October 24th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Personal freedom ends where another’s safety begins

By Letter to the Editor on September 17th, 2020

There are some anti-maskers in every community. There may be a variety of reasons why they are against wearing masks but I believe the one which I hear most often is that it limits their personal freedom. And I can’t disagree with that. It is a restriction on one’s freedom. So is being regulated to ... Read More »

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Effective school plan needed to keep people safe

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2020

The Alberta government is to be faulted for creating the wimpy term “near normal” to describe this September’s return to school. “Normal” describes the way things were. Why would anyone want to go to school in “near normal” conditions when COVID-19 threatens the lives of students, teachers, staff and, by extension, everyone in the province? ... Read More »

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Albertans continue to refuse to accept economic reality

By Letter to the Editor on September 12th, 2020

Can you believe there are still ideologs (blind public policy economists) from the Reagan/Thatcher/Greenspan era that are trying to blame Alberta’s finances on COVID-19 and the oil “market?” Albertans refuse to accept reality after 50 years of Conservative political fantasy (bad financial thinking). Is it possible to believe the Conservatives can fix the problem they ... Read More »

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Arrogance and ARCHES/SCS

By Letter to the Editor on September 12th, 2020

Arrogance when you are in charge of an SCS business is not a good trait to have, it tends to get you in trouble. It’s like a doctor coming out of an ebola tent and coughing on you and then saying “He’s saving lives!” Your first thought is OK, but what about me? When I ... Read More »

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Misplaced blame

By Letter to the Editor on September 11th, 2020

Those of us from the world of finance, who had ties to the oil industry, aren’t surprised by what U of C economist Trevor Tombe is stating. Had the previous governments continued to collect oil royalties at the Lougheed levels we would have had an additional $575 billion. Add this to the $150 billion lost ... Read More »

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Taking advantage of artists

By Letter to the Editor on September 11th, 2020

I recently heard about Exhibition Park’s Whoop-Up Days art/poster contest and am sad to see that it is yet another disingenuous “opportunity” for artists to be taken advantage of by an organization that is more than capable of treating them fairly. This contest requires all submitting artists to sign over their made-to-order creative works to ... Read More »

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What you haven’t been told about Alberta’s plan for parks

By Letter to the Editor on September 11th, 2020

Although the UCP Government announced on March 3 the plan to change parks, it actually began in October 2019. One hundred and sixty-four sites were identified for removal – a savings of $1.14 per Albertan. Land-base wise that is only .3 per cent but it equates to 37 per cent of Alberta parks and 4,000 ... Read More »

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Under-representation on city council a historical problem

By Letter to the Editor on September 9th, 2020

Historian and counsellor Belinda Crowson notes that Lethbridge’s consideration of the ward system has been going on for more than a century. She says it began in December 1907 when William Henderson made the ward system a key plank in his campaign for a seat on Lehbridge’s first city council. Henderson’s argument was that it ... Read More »

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Plenty to learn about humanity

By Letter to the Editor on September 9th, 2020

Despite the pandemic gripping the globe, there are more positive things going on which make the age we are living in incredibly interesting. Most don’t know it yet (yet soon will), but we are living in a time where our whole worldview is about to be tossed on its head. No, I’m not talking about ... Read More »

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Condo owners seek fair recycling services

By Letter to the Editor on September 5th, 2020

The Condo Owners Society of Alberta is following the recycling issue in Lethbridge with great interest. In our experience, condominiums in the province are often expected to foot a disproportionate amount of the costs of utilities and services simply because they are permitted to do so within their powers under the Municipal Government Act. While ... Read More »

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Thanks for the entertainment

By Letter to the Editor on September 5th, 2020

Once again I send a heart-felt thank you to the good citizens of Lethbridge for their colourful views on the “Roasted and Toasted” page. As the world reels under economic, health and social issues, the citizens of Lethbridge continue to rant about doggie-doo, people who cut them off (on their way to Costco) to buy ... Read More »

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