October 1st, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Front garbage pickup doesn’t make sense

By Letter to the Editor on July 27th, 2020

I totally agree with Lori Bauman (July 4 letter to the editor) and other comments in regards to opposition to the front-lane garbage pickup. For 60-plus years back alleys were designed and constructed for garbage pickup and utilities. It makes no sense to move garbage bins and recycle bins to the front. I was told ... Read More »

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U of L data breach needs to be treated as a serious incident

By Letter to the Editor on July 25th, 2020

This letter is to inform the public of a breach of confidential health data by the University of Lethbridge Health Centre. On July 13 I was sent an email that informed me that my confidential personal data including my full name, birth date and Personal Health Number was put into an unencrypted and unprotected Excel ... Read More »

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Province cosying up to coal-mining industry

By Letter to the Editor on July 24th, 2020

The Kenney government has just opened up a good swath of the First Range and the foothills to open-pit coal mining and a lot of the mining companies holding options on the coal in them thar hills are Australian. And that’s worrying. As these things go, successive Australian governments, state and federal, have fallen into ... Read More »

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Policing must be supported and improved

By Letter to the Editor on July 23rd, 2020

I have been observing the behaviour of people for a while and in the aftermath of COVID-19 and the recent deaths of innocent black people, the response by the people has been stark, decisive, violent and the emotional binge by a few has hurt their own community. The new cry now is “defund the police ... Read More »

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Harm reduction still an effective strategy

By Letter to the Editor on July 22nd, 2020

Like myself, I suspect many citizens of Lethbridge were alarmed by the finding of misappropriated funds within ARCHES, and the subsequent withdrawal of provincial funding to their supervised consumption site (SCS). As an RN who has worked for a number of years in harm reduction, I am reeling for our clients and their families in ... Read More »

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UCP spending money in bid to sway voters

By Letter to the Editor on July 22nd, 2020

Have you ever stopped to wonder why the UCP has suddenly become so interested in southern Alberta, and especially Lethbridge? Just today, July 10, I read that the UCP has announced a $20-million grant to the University of Lethbridge to upgrade its heating and cooling centre. Good for them! We must keep our university staff ... Read More »

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Is the COVID cure worse than the pandemic itself?

By Letter to the Editor on July 20th, 2020

Today, the cloth mask is seen everywhere. In reference to stopping airborn droplets, they are useful, but do not hinder the passage of viruses (as stated on many face mask boxes). As a matter of fact, Canada’s Dr. Theresa Tam unequivocally stated in March “putting a mask on an asymtomatic person is not benefical, obviously ... Read More »

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Dear COVID: We’ve had enough of you

By Letter to the Editor on July 20th, 2020

Dear COVID, As the months keep going by without any word at your true intentions in our lives, I’m writing you in a desperate attempt to have you listen. I’m getting extremely tired of the ups and downs. I never know exactly what to do around you and feel angry and frustrated. I want to ... Read More »

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Finding ways around corporate barriers

By Letter to the Editor on July 18th, 2020

About three decades ago, we began to see more women in theological schools overtaking men. We see the same trend unfolding in law and medical Schools. The result is apparent at the press conferences on COVID-19. Many women appear as Chief Medical Officers representing provinces. The same is true of other professions like law and ... Read More »

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Outcome in unauthorized surveillance matter too swift?

By Letter to the Editor on July 18th, 2020

Anyone who read the lead story in the Lethbridge Herald of July 15 might conclude that the surveillance of the then Minister of the Environment by two members of the Lethbridge Police Service calls for more than a slap on the wrist. This is an important community issue. Throughout history, dictatorships have depended heavily on ... Read More »

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SCS caused more harm to the community

By Letter to the Editor on July 17th, 2020

This letter is a collaboration by a few people who have been concerned about the goings on of the SCS here in Lethbridge. Little too late – they had two years to do something. And instead of building community connections and partnerships they were more worried about funding and to rake in money on behalf ... Read More »

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