January 17th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Alberta gov’t inaction caused the problem

By Letter to the Editor on December 12th, 2020

Jason Kenney suggests criticism of his government handling the COVID crisis is Alberta bashing. Balderdash, Premier, it’s your inaction that made us the highest number of cases in the country, especially if you look at number per capita. Not only that, you alienated our doctors, nurses and other frontline workers at a time when they’re ... Read More »

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Where’s the enforcement of COVID restrictions?

By Letter to the Editor on December 11th, 2020

Where is our local enforcement of the newest COVID restrictions? Is concern for public safety something that is optional for our police now? It is clear that many retailers are not abiding by or demonstrating that they care about the 25 per cent occupancy rule. Big-box stores in particular. Parking lots are still jammed, no ... Read More »

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PST should not hinge on ideology

By Letter to the Editor on December 10th, 2020

I found the guest column by Franco Terrazzano, Alberta Director of the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation (Lethbridge Herald, Dec. 2) somewhat disturbing. Whether or not Alberta should implement a provincial sales tax (PST) should be, of course, a matter of serious debate, but it should not be a matter of choosing ideology over reason, and Mr. ... Read More »

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Shrinking gov’t is not the way to faster results

By Letter to the Editor on December 10th, 2020

In a Dec. 4 column, Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder first complains that rapid tests and vaccines aren’t being approved fast enough, and then in the very next paragraph suggests that the solution to our problems is to shrink government. How does Ms. Harder imagine that approvals of medical tests, vaccines and drugs happen? You couldn’t ... Read More »

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UCP needs to tighten the pandemic rules

By Letter to the Editor on December 9th, 2020

How long is the UCP going to insist that we will survive this pandemic with the current rules? Jason Kenney, please get off your high horse and break the spread of the virus! Shut down the bars and other social venues. Now! The vaccine will not help till next year. I am angry! Gerhardt Hartman ... Read More »

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Responsible governments can admit they’re fallible

By Letter to the Editor on December 9th, 2020

In the 19th century and well into the 20th century, the federal government and some provinces believed it was right to tear First Nations children from their families, confine them to residential schools and strip them of their identities and culture. Finally, they realized it was wrong. We’re going to be dealing with that legacy ... Read More »

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Challenging Albertans to show we can overcome

By Letter to the Editor on December 9th, 2020

I want Alberta to give itself a challenge against the rest of Canada to show Canada that we Albertans are the best and can overcome anything. Put our private beliefs aside and just for a month obey the AHS guidelines and see what happens. How dare Ontario say, “You think we are bad, look at ... Read More »

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UCP inaction putting Albertans at risk

By Letter to the Editor on December 5th, 2020

Recently, the UCP put the lives of Albertans at risk by refusing to implement effective health measures for the prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Health professionals and experts have provided the government with advice on the best actions to take, which was not followed. The consensus among health professionals is that the ... Read More »

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Public transit on the sick list

By Letter to the Editor on December 5th, 2020

Signs of good health do not exist when one observes Lethbridge Transit. It is an ailing organization that is hemorrhaging financially, environmentally a disaster, and its limited use tells us that presently is it not relevant to about 95 per cent of the population. Why is the Transit system so unwell? Public transit was built ... Read More »

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Recount for ‘sore loser’

By Letter to the Editor on December 4th, 2020

I understand the editor in chief of the Oxford English Dictionary, the storied OED, has proposed a new definition for the term, “sore loser.” I also understand that after initially gaining majority support from the OED’s editorial board the proposal is now the subject of a recount. Tom Johnston Lethbridge... Read More »

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Green-energy proponents are not anti-Albertans

By Letter to the Editor on December 4th, 2020

It feels like being hurled back in time, to when people were singled out and hunted down for thinking forward and outside the prescribed political box. I’m left aghast, after reading that Jason Kenney’s UCP Alberta government might consider me, and thousands of other forward-thinking concerned people, “anti-Albertans” for believing in the fight to save ... Read More »

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