January 23rd, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Shandro should be replaced

By Letter to the Editor on January 22nd, 2021

Editor: Below are a few comments about current health issues and the United Conservative Party of Alberta: a) Per capita, Alberta has had amongst the highest number of COVID-19 infections in Canada. This can be largely attributed to Mr. Kenney’s reluctance to make the wearing of masks in public mandatory and to impose a timely ... Read More »

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Thinking is not a waste of a human being’s time

By Letter to the Editor on January 20th, 2021

We are going crazy under Covid lockdown. We have to be doing something or interacting with someone to feel alive. We are not good at just sitting. I was once forced to spend three days in solitary confinement in the immigration detention facility before expelled from South Africa. It drove me insane for not having ... Read More »

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Shandro doesn’t understand

By Letter to the Editor on January 20th, 2021

Editor: Last week, Alberta Health Services took over ambulance response calls at call centres located nowhere near Lethbridge, without regard to the potential cost in local lives lost. It is clear that Minster Shandro and Premier Kenney show no understanding of the life-saving nature of integrated EMS dispatch in Lethbridge. Losing integrated dispatch means ultimately ... Read More »

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Can a newly-tested vaccine be used?

By Letter to the Editor on January 16th, 2021

Editor Re: Letter I faxed on Jan. 6 and a few dayss later Rachael Harder wrote a column stating the same concerns. Well, I have never met or her talked to her. So you see more people think the same way. If Mr. Nightingale can send his letter and you print it, I’m sure my ... Read More »

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How much is a life worth?

By Letter to the Editor on January 16th, 2021

A question for Messrs. Kenney and Shandro, “How much is a life worth?” Let me explain. A couple years ago, my wife and I visited family for Christmas, returning to Lethbridge on December 26. I stopped the car and shut the engine off. As I exited the car, my wife asked in a slurred voice ... Read More »

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We need to look in our own backyard

By Letter to the Editor on January 16th, 2021

The Alberta Energy Regulator informs us that there are eight orphan well sites that date back 100 years and one of them was drilled back in 1911. AER then informs us that there are thousands of orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells and sites that need to be cleaned up. Added to this are ... Read More »

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The chickens do come home to roost

By Letter to the Editor on January 15th, 2021

Dear Editor: A politician’s most reliable pals are the universality of an electorates short and forgiving memory. In the Jan. 12, 2021 Herald front page item “Spearman wants Shandro fired,” our departing mayor cries he’s “very concerned” that prevailing UCP health minister Tyler Shandro “is not listening”, he “is ignoring best practices” and “choosing to ... Read More »

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Happiness comes when acknowledging others rights

By Letter to the Editor on January 15th, 2021

Dear Editor: Civil war, attacks on democracy, and breaching national offices are often associated with countries of the ‘developing world’. However, what we saw (in Washington) was the population of the “greatest country in modern day history” acting lawlessly. As a young Canadian citizen, I never imagined that my neighbours across the border would act ... Read More »

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Kenney needs to take the lead

By Letter to the Editor on January 14th, 2021

Mr. Jason Kenney: You are our leader of this beautiful province. You tell people no Christmas celebration with family, no New Year’s party with friends and you have people in your caucus who travel to warmer climates, one even went to the U.K. where COVID-19 is very bad and this could travel. And you, our ... Read More »

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Positivity is a pick-me-up

By Letter to the Editor on January 14th, 2021

Letter: It was a pleasure reading the commentary in the Jan. 2 edition. It provided thought-provoking and optimistic viewpoints for 2021. This positive outlook was reinforced in the results of Saturday’s poll where over 60 per cent of respondents said they were optimistic for 2021. I’m glad to read that most people take a mature ... Read More »

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Biological warfare a quiet frontline plan

By Letter to the Editor on January 14th, 2021

Letter: Mel Godlonton’s strawman attack on Arlene Butler (Jan. 6) just proves that wrath feels right. The problem for Mel is that Arlene is right. Thanks to the leak of a speech delivered by China’s military to its Communist Party masters, we know biological warfare’s been a quiet frontline plan in Beijing for decades. It’s ... Read More »

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