February 23rd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts on the oil industry in North America

By Letter to the Editor on September 28th, 2016

There have been several articles in the newspaper and documentaries on TV regarding the oil industry. The reality these convey differ from what I believe: a) Aboriginal communities are opposed to the oil pipelines. A story in Friday’s News noted that 100 such communities in Western and Eastern Canada signed a petition against such development. ... Read More »

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Embrace mental illness — the good and the bad

By Letter to the Editor on September 24th, 2016

Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 2-8 and I think we need more to do more than just understand and be aware we need to embrace our mental illness — the good and the bad. Those of us who are mentally ill and those of us who live with people who are mentally ill know ... Read More »

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Columnist’s take on carbon levy ‘condescending’ and laughable

By Letter to the Editor on September 23rd, 2016

I am a bit surprised that (Torstar columnist Chantal) Hébert uses Abacus to support her opinion on the proposed (existing?) carbon levy. If you need a good laugh just research Abacus’ poll prior to the last federal election! (NDP way out in the lead, for those people without access to Google). Maybe they have been ... Read More »

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What’s in a name?

By Letter to the Editor on September 21st, 2016

I have nothing against modernism or that changes and improvements have been made over the past 40 or 50 years. Changes are usually for the greater good. But look what has happened to children’s names over that period of time. Boys’ names generally were Jack, Jim, Ken, Ron, Bob, Fred, Alan, Bill, Tom, Stan or ... Read More »

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Harsh words for provincial, city politicians

By Letter to the Editor on September 20th, 2016

Wildrose savant Brian Jean threatens to beat Rachel Notley and scrambles to lamely apologize. Wildrose sage Drew Barnes bashes government workers and whines he is misconstrued. Both lack impulse control indicating the emotional development of immature adolescents. These men are useless. City council has failed to pass a comprehensive noise bylaw. Apparently those in favour ... Read More »

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Canada should increase international aid budget

By Letter to the Editor on September 19th, 2016

The federal Liberals like to proclaim that it’s a new era for Canada on the international stage. As part of this new approach they have announced new funding for the Global Fund for HIV, TB and Malaria, a fund that Canada has long supported and has saved 22 million lives since 2002. This is a ... Read More »

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Carbon tax claims misleading or false

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2016

Re: “More terrible judgment and decision making by NDP,” Sept. 9 The recent letter from Barb Taylor repeats a familiar theme. She paints a gloomy picture of Alberta’s carbon tax as an expensive and futile endeavour. The evidence she presents is, however, less than convincing. Some of the claims made by Ms. Taylor express common, ... Read More »

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Golfers should tone down their complaints

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2016

During the past month I have read numerous shots at our golf course and the excellent people that run it all published under the curtain of anonymity. This results from a decision to allow five people to golf together and then jumps to having tournaments. The concern, it seems, is that golfers have to wait ... Read More »

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Infrastructure money little help to the Hat

By Letter to the Editor on September 15th, 2016

So the federal government and the Alberta government decided to announce nearly a billion dollars in infrastructure funding for our province on Sept. 1. This to fulfill a promise the federal Liberal government made way back in its spring budget. Unfortunately, as winter is approaching, little of this money will actually be invested into the ... Read More »

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Anti-PC letter hardly the gospel truth

By Letter to the Editor on September 13th, 2016

Re: “PCs need to accept some responsibility,” Sept. 7. I was pleased to read Howard Weber’s letter to the editor as it provides an opportunity to clear up several misconceptions and errors in fact that many people to seem to believe as the gospel truth. First of all the PC Party is not suddenly showing ... Read More »

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