July 21st, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Where does recycled material really go?

By Letter to the Editor on June 28th, 2018

As we march inexorably to a full implementation of the blue bin curb side recycling program, the following strikes me as interesting: 1. In a recent print article, a headline read “Plastic Waste Piling Up Globally as China Refuses It (Calgary Herald, June 21, 2018). This ban took effect at the end of last year ... Read More »

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City needs new street maps

By Letter to the Editor on June 27th, 2018

It has become apparent that the City of Lethbridge needs a new city street map. A lot of those north-south, east-west streets no longer go where you think. Since the city wisely installed the nice Bike Avenue (7 Avenue South), the streets no longer go where you might think and motor traffic may suddenly, without ... Read More »

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Patient care top priority for EMS

By Letter to the Editor on June 27th, 2018

I am following up on a recent article about rural ambulance service and would like to assure your readers patient care is always our top priority and we work very hard to ensure the highest quality care is always available whenever a patient needs our help. Response times throughout southern Alberta have remained steady since ... Read More »

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There’s no such thing as bad music

By Letter to the Editor on June 26th, 2018

I love music. Some of my fondest memories are of listening to records on an old Electrohome record player, custom penny weight on the tone arm. Dad loved Count Bassie and Louis Armstrong. Mom preferred Neil Diamond and Tom Jones. One sister mooned over Roy Orbison and another danced to Led Zeppelin. I listened to ... Read More »

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Most activities produce GHG emissions

By Letter to the Editor on June 26th, 2018

Re: GHG emissions from pipelines Minister Phillips was recently cited by The Herald as claiming that “pipelines themselves produce no emissions” (“NDP defeats motion by Kenney,” by Tim Kalinowski, June 7). Of course, the building of pipelines and their operation produces GHG emissions as do almost all human activities. The existing Kinder Morgan pipeline pumping ... Read More »

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Discourage use of illegal drugs

By Letter to the Editor on June 24th, 2018

I believe that the federal government, wanting to legalize cannabis (marijuana) in the near future, is making a big mistake. By legalizing cannabis, I think this country is doing the opposite of what they should be doing. We should be discouraging the use of any drugs in this country! In this city, we don’t have ... Read More »

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Driving high has serious consequences

By Letter to the Editor on June 24th, 2018

A song on itunes called “Driving High” by Cowboyray is about a guy that enjoys the high from marijuana so much that he ruins his life. It would make a great commercial! Marijuana is an amazing medicine and I am in favour of legalizing it. But let us warn kids of the danger! The guy ... Read More »

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Conservatives erode family values

By Letter to the Editor on June 23rd, 2018

Conservatives Undermine Family Values Top scientists warn us that the biggest danger to our grandkids and great-grandkids will be climate change if the world does not get its act together. Who can argue that the health and safety or our descendants is not a paramount family value? Carbon taxes are one good solution. Even Rex ... Read More »

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Liberals can help end scourge of tuberculosis

By Letter to the Editor on June 22nd, 2018

Tuberculosis is the world’s leading treatable infectious killer, with over 14 million sufferers, one-third of which aren’t even diagnosed. At current treatment rates the global TB epidemic will continue for another 150 years, with an estimated 28 million deaths and a cost of $1 trillion in the next decade alone. But it doesn’t have to ... Read More »

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Treat marijuana same as alcohol

By Letter to the Editor on June 22nd, 2018

So why are we discussing as to where this product may be used? It should be treated like alcohol. Therefore it can only be used in bars or in the privacy of one’s home. Alcohol is not allowed to be consumed in public, then why should cannabis be? Please note at fairs we have beer ... Read More »

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Welcome back, Enron

By Letter to the Editor on June 21st, 2018

Wow, we’ve been massively lied to and now get to pay for it in a big way! A National Observer article titled “What’s Behind Kinder Morgan’s May 31 Ultimatum? Follow the Money,” by Robyn Allan, shows Kinder Morgan never had the money to build the pipeline. So now they’re trying to get out of their ... Read More »

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