January 17th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Pandemic has caused other issues of concern besides not wearing masks

By Letter to the Editor on December 31st, 2020

Re: Really pulling together during a time of crisis (a rebuttal). To preface things I’ll state I wear the mask, as does everyone I know. We don’t like it, and are convinced more than a little hypochondria is behind their mandate, but it isn’t the hill to die on either with COVID anxiety through the ... Read More »

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Let’s stop focusing on the Grinch

By Letter to the Editor on December 30th, 2020

A few years ago, my then 87-year-old mom told a story of Nazi occupation in Holland as a young teenager. She spoke of strangers walking up to their family’s home asking for something to eat, and how the family often fed those folks. While they had little for themselves, they still found some to share. ... Read More »

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COVID protection doesn’t only involve Canada

By Lethbridge Herald on December 26th, 2020

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief public health officer, recently announced that: “This pandemic has demonstrated that inequities in our society place some populations — and ultimately, all Canadians at risk. No one is protected from the risk of COVID-19 until everyone is protected.” This doesn’t mean only within Canada: as long as the virus circulates, ... Read More »

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Do you really want permanent Daylight Saving Time?

By Lethbridge Herald on December 26th, 2020

Because of the pandemic, the Government of Alberta decided to postpone a decision on whether to move to permanent Daylight Savings Time. I expect this conversation will begin again once the pandemic becomes less front of mind. I encourage all Albertans to take a quick look outside between 7:30 and 8 o’clock any morning, and ... Read More »

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Pandemic measures are painted using a broad brush

By Lethbridge Herald on December 26th, 2020

The Problem The government can only paint with a broad brush and so when they shut the economy down they do exactly that and close all businesses even those that are perfectly safe and could remain open. The result is frustration and resentment at the unfairness as well as deeper economic losses and ultimately more ... Read More »

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Protect the foothills from strip-mining

By Letter to the Editor on December 24th, 2020

Re: strip-mining the foothills. Within the debilitating fog of the COVID-19 pandemic it is all too easy to assume that much of the rest of the world has stopped churning along. It has not. Malign forces are still scheming ways to maximize profit at the expense of the general well-being. The miasma of the virus ... Read More »

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Crack down on China’s emissions

By Letter to the Editor on December 24th, 2020

Re: carbon tax – China emits 33 per cent of emissions, the U.S. is at 15. They have the jobs; why not cut China off of oil, minerals, food, etc. till they adjust to all the other countries. They want to be number one and they don’t care about anyone. Rick Meyer Lethbridge... Read More »

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If we can’t pull together during a pandemic, we’re in trouble

By Letter to the Editor on December 23rd, 2020

As I sit and watch the news about all the protests that are going on by people screaming that their rights are being trampled on by the new rules about wearing face masks, I become very afraid. All I see are ignorant, selfish people who have absolutely no regard for anyone else’s rights and are ... Read More »

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Seeking answers regarding Legacy Park

By Letter to the Editor on December 23rd, 2020

After waiting for over 20 years for a northside park like Henderson Park and Nicholas Sheran Park, work finally began on Legacy Park. Building a park in our semi-arid conditions requires three key components to be successful. The area must be graded to provide proper drainage, the site must have a properly designed and installed ... Read More »

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Canada should send Wanzhou packing

By Letter to the Editor on December 23rd, 2020

Meng Wanzhou will get off on a technicality. Her defence lawyers will find a loophole – there’s always a loophole. Then our sorry judicial system will drag out that old standard response again – “we’ll plug that loophole so this will never happen again.” Get on with it and send her packing. Bring back the ... Read More »

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Where is our Heritage Fund?

By Letter to the Editor on December 19th, 2020

Inside Wednesday’s (Dec. 9) paper Geoffrey Capp wrote on the need for Trudeau to admit his many failures. My only concern is that you people continually bad-mouth Trudeau, yet never do you say anything bad about provincial or federal Conservative leaders. Where is our billions in oil money that your intellectually stimulated leaders were supposed ... Read More »

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