August 14th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Investigation into SCS funds must be swift

By Letter to the Editor on August 5th, 2020

Re: “Province sends ARCHES audit to LPS,” Herald, July 24. If $1,600,000 of misappropriated, unaccounted for or money missing from the taxpayers’ piggy bank is not sufficient to investigate as a criminal matter, I don’t know what would be. This scandalous debacle from the beginning is coming to a conclusion and I’m one of the ... Read More »

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Prevailing local attitude backs environmental destruction

By Letter to the Editor on July 31st, 2020

Lethbridge citizens recently learned about misconduct by Lethbridge Police Service officers, who were trying to prevent the protection of the eastern slopes watershed and to enable harassment of environmental advocates. Chief Scott Woods released a statement in which he said he was satisfied that the officers were held accountable, by a reduction in rank. No ... Read More »

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Defunding SCS will lead to major harm

By Letter to the Editor on July 30th, 2020

Dear Honourable Minister and Associate Minister Shandro and Luan: Albertans for Ethical Drug Policy are disheartened and appalled by the announcement to defund the supervised consumption service (SCS) in Lethbridge. We are a collaborative group comprised of advocates, service providers, and people with lived/living experience (PWLLE). We are strongly urging you to consider the ramifications ... Read More »

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City’s new recycling plan lacks fairness

By Letter to the Editor on July 30th, 2020

Re: Curbside recycling for large condominiums buildings Although curbside recycling is beneficial, the study on which it is based, if applied to large condominiums, is badly flawed. User costs are not distributed and accrued appropriately to each user group which is contrary to publicly accepted user-pay concepts and a distortion of equity and fairness. The ... Read More »

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COVID complacency

By Letter to the Editor on July 29th, 2020

The Director-General of the World Health Organization recently said that the COVID-19 pandemic will probably get “worse and worse,” because known counter measures are not applied strictly enough, especially in the Americas. It is a known phenomenon without a fancy name. People, animals and plants get used to adverse circumstances, adapt accordingly and accept the ... Read More »

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Bill 21 could threaten Albertans’ right to fair hearing

By Letter to the Editor on July 29th, 2020

I >am a retired >police officer and >court agent operating out of Medicine Hat. >I recently became aware of >the proposed Alberta Administrative Penalties Act that the UCP are trying to sneak through under Bill 21. I also note that this bill has already had second reading. > With this new legislation traffic court would ... Read More »

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Protect others by wearing a mask

By Letter to the Editor on July 27th, 2020

Ignorance is bliss, right? When it comes to COVID-19 that is not an excuse. Please educate yourself. In case you are still confused about whether you should wear a mask or not, perhaps I can help. When the newest coronavirus arrived here in Canada, it was recommended that only those with symptoms should wear a ... Read More »

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Front garbage pickup doesn’t make sense

By Letter to the Editor on July 27th, 2020

I totally agree with Lori Bauman (July 4 letter to the editor) and other comments in regards to opposition to the front-lane garbage pickup. For 60-plus years back alleys were designed and constructed for garbage pickup and utilities. It makes no sense to move garbage bins and recycle bins to the front. I was told ... Read More »

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UCP stuck in a two-dimensional world

By Letter to the Editor on July 27th, 2020

The difficulty with the UCP is they inhabit a two-dimensional world. Their world exists only with tax and money. The human element is missing, and they have difficulty including real people in their concepts of value. Cosmologists have a similar problem describing additional dimensions to people stuck in the world of four dimensions; it is ... Read More »

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U of L data breach needs to be treated as a serious incident

By Letter to the Editor on July 25th, 2020

This letter is to inform the public of a breach of confidential health data by the University of Lethbridge Health Centre. On July 13 I was sent an email that informed me that my confidential personal data including my full name, birth date and Personal Health Number was put into an unencrypted and unprotected Excel ... Read More »

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Province cosying up to coal-mining industry

By Letter to the Editor on July 24th, 2020

The Kenney government has just opened up a good swath of the First Range and the foothills to open-pit coal mining and a lot of the mining companies holding options on the coal in them thar hills are Australian. And that’s worrying. As these things go, successive Australian governments, state and federal, have fallen into ... Read More »

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