January 17th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Parents need money, not daycare

By Letter to the Editor on December 19th, 2020

The national daycare plan announced recently claims to address a need for child care. But did this government not also create that financial pressure? If we taxed households at lower rates, if we funded kids directly, then kids would not be in poverty and parents would have a wide range of choices of how to ... Read More »

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Bone-headed stunts don’t help matters

By Letter to the Editor on December 19th, 2020

Yesterday (Dec. 12) my son and I were driving south down Mayor Magrath and two tractors holding four idiots were blocking all three lanes. We followed them for about 15 blocks in the lineup of cars, and I was about to ask my son to call the police when I saw flashing lights in the ... Read More »

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Let’s light up the holiday season

By Letter to the Editor on December 18th, 2020

By this late point in 2020, I think it’s safe to say that most of us are all sick and tired of COVID talk, Trump talk, not to mention dark and lonely nights of boredom. Living in a fairly small condo on the edge of Lethbridge’s west side, I can certainly attest to feeling a ... Read More »

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Who are the authentic sources?

By Letter to the Editor on December 18th, 2020

Dr. Trushar Patel, in the Dec 9 guest column “Understanding COVID vaccines,” did a fine job explaining them, informing that “we are looking at about 200 vaccines at different stages of development.” Further along Dr. Patel caused bells to ring – loud! – with these words: “at this stage, the long-term side effects of an ... Read More »

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Let’s get vaccine priority right

By Letter to the Editor on December 17th, 2020

I for one will be extremely upset if frontline health workers do not get the first doses of any COVID vaccine. After this it should go to police and firefighters as well as military personnel distributing the medicine. Then to vulnerable members of the province. Let’s not have a repeat of the likes of Calgary ... Read More »

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Take time to learn about Mustard Seed’s good work

By Letter to the Editor on December 17th, 2020

I have been reflecting on all of the negativity towards the new Mustard Seed project coming to Lethbridge and feel I must speak out. This is a wonderful organization and Lethbridge will be truly blessed to have “The Seed” lay down roots in southern Alberta. A lot of people are vehemently opposed to this wonderful ... Read More »

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Don’t crucify Santa Claus

By Letter to the Editor on December 17th, 2020

Ginger beef was concocted in Alberta; it was not originally Chinese. Chop suey is American food in Chinese style. We are lucky that we live in the 21st century when we enjoy many things from other cultures like those foods. I am happy also we are free to adapt them to suit our taste. There ... Read More »

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China shouldn’t have access to communications network

By Letter to the Editor on December 16th, 2020

Many thanks to Rachael Harder for keeping us informed as to what is or is not happening in Canada. I was particularly interested and dismayed that Canada is the only member of the intelligence alliance “Five Eyes” that has not banned or restricted Hauwei, the Chinese telecom giant company, from our 5G network. To allow ... Read More »

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City should support businesses that support community

By Letter to the Editor on December 16th, 2020

As a concerned resident and taxpayer in Lethbridge, I was reviewing the City’s draft budget for 2021-22. In the document, I came across the recommendation to reduce or eliminate print advertising that informs citizens, changes such as rezoning applications. Here is the wording in the draft budget. “The City of Lethbridge spent $99,123.08 in 2019 ... Read More »

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‘Not in my area’ views don’t provide needed help

By Letter to the Editor on December 12th, 2020

Dear Mr. Jarvie and people in the Lakeview neighbourhood, I can understand that people in that area are not happy but this is an issue that we have in our society, “not on my front steps.” 2020 especially will push many people to and over the edge of society. Help is needed, and I am ... Read More »

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Speed trap seems like a cash grab

By Letter to the Editor on December 12th, 2020

On a recent Sunday I was caught in a speed trap near the town of Monarch going from Highway 23 to Highway 3 going towards Lethbridge. A number of sheriff cars were parked and the officers were pulling cars over one after another and giving speeding tickets. Apparently another officer with a laser gun a ... Read More »

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