October 22nd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Education cannot wait

By Letter to the Editor on October 3rd, 2016

More than 75 million children and youth are currently out of school as a result of conflict, the movement of refugees or other emergencies in more than 35 countries. Little international attention is being given to this crisis. An entire generation could be left behind. Without education, children and youth are left vulnerable, increasing their ... Read More »

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Ad wording offends

By Letter to the Editor on October 3rd, 2016

I was quite dismayed recently to receive a flyer with my newspaper, a flyer I found totally offensive, disgusting and just plain wrong. It should offend any Christian. The flyer used the acronym OMFG. Easyhome is one store that I for sure will never shop in. Who owns this company? Who wrote this disturbing ad? ... Read More »

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Hockey violence: Have we lost our bearings?

By Letter to the Editor on September 29th, 2016

I have been to a number of Medicine Hat Tigers games, but was most disappointed with the game on Sept 24. What are we teaching our children? 1. We teach them it’s wrong to be a bully except when you’re in a hockey game because there we settle our differences by force. 2. It’s OK ... Read More »

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Paying donors for plasma doesn’t put patients at risk

By Letter to the Editor on September 28th, 2016

Re: “Guest Column: Blood supplies across Canada must be safeguarded,” Sept. 14 The recent guest column correctly infers that Canadian Blood Services plays a central role in the collection of plasma to create plasma-derived drugs. We do however need to clarify some of the information within the piece. Ms. Lanteigne leads with, “Private blood brokers ... Read More »

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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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Feds aren’t spending enough

By Letter to the Editor on September 28th, 2016

Our Bank of Canada does not have vaults filled with electronic cash. As remarkable as it may seem, the Bank (owned 100 per cent by the federal government) simply creates money whenever needed by computer entry. It follows that the federal government can never run out of Canadian dollars. This explains how immediately after the ... 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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