August 5th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Time to make masks mandatory

By Letter to the Editor on July 31st, 2020

These are the facts: 1. Masks worn in public limit the spread of COVID-19. 2. If I wear a mask to a store and you don’t, I am protecting you and you are endangering me. 3. Even in most restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses, the person serving you is not wearing a mask. 4. ... Read More »

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Get informed about Bill 21

By Letter to the Editor on July 21st, 2020

I am a retired police officer and court agent operating out of Medicine Hat.  I recently became aware of the proposed Alberta Administrative Penalties Act that the UCP are trying to sneak through under Bill 21. I also note that this bill has already had second reading. With this new legislation traffic court would be gone. The police will be able to ... Read More »

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Let’s have a discussion about ableism

By Letter to the Editor on July 21st, 2020

With all this talk from our politicians about eliminating systematic racism, why do they never talk about systematic ableism? Many times have people with disabilities been called or been told; “must be off the meds,” “ready for the padded cell,” “get a job,” retard, lazy, fake, cripple, freak, bum and many more names, with some ... Read More »

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Age notations help to fuel prejudism

By Letter to the Editor on July 18th, 2020

Re:”Long way to go to end systemic racism” – Lutz Perschon Mr. Perschon is so right. Systemic racism is going to continue to exist as long as media, social or otherwise, continues to practise it on a regular basis. And I feel compelled to bring up another stigma that needs to go the way of ... Read More »

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Voters are the masters of their fate

By Letter to the Editor on July 18th, 2020

The public complains about the blatant corruption in political leaders. After all, a leader can arrogantly profess to be a continuously unrepentant sinner in one country, and the voters will elect him for his honesty. While in another country, a leader can profess to be an ever repentant continuously reoffending sinner and the voters will ... Read More »

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Masks show we care about others

By Letter to the Editor on July 18th, 2020

Masks or no masks? This is a question going through many people’s mind. Should we be bothered to take the inconvenience of putting on a mask, especially when the number of  infected people are  low in our region? I admit that I once went to the store without a mask on. That day, I saw ... Read More »

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A change of heart is necessary

By Letter to the Editor on July 16th, 2020

I think racism would disappear very quickly if they got to the real problem right away – Man looks to the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. The world is in such a mess because of the heart of man which the Bible says “is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked ... Read More »

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Can’t think clearly, breathe with mask

By Letter to the Editor on July 16th, 2020

I have been trying to wear a mask occasionally but I have I sensory issues due to being on the Autistic Spectrum, my face is particularly sensitive. I have trouble wearing my glasses for more than 15 minutes at a time. Today I went to church for the first time since March which was wonderful. ... Read More »

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Long way to go to end systemic racism

By Letter to the Editor on July 11th, 2020

Here we are in the midst of huge protests, riots, and other actions which are intended to do away with systemic racism for any reason. But it seems even the legitimate articles can’t get it right. Just today it was announced that Alberta is getting a new lieutenant governor who will be the first Muslim ... Read More »

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Has the door been slammed shut on the oil?

By Letter to the Editor on June 26th, 2020

It was our conservative hero Peter Lougheed who urged the Klein and Stelmach governments to slow down the growth of the oilsands, collect proper royalties and taxes, and refine our oil in Canada and they refused to listen. The oil executives agreed with Lougheed that something needed to be done about out pollution and they ... Read More »

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