January 24th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Liquid hydrogen tested as an auto fuel

By Letter to the Editor on November 4th, 2020

A recent demonstration project was evaluated for a hydrogen-fuelled vehicle by the U.S. Department of Energy Division. This demonstration will be applicable to other means of transportation such as trucks and trains. Several participating manufacturers, in an effort to study the problems involved in fuelling automobiles with liquid hydrogen, are carrying out the project to ... Read More »

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Crisis needs thoughtful conversations

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2020

In response to the news story “Group opposed to LOPS makes its voice heard,” a number of years ago, after the untimely death of my son to fentanyl poisoning, I joined MSTH. As an advocate of this group, I have attended the LOPS as a volunteer. I bring homemade food, water and warm clothing to ... Read More »

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Opioid addicts aren’t always criminals

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2020

Regarding the opioid crisis, I want to speak about three addicts I knew personally. None of them was a criminal. Thinking about them I have realized that the solution may have to be decriminalization, like in Portugal. Prohibition of alcohol during the 1920s failed totally. The “War on Drugs” has failed, too. When the law ... Read More »

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Are planned health-care cuts really a saving?

By Letter to the Editor on October 30th, 2020

An accounting firm hired by the Alberta government says that Alberta will save $600 million a year by cutting 11,000 jobs from Alberta Health Services. The cuts will come from contracting laundry, lab, housekeeping and food services, and the savings will be used to improve our health-care system. If the health-care services that are being ... Read More »

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Protection needed from virus and ignorance

By Letter to the Editor on October 30th, 2020

We seem to be hearing and seeing the COVID mask deniers in the media too often. This is what I explained to a local media anchor. What they are not showing us is the stress these dopes are causing everyone in the retail industry as well as to those who think it’s the best we ... Read More »

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Let’s stop fighting and provide treatment services

By Letter to the Editor on October 29th, 2020

For decades, the detox centre in Fort Macleod and the Lander Centre in Claresholm have been the only options for residential addictions treatment available to people in our area. They still are – even though we have seen this drug crisis developing for years if not decades. A couple of years ago, I heard a ... Read More »

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Where will money come from to pay off Canada’s huge debt?

By Letter to the Editor on October 29th, 2020

Where are the tax revenues going to come from to pay off the massive debt that all three levels of governments are piling up? With information from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, here is the bleak picture: Canadian federal debt, $905 billion; combined provincial debt, $785 billion, which equates to roughly $1.8 billion debt per day ... Read More »

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Reserve college project seems ill-advised

By Letter to the Editor on October 29th, 2020

Our federal government has found a home for $20 million in southern Alberta to show their commitment to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and support Indigenous-led cultural education, this being monies to help build Red Crow Community College in Standoff on the Blood Reserve. Construction of the new Red Crow Community College will offer a ... Read More »

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Put money into treatment, not illegal drug site

By Letter to the Editor on October 28th, 2020

Wake up, Lethbridge … the snake oil salesmen from the SCS continue to spew lies to sway public opinion and gain support and funds after our city bluntly said we do not want you here! The ex-SCS band continue to spew misinformation, stating we “need” this site because the numbers have dramatically increased due to ... Read More »

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Let Albertans have say in health policy changes

By Letter to the Editor on October 24th, 2020

Mr. Kenney has made a serious mistake in making a lawyer (Mr. Shandro) the health minister. Most lawyers define their profession as confrontational. The Minister of Health definition is more one of healing, more one of negotiation, like a property manager. If we hire a property manager, we do not expect him to bulldoze the ... Read More »

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EMS decision is saving money at what cost?

By Letter to the Editor on October 24th, 2020

So, our misguided Minster Shandro “will not overturn the AHS decision” to end the EMS dispatch contracts in Lethbridge. He assures us “There is no reason to expect response times to change.” I beg to differ. A year ago my wife suffered a TIA (mini-stroke.) I called 911, was told to give her two Aspirins ... Read More »

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