October 24th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Restaurants, hotels key part of tourism

By Lethbridge Herald on September 26th, 2020

In the Sept. 17 Lethbridge Herald, guest columnist Sylvain Charlebois, in noting the importance of restaurants and hotels to the economy and particularly to tourism and recovery of the economy, stated “if we use restaurants and hotels as bait, consumers will buy more than just a meal or a hotel stay — boosting the overall ... Read More »

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Voicing support for City’s mask bylaw

By Letter to the Editor on September 25th, 2020

I am in favour of the City’s mask bylaw. I believe that often you only hear from people who are complaining about what the City is doing. I thought you should hear from someone in favour! I don’t really understand why so many people don’t want to do everything possible to reduce the spread of ... Read More »

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Garbage collection policy defies common sense

By Letter to the Editor on September 25th, 2020

Usually, when the City administration comes up with a proposal that defies common sense and causes needless and continuing problems for thousands of citizens, the mayor and council perform their duty as elected officials and overrule the bureaucrats. In the case of the new “one size fits all” garbage collection policy, the mayor and councillors ... Read More »

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Don’t judge others in mask debate

By Letter to the Editor on September 24th, 2020

Let me just start off by saying “Wear a mask or don’t wear a mask but, either way, do not judge or ridicule those who choose to do the opposite of you.” I personally choose to wear a mask and was doing so before the City of Lethbridge mandated mask wearing in all indoor facilities. ... Read More »

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Wearing a mask isn’t much to ask

By Letter to the Editor on September 24th, 2020

There are a number of people who feel that the compulsory use of masks in certain public areas is an infringement of their civil rights. The COVID 19 pandemic is a world war, in 212 countries. By the end of the month we will have 31 million cases and one million deaths, with a mortality ... Read More »

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Bin pickup decision is ill-thought

By Letter to the Editor on September 24th, 2020

Another questionable decision made by whomever in city hall to move bin pickup from the alleys to the front streets. Nearly 10 years ago, we and our neighbours paid to have our alley paved. It is wide, clear and easy to drive upon. We did this to provide easy and clean access to our property ... Read More »

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There’s no place for brutality by police

By Letter to the Editor on September 23rd, 2020

People of a modern civilized world abhor impaired drivers, just as they should “no cash bail” for heavily funded bad people streaming in and out of the “system,” or publicly funded drugs and all else mandated to “save” dope addicts and the like. Likewise, they should abhor police overreach and brutality. When five – yes, ... Read More »

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Why stop acting with common sense?

By Letter to the Editor on September 23rd, 2020

After my great-great-grandparents lost one of their sons in the trenches of the First World War, other relatives died in the flu pandemic of 1918. A couple of decades later, a great-aunt of mine died of TB. In the 1950s, a cousin contracted polio prior to the vaccination being available. He had a severely withered ... Read More »

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Ward system offers benefits

By Letter to the Editor on September 18th, 2020

I enjoyed reading and fully support your editorial of Sept. 2 regarding the ward system for Lethbridge council elections. Would all the citizens of Lethbridge be happy being represented by eight councillors from one area? I do not believe they would. So why is the present city council so opposed to looking into the ward ... Read More »

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Paying the price for wanting ‘cheap stuff’

By Letter to the Editor on September 18th, 2020

You reach a certain age. Then you hear a voice: “Life is too short to drink cheap wine. Buy the best: Ignore the price.” I think that the conundrum Canada is facing with China began long before Meng Wanzhou and the two Michaels, the result of our obsession to get everything cheap. We are drowning ... Read More »

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Big money has the real power

By Letter to the Editor on September 17th, 2020

With both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris considered to be moderate candidates by the Democratic party establishment, their election will almost certainly translate into a governance with thinly veiled, yet firm ties to corporate interests and little or no genuine intention of adequately improving the poor person’s lot in life. To me, Western democracy elected ... Read More »

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