January 21st, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Be more critical in this age of ‘fake news’

By Letter to the Editor on December 6th, 2016

Last month, I was attending an informal event in our community when a woman came in and announced to the group that Rachel Notley didn’t support the Keystone XL pipeline. She had read this information on Facebook. Right away several women reacted and as I recall one woman was upset because Notley had been listening ... Read More »

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Twin-engine plane could use heliport

By Letter to the Editor on December 5th, 2016

Re: Hospital helipad not yet approved for use Nov. 30: Transport Canada regulations require that a heliport certified for use by a single-engine helicopter must have an emergency landing area (an area where an unavoidable landing or ditching may take place with a reasonable expectancy of no injuries to persons or damage to property on ... Read More »

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Uncontrollable Trump acting like ‘autocrat’

By Letter to the Editor on December 5th, 2016

The recent U.S. election took me back to events very similar in tone to events in Europe in the 1930s. I don’t know how many people read or study history, but I recall what took place there. I am not an alarmist nor do I wish to scare anyone, but I think we should all ... Read More »

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Edison was right: Future is in solar and wind power, not fossil fuels

By Letter to the Editor on December 2nd, 2016

I commend our government on the progress they have made in being a world leader with climate change. I am also proud to be able to witness a very positive commitment for future generations that will be here long after all of us are gone. It is very brave for a government to introduce  controversial ... Read More »

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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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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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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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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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