October 16th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

We have an opportunity to shape our communities

By Letter to the Editor on September 9th, 2021

Editor: Every year on Labour Day, Canada’s unions celebrate the contributions of workers across the country. In past years, the Lethbridge and District Labour Council hosted a community BBQ to mark the day. In light of COVID restrictions, this year we have chosen to contribute our labour and money to the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen, YWCA, ... Read More »

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Lethbridge a dumping ground

By Letter to the Editor on September 9th, 2021

Editor: As our group sat and discussed the current state of Lethbridge streets, we all agreed it is now the dumping ground for other cities and communities. Last September, we all had a sigh of relief: the SCS was finally closed with 56 fatal overdoses to date. For several months we saw a decrease in ... Read More »

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Unvaccinated need to reconsider choices

By Letter to the Editor on September 9th, 2021

Editor: Kenney’s come out of hiding! After weeks of silence he’s finally emerged guns a-blazing, backing advice given to him by Dr. Hinshaw, who has the worst record of any Provincial health officer in Canada. In fact, it is dismal and under any other circumstances, would justify a resignation or dismissal. Kenney must realize that ... Read More »

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Gov’t needs to implement vaccine passports for safety of everyone

By Lethbridge Herald on September 4th, 2021

Editor: So here we are, approaching the two-year mark since COVID-19 began affecting our lives in an extreme way. We have ridden the ups and downs of quarantines, mask by-laws and demonstrations both for and against health protocols.  Then came along vaccines against COVID-19 and most of us felt a sense of relief that maybe ... Read More »

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U of L needs to adapt to COVID situation

By Lethbridge Herald on September 4th, 2021

Editor:  An open letter to Mike McMahon, president of the University of Lethbridge: Months ago, when the University of Lethbridge promised an in-person campus experience for Fall 2021, there was cautious optimism about the pandemic from our respective memberships. When it is safe to do so, we want to be back on campus for an ... Read More »

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Where’s the logic in using a de-wormer instead of a vaccine?

By Lethbridge Herald on September 4th, 2021

Editor: It must be me? I generally understood the “them against us” attitude of those who did not want to take a “hastily approved” COVID shot!  I do not agree with their logic but thats what makes life – difference of opinion. So a group of people who oppose taking this “hastily approved” COVID shot ... Read More »

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Vaccine passport won’t stop the spread of COVID-19

By Lethbridge Herald on September 3rd, 2021

Editor:  The vaccine passport was hailed as an effective assurance that its bearer had been vaccinated, and could neither contract nor spread COVID-19. But as mRNA vaccines increasingly fail as a shield against COVID, a passport system based on vaccination status can’t ensure COVID won’t spread further.  The State of Israel, which intended to reopen ... Read More »

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Climate is in God’s hands

By Lethbridge Herald on September 3rd, 2021

Editor: I have read many Letters to the Editor with dire warnings from people who claim there is scientific proof that we humans need to stop putting CO2 into the atmosphere as we are going to destroy the world. May I please add my take on that? When I went to public school, the best ... Read More »

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Where is Alberta’s leadership?

By Lethbridge Herald on September 3rd, 2021

Editor: I have one question and that is where is our provincial leadership? All the inner circle is not making statements regarding COVID-19. The virus does not take a week off for a holiday. The doctors, nurses and other health-care medical staff do not go on holidays at the same time, leaving the public to ... Read More »

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CTF increasingly presents decontextualized statistics

By Lethbridge Herald on September 2nd, 2021

Editor: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has gotten into the bad habit of throwing out numbers without context. Thus, in an August 26th opinion, they wrote that the average family pays $20,000 more in taxes in inflation adjusted dollars than in 1961.  When I read this, I wondered why they chose 1961 as their baseline ... Read More »

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There’s no need to argue

By Lethbridge Herald on September 2nd, 2021

Editor: The advocacy group from Blood Tribe has been posting information on The Blood Tribe Treaty Entitlement Cattle Claim, and we undertook to bring forward correct information for our members. In the various media postings, some are commenting on the arguing with Chief and council, and others are saying about arguing amongst ourselves in the ... Read More »

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