Letters to the editor for Feb

Letters to the editor for Feb

through Alberta borders. Perhaps 40% or better and these trucks should pay before being allowed to continue. would like to go to court, by all means go ahead. economy and a large percentage of their visitors are from Alberta. government if we seek out other vacation destinations. holidays. I have sympathy for the small operators that may be impacted but they need to send a message to their government and end this nonsense ASAP.

Ed Beakhouse

(Albertans who are upset with the decision may decide to show their disgust with their wallets.)

Save for itLike many Canadians, I live within a reasonable budget. Each month, financial obligations are first addressed before items are considered. If the budget cannot absorb the extra cost, then the decision is made to either forgo the purchase or save for it. Whether I am paying the grocery bill or the gas bill, I always receive an detailed statement so that I am aware of exactly where my money is being allocated. If, as Anthony Furey has suggested in a recent column, the prime minister is considering offering financial compensation to another private citizen, I am requesting an itemized statement of exactly where my tax dollars are going to cover these luxury payouts. Might I also suggest, that if the prime minister is in fact deciding to donate large sums of money, he consider contributing from his personnel accounts and claiming it as a charitable donation.

Mary Burns

(What? Governments live as we do? Nonsense!)

Change your tuneChanging the national anthem; Before they get too carried away changing the all thy sons command line to all of us command I like to point out that neither one those phrases makes sense. If we are to change the line, let lose the part all together. Try this on for size: Canada,
Letters to the editor for Feb
our home and native land. True patriot love, and this is why we stand, with glowing hearts Smith

(We partial to of our command. for curlingIs there any other country in the world that welcomes teams from all provinces and territories to compete on the national stage, both male and female, as our Scotties and Brier do? Certainly, in Canada, it doesn happen on this scale for hockey, swimming, skiing, basketball, football, etc. Curling has become the single unifying sporting event of this great, geographically challenging nation. Rock On!.
Letters to the editor for Feb