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Editor The Drumheller Mail Dear Editor,
Alberta’s power is under threat.
Large multinational corporations are aggressively eliminating local independent power providers. Shockingly, our Government’s regulatory regime has enabled these takeovers and stacked the deck against local Alberta-owned and operated power providers.
A Big Power Monopoly will make life less affordable for all Albertans.
When competition is eliminated choice goes down, rates go up, and local customer service is lost. The market failures of monopolies are well established. This will impact every single Albertan family and business. It doesn’t matter who your current power provider is.
Local independent power providers play an important role in forcing the large multinationals to be competitive. If we allow the competition to be wiped out, monthly power bill rate hikes are right around the corner.
I’m tired of paying sky high distribution fees in my monthly power bill. And while electricity rates are capped, distribution fees are not. Dear Alberta Government, we know the difference!
I call on the Alberta Government to Stop The Power Monopoly and prevent energy distribution rate hikes.
I encourage my neighbours to learn more at www.StopThePowerMonoply.ca and join me in taking action now before it’s too late. Sincerely, Norman Koustrup Editor The Drumheller Mail Dear Editor;
The Mail has arrived ... oh, how I love to hear on radio 910 and then the paper that I read from front to back. The Royal Tyrrell Museum - the jewel of the Drumheller Valley. The problem you state in your letter to Ms. Notley and her ill informed caucus and ministers was so very well written. Your thoughts, which you so aptly stated, are bang on. This N.D.P. Government and its minions have to go. I have, and will not stop, writing her and the ministers of their poor performance. To date, I have not received one reply to my letters. I have always been respectful in my criticisms but I guess they just don’t care for my opinions. I am not in any unions and have never run for government.
Ossie, I truly love the Tyrrell and have brought so many people there to see my history of growing up in Drumheller. An older person now but my roots are always in the hills of home, Drumheller. The Tyrrell and their display of dear Mr. William Fulton’s collection is so beautiful. Mr. and Mrs. Fulton were our close neighbours and we young people were very, very privileged to be invited to their home to see the beautiful rock collection. I can now see in my mind’s memories of how my own obsession with all rocks and some fossilized remains I have collected over the years began. We lived in the hills and swimming in the river and lots of picnics in that area. When we were kids we would keep those rocks and there was no fine for hauling them home in a wagon. We had no car - no money for that extravagance - my Dad said, “Hey you kids, walk and play, it’s good for you, good exercise.”
Thank you for a great paper. I will subscribe until the day I am off to another place... sure hope it’s like the Drumheller Valley. Respectfully yours, Mary Guterson Campbell