June 19th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Both sides of abortion debate deserve protection

By Letter to the Editor on May 3rd, 2018

I agree it is truly up to the government and within the law to ban “pro-life” protesters away from abortion clinics, especially as it is a legal procedure. But the NDP’s proposed bill has a flaw. “Pro-choice” protesters can be quite violent at times towards “pro-life” opponents, causing them serious injuries, and in some cases ... Read More »

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Living day by day and moment to moment

By Letter to the Editor on May 2nd, 2018

“Being mentally healthy means you feel good about life, you’re reaching your potential and you’re accomplishing your goals.” This is a quote I saw on Twitter from a local mental health agency. I have never met a mental health consumer that feels this way, and not a lot of people, but maybe I am being ... Read More »

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Health and safety first

By Letter to the Editor on May 2nd, 2018

With all the controversy about the Trans Mountain pipe line project and BC residents are worried about their pristine shore line. Across Boundary Bay the Cherry Point oil refinery at Ferndale, Wash., is about 25 kilometres away since 1971. It refines oil that has been brought down the west coast by tankers from Alaska and ... Read More »

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Treatment by WCB considered unfair

By Letter to the Editor on April 30th, 2018

I am writing with concerns about the WCB board. On July 13, 2016, I went to emergency at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital because my whole right side was numb. I was diagnosed with CTS and after a few doctor’s appointments had surgery Oct. 26, 2016, on my right wrist. About two weeks after surgery ... Read More »

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Green Party and its three seats holding up pipeline

By Letter to the Editor on April 30th, 2018

I’ve been following that pipeline story — the one about the addition to the already existing one to the Burnaby, B.C., terminal — from the beginning. As far as I and possibly others are concerned, the fiasco started when the last B.C. election resulted in a ‘now what?’ situation where neither party, the Liberals nor ... Read More »

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Rule of law only applicable when it’s convenient

By Letter to the Editor on April 28th, 2018

Rachel Notley, Justin Trudeau, and Kinder Morgan, to get the pipeline built, state that Canada is a country of laws which we must follow. But only you and me. For them the laws don’t matter. Really, what happens to politicians who break the law? They just get moved to another position. That’s convenience. Kinder Morgan, ... Read More »

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Religion can only destroy earth and the human race

By Letter to the Editor on April 27th, 2018

Re: “Letter adds to religious divisions,” April 9 Religious division and the fires it generates will disappear only when religion does. Encouraging two or three generations of students to think critically, in particular to weigh the belief of an imaginary genocidal maniac that controls the universe and everything in it against the reality revealed by ... Read More »

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Legal marijuana takes dealers off the street

By Letter to the Editor on April 26th, 2018

Re: “Tory argumentson pot legalization don’t add up,” March 31 Thank you to Jeremy Appel for his editorial. He illustrated some of the foolishness offered by the Conservatives in their opposition to marijuana legislation. He quoted silly comments on this issue by Tory MPs Peter Kent and Glen Motz — comments that show choosing not ... Read More »

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A chance to help established city businesses

By Letter to the Editor on April 25th, 2018

The powers that be at City Hall have to revisit the discussion of, in some way, trying to reduce the financial hardship imposed on operating businesses at the local airport caused by the total shutdown of their business for thirty days due to upgrades to the runways. One such business is Super T Aviation. It’s ... Read More »

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Canada can help women and children abroad

By Letter to the Editor on April 24th, 2018

While those of us in Canada engage in silly arguments about whether to vaccinate or not, in 2017 vaccines saved between two and three million lives around the world. Polio, that once great destroyer of human potential, has been reduced to just 22 new cases! Despite this achievement, more than 19 million children around the ... Read More »

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