October 16th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

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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Premier not demonstrating leadership on COVID

By Letter to the Editor on October 6th, 2021

Editor: Dear Premier Kenney, As an Albertan who received both vaccine doses as soon as possible and has worn a mask consistently since last summer, I am furious with your continued refusal to take comprehensive action to stop this fourth wave. I am furious with your refusal to heed the warnings and pleadings of Alberta’s ... Read More »

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Jason Kenney is captive to his UCP caucus

By Letter to the Editor on October 2nd, 2021

Editor: I would like to offer a somewhat tepid defence of premier Jason Kenny. Amid the chorus of calls for his resignation, a different view seems called for. True, under Kenney, the provincial government has hugely mismanaged the challenges of the COVID pandemic. It has been late and weak in responding to the pandemic. It ... Read More »

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ICU may make people believers

By Letter to the Editor on October 2nd, 2021

Editor: Rights and Freedoms! That is what living in Canada is all about right? Let’s take a closer look shall we? I respect that everyone has the right to live free and to make their own choices on how to live their lives. I respect that you may not want to get a COVID-19 vaccine. ... Read More »

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Being an Albertan an embarrassment under UCP

By Letter to the Editor on October 2nd, 2021

Editor: I am embarrassed to call myself an Albertan. My government has let me down with its mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, its chasing of family doctors out of our communities and its disrespect for nurses and health professionals when we need them most. None in the provincial caucus will stand up to Jason Kenney ... Read More »

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Albertans want a secure health care system

By Lethbridge Herald on October 1st, 2021

Editor: “Pride goeth before a fall.” My father would temper any boasting by his children with these words. I am thinking this was not a lesson Jason Kenney ever learned from his parents. Everyday I read the headlines about the Alberta medical system being in crisis: deferred surgeries and downgraded standards of care, both measures ... Read More »

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It’s time for vaccinated Albertans to get angry

By Lethbridge Herald on October 1st, 2021

Letter:  Decision time for COVID deniers is nigh. The majority of Albertans have done the responsible thing to protect our families, our friends and our community by getting vaccinated.  The minority of people who are refusing to get vaccinated for whatever unfathomable and idiotic reason are now jeopardizing the entire health care system.  If one ... Read More »

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Voters are being asked the wrong question this month

By Lethbridge Herald on October 1st, 2021

Editor: In October we will be asked to vote for people to run things for us, and we will be asked to decide “Yes” or “No” on two other questions. The problem I am having is with the one asking us about a year-round Timing programme that will eliminate changing our clocks twice a year. ... Read More »

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Where is the truth about the city transit system?

By Letter to the Editor on September 30th, 2021

Editor: In my last letter, I stated “How to sweep the truth under the rug” when I referred to the City Transit information. Today, I saw an article about how There is a “Special meeting of council set for Monday on EMS consolidation.” In the article, there was a part about how “Alberta Health Services ... Read More »

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