July 16th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Blood Tribe still seeking full compensation

By Letter to the Editor on July 15th, 2018

In regard to a letter written by Dale Brooks, July 8 Lethbridge Herald. This man stated the Blood Tribe was in court suing for “more compensation.” 1. The Blood Tribe was never compensated for the land that was swindled. 2. In 1877 during treaty negotiations, John A. McDonald agreed to share the land south of ... Read More »

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Letter shows ignorance about Blackfoot issue

By Letter to the Editor on July 15th, 2018

Rebuttal to Dale Brooks’ letter “Enough land claims, it’s time to move forward,” in the July 8 Herald. One hundred and forty years is simply a blemish in our 16,000 years of Blackfoot history. That is the amount of time our people have been found to reside in traditional lands. We have been here since ... Read More »

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There’s a different set of rules for PM

By Letter to the Editor on July 14th, 2018

Early in 2018 Prime Minister Trudeau accepted the resignation of his Sports and Disabilities minister, Albertan Kent Hehr, after allegations arose that said minister (years prior while an MLA in the Alberta Legislature), made an inappropriate, verbally suggestive comment to a female. Pending the obligatory investigation(s) Mr. Hehr promptly resigned his ministry – perhaps feeling ... Read More »

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Too many Lethbridge drivers ignoring the traffic laws

By Letter to the Editor on July 14th, 2018

What is happening with drivers in Lethbridge. It seems that every time that I drive these days I see more and more people on their cellphones than ever before. This has become the cause of more accidents these days than DUI and has become an epidemic. What is it going to take, a death or ... Read More »

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Indigenous people’s rights haven’t been upheld

By Letter to the Editor on July 12th, 2018

Kudos to our mayor and city council for creating a Truth and Reconciliation Committee and for including an Indigenous representative on the “Heart of the City Committee.” I was dismayed, though, to see a recent letter in The Herald criticizing the “Heart of the City” appointment. The gist of that letter is that we are ... Read More »

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Land claims letter lacking in fact

By Letter to the Editor on July 12th, 2018

Dale Brooks’ letter to the editor about Blood Tribe land claims is not only dismissive, but also lacking in fact. The treaty the Blood Tribe made with Canada was filled with problems from the start. Government translators incorrectly told the provisions of the treaty, and the first land survey done in 1882 was mysteriously shrunk ... Read More »

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Two-tiered health care is already here

By Letter to the Editor on July 11th, 2018

Over the past two years I’ve become more familiar with the Alberta health-care system than I would have liked due to an injury that has led to four operations to date. Some of the things I found out are quite disconcerting. I was informed that the year-plus long waits for MRIs are not because they ... Read More »

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The decline of human labour

By Letter to the Editor on July 11th, 2018

The back cover of the May 12 “Economist” was an advertisement of a computer software company. It boldly claimed: “No human labour – half the cost. No human error – 100 per cent more reliable.” The message is clear: “We don’t need people. They are expensive and unreliable. We eliminate people for you from workplace.” ... Read More »

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Lack of adequate EMS support is the key issue

By Letter to the Editor on July 10th, 2018

I would like to offer a response to Chief Paramedic Sandbeck, June 27 Herald letter to the editor, entitled, “Patient care top priority for EMS.” I suspect his words were in response to the coverage in The Herald of my recent talk to the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs. Whenever there is media coverage ... Read More »

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Leafs owe fans apology for long list of wrongs

By Letter to the Editor on July 10th, 2018

I realize that these pages are normally populated by letters dealing with far weightier topics, such as pleas from minority religious groups to maintain the right to discriminate against people based on who they are, but I can sit by no longer without offering comment on the blockbuster signing of John Tavares by the Toronto ... Read More »

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Hospital staff providing good service

By Letter to the Editor on July 10th, 2018

A few days ago I was so sick, with viral pneumonia, I didn’t know where to turn. Through concern, tests, kindness and professional competence, the Lethbridge hospital staff turned me around and the nurses on the ward at 454 were kind and did their job well. As a resident of Lethbridge, I have been well ... Read More »

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