August 14th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Garbage pickup changes lack common sense

By Letter to the Editor on July 4th, 2020

So, now yet again another decision by mayor and council that lacks common sense and proper judgment. I am referring to the new changes where all garbage pickup will now be done on the front roadways and not in the back alleys. Supposedly the decision is based on an analysis that alley ways are “softer” ... Read More »

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Understanding what is meant by ‘white privilege’

By Letter to the Editor on July 4th, 2020

It’s been said that; “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” I am proof that you can! At the age of 73, I’m still learning new things and I try to keep an open mind and listen to others. As a white male, I have always been annoyed when I’d hear someone use the ... Read More »

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Speeding, stunting on Mayor Magrath Drive

By Letter to the Editor on July 4th, 2020

I am bringing forward a concern and irritation that I have with the evening speeding and excessive noise from vehicles along Mayor Magrath Drive. This chaotic choir of backfiring cars, screeching tires and roaring speedsters is not conducive to my family being able to spend time and enjoy our backyard. Some of the backfiring actually ... Read More »

3 responses

Citizens have had enough

By Letter to the Editor on July 3rd, 2020

Lead, follow or get the “h***” out of the way! This is the obvious statement being projected by more and more Lethbridge residents towards our mayor and city council, plainly evidenced by the growing number of petitions and demonstrations being organized and carried out by Lethbridge residents. The majority of the citizen actions are aimed ... Read More »

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World has turned a deaf ear

By Letter to the Editor on July 3rd, 2020

If Black Lives matter, why is it that we hear so little about the modern-day massacre of English-speaking Cameroonians? In spite of photographic evidence that shows the burning of villages, and in spite of the fact that in June 2019, UNICEF claimed that 1.3 million people in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon needed humanitarian aid, ... Read More »

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Congratulations to Alberta grads

By Letter to the Editor on July 2nd, 2020

Dear Alberta Graduate, Congratulations – you did it! Years of hard work have earned you your degree, diploma, or certificate, and you should be immensely proud of your accomplishment. Graduation is an important milestone in life. It symbolizes the transition from adolescence to adulthood and opens the door for greater opportunities. COVID-19 may have disrupted ... Read More »

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Piikani members have made significant contributions to society

By Letter to the Editor on July 2nd, 2020

Most recently in the Saturday, June 20 edition of the Lethbridge Herald, National Indigenous Peoples Day was a featured section of the newspaper. National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated across Turtle Island (Canada) each year on June 21 as an opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the contribution of the Indigenous people to this country we ... Read More »

7 responses

Ways to improve long-term care

By Letter to the Editor on June 30th, 2020

During his June 25 broadcast to Canadians, Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged that long-term care for Canadians ranks near the bottom of the 36 OECD nations. COVID-19 fatality statistics consistently conclude that elderly residents in long-term care facilities represent an alarming share of deaths. But why are Canadian long-term care facilities outperformed by most of our ... Read More »

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Protect Alberta’s parks, recreation areas

By Letter to the Editor on June 27th, 2020

Have you ever had a picnic in an Alberta provincial park? Been ice-fishing on Jensen Reservoir or camped at Park Lake? The future of 175 parks and recreational areas that Albertans have enjoyed since the parks system was created in 1932 is facing disastrous changes. In March, the government announced that “Twenty parks will have ... Read More »

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Cartoon offensive

By Letter to the Editor on June 27th, 2020

I found today’s cartoon (Thursday, June 25) offensive, inappropriate and not the least humorous. I don’t know any child who would have that conversation with a parent. I also don’t know any parent who would discuss the topic in front of children. Josephine Aristone Lethbridge... Read More »

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‘All Lives Matter’ retort is childish, damaging

By Letter to the Editor on June 26th, 2020

As a now 40-year-old white male growing up in Lethbridge I realized even as a child how privileged a life my race and gender allowed me to live in our community. My extended family of lifelong friends that span every race and ethnicity were not so fortunate. I am appalled at how damaging and childish ... Read More »

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