October 1st, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Previous Conservative governments caused Alberta’s woes

By Lethbridge Herald on July 28th, 2018

Rebuttal to Tom Burns’ letter, “Where does the blame belong?”, Lethbridge Herald, July 17. Tom should stop blaming Rachel Notley’s New Democrats (NDP) for Alberta’s problems. The truth is, Alberta was in trouble long before the NDP formed the government. Perhaps Tom has forgotten that it was the Conservatives, not the NDP, that left Alberta ... Read More »

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Nobody is a write-off even in seemingly hopeless situations

By Lethbridge Herald on July 5th, 2018

Re: “Huge cost to ending needle program” (June 14 Lethbridge Herald) The head of ARCHES paints a bleak picture. The tone of the article certainly bears that out. ARCHES says that unless we continue to support the drug-use habits in a safe environment “we’d start stepping over dead bodies in the streets.” Regardless, they say ... Read More »

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Keeping secrets from parents tramples on law

By Lethbridge Herald on July 5th, 2018

On the radio last month I heard a LGBTory-ite speaking about Bill 24 in connection with the founding United Conservative Party AGM. He said Bill 24 is actually redundant. There is already a bill that says when explicitly religious or sexual material is presented at school, the parents need to be notified. It’s great he ... Read More »

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What happened to experiencing consequences of your actions?

By Lethbridge Herald on July 4th, 2018

The dictionary definition of consequence is “something produced by a cause or necessarily following from a set of conditions” and “a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient.” When growing up I was taught you were responsible for the consequences of your actions. Speeding could result in ... Read More »

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Fiscal record of conservatives not very good

By Lethbridge Herald on July 4th, 2018

I find George Rigoux’s June 20 letter amusing. He judges the NDP are not prudent fiscal managers; this coming from a conservative candidate, a party that blew the potential trillion-dollar Heritage Trust Fund, sending out $400 cheques to all Albertans. There are many ways to compare conservative fiscal policy to other parties; in their misunderstanding ... Read More »

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Why are consumers blamed for waste problem?

By Lethbridge Herald on May 6th, 2018

Re: “Ottawa launches dialogue about waste,” Lethbridge Herald, April 23. Politicians, Greenpeace and other “authorities” who vocalize about post-consumer plastic in the waste stream all seem to make the same mistake — blaming consumers for the billions of plastic products besieging them — most enticingly packaged with more chemically modified petroleum selling and sealing the ... Read More »

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Token gestures don’t eliminate daily racism

By Lethbridge Herald on October 17th, 2017

I have a lot of respect for former mayor Bob Tarleck. Indeed, some of his initiatives brought about some positive relationship building between First Nations and the City of Lethbridge. However, I would also like to note there is no irony in calling out the city on the toxic and systemic racism that continues to ... Read More »

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Evidence counters evolution

By Lethbridge Herald on June 15th, 2017

I believe in evolution for man-made things; look how cars and trucks change over the years, and phones to smartphones. Two hundred years ago nobody had ever heard of the evolution theory, not until Charles Darwin came up with the idea that everything came into existence by itself if you give it millions or billions ... Read More »

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Let citizens have chance to vote on recycling

By Lethbridge Herald on May 30th, 2017

I attended a recent city council meeting where, by a vote of four to three, council determined that receiving over 4,100 citizen signatures wasn’t enough to convince them the issue of the blue bin recycling program should be submitted to a referendum in the upcoming municipal election (I should note that councillors Iwaskiw and Coffman ... Read More »

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There are different kinds of driving impairments

By Lethbridge Herald on May 30th, 2017

A recent poll in the Lethbridge Herald asked if we readers agreed with a “court ruling that suspending licences of suspected drunk drivers violates charter rights.” The no vote tallied 59 per cent, the yes vote 41 per cent. I don’t question voters who chose either side of this serious matter. What I do challenge ... Read More »

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Time to take arts centre plans to the next stage

By Lethbridge Herald on April 25th, 2017

Two years ago, the Performing Arts Centre Advocacy Group began meeting to explore options to keep the vision of a new performing arts centre project a priority for our community. Our main purpose has been to bring awareness to the broader community about why a Lethbridge Performing Arts Centre is needed and to take planning ... Read More »

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