June 19th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Trump treatment of Canada disgraceful

By Letter to the Editor on June 19th, 2018

If you are wondering what is going on in the United States with the president, rest assured that most of us Americans are trying to figure that out, too. Alienating our closest friend, Canada – not to mention our other global allies at the G-7 summit – was predictable, par for the course, given the ... Read More »

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Is carbon tax worth $10B loss?

By Letter to the Editor on June 19th, 2018

MP Rachael Harder should be commended for pointing out that we must continue to develop our oil and gas industry. I also share her frustration that, despite repeated questioning by the federal Conservatives, the price tag for the Trudeau Liberal government’s carbon tax is still a secret. Some numbers are available, however. In, Economic and ... Read More »

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Tip your hats to all the moms and dads

By Letter to the Editor on June 17th, 2018

Precious moms and dads. Yes, and especially moms, and their special career of motherhood. I fondly remember my mom, even trough the most difficult times, always loving, caring and protecting their children. And Dad was always our breadwinner, and the supporter for Mom raising the children. In raising our own family, I appreciate my wife ... Read More »

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If needles are to be handed out, they should be tracked

By Letter to the Editor on June 17th, 2018

The ARCHES representative states that, “some people on social media say that we should just let the addicts infect each other.” Yet that “some” is basically “none.” In fact, 99 per cent of the posters on Facebook and the petition say that we need to do everything possible to mitigate disease among the addicts. Most ... Read More »

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MAiD law marks second anniversary

By Letter to the Editor on June 16th, 2018

June 17 will mark the second anniversary of the enactment of Canada’s law concerning medical assistance in dying (MAiD). Since the law came into being, approximately 4,000 people have availed themselves of its provisions in order to escape from intolerable suffering brought about by incurable diseases. This number represents less than one per cent of ... Read More »

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Not getting the whole story on pipelines?

By Letter to the Editor on June 16th, 2018

In today’s world of misinformation and fake news, it is difficult for the average citizen to fully understand all the complex issues affecting their daily lives. From my perspective one of the major contributors to these problems are our elected representatives. They seem to like to tell you only the part of the story that ... Read More »

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Recipe for a compassionate community

By Letter to the Editor on June 14th, 2018

Gerald Morton’s letter of June 6, titled “Lethbridge is just being a caring city,” confused me as to its purpose but I did gain from it a sense of where priorities lie. There’s no axe to grind nor desire to engage in a contest with that writer but for the record, here’s something to chew ... Read More »

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We are partners, not enemies

By Letter to the Editor on June 14th, 2018

This is my confession, not a sermon. I am writing what I’m struggling about. It is difficult to love people who always oppose or question whatever I say. We call such people “Yana Yatsu” in Japanese. It means “disagreeable jerk.” I can be like that, too. It takes patience to stay friends with them. Kings ... Read More »

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Governments have stagnated progress

By Letter to the Editor on June 13th, 2018

When we look at progress in the world, we must ask ourselves, “What have we done in the last 100 years?” Unfortunately, the answer to that question is a big fat “not much.” The big reason is that we are a capitalist society and nothing gets a chance unless it makes somebody a profit, or ... Read More »

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Highway 3 plans threaten a historic resource

By Letter to the Editor on June 13th, 2018

The Frank Slide, known around the world, is North America’s most deadly rockslide. It’s a stunning, jaw-dropping memorial for approximately 100 people. During the 100th anniversary (2003) of the Frank Slide, Frank Slide Interpretive Centre visitors looked down on Highway 3 and witnessed the unthinkable. Industrial equipment was actively bulldozing the designated historic resource they ... Read More »

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Seniors shouldn’t be held ransom in labour dispute

By Letter to the Editor on June 12th, 2018

The cursory writing to be found in the Sunday, May 27 Herald concerning the unionized picketing at AgeCare Columbia did no justice to either position. If the Herald wishes to raise the issue of care aides demonstrating by addressing it front and centre in their newspaper, it would seem reasonable to do the subject justice. ... Read More »

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