January 24th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Other freedoms need defending

By Letter to the Editor on November 19th, 2020

In response to Rachael Harder’s opinion piece, “Freedom is not a freebie” (Nov. 6 Herald): For being the former chair of the committee on access to information, privacy, and ethics, I would have expected better. I want to premise this piece by saying that I am not a fan of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or ... Read More »

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Climate action is needed now

By Letter to the Editor on November 19th, 2020

The federal government recently announced it may delay its climate action plan another year until 2021. The Liberal government was elected in part because of a policy platform that included some meaningful actions to combat climate change. The Liberal party has made such promises in the past. None of Canada’s emissions reduction plans has ever ... Read More »

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Data doesn’t support deaths linked to SCS closure

By Letter to the Editor on November 18th, 2020

We recently had letters indicating that addict deaths went ballistic in the South Zone and the writers connected the closing of the SCS and those deaths; these writers knew that was not the case. So let’s look at the data. We had 36 people die of an unintentional overdose during Q1 and Q2 in the ... Read More »

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Biden win could be easily foreseen

By Letter to the Editor on November 18th, 2020

How did I correctly predict the results of the U.S. election … at Christmas? 1. Democrats were motivated by their disgust and hatred of Donald Trump, and proved that in the 2018 mid-term elections. 2. Democrats only had to flip back three states (Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania) to win. 3. There was no evidence, ever, ... Read More »

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There are other victims of drug crisis besides the addicts

By Lethbridge Herald on November 13th, 2020

As I watch a certain segment of the population of Lethbridge spin their various agendas, I feel that I need to address one of the more serious problems we have been facing in recent years. I most certainly appreciate and respect those of our city who want to help what they consider our most vulnerable ... Read More »

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Remembering those on both sides of conflict

By Lethbridge Herald on November 13th, 2020

Most soldiers on both sides of conflict sincerely believe that they are fighting for a good cause. That’s why it’s important to remember and honour all soldiers who went to war. My uncle Mitsugu fought the U.S. Army, for example. I will never demonize him just because he fought under the wrong flag. He was ... Read More »

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Parents need to obey rules

By Letter to the Editor on November 12th, 2020

Parents! We must do better. We will do better! One of my favourite sayings is: “If we take care of the little things, the big things will take care of themselves.” Well, parents, we need to take care of a “little thin,” and we need to start today. Every day I arrive at my kid’s ... Read More »

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Concerns about proposed open-pit mine

By Letter to the Editor on November 12th, 2020

John Graham wrote a book about about open-pit mining in Virginia. It is well worth reading by all southern Albertans and by Alberta politicians – especially by its premier. Graham shows what devastation can occur in a small coal mining community where a large coal company comes in to an otherwise content farming community which ... Read More »

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City’s transit system ranks as a top polluter

By Letter to the Editor on November 11th, 2020

Can anyone pollute more than the City of Lethbridge? If you consider the amount of greenhouse gases created to transport persons in the Lethbridge Transit system, it is essentially impossible for anyone in Canada to produce greater carbon footprints per person than our nearly empty bus parade (City Transit). Here is why the City is ... Read More »

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Voicing support for Red Crow College

By Letter to the Editor on November 6th, 2020

I would like to address letter to the editor written by Grant R. Harrington, Oct. 29. As a non-Native person I find it very interesting that there would be such a concern about our Native neighbours getting a nice new learning facility for their people with help from the government. Many colleges are run by ... Read More »

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A long line of unjust verdicts

By Letter to the Editor on November 5th, 2020

A vast majority of people believe that judges are wise, just, equitable, sagacious and intellectuals. Hence we place our full trust in their judgment. However, looking at the many events, especially in the recent years, has proven that all judges are neither just nor wise. Too many times in this year alone, young black humans ... Read More »

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