October 24th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Why do Alberta voters keep making the same mistake?

By Letter to the Editor on October 26th, 2019

Albert Einstein is credited with saying the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing” over and over again, but “expecting different results.” From my point of view that is the reason Alberta loses … again. At what point in time was the Alberta conservative government good for Alberta, and when did it stop? At ... Read More »

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Tree-planting plan has a flaw

By Letter to the Editor on October 25th, 2019

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s election promise to plant two billion trees and tax carbon in his noble attempt to mitigate climate change has a serious flaw. Surely, he must still be in the dark for not realizing that lowering atmospheric CO2 will slow the growth of those same trees and will at some point terminate ... Read More »

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Why give Hockey Hounds the boot?

By Letter to the Editor on October 25th, 2019

The Lethbridge Hurricane Hockey Hounds have been volunteering for the Hurricane hockey team and youth in the community for 49 years. They are a dedicated team of volunteers who show up for every Hurricane hockey game in all kinds of weather, many times giving up family time to be there. And it’s all volunteer. So ... Read More »

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Liberals aren’t the culprits they’re made out to be

By Letter to the Editor on October 25th, 2019

It would be great if we could all be objective and honest in political outlook. I generally refrain from commenting, and even sometimes when I should challenge others’ opinions I hesitate since most of the time one gets nowhere because of the other person’s certainly set, even wrong opinions on whatever, especially in the political ... Read More »

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Spiritual hope can’t be placed in flawed politicians

By Letter to the Editor on October 24th, 2019

As Gwynne Dyer notes in his Oct. 12 column, “Everybody betrays the Kurds. It’s an old Middle Eastern tradition.” The Kurds have a saying, “No friend but the mountains.” The only possibly positive outcome of this latest betrayal by Donald Trump is that at last some of his closest Republican allies have broken with him ... Read More »

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Trying to block movie is blocking free speech

By Lethbridge Herald on June 25th, 2019

Many pro-life groups fought hard to get the movie “Unplanned” to be shown in Canada, writing letters, petitions, phone calls to government MPs and distributors, etc. and finally success! The Movie Mill in Lethbridge said yes, and now a petition has been launched to pressure them into not showing it. There is no such thing ... Read More »

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Migration is the engine of civilization

By Lethbridge Herald on June 22nd, 2019

In June 1979, I attended the UN conference in Geneva, Switzerland discussing the Vietnam refugee crisis. Canada was represented by Flora MacDonald, Secretary of State for External Affairs in Joe Clark’s Conservative government. She pledged that Canada would accept 100,000 of the so-called “Boat People.” Canada made me proud. Compared to the most recent offer ... Read More »

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Offer input on appeal board manner

By Lethbridge Herald on June 18th, 2019

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board of the City of Lethbridge exists to hear appeals regarding decisions made by a development officer, subdivision authority or the Municipal Planning Commission when those decisions are challenged by concerned citizens. This Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m., the board will hear an appeal regarding the MPC approval of ... Read More »

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Treated like modern-day ‘lepers’

By Lethbridge Herald on June 18th, 2019

The recent letter and online comment regarding our plague of opioids as experienced locally exposes the reader to the human and darker side of current public perception. Not for the first time, debate generated more heat than light. This left me troubled. We can agree that it is a problem which appears intractable with no ... Read More »

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What’s the rush to ponder full-time councillors?

By Lethbridge Herald on November 28th, 2018

One of my quirks is I hate surprises. I mean I really hate surprises. So you can imagine my dismay when I picked up Friday’s paper and saw the headline “Full-time councillor talk resurfaces at deliberations.” They have passed proposals for creating four or more full-time positions.It’s a surprise because almost two years to the ... Read More »

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Analyzing city council’s finance meetings

By Lethbridge Herald on November 27th, 2018

Lethbridge, you’re facing property tax increases for indeterminable years in the foreseeable future, and one of the nuttiest faux pas of fiscal irresponsibility came out of council deliberations, debating the feasibility of transitioning Lethbridge, now a city of 100,000, to a ward system of representation.Long overdue — how many corporations operate with part-time employees directing ... Read More »

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