Letters, Nov. 17: Story of help for veterans was inspiring

Letters, Nov. 17: Story of help for veterans was inspiring

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What a pleasant story within the Herald. Amid all of the turmoil on this planet, it’s heartening to learn that Alfred Balm gave $200 monthly to greater than 100 Canadians who served in Holland.

These have dwindled right down to 1: Stanley Squires.

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Thanks Mr. Squires, thanks Mr. Balm, thanks Calgary Herald.

Tim Meagher, Calgary

Logic missing in pension plan

Premier Danielle Smith believes within the creation of an Alberta pension plan as a result of Albertans contribute extra and obtain much less from Ottawa. With that logic, we must always create a system in Alberta for city vs. rural sectors.

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Metropolis dwellers earn greater than rural people, therefore we contribute extra and obtain much less with the proposed APP.  

Sure, I do know it’s illogical — and so is an APP for a similar causes. The CPP is without doubt one of the best-run pension plans on this planet. It’s my pension, not the Alberta authorities’s to play with. Our pension system shouldn’t be damaged so don’t attempt to repair it utilizing a propaganda bundle that I’m paying for by way of my tax {dollars}. Spend that cash on fixing the health-care system.

By the best way, Fort McMurray has family revenue virtually double that of Calgary and Edmonton, so possibly they need to get a fair higher pension plan. 

Harry Sambells, Calgary

Renewing a passport? Beware

I not too long ago renewed my Canadian passport for an additional 10 years and dutifully checked the field to have my outdated passport returned to me. If you don’t test the field, they’ll maintain and destroy your outdated one.

Once I acquired my new passport, the outdated one was not included and I used to be extraordinarily irritated, as a result of I had beautiful proof of getting been to Kenya and Tanzania, (journey of a lifetime) in addition to Italy for my son’s wedding ceremony. This was a memento from these visits, and I hoped to maintain it.

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I urge anybody making use of for a renewed passport to not solely test the field, however take images of any pages you hope to maintain.

Cindy Corridor, Calgary

TikTok ban is an effective begin

Nepal is displaying the lead in coping with one of many curses of modern-day life by banning TikTok. This can be a nice begin, and possibly it might prolong it to all types of (un)social media.

Nepal did this due to its results on the younger and to advertise “social concord.” Blocking it might be tough, however it’s a worthwhile strategy to serving to largely younger individuals spend their time extra productively.

There are, after all, counter-arguments about freedom of speech, that are legitimate in some instances. However so little of the content material is constructive, productive or significant. Any restriction appears a backward step however, on this case, the great ought to outweigh the unhealthy.

Flip off social media and activate to actual life. Go outdoors and odor the roses or go for a stroll.

Dennis Fitzgerald, Melbourne, Australia

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