June 17th, 2019

Letters to the Editor

MP protesting an imaginary problem

By Letter to the Editor on June 15th, 2019

Ms. Harder goes on at length to protest about an imaginary problem. All any doctor has to do when faced with a request from a patient wishing to avail themselves of an entirely legal process, namely, medical aid in dying, is to supply them with a telephone number or an email address of the local ... Read More »

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Elder abuse still rampant

By Letter to the Editor on June 15th, 2019

Stories about seniors and elders being attacked and abused are becoming more prevalently reported in The Lethbridge Herald. Situations described are obviously abusive toward seniors; however, no charges specifically related to elder abuse are being laid against the abusers. Other charges may be laid – assault causing bodily harm, being disguised with intent, housebreaking to ... Read More »

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Easy way out comes at a cost

By Letter to the Editor on June 13th, 2019

-Recent news that city council voted to have the downtown YMCA demolished comes as no surprise. Once again City admin has influenced the decision and like sheep, most of council went along with it. Councillors who voted for demolition seem to forget that admin has made many mistakes over the years including allowing the Y ... Read More »

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Photo radar a cash cow or speeding deterrent?

By Letter to the Editor on June 13th, 2019

As one who has received my share of photos, I had to speak out. Currently, there seems to be literally dozens of construction sites on busy roads, main arteries. If photo radar really is a safety device meant to deter speeders, wouldn’t it make sense to have these stationed in those areas with reduced speed ... Read More »

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First, explore human intelligence

By Letter to the Editor on June 13th, 2019

A recent hot topic is artificial intelligence and its development for humanity. I am curious, how do we define intelligence? To what do we apply it – physical, emotional, political, ethical? Before we hope to explore artificial intelligence (AI), maybe we should fully explore human intelligence. Are we just looking for someone else to blame ... Read More »

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Supervised consumption site not helping the problem

By Letter to the Editor on June 12th, 2019

The purpose of this letter is to describe the ongoing destruction of Lethbridge due to the SCS, and to show that the terms “SCS” and “SCS saves lives” are misnomers. The SCS began operating in small downtown Lethbridge approximately 15 months ago. The results have been: – A massive increase in all crime including assaults ... Read More »

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Why aren’t we mad about the price of gas in Lethbridge?

By Letter to the Editor on June 12th, 2019

I just can’t help wondering why Lethbridge and region gas stations are charging 20 cents ($1.179)+ a litre more for fuel than Calgary, Okotoks, Edmonton, Leduc ($.95.7-97.5) and most of the province. God knows we get paid less here to do the same jobs as those places, rent and housing is not exactly affordable, and ... Read More »

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Natural gas billis unconscionable

By Letter to the Editor on June 11th, 2019

As I do every month, I review my bills before paying them. Over and above the usual disgust in reviewing how much it costs to live, it struck me that my Direct Energy natural gas bill is outrageous. The gas I used is $37 and my bill is $108. Doing the math, I am paying ... Read More »

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What do we stand up for in Alberta?

By Letter to the Editor on June 11th, 2019

When disaster or crime happens somewhere else, are we in Canada safe? Do we tell ourselves we are special; a favoured nation, province, or family? Can we afford to be told we are different from Quebecers or Ottawa? We are taught by parents, politicians and religion to believe, not to question. Just follow the instructions, ... Read More »

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Urinating officer may have had a good reason

By Letter to the Editor on June 11th, 2019

I read with dismay the front page coverage of the Lethbridge Police Officer urinating in a city parking lot – not for the perceived insult to the service and the uniform, but for the lack of alternatives that should have been considered for the officer’s behaviour. Perhaps the officer may have prostate problems or was ... Read More »

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Defending freedomof religion

By Letter to the Editor on June 8th, 2019

Our MP, Rachael Harder spoke in Parliament on May 29 to defend the religious rights of medical practitioners who refuse to provide Medical Aid In Dying (MAID) to their patients. Ms. Harder objects to the recent court decision in Ontario which stated that patients who want information about and access to MAID have the right ... Read More »

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