March 20th, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Voters should fact-check ahead of coming elections

By Letter to the Editor on February 15th, 2019

Recently the public was aware of the fact that Global news media will be fact-checking claims by the various parties in the next provincial election and I hope they will continue the practice into the federal election as well. I also hope other news media outlets will follow suit. This is imperative for people to ... Read More »

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Drilling operation nothing to worry about

By Letter to the Editor on February 14th, 2019

I am responding to the front page story, Saturday, Feb. 9, regarding the oil well drilling operation in west Lethbridge. First, I am not an employee, owner or in any way an industry person. I am just an old retired guy who enjoys a quality of life that is in part a product of the ... Read More »

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Solutions to the GSA-SOGI debacle

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2019

A few months prior to the vote on GSA law (Bill 10), Premier Prentice’s goals were fairness, balance and building consensus: “… because rights need to be advanced, children need to be protected, parents need to be reassured and school boards need to be respected.” To date, not one of these goals has been achieved. ... Read More »

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Recognizing when people do the right thing

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2019

While it was buried away in the middle of Feb. 1’s business section, the Globe and Mail ran a fairly lengthy article on the agreements the Government of Alberta has just signed with the Blood band and the Ermineskin and Samson Cree bands guaranteeing those communities access to a reliable supply of potable water. In ... Read More »

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Where is corporate responsibility?

By Letter to the Editor on February 12th, 2019

What are the reasons people are becoming disillusioned with the corporate influence in our government? There is daily evidence of corporate irresponsibility. The Supreme Court recently decided that banks and oil corporations must pay for cleanup of damage from drilling activity. Often the politicians and self-interested individuals display a narrow view of corporate behaviour. Yes, ... Read More »

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Kenney taking same path of Tory premiers

By Letter to the Editor on February 12th, 2019

Heaven forbid that Jason Kenney will be our next premier. He has already assured you that he will travel the same path as all other premiers by playing the blame game. He will blame the Liberals, NDP, Quebec, Ontario, B.C., U.S. presidents, the natives and the environment for the mess Alberta is in after 43 ... Read More »

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What happened to promise of ending urban drilling?

By Letter to the Editor on February 9th, 2019

It has been discovered by citizens of Lethbridge that an oil company, Tamarack Acquisition Corporation, is drilling and fracking in west Lethbridge. After an extensive campaign by citizens of Lethbridge to oppose oil drilling in the city limits in the past, it was quite shocking to discover the province and an oil company conspired to ... Read More »

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Refuting letter writer’s statements

By Letter to the Editor on February 8th, 2019

Having read Mr. Morton’s “opinion piece” (letter to the editor) of Jan. 30 in the Lethbridge Herald with quite some interest and a great deal of humour, I feel I must refute his statements in regard to my letter of Jan. 11. 1. Letters to newspapers are exactly that, opinions. 2. My letter is based ... Read More »

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Much to be gained from distancing?

By Letter to the Editor on February 8th, 2019

A dried out and very skimpy crust of toast to the local yellow vests for “disinviting” the “Neo-Nazis” from their weekly demo. I know we are enjoined to “hate the sin, love the sinner,” but in this case the sinner pretty much personifies the sin so the yellow vests will find there’s not that much ... Read More »

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Power system should adapt to changing world

By Letter to the Editor on February 7th, 2019

Response to Lynn Thacker’s letter in The Herald. I agree with Mr. Thacker about the unreliability of solar electricity (PV) 100 per cent, but I can’t agree with his comment for wind energy because the wind energy is not that bad for reliability, particularly if we look at the wind power production over the whole ... Read More »

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Tongue in cheek or foot in mouth?

By Letter to the Editor on February 7th, 2019

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, a headline on the front page commences “UCP candidate walks back alarm …” An interesting statement that has me wondering if that word will form part of new political English vocabulary. I am familiar with the term, “to take back one’s words,” but I am not sure how one “walks back ... Read More »

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