October 16th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

October election may be city’s most important

By Letter to the Editor on October 9th, 2021

Editor: October 18 may be the most important election in the history of this city. That day residents determine whether they employ a municipal government who works for them, or if they continue to enslave themselves through runaway taxation and work for government! Administrators at every level are slowly eroding through debt-supported taxation, freedoms and ... Read More »

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What system is really better than our own?

By Letter to the Editor on October 9th, 2021

Editor: In response to the “Letter to the Editor” on Sept. 30 titled “Capitalist system is unfair and socially unjust” by Ramma Sawhney:  What would she propose as an alternative? First of all we do not have a totally capitalist society system. If we did there wouldn’t be all of the handouts of money that ... Read More »

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Alberta’s education system needs support from Minister

By Letter to the Editor on October 9th, 2021

Editor: To the Honorable Adriana LaGrange, below is a letter to you, to the Alberta provincial government, education stakeholders and everyone whose life is touched by education: On “World Teacher Day” I beg you to take a minute and consider the voices of your teachers, and hear us when we say: our kids are not ... Read More »

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Do your best to stay out of an intensive care nit

By Letter to the Editor on October 8th, 2021

Editor: I have just been released from Foothills hospital after major surgery. What a scary experience, with more patients than beds in ICUs. Two weeks ago, I woke up in the middle of the night with all signs pointing to serious heart attack. They stabilized me at Emergency here in Lethbridge. I was kept on ... Read More »

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It’s time for Neudorf and the UCP to get back to work on crisis

By Letter to the Editor on October 8th, 2021

Editor: Everybody deserves a break, a holiday. But in times of crisis that sometimes has to give way to a greater good. In a COVID world, the government has invoked a clause in their collective agreement with nurses to allow them to direct “mandatory overtime or cancelling of pre-approved vacation time”. But what about the ... Read More »

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It’s time to quit blaming addicts for the city’s problems

By Letter to the Editor on October 7th, 2021

Editor: The city of Lethbridge is in turmoil – the opioid crisis has taken its toll on many people, especially the addicts. Instead of being divided, I ask you to unite. We need a large support system. This is a big issue. Band aid solutions will not solve the problem. In fact, it just infects ... Read More »

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Senate can be a powerful tool for Alberta

By Letter to the Editor on October 7th, 2021

Editor: True and lasting reform may be a long way off still but we are taking steps in the right direction This year, I reached a point in my career and life where I knew I wanted to do more, for Alberta and all Canadians. And so I decided to channel decades of governance experience ... Read More »

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We deserve better from our province

By Letter to the Editor on October 7th, 2021

Editor: Premier Jason Kenney recently stated that 80 per cent of Alberta’s population had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination and also reiterated that he would not be increasing any further restrictions such as the “fire break” proposal recommended by several of Alberta’s top doctors. He further stated that he would not ... Read More »

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Premier needs to resign over COVID pandemic

By Letter to the Editor on October 7th, 2021

Editor: According to the Government of Canada’s COVID 19 Daily Epidemiology update:  Over the last 7 days, Canada’s total COVID case count was 30,335. Over the last seven days, Alberta’s total COVID case count was 11,445. Canada’s population is about 39 million. Alberta’s population is about 4.5 milion. In plain language, we have about 10 per ... Read More »

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Facts the only cure for vaccine misinformation

By Letter to the Editor on October 6th, 2021

Editor: It is a stressful time in Alberta with the current COVID-19 pandemic. But there’s a secondary epidemic that needs to be addressed – an epidemic of misinformation that’s rapidly spreading through our social and digital media platforms. There has been a tidal wave of misinformation and the people responsible for it are causing confusion, ... Read More »

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City parks are a valued asset

By Letter to the Editor on October 6th, 2021

Editor: Since March 2020, we’ve had record use of our parks. While nearly everything rec was shut down during the COVID-19 lockdowns, our parks system has been our crutch. It has delivered on health and wellness and our connection to the outdoors. We must continue to find ways in making it more accessible. Areas of ... Read More »

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