January 18th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Why are consumers blamed for waste problem?

By Lethbridge Herald on May 6th, 2018

Re: “Ottawa launches dialogue about waste,” Lethbridge Herald, April 23. Politicians, Greenpeace and other “authorities” who vocalize about post-consumer plastic in the waste stream all seem to make the same mistake — blaming consumers for the billions of plastic products besieging them — most enticingly packaged with more chemically modified petroleum selling and sealing the ... Read More »

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Token gestures don’t eliminate daily racism

By Lethbridge Herald on October 17th, 2017

I have a lot of respect for former mayor Bob Tarleck. Indeed, some of his initiatives brought about some positive relationship building between First Nations and the City of Lethbridge. However, I would also like to note there is no irony in calling out the city on the toxic and systemic racism that continues to ... Read More »

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Evidence counters evolution

By Lethbridge Herald on June 15th, 2017

I believe in evolution for man-made things; look how cars and trucks change over the years, and phones to smartphones. Two hundred years ago nobody had ever heard of the evolution theory, not until Charles Darwin came up with the idea that everything came into existence by itself if you give it millions or billions ... Read More »

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Let citizens have chance to vote on recycling

By Lethbridge Herald on May 30th, 2017

I attended a recent city council meeting where, by a vote of four to three, council determined that receiving over 4,100 citizen signatures wasn’t enough to convince them the issue of the blue bin recycling program should be submitted to a referendum in the upcoming municipal election (I should note that councillors Iwaskiw and Coffman ... Read More »

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There are different kinds of driving impairments

By Lethbridge Herald on May 30th, 2017

A recent poll in the Lethbridge Herald asked if we readers agreed with a “court ruling that suspending licences of suspected drunk drivers violates charter rights.” The no vote tallied 59 per cent, the yes vote 41 per cent. I don’t question voters who chose either side of this serious matter. What I do challenge ... Read More »

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Time to take arts centre plans to the next stage

By Lethbridge Herald on April 25th, 2017

Two years ago, the Performing Arts Centre Advocacy Group began meeting to explore options to keep the vision of a new performing arts centre project a priority for our community. Our main purpose has been to bring awareness to the broader community about why a Lethbridge Performing Arts Centre is needed and to take planning ... Read More »

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Canada needs to stand up to the U.S.

By Lethbridge Herald on April 25th, 2017

Canadians need to support our prime minister and cabinet, to let them know we are not afraid of the monster from the south. Yes, we are witnessing the usual American “blame it on anyone else” attitude from Trump. Canada is not the problem in trade with the U.S. They have always had the point of ... Read More »

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What about the value of company time?

By Lethbridge Herald on February 2nd, 2017

I am currently taking a financial accounting course as one of the core courses required to earn my Bachelor of Management degree at the University of Lethbridge. During our last accounting class, our professor lectured on the subject area of the fraud triangle: motive, opportunity and rationalization. This area of accounting led me to think ... Read More »

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2017 goal: fewer emails

By Lethbridge Herald on December 10th, 2016

I have been one of those people who has relied on email to both ask and answer questions, to ask for an action item, or to provide information. In a world when people complain that email communication has information-overloaded their life and extended work hours in a digital world beyond reason, I think it is ... Read More »

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What will it take to have safe society?

By Lethbridge Herald on October 19th, 2016

I find myself thinking about a young woman from our community whom I have never met. I grieve for her as she completely lost personal safety, as she was on her way to earn her living, when she was so savagely attacked by a total stranger. I imagine how happy she was on her wedding ... Read More »

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Talking transit’s master plan

By Lethbridge Herald on August 20th, 2016

On June 16, I attended a public information session for the development for the new master plan at city hall. I learned the following about the process: Transit administrators are gathering their operational data, a consulting firm has been hired to create their version of the master plan and while these activities are in progress ... Read More »

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