April 11th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Location matters for facility to help addicts and homeless

By Letter to the Editor on April 10th, 2021

Editor: The Mustard Seed (MS) has twice tried to set up services in Lethbridge and twice has been defeated. For many, this was welcome news. While we recognize the importance of helping the homeless, drug addicts and alcoholics it’s important to ensure that whatever organization comes in, that we don’t end up with variations of ... Read More »

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Justice minister needs to cool it on threats

By Letter to the Editor on April 10th, 2021

Editor: To Kaycee Madu re: “Justice Minister Kaycee Madu says he is prepared to follow through on a threat to disband the Lethbridge police if changes are not made.” I suggest that such threatening remarks, especially from a Minister of Justice, are not acceptable. Last year, as Minister of Justice you made some harsh and ... Read More »

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Coal policy must consider all effects of mining

By Letter to the Editor on April 9th, 2021

Editor: The proposed Grassy Mountain and Tent coal mine areas are the headwaters of the Oldman River which supplies much needed water to the semi-arid southwestern Alberta and Saskatchewan regions. Cities, farms and animals depend on this water. Open pit mining exposes toxic elements and dust. Residual rock slurries are produced as tailings. Toxic elements ... Read More »

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Freedom needs to have some limitations

By Letter to the Editor on April 9th, 2021

Editor: Many people hate wearing masks. They say requiring masks and not allowing to gather for worship is an attack on the fundamental right to freedom. But we must remember that we wear masks primarily to prevent spreading deadly virus to other people because we don’t know if we are carrying virus or not. We ... Read More »

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Public input needed on City projects

By Letter to the Editor on April 8th, 2021

Editor: The City of Lethbridge undertakes hundreds of millions of dollars in expenditures within the Capital Improvement Plan. Considering the incredible size of these expeditures and the ongoing costs to maintain projects, we would expect the greatest citizen input, transparency, and scrutiny! However, the City is only now asking for citizen input, and the ask ... Read More »

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We need to take action to halt COVID-19

By Letter to the Editor on April 8th, 2021

Editor: The younger generation are front- line workers (hospital,schools, stores, grocery stores, baristas, first responders …) The younger generation often has to live in group settings to survive financially. There is no paid sick leave for many in the younger generation to survive getting sick. Furthermore, our vaccination rate cannot keep up with the infection ... Read More »

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Youth need to use their vote in local elections to support progressive climate action

By Letter to the Editor on April 8th, 2021

Editor: As I read Dr. Michael E. Mann’s new book, The New Climate War, I was faced with a flood of accounts of climate denialism theories, political opposition to reasonable market-based climate solutions, and organized attacks of hypocrisy towards prominent climate scientists and spokespeople. As a young environmental activist, it was an eye-opening encounter to ... Read More »

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New Alberta curriculum is rubbish

By Letter to the Editor on April 7th, 2021

Premier Kenney: As both a father of two young children and an educator of 17 years in this province, I am writing to express my profound disappointment with the draft K-6 curriculum released this week. Although I, like so many others, have grave concerns with the Social Studies content in terms of its Eurocentric, colonialist ... Read More »

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New advertising bylaw will conceal the workings of city hall

By Letter to the Editor on April 6th, 2021

Editor: Re:City Council Approves Bylaw 6251 Amendments for Less Transparency On January 12, 2021, Lethbridge Council passed a motion to “save money” and to “bring the bylaw into the 21st Century” by reallocating print advertising to social media. We believe this amendment will further conceal, rather than reveal, the workings of City Hall. Lethbridge taxpayers ... Read More »

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Alberta Health Services is a toothless tiger in preventing the spread of COVID

By Letter to the Editor on April 6th, 2021

Editor: On Wednesday, March 31, the Premier made a plea to Albertans to respect public health guidelines in the face of rising COVID cases. Too bad such a plea is hollow: if the UCP government meant any of its urgings to change behaviour in response to rising COVID case counts, it would have taken action ... Read More »

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How stupid does Trudeau think Canadians are?

By Letter to the Editor on April 3rd, 2021

Editor: I must admit the PM is as colourful as his socks. He is now on a Liberal fund-raising campaign and is taking jabs at any premier who criticizes his inability to get vaccines by distorting the facts to a point Trump would be proud of his spin! The PM is famous for his comments ... Read More »

17 responses