August 17th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Local doctors, nurses a credit to the profession

By Letter to the Editor on July 7th, 2018

We so often hear bad reports about health care. Here is another side of the story. I had a major fall in Quebec, on June 22 which caused us to terminate our holiday and return to Lethbridge. On my arrival I immediately went to the Emergency as my wound was in desperate need of attention. ... Read More »

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Bill C-71 won’t solve problem of gun violence

By Letter to the Editor on July 7th, 2018

As a responsible firearms owner, like the vast majority of other firearms owners in Canada, I believe in strong firearms laws. Some people in Canada like to cloud the issue on firearms safety by likening us to the U.S. There is zero comparison to how Canada regulates firearms compared to the U.S. We have very ... Read More »

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Nobody is a write-off even in seemingly hopeless situations

By Lethbridge Herald on July 5th, 2018

Re: “Huge cost to ending needle program” (June 14 Lethbridge Herald) The head of ARCHES paints a bleak picture. The tone of the article certainly bears that out. ARCHES says that unless we continue to support the drug-use habits in a safe environment “we’d start stepping over dead bodies in the streets.” Regardless, they say ... Read More »

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Keeping secrets from parents tramples on law

By Lethbridge Herald on July 5th, 2018

On the radio last month I heard a LGBTory-ite speaking about Bill 24 in connection with the founding United Conservative Party AGM. He said Bill 24 is actually redundant. There is already a bill that says when explicitly religious or sexual material is presented at school, the parents need to be notified. It’s great he ... Read More »

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What happened to experiencing consequences of your actions?

By Lethbridge Herald on July 4th, 2018

The dictionary definition of consequence is “something produced by a cause or necessarily following from a set of conditions” and “a result of a particular action or situation, often one that is bad or not convenient.” When growing up I was taught you were responsible for the consequences of your actions. Speeding could result in ... Read More »

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Fiscal record of conservatives not very good

By Lethbridge Herald on July 4th, 2018

I find George Rigoux’s June 20 letter amusing. He judges the NDP are not prudent fiscal managers; this coming from a conservative candidate, a party that blew the potential trillion-dollar Heritage Trust Fund, sending out $400 cheques to all Albertans. There are many ways to compare conservative fiscal policy to other parties; in their misunderstanding ... Read More »

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Business, government keep trying to ride dead horses

By Letter to the Editor on July 3rd, 2018

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from one generation to the next, says that when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. But in modern business (and education and government) because heavy investment (read: blowing public tax money) factors are taken into consideration, other ... Read More »

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Correcting speculation about labour dispute

By Letter to the Editor on July 3rd, 2018

Re: June 12 letter to the editor, “Seniors shouldn’t be held ransom in labour dispute” Writer Gerald Morton is correct when indicating that the Sunday, May 27 article concerning the unionized informational picket at AgeCare Columbia “did no justice to either position” and only scratches the surface. Labour relations is a complex process and takes ... Read More »

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City should make board application all-inclusive

By Letter to the Editor on June 30th, 2018

Re: June 16 Herald Business Page A8, note to the City Solicitor: Why is the federal government not serving the office of the City Clerk with a notice of racial prejudice? The City provided a public notice for hiring one board member on the “Heart of Our City Committee.” To be eligible for membership you ... Read More »

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Focus on drug pushers

By Letter to the Editor on June 30th, 2018

I waited a few days before writing this trying to figure a way not to hurt or offend anyone’s itty-bitty feelings. But to hell with it. It seems the taxpayer-funded drug-shoot-up station has found a cash cow and wants to send the users back on the street with a supply of needles so if they ... Read More »

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Where does recycled material really go?

By Letter to the Editor on June 28th, 2018

As we march inexorably to a full implementation of the blue bin curb side recycling program, the following strikes me as interesting: 1. In a recent print article, a headline read “Plastic Waste Piling Up Globally as China Refuses It (Calgary Herald, June 21, 2018). This ban took effect at the end of last year ... Read More »

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