June 24th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Girl’s death used for political gain

By Letter to the Editor on December 17th, 2016

I have been following the situation in our Legislature regarding the case of a young child being murdered while in government’s care. The gruesome facts regarding the last year of this child’s life are beyond belief and would sicken any decent human being. I’ve watched the debate on the case in the house about what ... Read More »

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Churchill port would require massive costs

By Letter to the Editor on December 15th, 2016

Re: “Why not a prairie port at Churchill, Man., to get our oil to tidewater?” Dec. 9 Yes, it would be great to make Churchill alive and the rail connection running at regular train speeds. But global warming has turned the permafrost to a mucky soup and the the train now creeps if it even ... Read More »

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Politicians: Nothing of substance

By Letter to the Editor on December 14th, 2016

We as citizens need to take back our political system from the professional self-serving greedy characters who parade in the media without actually doing anything except make it look and sound like they are busy. The present media circus of the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race with all 13 bodies are spewing verbiage about ... Read More »

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A pox on ‘over engineering’: Arena could have been expanded to 6,500 seats

By Letter to the Editor on December 14th, 2016

Coun. Robert Dumanowski’s comments that The Arena could not be added onto ring very hollow. The main reason the plan that was chosen for The Arena was because the seating could easily be increased at a later date if additional seating became necessary. I distinctly remember the local architect, Mr. Russell, who presented his design ... Read More »

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A good time of year to be generous

By Letter to the Editor on December 13th, 2016

It is a pity that good news doesn’t sell. As a result, so few people know that we have made huge strides in eradicating extreme poverty worldwide. At the same time as the world’s population has increased exponentially, poverty has been decreasing, according to an article in the Economist, dated Oct. 8, entitled “How the ... Read More »

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Theory of evolution has evolved considerably

By Letter to the Editor on December 12th, 2016

As embarrassing as it may be to Greg Cote, Fred Lewis, and others, history shows that Charles Darwin was a racist. Darwin believed that the white race was superior to all others and that men were superior to women. He spoke of a “favoured race” in “The Origin of Species,” and he described the aboriginal ... Read More »

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Politicians show lack of common decency

By Letter to the Editor on December 9th, 2016

On Dec. 3, a protest was held on the steps of the Legislature and I say good, I love protest. I love the fact that people are participating in our issues that concern them. Protesting is a right of the people and I may even do it myself someday. We have had several protests there ... Read More »

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Why not a prairie port at Churchill, Man., to get our oil to tidewater?

By Letter to the Editor on December 9th, 2016

It is a positive for the energy industry that a second pipeline for the Kinder Morgan route from Edmonton to Vancouver has been approved, but it is a long shot that it will ever get built. Indigenous people, other British Columbians, anti-pipeline groups and our courts will probably delay to the extent that it won’t ... Read More »

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Corona Auction: It’s for the kids

By Letter to the Editor on December 8th, 2016

Looking back on the past 25 Corona Santa Claus Fund charity auctions I remember so many great stories, laughter and some tears. I have met some very amazing, generous people and have made new good friends. The first auction in December 1991, was planned within a couple weeks, initiated by a Pilsner ball cap that ... Read More »

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Be more critical in this age of ‘fake news’

By Letter to the Editor on December 6th, 2016

Last month, I was attending an informal event in our community when a woman came in and announced to the group that Rachel Notley didn’t support the Keystone XL pipeline. She had read this information on Facebook. Right away several women reacted and as I recall one woman was upset because Notley had been listening ... Read More »

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