January 17th, 2019

Letters to the Editor

‘The best Christmas of my life’

By Letter to the Editor on December 22nd, 2018

On the third Sunday of Advent, Joe Adams sang “Comfort Ye My People” from Messiah at the worship service. It brought tears to my eyes remembering the Christmas in 1945. Japan surrendered unconditionally in August 1945. By then, Tokyo was almost totally destroyed by nightly bombing. My parents and their children lived in the half-destroyed ... Read More »

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What causes discrimination?

By Letter to the Editor on December 22nd, 2018

What causes racism and discrimination? It is not the colour of one’s skin or the language they speak. It is the organizations, city and the two levels of government. I was very upset when I saw on TV that an organization here in Lethbridge had taken 45 immigrants to Blairmore for a ski day – ... Read More »

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Some thoughts about this season of joy and reflection

By Letter to the Editor on December 22nd, 2018

In this season of joy and reflection, I’m sharing some thoughts É Naturally, our lives are all about growth, progress and development. Our nature is physical (material) and moral (spiritual). Up until adulthood we grow, progress and develop under the influences of others, then we take responsibility for our own development. Physically we grow involuntarily. ... Read More »

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Learning about addiction in Lethbridge

By Letter to the Editor on December 21st, 2018

The Opioid Crisis Special Report in The Herald on July 13 opened my eyes to the reality of the crisis. In February 2018 ARCHES was contracted by Alberta Health to manage the Supervised Consumption Service (SCS) which aims to reduce infectious diseases and save lives from overdosing. ARCHES has been in existence since 1989 and ... Read More »

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MP’s dedication to ending gender-based violence questioned

By Letter to the Editor on December 19th, 2018

Dec. 6 marked the 29th anniversary of the ƒcole Polytechnique massacre. A shooter claiming to be fighting feminism entered a classroom, separated male and female students, and opened fire. His final death toll: 14 women. In his suicide note the killer said that feminists had ruined his life. On the anniversary of the massacre, members ... Read More »

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Revenue Canada’s actions go against law

By Letter to the Editor on December 19th, 2018

Revenue Canada has now seized over $300,000 of my Canada Pension, old-age pension, GST payments, etc. Having approached the RCMP, I was told Revenue Canada has supreme powers. This cannot be, as the Trespass Act, a federal statute, is still in force. Under Canadian law, any law enacted that comes within a direct conflict with ... Read More »

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Gov’t needs to do its part in reducing emissions

By Letter to the Editor on December 19th, 2018

We have heard and read a lot about global warming lately. Of course, we must all do our part to reduce emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere. We need to sell our SUVs and buy a bicycle. Turn the in-house thermometer down to 65 F, or lower. That, my friends, is what you and ... Read More »

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City’s changes to sewer usage fees have made matters worse

By Letter to the Editor on December 18th, 2018

In the last year or two, the City of Lethbridge announced it was making changes to the way residents were billed for sewer costs. This was to address complaints that they were being charged sewer rates for water that was being used in their gardens in the summer (and, as a result, not going into ... Read More »

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Renovated library better reflects community’s needs

By Letter to the Editor on December 18th, 2018

I read Robert Tarleck’s letter “Requiem for a library” with interest. Mr. Tarleck and I appear to be at odds about what a library is and what it should aim to achieve. A library is a collection of resources. The public library system is intended to provide a collection of resources (including community meeting space, ... Read More »

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Coverage of yellow vest protesters missed some important points

By Letter to the Editor on December 18th, 2018

In your front-page coverage of the yellow vest protesters on Dec. 16, you completely ignored the fact that the protesters are anti-immigration, particularly singling out refugees seeking asylum. Their entire campaign is underlined by racism. Its alleged connection to protests in France is dubious as well. It would be helpful if your reporters did a ... Read More »

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Ritz a poor choice for Agriculture Hall of Fame

By Letter to the Editor on December 16th, 2018

Around Nov. 9, many Western newspapers contained a letter by Ian Robson of Manitoba, which pointed out the fallacy of former agriculture minister Gerry Ritz being inducted to the Agriculture Hall of Fame. The next issue contained a letter by Kevin Bender (chairman of Alberta Wheat Commission) strongly disagreeing with Robson’s analysis of why Ritz ... Read More »

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