October 24th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

We all need to be responsible in fighting COVID

By Letter to the Editor on September 4th, 2020

Some wise man stated aptly “Wisdom has its limitations but folly has no such handicap.” Here we are in the midst of a crisis that is 100 per cent in our control and yet we are waiting for a second or even third wave of infections. I am disappointed in all those people who believe ... Read More »

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Don’t wreck a system where minutes can be crucial

By Letter to the Editor on September 3rd, 2020

When I was recently discharged from the Foothills Medical Centre Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, I promised the cardiology team that I would write you about the life-saving treatment I was lucky enough to receive. On the early morning of March 24, a restless night of an aching left arm self-diagnosed as arthritis pain in this ... Read More »

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Former Coaldale mayor turning 100

By Letter to the Editor on September 2nd, 2020

Alan Graham, centenarian, will be remarkably 100 years old on Thursday. We met him and Nancy Rose 37 years ago in Coaldale, when we were searching for a house through a local real estate agency. Lydia and I also met him at the United Church Thrift Store before the pandemic. I would join Alan and ... Read More »

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Appreciation for kindness shown in difficult time

By Letter to the Editor on September 2nd, 2020

Three months ago the worst thing that can happen to a parent happened: our beautiful daughter passed away. To say this is painful is an understatement! It was sudden, as she passed from blood clots in her lung, not expected at all, and the fact that she was a young, vibrant women only added to ... Read More »

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Simple solution to school dilemma

By Letter to the Editor on September 2nd, 2020

An open letter to all parties having an interest in the return to school of students in a COVID-19 world: We have listened, ad nauseam, to the objections to the reopening of schools this fall. There seems to be no end to the objections. The parties involved in these discussions do not appear to be ... Read More »

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How our community can support a safer return to school

By Letter to the Editor on August 29th, 2020

Throughout the pandemic, we have seen shining examples of our community supporting each other. We have found creative ways to stay connected, provide resources, (re)discovered our love for the outdoors and worked hard to keep life as normal as possible for our families. We must continue this community focus into the fall as our kids ... Read More »

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Destroying young bear unnecessary

By Letter to the Editor on August 28th, 2020

As an avid wildlife observer I was dismayed by the decision of park officials to destroy a young black bear classified as a “risk to the public” despite the fact the bear was “conditioned” by the public. Ironically, the public are the “risk” to the wildlife that habitat within the national parks. The show of ... Read More »

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City’s grant programs should be equitable

By Letter to the Editor on August 28th, 2020

As a small-business owner in Lethbridge we have been working on getting a mural on our building since we moved into our premises in 2015. We even applied for the Small Projects Art Grant with the City last year, and was told our application was on hold because it included a line item in the ... Read More »

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Harassment, threats never acceptable

By Letter to the Editor on August 28th, 2020

Re: Letter to the editor, Aug. 21, “McKenna must listen to the people.” Linking comments of threatened violence, hate and harassment against politicians for stating ideas and government policy, regardless of how bad they may be, is never acceptable. Come up with better ideas. I’m surprised and disappointed that the Lethbridge Herald would print and ... Read More »

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How clean is the environment that feeds us?

By Letter to the Editor on August 27th, 2020

It seems such a long time since we have heard anything positive from the Conservatives about the environment that you might think they have forgotten about the air we breathe and the water we drink. Not to mention the dirt that grows our food. Recently, my dog took a swim in an irrigation canal. She ... Read More »

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An opportunity to practise what is preached

By Letter to the Editor on August 27th, 2020

Since the SCS in Lethbridge will no longer be funded by the provincial government, I have been racking my brain as to what we might do as a city to support the homeless drug addicts. As I see it, we are in two camps. There are those like myself that want those addicted to illegal ... Read More »

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