June 16th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Seniors strength of Alberta

By Letter to the Editor on June 3rd, 2020

Seniors’ Week 2020 will, in some ways, be different than any other in the 34 years of this wonderful Alberta tradition. Although COVID-19 will change the way we celebrate this year, it won’t change the spirit of Seniors’ Week. That spirit is as strong as ever and, as ever, it is about recognizing and celebrating ... Read More »

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Let’s ensure clean air for everyone

By Letter to the Editor on May 30th, 2020

Near the start of the pandemic, my son and I saw a “We are all in this together” sign in the front window of a long-term care residence, on an evening when that neighbourhood’s air was permeated with toxic smoke from backyard fires. An April 24 Lethbridge Herald article reported that “City Council encourages residents ... Read More »

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Thanks for the laughs

By Letter to the Editor on May 30th, 2020

I want to thank the good citizens of Lethbridge for the best laugh I’ve ever had in a long time – that is the “Roast and Toast” page. While the rest of the world is worrying about real crisis, you all are complaining about people who do or do not watch Fox News! I was ... Read More »

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COVID creates potential problem for consumers

By Letter to the Editor on May 29th, 2020

Everyone from Mayor Spearman to the Chamber of Commerce has requested consumers “buy locally,” something I have taken to heart. We all need to support local merchants, doing everything we can to aid recover from the devastation of COVID-19. However, I recently found, quite by chance, a fly in the retail ointment that could be ... Read More »

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Fundraiser to provide PPEs for health-care workers

By Letter to the Editor on May 29th, 2020

I received permission from the International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF) to make the public aware to donate to a COVID-19 fundraiser for the purpose of providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to front-line health-care workers in Canada. IDRF has partnered with Conquer COVID-19 to accept donations that will be used to purchase PPE for Canada’s ... Read More »

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Financial help should be COVID focus

By Letter to the Editor on May 28th, 2020

As many on social media have noted, COVID-19 has, if nothing else, highlighted the significant disparity that exists in western society. It has challenged us to confront issues that we would otherwise never consider. In April, Ant—nio Guterres of the United Nations stated that COVID-19 is “fast becoming human rights crisis.” How much of a ... Read More »

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Kudos to PBHS for grad event

By Letter to the Editor on May 28th, 2020

Congratulations to the teachers and support staff of Picture Butte High School for their initiative to preserve the graduation experience for their senior class. One of the reasons their actions resonate with me is that I have a grandson graduating from another school in Alberta who will not be so fortunate. As a former member ... Read More »

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Mideast view misinformed

By Letter to the Editor on May 28th, 2020

Re: “Canada should forget UN seat bid” (Lethbridge Herald, May 14). Owen Holmes’ depiction of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is disingenuous and misinformed. First, just to set the record straight for Mr. Holmes, in the most recent vote held at the UN on an anti-Israel resolution back in December, Canada broke its principled longstanding record of ... Read More »

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An attack on law-abiding Canadians

By Letter to the Editor on May 27th, 2020

The Nova Scotia tragedy was perpetrated using illegal guns from the U.S., and one illegal Canadian gun. Trudeau’s politicizing this with a gun ban does nothing to address the real problem: illegal guns! Trudeau is spending millions banning legally acquired guns from law-abiding citizens, leaving nothing to address illegal guns flooding our borders. The vast ... Read More »

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We will get through this crisis

By Letter to the Editor on May 27th, 2020

We are engaged in an arduous war with a deadly enemy, the coronavirus. It is the greatest challenge humanity is confronting since the Second World War. The enemy may seem formidable but we shall win. All Canadians are fighting courageously with the best possible skills at their disposal. Isolation is the single most expedient measure ... Read More »

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‘Old Favourites’ show cancelled for 2020

By Letter to the Editor on May 23rd, 2020

Nord-Bridge Senior Citizens Association and the cast and crew of “Old Favourites” want to personally thank all of the theatre patrons over the past 10 years. We are grateful for your faithful support and amazed at your passion for live theatre at the Yates. We are so blessed to have such professional local talent who ... Read More »

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