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Praise for Salomons; daily prayer will lead to solutions

It was very encouraging to read Chris Salomons’ article on parenting recently.

Parental and inter-generational love is a precious blessing. But, like Salomons, we struggle with the thousand and one influences brought to bear upon us and all our loved ones. READ

Show more respect for veterans and their efforts

This letter is in regard to the review of the movie Fury by Michael O’Sullivan entitled War brings out the worst in men, on Oct. 17, Page D1. READ

Not enough specific care offered for those with early-onset dementia

We would like to add our voices to those affected by the lack of appropriate continuing care offered in our province. READ

In Canada, as in Scotland, the working class will rise

There are lessons that can be drawn from the recent referendum in Scotland, manifestly, an event that shook the British establishment to its foundations. READ

When did Canada depart from its peacekeeping role to active warfare?

Traditionally, at least for several decades, Canada was known around the world for its peacekeeping role. READ

For the love of bacon, care for animals

The shocking video recently released by Mercy For Animals Canada of horrific abuse to hogs by workers at a Red Deer facility brings a very old issue to the forefront. READ

Get behind our war effort

May I start off by saying that I was appalled last week when I heard the response of NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s plan to back the war against ISIS along with, I believe, 60 other countries. READ

TFWP puts Canadians first

Please allow me to correct statements in the article TFW cap impacts labour shortage: Kobly (Advocate, Oct. 16) asserting that the government of Canada is overstating the number of temporary foreign workers in Alberta and understating the wage increases in this province’s food service industry. READ

Riverview Park bylaw raises concerns

Your article Quality of life grades high on Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Advocate prompts me to write this letter. The questions you ask and whom you ask determines the answers you want to receive. This mini survey no doubt caused a reaction of hand wringing and self backslapping at City Hall. But, is it truly representative? READ

Chronic underfunding of local health care must be addressed

It is with dismay to read that Central Zone will be getting only 28 more continuing care spaces, none of them in Red Deer (Advocate reporter Susan Zielinski: Region getting 28 more spaces, Oct. 16, 2014). The previous week, over 50 alternate level of care patients occupied beds in Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, putting huge pressure on our acute care system. This number of patients who could be placed in alternate care is typical. READ

Wind energy has significant upside

Kenneth Green’s thinking (Prentice’s green power risk) on renewable energy costs is outdated. READ

Red Deer downtown traffic a mess

Red Deer city council needs to revisit accessibility of its two main roads going in and out of downtown. READ

Council problems remain a year after election

Thanksgiving weekend and a year since we voted in a new mayor and council. Let us look at the changes. READ

Among kindred spirits

Last month, I visited Red Deer to visit family, rekindle old friendships and to repair and restore the damaged heron sculpture on Spruce Drive. Pat Matheson (public art co-ordinator) had saved the broken part. READ

Red Deer deserves Memorial Cup

From its formation, the Sutter-led Red Deer Rebels have represented Central Alberta and the Western Hockey League through good times and bad. READ

Thanks for GrammaLink support

On behalf of GrammaLink-Africa, I wish to thank the Red Deer Advocate for their publicity and the Golden Circle for their support of our seventh annual Scrabble event. READ

What about water woes close to home?

Just curious as to why the Rotaract Club of Red Deer is trying to raise funds to bring clean drinking water to developing countries when there are so many native communities in need of the same thing right here in this country? READ

Look south for employment help

After reading the Sept. 30 Advocate, We need Alberta solution for shortage of workers, I have to voice my opinion. READ

Are we sliding into another war?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has committed military advisers to Iraq without any Parliament debate. The mission is supposed to be for 30 days. READ

Thanks to Lough for saving Michener

Well, Bill Lough, your mission is accomplished. You fought long, and you fought hard. A million thanks go out to you, keeping us all strong, and all the time and effort you put in in the fight to keep Michener Centre open. What a trooper you are. READ

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