August 14th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Wearing a mask can help reduce COVID-19 cases

By Letter to the Editor on June 26th, 2020

Wearing a mask in public is not a difficult thing to do. They are free to all Albertans. Please do it and show your respect for the retail workers and others who are exposed all day long to endless customers. Lethbridge could do better at reducing our active cases of COVID-19 if we all did ... Read More »

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Mandate mask wearing

By Letter to the Editor on June 26th, 2020

Every country in the world that has been capable of substantially lowering the coronavirus has mandated the wearing of masks. When will our premier have enough guts to take that step? Seniors in Alberta have the right to be protected from preppy punks, haughty housewives and general fools who think they are too good to ... Read More »

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As usual, society’s problems come down to money

By Letter to the Editor on June 25th, 2020

More police, less police, more social workers, less social workers. Neither approach will work because neither address the reason either need to exist. As usual, this is about money. The politicians will immediately begin trying to cut from the budget in any scenario. Police states don’t last and are undesirable. And armies of social workers ... Read More »

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Defunding police an overreaction

By Letter to the Editor on June 25th, 2020

Bowing to mob demands, the mayors of Los Angeles, NYC and Minneapolis cut funds to their police forces. This is one of the worst political ideas ever. It won’t reverse the powerlessness, the failed self-worth, the fear at being unable to successfully reverse an attack against one’s own person. George Floyd attempted to make a ... Read More »

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Public service workers seek fair deals

By Letter to the Editor on June 25th, 2020

We recently observed National Public Service Week, a week to recognize the importance of federal public service employees and to honour their dedication to Canadians. In Prime Minster Trudeau’s statement on June 14 he said “this year has been one of the most challenging in living memory, and [the public service has] been right there, ... Read More »

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Sources support that there is an Israeli occupation

By Letter to the Editor on June 24th, 2020

In my Herald letter of May 14 I used the word “occupation” re the toxic Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In response on May 28 HonestReporting Canada (HRC) declared that my use of that word was disingenuous and misinformed, a big lie: there has been no such occupation. HRC claims to promote fairness and accuracy in Canadian media ... Read More »

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Former Hurricanes respond to allegations

By Letter to the Editor on June 24th, 2020

Please consider the following as a both a general response to the recent allegations against the 2008-09 Lethbridge Hurricanes coaching staff and as specific information about our years – including the 2008-09 season – playing for the Lethbridge Hurricanes. We would like to begin by clearly separating ourselves and our team’s situation from the allegations ... Read More »

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Common sense needed in gun laws

By Letter to the Editor on June 20th, 2020

Some truths regarding the new firearms regulation by our government: Fully automatic firearms have been banned since the 1970s and are prohibited in Canada. The AR-15 semi automatic, that Trudeau calls a gun not needed to take down a deer, is outright lie. This firearm is a restricted firearm that can only be used only ... Read More »

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We must do better on issue of race

By Letter to the Editor on June 20th, 2020

I am a senior, a white person of pretty significant privilege having had a good education and wonderful career opportunities. I have never tried to rent an apartment and been turned down because of my race, as have many Indigenous and Black people. I have never been refused service or ignored in a store because ... Read More »

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COVID-19 discussion must include basic facts

By Letter to the Editor on June 19th, 2020

Several recent letters to the editor have argued for a loosening of the COVID-19-related restrictions. Those letters have also generated a number of online comments, many in support of that argument. In one especially memorable online comment, the anonymous contributor argued the restrictions amounted to unnecessary government overreach because the death rate from COVID-19 was ... Read More »

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Quick judgments aren’t always fair

By Letter to the Editor on June 19th, 2020

I am writing in response to the article Greg Bobinec wrote on June 8. The comments about Lethbridge Conservative MP Rachael Harder are assumptions. It is her job to represent all people, not just one group over another. So I believe she couldn’t have said anything else and been true to her calling, “all lives ... Read More »

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