

Editor: There has been much controversy about the need for a performing arts centre in Lethbridge. Most recently, the focus has been on the fact that we are not Calgary, so why would we try to emulate Calgary? We are a city of almost 100,000 and the Yates’ seating is 474. Perhaps it would be ... Read More »

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Light nuisance bylaw would be a win for all

By Letter to the Editor on June 12th, 2021

Editor: Spring and summer are seasons we most associate with birds, bees and the beauty of nature. The problem is we’re seeing far fewer of these and other creatures with each passing year. Driving species to decline or extinction is alarming not only because the beauty of nature is vanishing before our eyes but our ... Read More »

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Failure not an option in climate battle

By Letter to the Editor on June 12th, 2021

Editor: Still reeling from the ravages of the First World War, the 1929 financial crash, and the Great Depression, the Canadian economy of 1939 was in the ditch: industry on life support, agriculture impoverished, shipbuilding comatose, unemployment at a runaway 17 per cent, national treasury empty, military feeble, political system futile. Yet by the Second ... Read More »

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Censoring speech on social media unacceptable

By Letter to the Editor on June 12th, 2021

Editor: Regarding the legislation of censoring freedom of speech on social media – this is unacceptable! When a government decides to change the law in order to give themselves an advantage, this is when the leaders of that government should stop, look back at history, and realize their greed, their desire for power, and their ... Read More »

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Harder comments have cost her the respect of artists

By Letter to the Editor on June 12th, 2021

Editor: An open letter to the Honourable Rachael Harder, MP. Many of us in the arts community have shown tolerance to your wildly inaccurate objections to Bill C-10, and even been lightly amused by your confusion between the Charter of Rights and The Broadcast Act. However, your latest proclamations regarding Canadian artists, particularly in Quebec, ... Read More »

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Be wary when hiring contractors

By Letter to the Editor on June 10th, 2021

We had a contractor from Lethbridge build our patio. When he was done, I had a nightmare with a leaky roof. Initially, I asked him to build a wooden flat roof, but he insisted on an incline metal roof. The part of the fascia that connects the patio roof was too high and the roof ... Read More »

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Arts centre aspirations too big for a city of this size

By Letter to the Editor on June 10th, 2021

Editor: In a June 2 Herald article, councillors Carlson and Campbell make a case for a new Performing Arts Centre (PAC). I have partaken of the performing arts all of my life. I had a spouse and raised a child both of whom are amateur performing artists. I do not need to be convinced that ... Read More »

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Cost of name changes would be prohibitive

By Letter to the Editor on June 10th, 2021

Editor: It is my belief that the special interest groups within our city are passing their own agendas onto the citizens of Lethbridge through the media with total disregard of how their “wants” will be funded or how they will affect the greater population. Such is the case of Ms. Digout requesting that the name ... Read More »

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Pope needs to apologize for the residential schools

By Letter to the Editor on June 10th, 2021

Editor: On June 1, 2021 the Lethbridge Herald carried a front page photograph of children’s shoes laid on St. Patrick’s Church steps. As a Catholic, I am ashamed. And angry. I can no longer excuse the Pope’s refusal to apologize for residential school atrocities. Since the very definition of sin is an offense against truth ... Read More »

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