June 24th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Chemical sprays detrimental to the health of the community

By Letter to the Editor on June 12th, 2017

I am an active user of city trails and pathways. I cycle, run and walk these wonderful trails. We do have a beautiful city and I am very appreciative of our extensive trail system. This being said, as I run, walk and cycle these trail systems, I do not appreciate being subjected to harsh chemical ... Read More »

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Walk a Mile is a glorious event

By Letter to the Editor on June 9th, 2017

This was my fifth year of volunteering for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. I enjoy the energy of this event and this year was no exception. There were more walkers and we made more money than ever before. The money will go towards an important organization southeastern Alberta Sexual Abuse Resource Committee and we ... Read More »

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Overwhelming arrogance on Arena issue

By Letter to the Editor on June 8th, 2017

Re: “Councillor says empty, standing Arena was greatest fear when Canalta Centre was going up,” May 19 As chairman of the citizen-based Save the Arena Committee, it was with amusement that Coun. Robert Dumanowski’s words. The council has had more than years to deal with their “greatest fear.” Subsequent to the article, I have been ... Read More »

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In favour of age restrictions

By Letter to the Editor on June 7th, 2017

I want to express my displeasure at the potential removal of age restrictions in condo buildings. It appears this issue has gone to court over someone claiming that this restriction is discriminatory. I feel there is nothing discriminatory over our senior population wanting to live amongst like minded and same lifestyle people. My choice to ... Read More »

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CPC leadership race was boring and uninspiring

By Letter to the Editor on June 5th, 2017

The election of Andrew Scheer as Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and of the Official Opposition, the rather long leadership campaign and the complicated preferential ballot together describe this rather young national political party. It is boring and uninspiring! A leadership race should have experienced some excitement in the campaign, in the actual ... Read More »

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‘Damsels in distress’ helped with service at Kirk’s that went above and beyond

By Letter to the Editor on June 5th, 2017

This letter is in response to an amazing good deed that my friend and I received this past Monday, May 29. We were on a quick mission trip to meet and encourage a dear friend in Swift Current who was struggling with the recent loss of her mom. Time was of the essence, so we ... Read More »

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Right-wing voters must learn from past

By Letter to the Editor on June 2nd, 2017

Re: “Carbon tax won’t reduce emissions, but will damage our prosperity,” May 27 So let’s get this straight, Jim Taylor claims that I haven’t done my homework, but he’s the guy bashing the NDP government over the carbon tax without considering the facts. First of all it’s been in place in B.C. since 2008 and ... Read More »

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Disappointed to see saplings trampled, destroyed

By Letter to the Editor on June 2nd, 2017

Call me a tree hugger if you want but I’m also one who doesn’t like to see waste. Following the 2013 flood the city built a berm to protect those against this happening again (my wife and I included). To do that they had to remove about 1,000 beautiful elm, ash and cottonwood trees to ... Read More »

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Results of Trump’s foolishness will land at feet of Americans

By Letter to the Editor on June 2nd, 2017

It’s no secret there are who likely have great disdain for President Donald Trump’s plan for travel restrictions. What happens to someone who is not allowed access from the U.S. to their country of birth? Is Trump that paranoid? No one wants a repeat of 9/11, but how much is too much? In addition to ... Read More »

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Dedicated fire rescue boat launch could be the difference between life and death

By Letter to the Editor on June 1st, 2017

If I had the opportunity I would congratulate the first responders involved in Tuesday’s river rescue; from the 911 dispatchers to the fire rescue personnel to the paramedics, it takes almost perfect teamwork to accomplish such a positive rescue. In the grand scheme of things, this emergency couldn’t have come at a better time. With ... Read More »

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