October 21st, 2017

Letters to the Editor

CFIA wrong to order health herds of cattle to be destroyed

By Letter to the Editor on December 2nd, 2016

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is now claiming a foreign TB virus has infected 10,000-plus head of cattle. Due diligence and testing by the CFIA surely would have prevented a shipment coming across our border. Ranchers already with the best beef, shipping cattle in from other places? We have documented problems with the aging, ... Read More »

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Comments directed at MLA should be denounced

By Letter to the Editor on December 1st, 2016

I just heard the deplorable, sexist and degrading comments directed at the female MLA who then decided, and rightly so, she could no longer support a party that shares those views so she crossed over to a party which is inclusive and welcomed her with open arms. My question is: Where are those who are ... Read More »

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Two choices left much to be desired

By Letter to the Editor on November 30th, 2016

In the recent U.S. presidential election American voters had their choice of two mainstream candidates, both of whom carried their share of baggage. It’s no secret that Hilary Clinton’s husband’s presidency was marred somewhat with scandal, such as the Monica Lewinsky controversy. Then there is Donald Trump. It’s no secret his reputation has been built ... Read More »

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Alberta voted against the PCs, not for the NDP

By Letter to the Editor on November 30th, 2016

Re: “PCs the only party with a right govern Alberta? It’s not true,” Nov. 26 In his recent column Peter Mueller attempted to spin my comments and also put words in my mouth. I would like to set the record straight and also point out some factual inaccuracies in Mr. Mueller’s work. Yes, the vote ... Read More »

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Sitting as Independents?

By Letter to the Editor on November 29th, 2016

Regarding this latest saga in Alberta politics with Sandra Jansen changing party banners and parties, we now have people screaming for her to sit as an Independent or step aside for a byelection. I have one question. Considering the animosity between the Wildrose Party and PCs during the last election and beyond, if these two ... Read More »

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Shouldn’t fault evolution

By Letter to the Editor on November 26th, 2016

Re: “We’ve already seen where social Darwinism leads us,” Nov. 16 Mr. Egan is correct when he states Adolf Hitler’s motivation was hatred. He is not correct, however, when he suggests evolution (“social Darwinism” to use his term) was the cause of the repugnant acts of Hitler and the Nazis. Evolution is a biological process, ... Read More »

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Ethical vaccine alternatives needed

By Letter to the Editor on November 25th, 2016

I realize there is great controversy surrounding vaccination. My purpose in writing this is not to discuss the pros and cons of vaccination, but simply to draw attention to how live vaccines are grown. Live vaccines are grown from human diploid cell strains (HDCS). HDCS are cells that were taken from aborted fetuses in the ... Read More »

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Science is clear: Carbon dioxide warms the earth

By Letter to the Editor on November 24th, 2016

Carbon dioxide is utilized in two key ways in the environment. It is consumed by plants via photosynthesis (the process that allows plants to make food). It is also one of a number of sparse atmospheric gases, including water vapour and methane, which absorbs energy from infrared radiation radiating from the earth’s surface. This absorbed ... Read More »

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Make Christmas special for those who are hurting

By Letter to the Editor on November 23rd, 2016

Grief and the holidays can be a really challenging combination. In the hearts of everyone that has lost a loved one this time of year is an ache of pain not easy to manage. Take the time to remember your departed loved ones in a special way. Make new traditions. Reach out to your community. ... Read More »

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Jansen’s move to NDP stirs memories for Barnes

By Letter to the Editor on November 23rd, 2016

Just under two years ago, on a cold December evening, I found myself at a small town Christmas concert in southern Alberta speaking with a despondent constituent. With tears in her eyes, she told me that she had just sent a $20 donation to the ex-leader of the Official Opposition, Danielle Smith. I know for ... Read More »

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