December 9th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Don’t take toilet luxury for granted

By Letter to the Editor on November 15th, 2018

World Toilet Day is Nov. 19. Fun fact: 2.3 billion people in the world don’t have access to adequate hygiene and almost 900 million still practise open defecation. That’s actually two facts and its way past time to right both. So the next time you’re sitting in the porcelain library, have a thought for those ... Read More »

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Don’t let any more freedoms be lost

By Letter to the Editor on November 15th, 2018

Lest we forget. Many Canadians fought for our freedom, one of which is the freedom to possess and use guns, freedom of self-protection, free speech, etc. by law-abiding Canadians. After losing a freedom, which freedom will be taken next? We have already lost some of the previous. Please let our politicians know that we no ... Read More »

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Alberta’s pickup drivers could use some driving, parking lessons

By Letter to the Editor on November 15th, 2018

Now that gas-guzzling, carbon-polluting pickup trucks are coveted fashion statements, would it be possible for Alberta registries to teach people how to drive and, especially, park them? Kurt Veer Lethbridge... Read More »

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Let’s take action to fix drug crisis

By Letter to the Editor on November 13th, 2018

Re: Nov. 6 Lethbridge Herald – “CIC hears feedback on drug crisis.” My wife and I went to the first meeting and I now realize that we must have gone to the wrong place! The first part of the article is fine but the part about solutions appears to be made up to appease the ... Read More »

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‘Stupid is as stupid does’

By Letter to the Editor on November 10th, 2018

I think Forrest Gump said it best: “Stupid is as stupid does.” There is all kind of discussion regarding Canada cancelling our $15-billion contract with Saudi Arabia to supply light armored vehicles. This is all about punishing the Saudis for the killing of the American journalist and of course there should be grave consequences for ... Read More »

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Is business really best at running government?

By Letter to the Editor on November 8th, 2018

I am confused when someone suggests, “We need more business people running the government.” What kind of business experience are they talking about? Not all business people are successful in business; 60 per cent of businesses fail in the first five years. What qualifies as a successful business person – just making money? Mr. Kenney ... Read More »

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Where are consequences for criminal behaviour?

By Letter to the Editor on November 7th, 2018

Laws in Canada need to be addressed and changed. Consequences for criminal behaviour are basically non-existent. Police are handcuffed by existing laws and everything they do is under a microscope. Criminals have all the rights and slight deterrents. For instance: 1. Catherine McKay, driving impaired, kills an entire family of four and is sentenced to ... Read More »

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Trickle-up economics

By Letter to the Editor on November 7th, 2018

If you have been watching the U.S. over the last year or so, a familiar pattern is unfolding. The government gave a huge tax cut to corporations and individuals (particularly the wealthy) for the expressed purpose of repatriating money back to the U.S. and to create jobs. To these ends, for now, they have been ... Read More »

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Remembering all those who suffer war’s consequences

By Letter to the Editor on November 6th, 2018

As another Remembrance Day approaches, we will gather and remember the fallen fighting in the Great War plus the many other wars since. As I grow older, I have a different way of remembrance than in the past. I think not only of the Allied troops but also those on the other side such as ... Read More »

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Envisioning a theatre in the coulee

By Letter to the Editor on November 6th, 2018

Looking over the Lethbridge river valley, I see the main university building on the edge of the westside coulee. In front of me, the coulees slope from downtown as, in my mind, I look at the open end of a seating area of a new theatre that has seating for a few thousand in an ... Read More »

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Pondering Gaian Theory and the Earth’s systemic balance

By Letter to the Editor on November 4th, 2018

I find Edgar Cayce fascinating. Cayce was known as “the Sleeping Prophet”; he would go to sleep and start talking, and a stenographer would write down what he said. He’s most famous for his holistic remedies: a patient would come to him with an ailment and Cayce would go to sleep and dictate a healing ... Read More »

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