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Letters to the Editor

Downsizing of government led to ill-fated decisions

Re: “Neiman column missed the mark on voter unrest” in Thursday, April 7, 2016 Red Deer Advocate.

I don’t know Bill Greenwood other than the occasional column of his that I read in the newspaper. I do know Greg Neiman personally and enjoy reading his columns. I take exception with some of the points raised by Mr. Greenwood in his letter. READ

Policy trumps people in removal of trees

There is a certain intangible in nature, that man cannot legislate, polificate, or define. This ‘something,’ or ‘nothing,’ is that which turns a blasé landscape, if one does indeed exist, into an explosion of life and colour. READ

Let’s get the election over and feel the pain of the new budget

Teflon Jim has finally made a mistake. By stating that we as Albertans have collectively benefited from the oil-revenue-driven Progressive Conservative budget (and pointed out that the provincial employees have been at the front of the gravy train), he has opened up Pandora’s box for the next round of attacks from the opposing parties. READ

More ways to reduce cancer risk

The Red Deer Advocate on Friday, June 6, printed an article, Cancer risk in Alberta can be reduced by up to 50 per cent, outlining a number of ways to reduce the risk of developing cancer. READ

We all mourn when a soldier falls in service

A Sept. 9 letter to the editor addressed my Sept. 5 Red Deer Life column’s comparison between eco-stunts and IED attacks on our soldiers. READ

Tories can’t be trusted to safeguard health care

In regard to heath care, the government of Alberta, under the leadership of Premier Ed Stelmach and Health Minister Ron Liepert, could never be accused of being weak in resolve. READ

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