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Ed­i­tor The Drumheller Mail

Dear Ed­i­tor;

Oh my, last of the grey dog has left the ter­mi­nal. To re­mem­ber the Grey­hound bus is so im­printed in my me­mory bank. Most of us young folk had to leave home to work in that big city to earn a liv­ing or some to pre­pare for the fu­ture with job train­ing. That bus was our means of trans­porta­tion as not many of us had cars to go back and forth to our fam­i­lies for all those spe­cial oc­ca­sions and va­ca­tions in our home­towns.

To say it was so very de­pend­able, it surely was, and the weather didn’t al­ways co­op­er­ate but they sure did their very best to make us happy and get us home. I can’t re­mem­ber the cost but we hoped we could get back in time for our jobs.

The Drumheller sta­tion was a big build­ing across from the rail­way tracks. Tough slug­ging if it was cold or big snow drifts were on the street. Could not af­ford a taxi as our wages were not that high. We saved up our money just to get home to see fam­ily and friends then.

I will end with a quote from a song I heard so long ago. It goes like this - Thank good­ness in grey­hound. My part­ner or spouse has gone and ev­ery time I see that old bus and hear its horn, I hope and wish they are not com­ing back and I run and hide be­hind the bushes.

Re­spect­fully yours, Mary Camp­bell Guter­son

Ed­i­tor The Drumheller Mail

Dear Ed­i­tor;

Com­pli­ments to Priscilla Poland on her ex­cel­lent let­ter to the ed­i­tor on Oc­to­ber 17, 2018.

Good work Percy. It is a very as­tute view of our cur­rent po­si­tion in Canada and Al­berta. The recog­ni­tion of our very pre­car­i­ous debt po­si­tion, par­tic­u­larly in Al­berta re­ally res­onates with me. Any­one in Al­berta that wants sus­tain­able Ed­u­ca­tion, Health­care, Polic­ing and In­fra­struc­ture, needs to be ur­gently look­ing for bet­ter man­age­ment than what we cur­rently have run­ning our prov­ince.

There is a limit to how much money can be bor­rowed for “no re­turn” on in­vest­ment projects with­out jeop­ar­diz­ing ba­sic ser­vices. This sit­u­a­tion needs to be care­fully man­aged.

We are re­spon­si­ble if we don’t do our part, as Percy says, vote for change in 2019!

El­son J. McDougald

Ed­i­tor The Drumheller Mail

Re: Statis­tics Canada Col­lect­ing Per­sonal Fi­nan­cial In­for­ma­tion Dear Ed­i­tor;

As a Cana­dian cit­i­zen, I’m ap­palled that the Lib­eral Gov­ern­ment thinks it has the right to col­lect my Per­sonal Fi­nan­cial In­for­ma­tion. I’m an hon­est Al­ber­tan and have worked and paid taxes all my life.

The Chief Statis­ti­cian po­si­tion is ap­pointed, not elected. With the lack of lead­er­ship from our PM, smug lit­tle Anil Arora who’s just an­other bu­reau­crat, thinks Cana­di­ans will just move on, and for­get about this in­tru­sion. He’s wrong.

Mon­i­tor­ing the gov­ern­ment is the role of the peo­ple. We vote and have the re­spon­si­bil­ity to make sure we are gov­erned by prin­ci­ples, jus­tice, law and or­der. Our cur­rent gov­ern­ment, dis­re­spects our in­di­vid­ual rights, sup­presses our Lib­er­ties, so it’s dic­ta­tor can con­trol our be­liefs and am­bi­tions.

It’s my opin­ion, that our Lib­eral gov­ern­ment, is a rogue gov­ern­ment, and is a threat to the se­cu­rity of our free coun­try. A gov­ern­ment with these am­bi­tions is dan­ger­ous and must be stopped.

The col­lec­tion of this in­for­ma­tion should be stalled, and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Pri­vacy Com­mis­sioner Daniel Ther­rien should be ini­ti­ated.

Marty Wey­mark

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