August 14th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Policing must be supported and improved

By Letter to the Editor on July 23rd, 2020

I have been observing the behaviour of people for a while and in the aftermath of COVID-19 and the recent deaths of innocent black people, the response by the people has been stark, decisive, violent and the emotional binge by a few has hurt their own community. The new cry now is “defund the police ... Read More »

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UCP spending money in bid to sway voters

By Letter to the Editor on July 22nd, 2020

Have you ever stopped to wonder why the UCP has suddenly become so interested in southern Alberta, and especially Lethbridge? Just today, July 10, I read that the UCP has announced a $20-million grant to the University of Lethbridge to upgrade its heating and cooling centre. Good for them! We must keep our university staff ... Read More »

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Harm reduction still an effective strategy

By Letter to the Editor on July 22nd, 2020

Like myself, I suspect many citizens of Lethbridge were alarmed by the finding of misappropriated funds within ARCHES, and the subsequent withdrawal of provincial funding to their supervised consumption site (SCS). As an RN who has worked for a number of years in harm reduction, I am reeling for our clients and their families in ... Read More »

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Is the COVID cure worse than the pandemic itself?

By Letter to the Editor on July 20th, 2020

Today, the cloth mask is seen everywhere. In reference to stopping airborn droplets, they are useful, but do not hinder the passage of viruses (as stated on many face mask boxes). As a matter of fact, Canada’s Dr. Theresa Tam unequivocally stated in March “putting a mask on an asymtomatic person is not benefical, obviously ... Read More »

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Dear COVID: We’ve had enough of you

By Letter to the Editor on July 20th, 2020

Dear COVID, As the months keep going by without any word at your true intentions in our lives, I’m writing you in a desperate attempt to have you listen. I’m getting extremely tired of the ups and downs. I never know exactly what to do around you and feel angry and frustrated. I want to ... Read More »

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Outcome in unauthorized surveillance matter too swift?

By Letter to the Editor on July 18th, 2020

Anyone who read the lead story in the Lethbridge Herald of July 15 might conclude that the surveillance of the then Minister of the Environment by two members of the Lethbridge Police Service calls for more than a slap on the wrist. This is an important community issue. Throughout history, dictatorships have depended heavily on ... Read More »

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Finding ways around corporate barriers

By Letter to the Editor on July 18th, 2020

About three decades ago, we began to see more women in theological schools overtaking men. We see the same trend unfolding in law and medical Schools. The result is apparent at the press conferences on COVID-19. Many women appear as Chief Medical Officers representing provinces. The same is true of other professions like law and ... Read More »

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SCS caused more harm to the community

By Letter to the Editor on July 17th, 2020

This letter is a collaboration by a few people who have been concerned about the goings on of the SCS here in Lethbridge. Little too late – they had two years to do something. And instead of building community connections and partnerships they were more worried about funding and to rake in money on behalf ... Read More »

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Too locked into oil and gas?

By Letter to the Editor on July 16th, 2020

In response to the letter by John Calpas (“Request to shut down oil industry is misguided”). Perhaps it is not a question of the university or the prime minister shutting down the oil industry. Could it be the “market” that is shutting down the oil industry? Are we so locked into oil and gas that ... Read More »

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Comments display ignorance, bigotry

By Letter to the Editor on July 16th, 2020

I am often saddened by statements made in the Roasts & Toasts page. June 15 had many roasts that displayed both ignorance and bigotry toward certain members of our community. Homeless people were accused of theft, of being in places they didn’t belong. What makes this even more disturbing is that the roasters are nameless. ... Read More »

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ARCHES story misleading

By Letter to the Editor on July 16th, 2020

Your July 9 front-page article, “Report paints adverse picture of ARCHES,” is out of date, misleading and lacks proper context. It is unfair to both the staff at ARCHES and to your readers. The central “leaked report” is old, several weeks so. It refers to issues that are currently resolved or are being addressed. By ... Read More »

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