June 16th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Covering the cost of displaying art

By Letter to the Editor on February 20th, 2020

I enjoyed reading in The Herald on Feb. 7 about the art the city has collected and would like displayed. The part that concerns me is the comment that there is no money to display the pieces of art. In life, if we need money, we often sell off something to cover the cost. If ... Read More »

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Teck mine project should be blocked

By Letter to the Editor on February 19th, 2020

Re the Teck Frontier open pit mine development proposal. Projects of this magnitude these days require a clear plan that is enforceable and that meets the required environmental objectives which include meeting climate change objectives, a plan for no loss of ecosystem values such as wildlife, ground water stability, and several other ecosystem values too ... Read More »

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Food industry trying for better communication job with gene editing

By Letter to the Editor on February 19th, 2020

Letter: Re: “Gene-edit foods our next risk communication fiasco?”, the Lethbridge Herald, Feb. 10. Sylvain Charlebois is right: our industry did a poor job of communicating to the public about GMOs. As a result, misinformation about the safety and benefits of the technology continue to persist almost 25 years later despite the fact GMOs have ... Read More »

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Do we still wannabe like Texans?

By Letter to the Editor on February 15th, 2020

We Albertans have wannabe like Texans for a long time. Those famous Texas pioneer cattle drive towns like El Paso, Pecos, Abilene and Laredo we later matched with Raymond, Pincher Creek, Longview and Cochrane; Amarillo with Calgary. Then we unveiled those memorable scenes from the iconic Texas movie “Giant,” with James Dean, Rock Hudson and ... Read More »

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Some facts, questions about the SCS

By Letter to the Editor on February 14th, 2020

There is a great deal of controversy about the supervised consumption site (Arches), and I am going to bring some facts to the discussion, and then pose some questions for the civic and provincial officials contemplating shutting down the facility. From the Alberta government “Alberta Opiod Response Surveillance Report” (they only have documents up to ... Read More »

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UCP jobs plan isn’t working

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2020

Good news/bad news: Lethbridge Herald, Saturday, Feb. 8, Business page. Canadian economy adds 34,500 jobs in January; Alberta’s fell by 18,900. It won’t take a climate-change scientist to tell us which is which! Question: Where are the expected jobs that were to be fuelled by the UCP tax cuts to big business? Not working as ... Read More »

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Klein’s advantage over Kenney

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2020

An interesting situation is happening here in Alberta since Ralph Klein began his cuts to the budget in 1993 verses what Jason Kenney is now facing in 2020. First, I want to say, as an old Progressive Conservative, that I agreed with Ralph and I agree with what Jason is trying to do. The tone ... Read More »

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UCP change hurting AISH recipients

By Letter to the Editor on February 12th, 2020

The UCP said this policy change was to put AISH on a more dependable and predictable pay structure. We already had a dependable and predictable pay structure and it was the fourth-last business day before the end of the month, the only exception to it being the fourth date was December and January benefits were ... Read More »

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Closing SCS is key to a healthier community

By Letter to the Editor on February 12th, 2020

In response to the letter to the editor regarding the health-care workers providing services for the SCS, which noted, “We strive to improve continuously and adopt service delivery towards a healthier community…” and “… most importantly, hear the powerful stories of the clients we serve.” As a practising registered nurse in the community for the ... Read More »

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Neudorf is doing plenty for Lethbridge

By Letter to the Editor on February 11th, 2020

I read Maria Fitzpatrick’s letter with absolute disgust. Nathan Neudorf is doing more for Lethbridge than either Fitzpatrick or Phillips ever did. I belong to a group of business people who’ve personally seen our issues taken to the appropriate ministries, and responses given back to us. Neudorf regularly meets with the mayor and brings those ... Read More »

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Owning firearms is a privilege, not a right

By Letter to the Editor on February 11th, 2020

“Liberals’ take on guns just ‘hype’ and ‘rhetoric’: Motz” (Medicine Hat News, Jan. 10) Petitions are one-sided polls. We may know how many signed in favour of the issue but never how many are against it. It would be more instructive to conduct a poll to get some idea of how an entire population views ... Read More »

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