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Letters to the Editor

Re: Cherry picking climate change statistics

I thank Mr. Gough for his response to my critique of his initial letter on climate change. To examine his arguments in depth would require a thesis, not a letter to the editor, so I’ll have to ‘cherry pick’ a couple of points.

The cherry picking of disconnected and isolated facts is precisely the point my initial letter addressed. For example, the IPCC exists explicitly “… to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation ….” (a quote taken directly from the IPCC’s) READ

Better options for undeveloped land near RDC

Recently I walked from the College to Sobeys South along Taylor Drive. Along the way I thought about how it is getting harder for students to afford the cost of post secondary. Often debated solutions are tuition caps, regulations and government subsidies; but there are some other angles that get overlooked. READ

Time to get serious about a high speed rail service

The time is right. There have been many studies, including one in May, 2014 by Alberta Transportation, supporting a high speed rail service from Calgary to Edmonton with a stop in Red Deer. 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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