It is unfathomable that the three dogs that killed a Calgary woman over a year ago (June 2022) have not yet been put down. What is the holdup? Whoever is dithering on the decision to euthanize these animals needs to step up and do the right thing – if nothing else, out of respect for Betty Ann Williams, the victim of this tragedy.
The dogs in question should be euthanized immediately and their breed banned from residential and city property although I suspect this will be considered “unfair” treatment of pit bull/X fans and their “rights.”
Let’s take action now to prevent a similar tragedy.
Margaret Nazarchuk, Calgary
Can a historic plan help with housing now?
With the dire need for more housing in our city, why are we not resurrecting the history, plans, financing, and other factors that accompanied the Wartime Housing Program (WTHP) in Canada during the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s?
These homes were small, but efficiently well-built, two- and three-bedroom homes. I knew people in Prince Albert, Sask., who owned and raised their families in such residences.
Surely, there is history available via the federal and provincial governments on the WTHP; with plans, financial factors, etc. So Madam Premier, get your people digging and, hopefully, something successful from our past might also be so for our future.
Bill Hart, Calgary
Past performance a good indicator of future ineptitude
Re: Alberta considering own pension plan
This proposal is coming from the same people who mismanaged our resource revenue for the last 40 years. The Alberta Heritage Fund is the laughing stock of every oil-producing jurisdiction on Earth.
This proposal comes from the same people who politicize everything they touch. Mountain parks and conservation areas, the chief medical officer, Alberta Health Services, education. They are incapable of keeping anything at arm’s length. They have absolutely no sense of the public good and erode public institutions at every opportunity.
Now, since they have squandered the gifts from our natural resources, they want more money to play with. It is patently unbelievable that this would go anywhere else but to write the next chapter in the kleptocratic history of Alberta.
Kent Sargeant, Calgary
No fear, Ontario will keep the CPP safe for us
The fear that people have of the APP is that if we have an economic slowdown or collapse, our pensions could be at risk. The best part of the CPP is that it is supported by the rest of Canada.
So, we should be comforted knowing that Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Maritimes will be there to keep the CPP viable. We do, of course, have B.C. with retired residents. So thank goodness for Ontario. They’ll keep our CPP pensions safe.
Bill Peddlesden, Calgary
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