October 24th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Reversing environmental harm starts with elected officials

By Letter to the Editor on August 26th, 2020

The Herald of Aug. 12 was interesting. We learned the town of Bow Island has been fined $10,000 and a former town employee sentenced to six months in jail, for failing to monitor the “safety of the community’s water distribution system.” Over a few pages, Monica Field’s opinion piece informed us that the price of ... Read More »

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Plans for open-pit coal mine a bad idea

By Letter to the Editor on August 26th, 2020

Jason Kenney has lost his mind! Work has already begun on an open-pit coal mine west of Lethbridge in the headwaters of the Oldman River! You know, the Oldman River where we (100,000-plus citizens) get our drinking and irrigation water from! As you know we live in a very arid part of the province. I ... Read More »

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Prevention key to slowing COVID-19

By Letter to the Editor on August 22nd, 2020

Mayor Spearman and Councillors Coffman and Carlson: Unlike conspiracy theorists who think the virus is a hoax or not a threat, I feel the opposite, that the worldwide situation is a lot worse than we thought. In early March we were told the mortality rate for people who test positive is one per cent. It ... Read More »

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Be a buddy, not a bully

By Letter to the Editor on August 22nd, 2020

To help combat bullying, kids can learn about tolerance and kindness from the song, “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully.” There are over 14,300 hits to this song site so far. I was a teacher for 20 years. “Positivity” is another song that could help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK7dcX_3oYI&feature=youtu.be Gloria Rinderman New York... Read More »

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City council facing huge decision

By Letter to the Editor on August 22nd, 2020

Should be an interesting council meeting on Monday. One of the biggest issues will be the approval or cancellation of funding from the City of Lethbridge to Exhibition Park for their expansion. I say cancellation because there was a commitment made by city council to the Exhibition that if they could secure provincial funding (which ... Read More »

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McKenna must listen to the people

By Letter to the Editor on August 21st, 2020

Calling for more policing will not address Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna’s concerns about all that negative feedback she is getting from her constituents. The reason for the anger and frustration they are expressing is only a natural reaction as she arrogantly insists on shoving her distorted and misguided environmental policies down their throats against their ... Read More »

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Nord-Bridge busy during closure

By Letter to the Editor on August 20th, 2020

In a recent letter to the editor, a writer asked why Nord-Bridge hadn’t been more active this summer. As one of the few privately owned senior centres in the province, the answer certainly relates to finances. But here is a brief outline of what we have done since the provincially mandated shutdown. Immediately after shutting ... Read More »

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Dispatch decision is history repeating itself

By Letter to the Editor on August 20th, 2020

Re: AHS dispatch decision. Here we go again. It must be history repeating itself. Would someone inform the head of AHS that this was proposed a number of years ago and saner heads prevailed. Why? It was proven that our situation here in Lethbridge is different than most other places in Alberta. All of our ... Read More »

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Will Lethbridge Transit everbe green?

By Letter to the Editor on August 19th, 2020

Public transit systems are seen as a strategy to fight global warming and that all types of transit systems contribute somewhat equally to environmental efforts. Reality is much different. Several years ago when using the public transit in Germany, I became aware of different levels of environmental performance. Their system was electric rail which is ... Read More »

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Citizens should have a say in money for Exhibition expansion

By Letter to the Editor on August 19th, 2020

I believe that any money spent, lent, borrowed, or gifted to the Exhibition Board should be voted on by the citizens of Lethbridge. Once again, most of the council is quite happy to spend, spend and spend more and keep raising taxes. If the proposed expansion of the Exhibition is that lucrative, there should be ... Read More »

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Attack on PM over WE controversy is appalling

By Letter to the Editor on August 14th, 2020

Watching the finance committee hearing today revealed disgusting and appalling conduct by the opposition MPs who were questioning Prime Minister Trudeau. They had already made up their minds not to believe him. So, what was the point of having Trudeau appear at the committee? The opposition MPs were not interested in the truth of the ... Read More »

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