October 24th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Slave labour still in use in North America

By Letter to the Editor on October 14th, 2020

Slavery applies the principle of property to people: individuals may own, buy or sell other individuals. Throughout history prominent societies and religions bore its evil stamp. The Bible has long been invoked as justification by Christian slave owners, including those in North America. In the United States slavery remains legal. The 13th Amendment of the ... Read More »

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Compassion lacking in city

By Letter to the Editor on October 10th, 2020

I am disappointed and sad at the lack of compassion that Lethbridge citizens have developed. It seems we have gone from our old small, friendly city to a big urban centre, where everybody is anonymous, where no one knows their neighbour or cares about anyone but themselves. Fact is, because we are now a large ... Read More »

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There is hope for ME/CFS sufferers

By Letter to the Editor on October 10th, 2020

Re: Man suffering from CFS (Sept. 22 Lethbridge Herald). I would like to let Mr. Gunn and the public know that myalgic encephalitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is actually more common than MS. It just does not get the research or attention here in Canada that it does in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Europe. Many ... Read More »

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Let’s be respectful of all sides of mask issue

By Letter to the Editor on October 9th, 2020

Ken Moore offers a well-argued pro-mask position in a letter of Sept. 17, titled “Personal freedom ends where another’s safety begins.” I agree with that statement. However, there is an unsubstantiated premise in his argument. This may lead readers to judge anti-maskers as either stupid, stubborn, morally irresponsible or all three. The premise is that ... Read More »

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In an emergency, seconds matter

By Letter to the Editor on October 9th, 2020

This is my first Letter to the Editor. But 10 years ago, on Oct. 1, I did something else for the very first time. I dialed 911. My husband and I had returned from a night out with friends, and he had a major heart attack. But because of many different professionals both here and ... Read More »

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Carbon-capture technology can keep coal industry viable

By Letter to the Editor on October 8th, 2020

Fossil fuels continue to play a significant role in the global energy profile. Proving carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is critical to securing the long-term viability of sustainable coal production in Saskatchewan and around the world. In the fall of 2014, Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan became the first power station in the ... Read More »

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It’s time for UCP to have a leadership review

By Letter to the Editor on October 8th, 2020

With the UCP annual general meeting coming up in October, it’s time for the UCP to have a leadership review. The recent Angus Reid Poll is proof Kenney is leading with an attitude of “privilege and entitlement.” Did the Conservatives forget about 2015 already? They must show Kenney the same door they threw Redford through ... Read More »

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We need to care for all citizens

By Letter to the Editor on October 8th, 2020

I have spent a lot of time thinking about the headline article of Wednesday, Sept. 23 entitled “Illegal camps a concern for City.” Our city is made up of many residents. There are those (many City managers) who make six-figure incomes. They can go home at night to a warm bed, safely socially distanced, good ... Read More »

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UCP government continuing to play the blame game

By Lethbridge Herald on October 6th, 2020

The blame game is always on the lips of those that are currently in power (re: “Throne speech missed the mark: Kenney,” Sept. 25 Herald). This Conservative government has no defence to offer for the mismanagement of the Heritage Fund since the retirement of Premier Lougheed in 1985. Mr. Kenney is very good at passing ... Read More »

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Different rules for different groups of protesters?

By Letter to the Editor on September 30th, 2020

After reading about the group of people led by Lee Mein holding an illegal protest, not wearing masks, not practising social distancing and crashing the council meeting, I decided to contact the mayor’s office to inquire why these people that have no regard for the law were not charged or fined for their actions. I ... Read More »

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Taking exception to protester’s remarks

By Lethbridge Herald on September 26th, 2020

Re: Antimask protest at city hall I agree with Councillor Parker that Mr. Mein and his followers have a right to protest; however, they do not have the right to break the law. They should have been wearing masks inside city hall and, because they didnĂ•t, should have been fined. I take exception to the ... Read More »

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