October 16th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Those who died in Afghanistan will be remembered

By Letter to the Editor on September 29th, 2021

Editor: Toward the early 1970s, the American public was getting tired of the war in Vietnam. Returning soldiers met suspicious eyes. I didn’t think it was right: they were drafted and had no choice but to join. A cousin of mine was a cabin attendant of the airline that carried the servicemen back and forth ... Read More »

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Canadians sell themselves short with Conservatives

By Letter to the Editor on September 29th, 2021

Editor: Ralph Nader wrote a book called “A salute to Canada, and Canadian Achievement'” How many Canadians have read it? It should be on school reading lists. It might inspire us to ask: Why do we insist on selling ourselves short? Nader lists hundreds of Canadian achievements like our Avro Arrow jet fighter-fastest in the ... Read More »

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Restrictions exemptions should not apply to youth

By Letter to the Editor on September 29th, 2021

Editor: The University of Lethbridge 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sports and Wellness should allow youth ages 12-17 to attend their dance classes, swim club, private swimming lessons, climbing wall classes etc. following the Youth Sport Policy for COVID-19 as laid out by the Alberta government. Currently, the U of L is “taking a holistic ... Read More »

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UCP provincial policing plan leaves a bad taste

By Letter to the Editor on September 29th, 2021

Editor: The RCMP has just ratified a new wage and benefits package which has them owed some millions of dollars in back pay. So, now, the UCP government is claiming that that back pay is a reason to look at establishing a provincial police force. Say what? Let’s look at the math. To begin with, ... Read More »

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Charter freedoms aren’t absolute

By Letter to the Editor on September 18th, 2021

Editor: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982, Section 1 – The rights and freedoms in the Charter are not absolute. They can be limited to protect other rights or important values. For example, freedom of expression may be limited by laws against hate propaganda or child pornography because they prevent harm to the ... Read More »

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COVID chart raises questions

By Letter to the Editor on September 18th, 2021

Editor: For the past six weeks your COVID-19 daily update has shown the number of cases in Lethbridge increase dramatically, but the chart has always shown that no one is in the hospital, or the ICU. On Monday night Sept. 13 I asked Mayor Spearman in a public Facebook message if this was true. “No.  ... Read More »

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Critics ignoring what Trudeau has done in his time in office

By Letter to the Editor on September 17th, 2021

Editor: The leaders of all the political parties are bombarding us with much negative information about Trudeau. That is a normal political behaviour at the time of elections . According to them he has not done much for Canada during all the years he has been our PM. Let us use our own analytical mind ... Read More »

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Blame for COVID crisis rests on the government

By Letter to the Editor on September 17th, 2021

Editor: After watching the train wreck in Alberta with the UCP government’s death squad group of Jason Kenney, Deena Hinshaw and Tyler Shandro and their handling of the COVID-19 crisis, I would like to give a huge shout out and thank you to all the doctors, nurses and support staff, for standing firm and doing ... Read More »

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Mask and vaccination mandates needed here

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2021

Editor: I disagree with those protesting mandates are against freedom. As a senior with health issues, twice vaccinated, I can still get sick from the Corona infection. I want to go out shopping, travel and stay at hotels. If these places won’t mandate mask and vaccination I am not free to do this. And if ... Read More »

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Albertans better off to trust Trudeau

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2021

Editor: It was former MLAs from the Lougheed era who taught me that you can’t trust a Reformer. They were furious with Ralph Klein for bringing Preston Manning and Stephen Harper’s Reform Party Policies to the table and deliberately destroying what they had worked so hard to create for Albertans. Looking after the wellbeing of ... Read More »

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People can’t have it both ways

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2021

Editor: We stood outside cheering essential workers, now we protest them. You get bullied at wearing or not wearing a mask, or thinking science is incorrect in how to protect us. Anger is everywhere, all around us. As your COVID position pushes the world to become more divided and our politicians cannot find or put ... Read More »

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