February 21st, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to city crews for work in tough conditions

By Letter to the Editor on February 21st, 2019

Last Friday and Saturday (Feb. 15, 16) were miserably cold (minus 20) with bone-chilling wind. Exactly the worst kind of weather to have your water main rupture, as ours did just west of 30 Street West. It’s eye opening to realize just how much day-to-day living involves water. Especially when going from store to store ... Read More »

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Let it be

By Letter to the Editor on February 21st, 2019

With respect, Ms. Aristone, in her letter of Feb. 8, seems to be chasing down rabbit holes in her search for argumentation. In doing so, she fails to grasp the bishop’s advice and misses my parallel of church shuttering and local plant closures. Both shuttering and closures share in the appearance of disaster, the last ... Read More »

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Fracking in city limits raises concerns

By Letter to the Editor on February 20th, 2019

We were shocked and outraged to learn of Tamarack Energy’s fracking site on Lethbridge’s westside. We oppose fracking – especially near populated areas – for numerous reasons: 1. Ground and surface water contamination by oil and wastewater laced with toxic metals, chemicals and radioactive substances; 2. Massive amounts of water – 7.5 to 15 million ... Read More »

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Meeting the GHG challenge

By Letter to the Editor on February 20th, 2019

The increase in human population is directly related to an increasing use of energy, fossil energy in particular. This has climate consequences, with significant negative impact on life forms on this planet. Credible sources inform us of the need to reduce fossil-fuel use drastically and quickly. And some are responding to the challenge. The City ... Read More »

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NDP gov’t can’t claim as much of the credit as they are taking

By Letter to the Editor on February 19th, 2019

I read with interest Lethbridge East MLA Maria Fitzpatrick’s monthly column in the Lethbridge Herald, “Fighting for southern Albertans.” First, I will agree that when the NDP formed the government they were faced with very tough decisions based on the state of one of Alberta’s most important industries, fossil-fuel energy. There are two parts to ... Read More »

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Do own research before switching to solar panels

By Letter to the Editor on February 16th, 2019

Two weeks ago (Jan. 28 at 12:35 a.m.) I watched a segment of “Full Measure” with Sharyl Attkisson on ABC Seattle titled “Solar Power: Clean and Cheap or Costly and Dirty.” I believe the information provided in this 10-minute segment should have been shown on a prime-time newscast for everyone to view. Solar power isn’t ... Read More »

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Voters should fact-check ahead of coming elections

By Letter to the Editor on February 15th, 2019

Recently the public was aware of the fact that Global news media will be fact-checking claims by the various parties in the next provincial election and I hope they will continue the practice into the federal election as well. I also hope other news media outlets will follow suit. This is imperative for people to ... Read More »

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Drilling operation nothing to worry about

By Letter to the Editor on February 14th, 2019

I am responding to the front page story, Saturday, Feb. 9, regarding the oil well drilling operation in west Lethbridge. First, I am not an employee, owner or in any way an industry person. I am just an old retired guy who enjoys a quality of life that is in part a product of the ... Read More »

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Solutions to the GSA-SOGI debacle

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2019

A few months prior to the vote on GSA law (Bill 10), Premier Prentice’s goals were fairness, balance and building consensus: “… because rights need to be advanced, children need to be protected, parents need to be reassured and school boards need to be respected.” To date, not one of these goals has been achieved. ... Read More »

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Recognizing when people do the right thing

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2019

While it was buried away in the middle of Feb. 1’s business section, the Globe and Mail ran a fairly lengthy article on the agreements the Government of Alberta has just signed with the Blood band and the Ermineskin and Samson Cree bands guaranteeing those communities access to a reliable supply of potable water. In ... Read More »

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Where is corporate responsibility?

By Letter to the Editor on February 12th, 2019

What are the reasons people are becoming disillusioned with the corporate influence in our government? There is daily evidence of corporate irresponsibility. The Supreme Court recently decided that banks and oil corporations must pay for cleanup of damage from drilling activity. Often the politicians and self-interested individuals display a narrow view of corporate behaviour. Yes, ... Read More »

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