Your letters for Saturday, Sept. 17


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McDavid’s feedback are at greatest offside

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“I’m very proud to be Canadian, very proud to characterize Hockey Canada,” Connor McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers captain, mentioned Thursday on the NHL/NHLPA participant media tour simply outdoors Las Vegas. “A state of affairs that’s horrible for everyone.”

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Horrible for EVERYBODY, actually? Was it horrible for these accused of committing gang rape on younger ladies whose lives had been irrevocably, horribly altered? Was it horrible for administration at Hockey Canada?

Distinction this with Nathan McKinnon’s feedback: “It’s unhappy,” mentioned MacKinnon, who received the Stanley Cup along with his Colorado Avalanche in June. “There’s no place for that. “I don’t know all of the investigation stuff, however no matter occurred wasn’t OK — that’s the principle factor.”

McDavid must publicly stroll again his feedback and bear sexual consciousness coaching. His feedback are insensitive, ill-informed or symptomatic of the poisonous masculinity that pervades hockey on the nationwide {and professional} ranges. If he’s incapable of comprehending how hurtful and damaging his feedback are, Hockey Canada and the NHL ought to cowl the man’s mouth with hockey tape to forestall him from making any extra of those detrimental statements.

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Mary Anne Clarke, Calgary

Council shirking its responsibility on local weather emergency

Re: “Council approves 5 new communities as critics increase local weather considerations,” Information, Sept. 14

A Calgary Herald story notes that through the metropolis council public listening to, a number of residents raised considerations in regards to the continued financial and local weather prices of rising the town outward, somewhat than seeking to develop inside the present boundaries.

Add my voice to the checklist of involved residents. I ponder when the town council will “stroll the discuss” and exhibit that they’re severe in regards to the declared local weather emergency and make selections that prioritize reaching local weather objectives. When does the town say that it’s time to cease rising the town outward? I say that the time is now so that there’s hope that we will all have a extra livable world.

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Cathy Web page, Calgary

Plastic luggage aren’t “one use”

I can’t perceive why compostable and/or plastic grocery luggage are thought-about to be “one use” luggage. I reuse them time and again. The plastic ones last more however even the others final many many journeys to the shop. I’ve used a few of them for 2 years. Others have grow to be torn and recycled or composted and a few, after many grocery journeys, get used to take one thing to somebody and get left there. Hopefull, they nonetheless get utilized by these individuals too.  

Fabric luggage additionally put on out in some unspecified time in the future so why choose on essentially the most handy and least expensive approach of carrying groceries? 

Jean Reid, Calgary

Look to the skies

Re: “Alberta amongst nation’s leaders in UFO sightings,” Information, Sept. 15

In fact, we’re.

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Tim Creelman, Calgary

New enviornment talks increase considerations

I’ve considerations relating to the deal being labored on by the town with the Calgary Flames house owners, particularly now {that a} three-person committee is doing the negotiating for the town.

The committee is made up of enterprise individuals. How about including to the committee a few representatives from the people who find themselves going to pay for it? Specifically the taxpayers.

Coun. Sonya Sharp has made no secret she is a giant booster of the undertaking. Possibly somebody who’s extra neutral ought to run this. When a deal is reached the general public ought to have the ability to look at it earlier than it’s signed.

Ernie Ooms, Calgary

Now that’s service

Hats off to The Keg restaurant at Market Mall for his or her great assist in my well being concern whereas eating there. They promptly known as for an ambulance, which got here very shortly, gave me knowledgeable consideration and known as the Drumheller Hospital to allow them to know additional checks had been wanted. Every little thing turned out tremendous and The Keg wouldn’t even allow us to pay for our meal and known as the subsequent day to inquire how I used to be doing. Such great care could be very heart-warming.

Morley Krause, Drumheller

One-sided columnist

Quelle shock! One other day and one other tiresomely tedious character assassination of the prime minister by the servile Conservative servant, columnist Chris Nelson.

I ponder why we by no means learn related character assassinations of Conservative elites within the Herald?

Florence Rachansky, Calgary

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