August 14th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Caregiving is harder than it appears

By Letter to the Editor on July 15th, 2020

Mr. Tarleck (re: letter to the editor, “Ways to improve long-term care,” June 30 Herald): As a 17-year veteran of caregiving, trained in a long-term care facility, I came home in the evening after that training believing I had been run over by a Mack truck – this after coming from 10 years in a ... Read More »

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Pension change would threaten Albertans’ interests

By Letter to the Editor on July 15th, 2020

The UCP government and our premier are intent on Alberta withdrawing from the Canada Pension Plan. This follows the release of the Fair Deal Panel report which echoes exactly what Jason Kenney wanted to hear prior to him creating the panel. The same Fair Deal Panel report cited a telephone poll of 1,000 Albertans and ... Read More »

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Forgetting Tories’ prorogation

By Letter to the Editor on July 15th, 2020

Dear Ms. Rachael Harder, MP: I delighted in your “Happy Canada Day” flyer and positive message about celebrating Canada Day. However, I was surprised by your negativity around the suspension of Parliament and insistence that Parliament meet in person during this continuing COVID-19 crisis. I would think that the federal government should continue to work ... Read More »

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How about free pass for seniors?

By Letter to the Editor on July 11th, 2020

Dear Honorable Speaker of the House Anthony Rota, I have written this letter before (about 10 years ago) but no response. In my conversation with new Canadians they have let me know that along with their citizenship they get a pass to the federal parks in Canada. I think that is a very nice gesture, ... Read More »

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Humanity’s effect on the Earth easy to see

By Letter to the Editor on July 10th, 2020

Re: Cosmos Voutsinos’s guest column Tuesday, June 30, “Re-examining assumptions.” Cosmos’s remarks in The Herald stating “thereby justifying all their climate alarmism.” If Cosmos can’t see the effect humanity has on this Eath, all he has to do is turn his thermostat on, take a drink of water from his tap and then go flush ... Read More »

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Province is in need of wise leadership

By Letter to the Editor on July 10th, 2020

There have been many thoughtful letters to the editor and opinion pieces in the Lethbridge Herald over the past weeks and months on subjects of concern to the readership and Albertans in general. And the UCP government is working ruthlessly and diligently and with a terrifying efficiency to take full advantage of the crisis afforded ... Read More »

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Think wearing a mask is uncomfortable?

By Letter to the Editor on July 10th, 2020

It’s disheartening to see so many people not adhering to the AHS guidelines including mask wearing. The following is from a nurse who works with ventilators. If you think wearing a mask is uncomfortable and humiliating, this information is for people who don’t understand what it means to be on a ventilator but want to ... Read More »

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Policing changing for the better

By Letter to the Editor on July 9th, 2020

In The Herald’s Roast and Toast page one person wrote “don’t judge till you have walked in their shoes.” Which I did for many years and be assured there are many good cops and there are some bad cops. Since every person now carries a smartphone, we are witnessing crimes being committed by bad cops. ... Read More »

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Column distorted what MLA was saying

By Letter to the Editor on July 9th, 2020

I take exception to Karen Weiers, VP of AUPE, regarding her column in the Lethbridge Herald on June 17, “Insulting Alberta’s pandemic heroes.” I re-read UCP MLA Nathan Neudorf’s column published in the Lethbridge Herald June 12, “Strong plan going forward needed.” Karen’s opening comment is “One minute you’re a hero, the next you’re a ... Read More »

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Provincial sales tax solution to revenue woes

By Letter to the Editor on July 9th, 2020

Most of us can appreciate the services that taxes buy, like highways without potholes for example, public schools that welcome every child in the community and a public health-care system that won’t bankrupt us when we get sick. Yet, we grumble about paying taxes. Nonetheless, Alberta is broke again thanks to the collapse of oil ... Read More »

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COVID restrictions hurting people in care facilities

By Letter to the Editor on July 8th, 2020

On March 18 I sat with my husband in the Great Room of St. Michael’s Long Term Care. We ate pizza and drank Diet Pepsi and talked about how and what to plant in the garden this year. On March 19 when I returned for my daily visit I was refused entry into the facility. ... Read More »

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