August 23rd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

In favour of age restrictions

By Letter to the Editor on June 7th, 2017

I want to express my displeasure at the potential removal of age restrictions in condo buildings. It appears this issue has gone to court over someone claiming that this restriction is discriminatory. I feel there is nothing discriminatory over our senior population wanting to live amongst like minded and same lifestyle people. My choice to ... Read More »

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CPC leadership race was boring and uninspiring

By Letter to the Editor on June 5th, 2017

The election of Andrew Scheer as Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and of the Official Opposition, the rather long leadership campaign and the complicated preferential ballot together describe this rather young national political party. It is boring and uninspiring! A leadership race should have experienced some excitement in the campaign, in the actual ... Read More »

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‘Damsels in distress’ helped with service at Kirk’s that went above and beyond

By Letter to the Editor on June 5th, 2017

This letter is in response to an amazing good deed that my friend and I received this past Monday, May 29. We were on a quick mission trip to meet and encourage a dear friend in Swift Current who was struggling with the recent loss of her mom. Time was of the essence, so we ... Read More »

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Right-wing voters must learn from past

By Letter to the Editor on June 2nd, 2017

Re: “Carbon tax won’t reduce emissions, but will damage our prosperity,” May 27 So let’s get this straight, Jim Taylor claims that I haven’t done my homework, but he’s the guy bashing the NDP government over the carbon tax without considering the facts. First of all it’s been in place in B.C. since 2008 and ... Read More »

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Results of Trump’s foolishness will land at feet of Americans

By Letter to the Editor on June 2nd, 2017

It’s no secret there are who likely have great disdain for President Donald Trump’s plan for travel restrictions. What happens to someone who is not allowed access from the U.S. to their country of birth? Is Trump that paranoid? No one wants a repeat of 9/11, but how much is too much? In addition to ... Read More »

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Disappointed to see saplings trampled, destroyed

By Letter to the Editor on June 2nd, 2017

Call me a tree hugger if you want but I’m also one who doesn’t like to see waste. Following the 2013 flood the city built a berm to protect those against this happening again (my wife and I included). To do that they had to remove about 1,000 beautiful elm, ash and cottonwood trees to ... Read More »

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Dedicated fire rescue boat launch could be the difference between life and death

By Letter to the Editor on June 1st, 2017

If I had the opportunity I would congratulate the first responders involved in Tuesday’s river rescue; from the 911 dispatchers to the fire rescue personnel to the paramedics, it takes almost perfect teamwork to accomplish such a positive rescue. In the grand scheme of things, this emergency couldn’t have come at a better time. With ... Read More »

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Wasting taxpayers dollars on downtown lot

By Letter to the Editor on May 30th, 2017

Re: Lot at 603 First Street. More often than they should, it seems, politicians practise the art of tone deafness. In a time when the city is bleeding red ink like water and raising taxes by four per cent, council has found $300,000 that is apparently burning a hole in its pocket, to beautify a ... Read More »

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A plea for ‘please’ in prayer

By Letter to the Editor on May 27th, 2017

When we pray to our chosen deity, why don’t we use our best manners? For example, we pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” or “Lord, have mercy.” To our Creator and Master of the Universe, however, we apparently don’t need to say please. If we omit saying please, our prayers are commands that ... Read More »

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Carbon tax won’t reduce emissions, but will damage our prosperity

By Letter to the Editor on May 27th, 2017

Re: “Tory voters got tired of PCs’ actions,” May 18 Writer Alan Spiller is uninformed. If Mr. Spiller had done his homework, instead of making foolish assumptions, he would know that I am one of those Lougheed and Getty Progressive Conservatives. I do care about the well being of the people and the future of ... Read More »

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