February 27th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Tragedy was a result of an ignorant attitude

By Letter to the Editor on February 15th, 2017

It seems that the trend of Islamophobia that had been magnified since last year’s U.S. election, has reached its summit in the Quebec City shootings. The lives of innocent human beings — forget being Muslim — were taken away on the grounds of their faith. No Muslim, Christian, Jew or atheist deserves any sort of ... Read More »

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Fearful history will repeat itself and refusing to jump on the bandwagon

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2017

Wow. It finally happened. For quite some time I have been trying to drive home the point of mutual respect with Muslims in our society. Not asking anyone to agree with the faith, just respect our right to be different and live in peace. I always mention trying not to brush on faith with one ... Read More »

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A little respect for opposing ideas and the people who hold them can go a long way

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2017

Re: “Democracy in peril from the left,” Feb. 11 Paul McLennan advocates a schoolyard way of dealing with bullies. “One punch in the nose.” He says it worked for him. Now, a bully, according to the Miriam-Webster online dictionary, is “a blustering, browbeating person; one who is habitually cruel, insulting or threatening….” Reading further in ... Read More »

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Plenty of distrust sown in years since the Veiner Centre flooded

By Letter to the Editor on February 10th, 2017

The ongoing saga of the Veiner Centre (now the Senior Centre) is finally inching its way to conclusion. It has gone on so long that it has almost disappeared from the public eye. Since the flood of 2013, there have been a series of missteps, misinformation, misunderstandings and the odd marginalization of truth. Where did ... Read More »

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Bombardier and our underpaid soldiers

By Letter to the Editor on February 10th, 2017

It appears that there is no end to the amount of money Bombardier, the Quebec-based and friend-to-the-family-of-Prime-Minister-Justin-Trudeau airplane manufacturing company, can receive from the taxpayer. The amount of the so-called loan is $345 million. Over the years the total amount “loaned” by the taxpayers of Canada has reached over $1 billion. Now on the same ... Read More »

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Carbon tax just a redistribution of wealth

By Letter to the Editor on February 8th, 2017

It angers me that Rachel Notley and her NDP government think they have the right to steal from me in the form of the carbon tax. Taking my tax dollars from me and giving them to someone else because their net income is less than mine is ridiculous. My net worth being more than someone ... Read More »

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Politicians should deal with the important things first

By Letter to the Editor on February 8th, 2017

I feel a little like Rip Van Winkle. Am I still asleep? Am I dreaming? Or did I really hear controversial statements from the mouths of Canadian and American politicians? One, about Canadian values, has me wondering if I am hearing properly. Canadian values by whose definition? Was there a referendum I missed? Given the ... Read More »

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Remember this about alpha males

By Letter to the Editor on February 8th, 2017

Though I understand that the Tickled Pink and Ticked Off feature is popular in our town, I find it annoying that contributors don’t take ownership of their words by signing their names. I’ve been thrilled with the numerous little messages about my columns, both negative and positive, from anonymous readers, but it would be nice ... Read More »

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Ban is about preventing further terror attacks

By Letter to the Editor on February 7th, 2017

Re: “Afraid for the world,” Feb. 1 A recent letter to the editor made me afraid for the mental health of a few of my fellow Canadians. It accused the legally elected president of the U.S. of “Polarizing and misdirecting the anger of poor Americans against millions of innocent people, simply based on the color ... Read More »

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Elect governments based on what they stand for

By Letter to the Editor on February 7th, 2017

The provincial PC Party leadership race has really been ratcheted up in both intensity and viciousness over the past few weeks. Way back when Jason Kenney announced his leadership bid, I was quoted as saying that he wouldn’t succeed at uniting the right because the PC Party is a centrist, big tent party, not a ... Read More »

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