April 3rd, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Plenty of doublespeak on gun control

By Letter to the Editor on February 14th, 2020

OK boys and girls, for the umpteenth time, there is no such thing as an assault weapon. This is a term coined by uneducated gun control advocates and their lazy media acolytes. There are weapons designed for law enforcement and the military to be used in an assault, along with non-lethal devices and plain old ... Read More »

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Teck Frontier mine a ‘destructive mega-project’

By Letter to the Editor on February 14th, 2020

I don’t want the Teck Frontier to be built. It’s a destructive mega-project that will not only trample Indigenous rights, but also emit six million tonnes of greenhouse gases per year, damage an area of the boreal forest more than twice the size of Vancouver, and threaten unique biodiversity.” We have fewer than 10 years ... Read More »

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Common sense needed on sprinkler subsidy

By Letter to the Editor on February 14th, 2020

Re: “Sprinkler subsidy suggested for Coulee Ridge fire-response issue,” Feb. 11 Coun. Kris Samraj is the only one who got this right by saying a unequivocal “no.” The following points are worth contemplating. l. Guess what? The precedence has been set. Cottonwood, a recent development, also was outside the fire response time. The City of ... Read More »

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No one voted for cuts to frontline services

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2020

Promise No. 4 of Jason Kenney’s election platform promised to balance the province’s books “without cutting frontline services.” He’s broken that promise on both fronts. No one voted for cuts to frontline services, but the UCP have already announced the reduction of up to 7,500 health-care workers. Next year we can look forward to fewer ... Read More »

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Gun buyback will be a waste of tax dollars

By Letter to the Editor on February 12th, 2020

I have the greatest empathy for families that have suffered personal loss from violence. Therefore, I do not want one cent of my tax dollars spent on this proposed gun buyback that is likely to be slammed on law-abiding citizens making them criminals if they do not abide. I do not own this property but ... Read More »

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Turns out the negative picture painted by some was completely false

By Letter to the Editor on February 12th, 2020

After listening to several people paint a very negative picture of a local donation facility, I emailed the manager and stated I would no longer donate to his business. He immediately wrote back and dispelled all the misinformation I had heard and believed. Not only did he provide me with actual facts, he offered a ... Read More »

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Anti-Christian letters are a sign of the Last Days

By Letter to the Editor on February 12th, 2020

If today’s headlines don’t persuade you we are living in the Last Days, the anti-Christian letters in this newspaper surely will. Case in point: Ray Marco’s “United Conservative Party is showing its Puritan roots” on Jan. 30. I don’t think so. If the UCP needs a denominational analogy, I would suggest “Roman Catholic.” The Puritans ... Read More »

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Seek evidence on harm reduction, supervised consumption

By Letter to the Editor on February 11th, 2020

Alberta is in a state of crisis when mainstream media outlets give journalists like Rick Bell the space to spread ignorance and hate speech against people experiencing extreme socio-economic adversity and substance use disorders, whom he tactfully and professionally refers to as meth head zombies. Besides spreading the type of hatred and fear mongering that ... Read More »

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What will it take for Albertans to be concerned?

By Letter to the Editor on February 10th, 2020

Has anybody figured out that by the second year of the Alberta war room, it will be the people on AISH paying for 100% of it? This is only possible because the UCP deindexed AISH. That is only the second year of deindexation. How much will the third and fourth years be costing the people ... Read More »

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Hoping U.S. gets it right in November

By Letter to the Editor on February 10th, 2020

Referencing all the latest news, in all of the media, and also feeling absolutely devastated by the loss of all those wonderful human beings when the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down, I nevertheless cannot help considering that presidential aberration sitting in the Oval Office down in Washington, D.C. as the one ultimately ... Read More »

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