Vulcan Letters to the Editor | Vulcan Advocate
Albertans don't want coal mining on the Eastern Slopes
On behalf of the almost 36,000 Albertans who belong to the group “Protect Alberta’s Rockies and Headwaters,” we, the undersigned, a concerned group of citizens of our beautiful province and constituents of Livingstone-Macleod, are writing to spread the message that Albertans do not want coal mining on the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
Rural Municipalities Ignored Again
Like the NDP before it, the UCP has proven they have no desire to take into consideration the needs of rural Albertans. Remember Bill 6? The one that forced onerous red tape on all farmers, put in place without any discussion with those whom it would effect? The UCP rightly opposed this. But now they’re doing the same thing.
GUARANTEED BASIC INCOME
During this COVID 19 Pandemic, Justin Trudeau should seize this moment and take an initiative to implement new socially progressive programs, like a universal basic income and a national pharmacare program. Our country needs a Franklin Delano Roosevelt “New Deal” Approach to some of our country’s socioeconomic ills! Out of the Great Depression (1929 – 1939) and the Second World War (1939 – 1945) came Social Security and Unemployment Insurance, and in Canada’s case, Family Allowance (or the “Baby Bonus”). Many of our European allies implemented universal public medicare (including pharmacare) systems in their respective countries long before Canada did. Now, hard times call for desperate measures!
Open letter to the Vulcan community
We are writing today (April 8) because of prominent media reports about decisions made by some rural Alberta doctors to withdraw their services. In Stettler and Sundre, doctors have withdrawn from working in their hospital emergency rooms, effective July 1, 2020. Other rural doctors have publicly stated that they are actively contemplating reducing their services. These decisions are the direct result of recent government imposed changes to the funding of all Alberta doctors, which threatens the quality of health care that we can provide. This decrease in available care will be felt most acutely in rural communities, as doctors choose to move away or retire.
Conservatives launch The Waste Report to highlight wasteful Liberal spending
Dear Editor, In 2015, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals promised they would make life more affordable for families. They promised they’d run small deficits before bringing Canada’s budget back to balance. They promised a lot of things. And yet, here we are. The Liberals have added $72 billion to the national debt and folks here in Battle River-Crowfoot can’t get ahead. So, what did they do with your tax dollars? They gave $50 million to Mastercard, a company that made $16 billion in 2019. They gave $12 million to Loblaws – the company that owns superstore – to buy fridges that they didn’t need. They spent $1.6 million on his disastrous trip to India. And this is just the beginning. There are billions of dollars more in waste to uncover. Canadians deserve to know what they’ve gotten as a result of the biggest government spending spree in Canadian history. That’s why Canada’s Conservatives have launched The Waste Report. I encourage all Canadians to learn more at https://TheWasteReport.ca. Conservatives are committed to lifting the veil on the Liberals wasteful spending. Sincerely, Damien C. Kurek, Member of Parliament for Battle River-Crowfoot
The system is broken
When will our World Governments ever realize that the current system is not working for the people. It only works for the Banks and the big Corporations. All our Villages, Towns and Cities are facing major Infrastructure problems that the Taxation system can’t pay for because the taxes are already too high. We have everything in Canada, or the world for that matter, that we could ever hope for, but we are all lacking in the one thing! And that is Money! You need money to buy and sell with. I wonder if we’ll ever get people in the Government with the brains to figure this out. The Governments across Canada are trying to cut Education and Health Care Funding. Of all things to make cuts to, these should not be cut. Our Hospitals and Extended Cares are already under funded and under staffed. There is so much money needed in the next few years for Highways and Infrastructure of all kinds that it’s mind-boggling. But our Governments will probably do nothing till the Country is at a standstill. The people can’t afford to pay for borrowing and paying interest on it anymore, and it’s so simple to fix. The Government of Canada, or any other Country, has to print the money to run the Infrastructure on. Way to simple for our Governments to figure out. This would probably solve a lot of problems around the World also. And no amount of pipelines will save us from the problems we are facing. At present time, the Banks have the power to print the money and this should be the Government of the day’s job. Please pass this onto friends and neighbours, and send copies to your MLA’s and MD’s, and the Opposition, the Premieres of every province, and especially the Prime Minister and his Finance Minister, and lots of copies to the Bank Of Canada Governor, or maybe your favourite TV Talk Show Host or Radio. If the Government gets enough copies of this, maybe they will take the time to read it. Robert Blagen Youngstown, AB
Thank you for the support
We at Hanna Plumbing and Heating Ltd would like to thank the Herald for their story on us and take this opportunity to thank Ryan Wecker and his family for the years of employment, training and sense of small town community over the years. When Ryan made the decision to retire it was much appreciated that he gave us this chance to continue on with the business. We would also like to thank our families and friends for the support and encouragement as we start this new chapter in our lives. We are also pleased to continue working with Marlene Wallace, a vital part of Ryan’s business and an ongoing valued part of our new business. We can still be reached at the same number and will continue business at the same address and also can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to serving all our customers’ needs, past, present and future. Thank you again to everyone that we may have missed but know that we appreciate all you have done to help us on our way. Hanna Plumbing and Heating Ltd.
Is the earth flat?
To the Editor: There is a worldwide discussion happening as to whether the earth is flat and stationary as the Bible indicates. Some questions should be answered before one writes off the flat earth belief as being nonsensical. How can planets and moons maintain an orbit for years and years when just a slight variance would cause them to quickly fly off into space or crash? With the moon supposedly creating the pull to create the tides, why does the moon not lose speed because of this drag? And if supposedly the sun has much greater gravitation pull than the moon so as to keep the earth from flying off into space, why does it not create massive tides as the earth’s oceans rotate towards or away from the sun on a daily basis? Why does the moon exhibit different traits than the sun if supposedly its light is a reflection of the sun? Moon light is cold, sunlight is hot. Moonlight aids in fermentation, sunlight is a disinfectant. Why can we see objects which supposedly should be hid behind the curve of the earth? For example, I have taken a picture with the camera flat on the ice and I can see the lake edge 3.7 miles away. The lake edge should be hidden behind 9 feet of earth curvature. Laverne Isaac Saskatoon, SK