June 16th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

It’s time to give normal lives back to people

By Letter to the Editor on May 23rd, 2020

Re: Social distancing and the new normal. These two terms I hope soon not to hear again. There is increasing anger, resentment, discontent and uncertainty in our country and this community. I feel it myself to the point where I cannot watch the news. How did we get into this impossible situation? Why is our ... Read More »

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Letter was not advocating ‘culling’ deer

By Letter to the Editor on May 22nd, 2020

Re: John Nightingale’s May 13 response to my April 30 letter to the editor entitled “Deer can also pose a contagious disease danger.” Nowhere in my letter did I state “to cull the herd.” In Mr. Nightingale’s letter, four times he falsely attributes “cull” and “culling” to my article. The only reference I made to ... Read More »

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City council and YouTube

By Letter to the Editor on May 21st, 2020

I owe a debt of gratitude to my local government, for without it I would never have discovered the LoungeV Films YouTube channel. Our mayor recently described the extensive work of the council as involving the formation of approximately 16 subcommittees dedicated to COVID responses. On Thursday, April 23, being a COVID shut-in, I figured ... Read More »

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Doctors’ pay scale needs restructuring

By Letter to the Editor on May 21st, 2020

A restructuring of our doctors’ pay scale is essential as what we have is not sustainable. Our doctors are the highest paid in all of Canada, and gobble up 30 per cent of our budget! Although many doctors use the present system fairly, there are others who are doubling, even tripling their average salary. The ... Read More »

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Fertilizer industry ready to do its part for supply chain

By Letter to the Editor on May 20th, 2020

A healthy agriculture supply chain is the key to Canada’s economic recovery in the coming months During this period of uncertainty for many industries across the country, Canadian farmers are working harder now more than ever to ensure that agriculture production continues as normal. Deemed an essential service by federal and provincial governments alike, the ... Read More »

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Request to shut down oil industry is misguided

By Letter to the Editor on May 16th, 2020

Seems some faculty and universities besides Lethbridge have departed from reality. How misinformed that group of staff who submitted to an equally misinformed prime minister a request for him to shut down Alberta’s oil industry. Universities live on government grants and in Alberta, over the years, energy royalties have been the greatest source of those ... Read More »

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How has COVID changed our lives?

By Letter to the Editor on May 16th, 2020

It’s not over, this COVID-19 crisis. We must continue to be observant and cautious about health and life. There are other questions we need to get on with. Can we go back to the way things were? What are the most important things to do now? I hear people talk about getting the economy growing ... Read More »

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Pros and cons of COVID-19

By Letter to the Editor on May 15th, 2020

Before COVID-19, climate change was different in many industrial countries, such as China and India, where citizens wore face masks due to pollution in the atmosphere. Trump and the Conservatives did not believe this was a problem. Greta Thunberg was right when she said world leaders must be more involved in cleaning the atmosphere to ... Read More »

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Canada should forget UN seat bid

By Letter to the Editor on May 14th, 2020

Canada should withdraw its candidacy for one of the two seats in the June 2020 election of the UN Security Council for 2021-22. Ordinarily candidates are nominated well in advance so that no election is needed. For the 2020 vacancies Ireland announced in 2005, Norway in 2007. Belatedly, in 2016 Canada launched a hurried, expensive ... Read More »

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If people can golf, they can garden

By Letter to the Editor on May 14th, 2020

I drove by the community garden location and was surprised that not one person was to be seen digging, planting, weeding, etc. Why not? The powers that be must have ruled that it would be unsafe and dangerous for folks to be outside in the sunshine and getting healthy exercise. Never mind that wholesome, nutritious ... Read More »

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Deer cull would not be justified

By Letter to the Editor on May 13th, 2020

Donald Trump could not have said it better. I am referring to Al Barnhill’s attempt to justify a deer cull within the city (April 30 letter to the editor). That deer do indeed carry disease, chronic wasting disease (CWD) and Lyme disease (LD), is not in question. But here is the thing. CWD can only ... Read More »

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