October 24th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Praise for airline’s handling of cancelled flight

By Letter to the Editor on November 5th, 2019

Quite frequently one hears/reads about complaints concerning service by Air Canada. Well, this is not a complaint, but a compliment! On trying to return from Kelowna to Lethbridge last Aug. 27, I kept receiving delay notices on my iPhone. These eventually resulted in a message that my connecting flight to Lethbridge was cancelled (I just ... Read More »

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More police officers isn’t the solution

By Letter to the Editor on November 5th, 2019

Adding more police officers will do little to mitigate our growing crime for two reasons. 1) We have a catch-and-release justice system. Our justice system allows mentally unstable addicts to roam the streets while continuously victimizing innocent people. 2) We have a SCS facility which it can be proven has attracted hundreds of criminal addicts ... Read More »

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ULFA opposes budget cuts, urges support for public good

By Letter to the Editor on November 2nd, 2019

The UCP government’s Budget 2019 downgrades health and educational services and seeks to impose pay cuts for workers in these fields. The budget is being sold to Albertans as necessary for controlling spending. However, there will be far-reaching and negative ramifications. From the perspective of those who work in post-secondary education, the government is taking ... Read More »

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City needs the tools to deal with crime, addiction

By Letter to the Editor on November 1st, 2019

We are all aware of the current situation in Lethbridge. The increased crime – theft, vandalism and violence – which grows daily in our fine city is an issue of fear, frustration and despondency for our residents. >As the “release” of those with whom the police deal for “petty” theft, etc. continues, the bravado of ... Read More »

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A lack of civility and manners

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2019

I write to bring attention to the lack of civility and good manners exhibited by Ms. Phillips in her comments in Saturday’s Herald. “Premier Jason Kenney is a liar” is her opening statement. This reinforces just why the majority of constituents on the west side of Lethbridge voted not to have her as our MLA. ... Read More »

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Squeaky wheel controlledthe election

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2019

To be a significant Canadian, you need to live in Ontario or, yes, Quebec. Heaven help us, don’t forget what Quebec does for Canada’s image and status! What would Canada do without it? Well, ransom wouldn’t be freely paid from federal coffers. We should be grateful here in Alberta. “To give is better than to ... Read More »

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Canadians deserve to have adults in House of Commons

By Letter to the Editor on October 30th, 2019

How much longer are we Albertans expected to submit to the east? It is clear that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has no plans on listening to the western prairie provinces. He proved that by starting his walk to the podium for his victory speech as soon as Mr. Scheer started his speech. Mr. Scheer had ... Read More »

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East, West must get on same page regarding climate change

By Letter to the Editor on October 30th, 2019

A strong case can be made that the deciding factor in the 2019 federal election was climate change. Many of our Eastern compatriots considered the climate crisis to be one of the key issues in the election while the majority of Western Canadians seemed angry about Justin Trudeau and the carbon tax. Across the country ... Read More »

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Climate protesters miss the premise

By Letter to the Editor on October 29th, 2019

I just listened to Greta Thunberg’s diatribe in Edmonton and it absolutely amazes me that this 16-year-old juvenile is being widely accepted as the Messiah of Climate Change when, like all the others, they don’t understand the premise. It’s not that trying to reduce the world’s CO2 levels is a bad thing; it’s more of ... Read More »

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Who is speaking for the working poor?

By Letter to the Editor on October 29th, 2019

I hear a lot of dissatisfaction from Albertans toward B.C., Ottawa and the rest of Eastern Canada. We are being told that we aren’t getting a fair deal, that the rest of Canada doesn’t appreciate us. Who says this, and what do they want? Often it is the media, the business lobby or the Chamber ... Read More »

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Which is less inviting for Lethbridge?

By Letter to the Editor on October 28th, 2019

Re: Pro-life ads reach court These pro-life ads have a purpose, to help young women to make the right decision at a time when they need good advice and help very much when dealing with an unwanted pregnancy, not to make a second mistake and get the baby aborted and have remorse for the rest ... Read More »

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