November 14th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Column on vaccines ‘irresponsible drivel’

By Letter to the Editor on November 1st, 2018

Re: “What you may not know about vaccines,” Oct. 29 I simply cannot imagine how anyone could claim to be source of “news” and then print the irresponsible drivel doled out by Ken Walker, hiding behind the name Gifford Jones. Walker’s uninformed views would disqualify him from offering expert testimony on vaccines. He is not ... Read More »

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War Amps marking 100th anniversary

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2018

As Remembrance Day approaches, I would like to pay tribute to the amputee veterans who founded The War Amps, which marks its 100th anniversary this year. On returning from the First World War, they came together to help each other adapt to their new reality. They then welcomed the next generation of amputee veterans following ... Read More »

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Sky is the limit for how much gov’t can take out of our pockets

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2018

Re: “Wage hike hasn’t caused sky to fall,” Oct. 24 My learned friend Bruce Symington says wage hikes haven’t caused the sky to fall. Well, that depends on whose sky he is speaking of! Mathematically speaking, my friend does not acknowledge the resulting increases in income taxes, EI and CPP contributions to not just the ... Read More »

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Canada should offer more assistance to world’s poor

By Letter to the Editor on October 27th, 2018

A recent report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development shows that despite Trudeau’s rhetoric, Canadian aid to the world’s poor has fallen to the lowest in a generation. Many support this, believing we need to help our own citizens first. But there is no recognized morality that says the accident of birth location ... Read More »

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Investing in people important

By Letter to the Editor on October 26th, 2018

Western Canada knows the importance of investment in projects and infrastructure to provide energy to millions. World Bank president Jim Kim thinks investment in people is actually more important for economic growth. The federal government has another chance to invest, this time in people, to the tune of just $240 million. The Global Financing Facility ... Read More »

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Praise for pastor

By Letter to the Editor on October 26th, 2018

I have been attending Hillcrest Church for many years and will continue to do so. The reason is Pastor Steve Pahl, the most sincere lead pastor, very strong on powerful words, of the true meaning of God. He also states that every soul be subject to higher powers, for there is no higher power but ... Read More »

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Recreational vs. medicinal marijuana: Federal Liberals have dropped the ball on regulations

By Letter to the Editor on October 25th, 2018

The total focus of the Liberal marijuana legalization is all about recreation pot smoking. A legal age customer can walk into any government approved retail outlet and buy all the buds he or she can carry out. Smoke enough joints and you will get high as a kite. No different than consuming too much alcohol. ... Read More »

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Wage hike hasn’t caused sky to fall

By Letter to the Editor on October 24th, 2018

Re: “Opposition to minimum wage increase is shortsighted, unwarranted,” Oct. 17 The letter from my friend Greg Cote regarding the effects of minimum wage increases was spot on in its analysis, but a bit short in the arithmetic department. His calculations were that half of those earning less than $15 per hour getting a raise ... Read More »

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The science connection

By Letter to the Editor on October 24th, 2018

Re: “Gov’t decision on religious statement is an ‘attack on our Charter Rights,'” Oct. 17 The author’s Safe and Caring School Policy, “We believe men and women were created in the image of God, after His likeness, and therefore have transcendent, intrinsic worth,” should read “Supported by numerous sciences whose founding principles are based on ... Read More »

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Creating life? Credit should go to a higher power

By Letter to the Editor on October 23rd, 2018

Re: “Ontario lab testing origins of life theory,” Oct. 9: I really enjoyed this story about 21st century Alchemy. About 700 years ago, scientists were trying to turn base metals into gold. Some spent a lifetime doing this. At the same time, scientists thought the sun was the centre of the galaxy and mice came ... Read More »

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