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Letters to the editor: Inexperienced Line, Queen and drunk driving

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Inexperienced Line falls fall in need of guarantees

The Inexperienced Line CEO says they’re nonetheless inside price range; nevertheless, they’re additionally delivering a fraction of the unique prepare line. Initially deliberate from North Pointe to Seton, the brand new line pales as compared with service from Eau Claire to Shepard. These newest plans have already misplaced two stops and the flamboyant bridge because it was permitted in June 2020.   

Calgarians north of the river bear in mind venture leaders saying, “If we don’t go over the river now, we by no means will.” And also you guessed it, they aren’t going over the river. But with the costly tunnels downtown, they nonetheless received’t correctly service communities within the deep south both.   

I’m wondering when the brief tunnel is full, how many people will assume it was well worth the decade of downtown disruption?   

Nice job remaining on price range, however that’s like budgeting a greenback for an apple however solely getting the core.   

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Emily Struck Farquhar, Calgary

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Sufferers unaware of end-of-life choices

The overwhelming majority of Albertans help medically assisted demise – 84 per cent in accordance with an Ipsos ballot achieved final yr. Regardless of this, the speed of MAID deaths in Alberta lags far behind each different province besides Newfoundland.

One motive for that is that the Alberta authorities permits faith-based hospitals to refuse MAID, despite the fact that they’re funded by taxpayer {dollars}. Another excuse is that sufferers on this province are seldom advised that MAID is an end-of-life possibility except they themselves increase the problem. However solely 60 per cent of Albertans know that MAID is authorized. In the event that they don’t find out about it, they’ll’t entry it.

Harsh penalty warranted

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Re: Convicted drunk driver to face sentencing in February, Sept. 17

Convicted drunk driver Wenieke Thijs drank three beers and a bottle of vodka, will get into his automotive, makes an unlawful left flip at Peigan and thirty sixth Avenue S.W., kills motorcyclist Kelly Ross, leaves the scene of the crime in his broken automotive, then flees on foot.

His sentencing received’t occur till subsequent February. I hope his punishment is harsh and that his driver’s licence is completely revoked. He ought to by no means drive once more.

Maureen Bisanti, Calgary

Queen protection overdone

A lot essential information, notably worldly struggling and tragedy, has been overridden and omitted to make out there as a lot newsprint and broadcast time as doable for the passing of Queen Elizabeth. 

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With all due respect, she’s one particular person, who nevertheless beloved and particular to many individuals. Am I the one information shopper troubled by this clear inequity involving information protection? Each time I turned to Canada’s nationwide information channel, day or night time, it was numerous types of this.

 A famend newsman as soon as justly implicated the western world’s information protection and consuming callousness and imbalance: “100 Pakistanis going off a mountain in a bus makes much less of a narrative than three Englishmen drowning within the Thames.”

Frank Sterle, Jr., White Rock, B.C.

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