Letters, Oct. 5: Alberta on incorrect aspect of net-zero grid debate

Letters, Oct. 5: Alberta on incorrect aspect of net-zero grid debate

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Re: Liberals, Alberta sq. off over timeline for net-zero energy grid; UCP authorities initiates $8-million advert marketing campaign opposing the federal plan, Oct. 2

I recognize the stability in Chris Varcoe’s article about net-zero grid rules. As an illustration, it’s attention-grabbing to know that the Pembina Institute has achieved analysis to point out that there are a number of methods for Alberta to succeed in that aim by 2035.

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I used to be led to seek out the positioning https://tellthefeds.ca/. Not solely is the Alberta authorities spending cash to encourage individuals to precise their displeasure to metropolis councillors who vote to make properties safer by banning new gasoline hookups, it’s additionally received this slick web site.

Air pollution isn’t just contaminating the water, the Earth, it’s attending to our minds. Alberta’s Canadian Vitality Centre (often called the “conflict room”) spent $22 million final 12 months. It’s inconceivable to know precisely how that cash was used because the centre isn’t topic to freedom of data legal guidelines.

I might recommend individuals wanting to higher perceive what’s occurring learn former Alberta opposition chief Kevin Taft’s e-book, Oil’s Deep State.

Jan Slakov, Van Anda, B.C.

Pension choice a matter of equity

In relation to selecting between the Canada Pension Plan or an Alberta pension plan, ought to Albertans take the excessive highway or the low highway?

Some may argue that since we have now been handled unfairly for many years with equalization funds, it’s now our flip to be unfair by insisting our supposed overpayments to the CPP be returned to us. Nevertheless, this doesn’t take account of the quite a few working-age newcomers to Alberta whose contributions helped pay for the pensions of oldsters and grandparents dwelling in different provinces.

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My guess is that a big majority of Albertans will select to stay with the CPP just because it’s extra honest to the remainder of Canada.

Who is aware of? Perhaps the remainder of Canada will study one thing from this.

Peter Mannistu, Calgary

Saddledome might be missed

Having simply returned from Vancouver the place we attended a three-day worldwide tennis match at Rogers Area, I mirror upon the upcoming demise of our iconic Saddledome. Whereas Rogers Area is 12 years newer, I really feel our Saddledome is way superior. And but our Dome is up for demolition. Such a disgrace.

Rogers Area to me felt fairly utilitarian, little architectural fashion setting it aside from any enviornment. I’ve by no means had a nasty seat on the Saddledome. However at Rogers, each row of seats has a big bar working the size of every row. Relying in your peak, you possibly can both slouch all the way down to see beneath the bar, or lean ahead to see over the bar.

In our Dome, there’s a full, uninterrupted view of the ice floor or stage from wherever. Every row of seats sits comfortably above the row under with no craning to see over individuals.

I perceive the financial lifetime of our Dome doesn’t warrant the prices to improve, however I might hold ours over Rogers Area all day lengthy.  

Tim Creelman, Calgary

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