December 9th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Manitoba decision to drop carbon tax regrettable

By Letter to the Editor on November 4th, 2018

Re: Manitoba backs out of planned carbon tax, Oct. 4. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister’s decision is deeply regrettable. What truly penalizes Canadians is the cost of a warming planet. We are seeing now up-close-and-personal expensive and at times tragic costs of climate change. It is nonsensical to allow pollution to be dumped on us for ... Read More »

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It’s easier to blame victims of addictions

By Letter to the Editor on November 3rd, 2018

Diane McIntosh, who teaches in the psychiatry department at the University of British Columbia, has written, “I believe this opioid crisis is due, to a great extent, to the willful blindness of all levels of government through the inadequate resourcing of mental health care. Untreated mental illness drives addiction and addiction drives mental illness, creating ... Read More »

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War heroes remembered

By Letter to the Editor on November 2nd, 2018

To make a long story short, 20 years ago, I brought ashes of my six ancestors from Japan to re-inter in Canada. To my horror I found one of the urns empty. It belonged to a brother of my grandmother, Masao Mitsui. He died in the Russo-Japan War of 1903-05. He was a navy commander ... Read More »

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Remembering veterans who founded War Amps

By Letter to the Editor on November 2nd, 2018

As Remembrance Day approaches, I would like to pay tribute to the amputee veterans who founded The War Amps, which marks its 100th anniversary this year. On returning from the First World War, they came together to help each other adapt to their new reality. They then welcomed the next generation of amputee veterans following ... Read More »

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This is the purpose of carbon tax

By Letter to the Editor on November 1st, 2018

Reply to Reader’s forum letter to the editor, “What’s the purpose of carbon tax?” (Oct. 27). The purpose of a carbon tax is to charge a levy on fuels that cause carbon pollution when combusted. The goal is to give people an incentive to reduce use of those fuels. As pipelines are the most efficient ... Read More »

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Auto dealers backing UCP in exchange for promises?

By Letter to the Editor on November 1st, 2018

Re: Political third-party advertiser year-to-date report of quarterly contributions. While realizing folks can vote for whichever politics they desire, the controversial UCP super-pac has come under scrutiny and is allegedly “potentially in contravention of election laws.” Surrounding this, it appears that vehicle dealerships have supposedly been “promised a host of anti-Alberta consumer laws” like dismantling ... Read More »

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Changes needed to fix tax inequity

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2018

In reference to Mayor Spearman’s article of Oct. 19, I would like to comment on some of the contents. He starts out stating, “Some residents have the impression that Lethbridge has higher taxes than other cities in Alberta and Canada.” What in the world would cause any resident of Lethbridge to have this impression? Using ... Read More »

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Doing what is best for Canadians?

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2018

So the Trans Mountain pipeline extension is on hold. Again. More consultations, more studies, more millions spent. At the end of the day those consultants will come to the conclusion that the people against it before are still against it. That’s a given. So why bother with more consulting? And how long is it going ... Read More »

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Dog whistle politics and GHGs

By Letter to the Editor on October 30th, 2018

Trudeau wants you to believe that Canada’s 1.4 per cent total greenhouse gases is the tipping point for the planet. His purpose in life is to try to make you believe that our 1.4 per cent GHGs are vastly more important than the 98.6 per cent emitted by the rest of the world, which would ... Read More »

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Climate action will diversify economy

By Letter to the Editor on October 30th, 2018

Last November representatives of GREENSENCE Environmental presented before Lethbridge City Council conveying concerns regarding climate change, petitioning council to take significant and immediate action. As requested by Mayor Spearman, we also provided a list of recommendations. It’s been almost a year and we still have not heard back from them, nor are we aware that ... Read More »

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Points to ponder regarding climate change hysteria

By Lethbridge Herald on October 28th, 2018

I would like to suggest that those frightened by the current hysteria regarding carbon-based climate change consider : 1. The petition signed by over 31,000 scientists decrying global warming as a fraud (www.petitionproject.org). I’ll warn you up front, Edward Teller (father of the H bomb) is a signee. 2. Chinese carbon emissions versus the rest ... Read More »

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