July 21st, 2018

Letters to the Editor

What is a pensioner supposed to do?

By Letter to the Editor on June 21st, 2018

My last gas bill from April 25 to May 24, the actual cost of gas was $12.24. The carbon levy is $15.35. This excluded administration fee fixed, cost of gas variable, delivery charges fixed, delivery charges variable, rate riders and municiple franchise fee paid to Lethbridge. How is a pensioner to cope with a 125 ... Read More »

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NDP not prudent fiscal managers

By Letter to the Editor on June 20th, 2018

Congratulations to Madam Phillips for being acclaimed as the NDP candidate in the next provincial election which, for many of us, cannot come too soon. Madam Phillips correctly pointed out that the next provincial election will be about the type of government Albertans will choose. In her wide ranging salvo, she forgot to add that ... Read More »

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Invasion of Russian olives

By Letter to the Editor on June 20th, 2018

The Russians are not coming. They are here and they are invading our lands; stealing our pastures, right-of-ways and riparian areas. Don’t be fooled by that soft green colour. The Russian olive is an invasive tree which has an aggressive root system that eliminates our native vegetation by depleting the soil moisture. And, they produce ... Read More »

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Trump treatment of Canada disgraceful

By Letter to the Editor on June 19th, 2018

If you are wondering what is going on in the United States with the president, rest assured that most of us Americans are trying to figure that out, too. Alienating our closest friend, Canada – not to mention our other global allies at the G-7 summit – was predictable, par for the course, given the ... Read More »

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Is carbon tax worth $10B loss?

By Letter to the Editor on June 19th, 2018

MP Rachael Harder should be commended for pointing out that we must continue to develop our oil and gas industry. I also share her frustration that, despite repeated questioning by the federal Conservatives, the price tag for the Trudeau Liberal government’s carbon tax is still a secret. Some numbers are available, however. In, Economic and ... Read More »

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Tip your hats to all the moms and dads

By Letter to the Editor on June 17th, 2018

Precious moms and dads. Yes, and especially moms, and their special career of motherhood. I fondly remember my mom, even trough the most difficult times, always loving, caring and protecting their children. And Dad was always our breadwinner, and the supporter for Mom raising the children. In raising our own family, I appreciate my wife ... Read More »

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If needles are to be handed out, they should be tracked

By Letter to the Editor on June 17th, 2018

The ARCHES representative states that, “some people on social media say that we should just let the addicts infect each other.” Yet that “some” is basically “none.” In fact, 99 per cent of the posters on Facebook and the petition say that we need to do everything possible to mitigate disease among the addicts. Most ... Read More »

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Not getting the whole story on pipelines?

By Letter to the Editor on June 16th, 2018

In today’s world of misinformation and fake news, it is difficult for the average citizen to fully understand all the complex issues affecting their daily lives. From my perspective one of the major contributors to these problems are our elected representatives. They seem to like to tell you only the part of the story that ... Read More »

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MAiD law marks second anniversary

By Letter to the Editor on June 16th, 2018

June 17 will mark the second anniversary of the enactment of Canada’s law concerning medical assistance in dying (MAiD). Since the law came into being, approximately 4,000 people have availed themselves of its provisions in order to escape from intolerable suffering brought about by incurable diseases. This number represents less than one per cent of ... Read More »

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Recipe for a compassionate community

By Letter to the Editor on June 14th, 2018

Gerald Morton’s letter of June 6, titled “Lethbridge is just being a caring city,” confused me as to its purpose but I did gain from it a sense of where priorities lie. There’s no axe to grind nor desire to engage in a contest with that writer but for the record, here’s something to chew ... Read More »

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We are partners, not enemies

By Letter to the Editor on June 14th, 2018

This is my confession, not a sermon. I am writing what I’m struggling about. It is difficult to love people who always oppose or question whatever I say. We call such people “Yana Yatsu” in Japanese. It means “disagreeable jerk.” I can be like that, too. It takes patience to stay friends with them. Kings ... Read More »

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