January 23rd, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Closing SCS is key to a healthier community

By Letter to the Editor on February 12th, 2020

In response to the letter to the editor regarding the health-care workers providing services for the SCS, which noted, “We strive to improve continuously and adopt service delivery towards a healthier community…” and “… most importantly, hear the powerful stories of the clients we serve.” As a practising registered nurse in the community for the ... Read More »

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UCP change hurting AISH recipients

By Letter to the Editor on February 12th, 2020

The UCP said this policy change was to put AISH on a more dependable and predictable pay structure. We already had a dependable and predictable pay structure and it was the fourth-last business day before the end of the month, the only exception to it being the fourth date was December and January benefits were ... Read More »

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Neudorf is doing plenty for Lethbridge

By Letter to the Editor on February 11th, 2020

I read Maria Fitzpatrick’s letter with absolute disgust. Nathan Neudorf is doing more for Lethbridge than either Fitzpatrick or Phillips ever did. I belong to a group of business people who’ve personally seen our issues taken to the appropriate ministries, and responses given back to us. Neudorf regularly meets with the mayor and brings those ... Read More »

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Owning firearms is a privilege, not a right

By Letter to the Editor on February 11th, 2020

“Liberals’ take on guns just ‘hype’ and ‘rhetoric’: Motz” (Medicine Hat News, Jan. 10) Petitions are one-sided polls. We may know how many signed in favour of the issue but never how many are against it. It would be more instructive to conduct a poll to get some idea of how an entire population views ... Read More »

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SCS a ‘house of horrors’

By Letter to the Editor on February 8th, 2020

The Supervised Consumption Site is, for the most part, not what it claims. Anyone can witness that most of the addicts go in, grab their free needles and other free drug supplies, then leave to get high in parks, playgrounds, the library, etc. The addict then becomes a danger to themselves, leaves biohazard needles strewn ... Read More »

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Numbers show SCS is creating more issues

By Letter to the Editor on February 7th, 2020

We recently heard a report by Dr. Em Pijl, paid for by the City of Lethbridge and presented before council, that supported the concerns voiced by citizens regarding their livelihoods in business being threatened, the quality of life in their neighbourhoods, the concerns of increased crime as well as health risks to the public from ... Read More »

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Corporations take from society and give little back

By Letter to the Editor on February 6th, 2020

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is at it again – pleading for government to fix their problems. If it’s not using tax funds for subsidies, incentives and tax breaks; now they want the feds to bring in qualified immigrants to fill the needs of corporations. This is an example of how international corporate “investors” do ... Read More »

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UCP grudgingly allows an idea from the NDP

By Letter to the Editor on February 6th, 2020

In response to Robert Budd’s letter of Feb. 1, “No need for city to pay for a go-between,” the municipal government must have felt sufficiently pressed and overwhelmed by the severity of the ongoing opioid epidemic to invest in some sort of workaround at the provincial level, since requests through the usual channels were falling ... Read More »

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Recognizing contributions of volunteers

By Letter to the Editor on February 5th, 2020

To work in the nonprofit charitable sector has many rewards. Each act of service is as unique as the situation encountered. Workers are adaptable, resilient, trailblazers, they are people who learn to see the silver lining from every angle. The broad spectrum of engagement ranges from the most vulnerable to the most affluent. The sector ... Read More »

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Don’t knock the few working to improve city, province

By Letter to the Editor on February 5th, 2020

In a recent letter to the editor, the ex-MLA from Lethbridge-East expressed “utter dismay,” “sadness” and “some anger” stating the current MLA (who thumped her soundly in the last election) wasn’t doing his job. Across the river Shannon Phillips, who hung on to her cushion in Edmonton by less than 300 votes, reports fielding consistent ... Read More »

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Internet addiction a serious problem

By Letter to the Editor on February 4th, 2020

I saw a woman of certain age at a restaurant, who was obviously addicted to her phone. She looked at and clicked on the device every few minutes. Her table was next to ours. I felt guilty looking, but could not help it because her behaviour was so extraordinary. Her sister – I assumed she ... Read More »

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