Letters, Oct. 6: Downtown security technique fails to encourage

Letters, Oct. 6: Downtown security technique fails to encourage

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There’s one thing in regards to the quantity seven, isn’t there? We’ve got Canada’s famed panorama artists, the Group of Seven; the Magnificent Seven; and the Seven Dwarfs. About to affix that assortment of notables is Calgary’s newly inaugurated, seven-member Downtown Security Management Desk.

Given the present security issues within the core — 85 per cent of survey respondents report feeling unsafe strolling downtown — the desk people have their work lower out for them. With a four-month window to establish and handle the best threats to security, they’ll provide “rapid alternatives to enhance security downtown.” Reward be. I really feel safer already.

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The way of those enhancements? The members will handle inequities and affordability. They’ll additionally clear up graffiti. Their purpose is to have extra people residing downtown and others coming to go to. I’m feeling higher and higher.

Over the approaching months, the tablemates will share their, predictably underwhelming, findings. In the meantime, Calgarians will proceed to expertise escalating lawlessness and violence within the metropolis. Nowhere extra so than downtown. The inescapable actuality is that this: we’ve a damaged authorized system on this nation. One which punishes nobody however those that get up for frequent sense, justice, and freedom.

Barbara Jessiman, Calgary

E. coli outbreak exposes meals security dangers

Everybody who follows the information is conscious of the latest E. coli outbreak linked to a number of Calgary daycares and the corporate whose kitchen had been offering their meals.

Apparently, the CDC investigates as much as 36 outbreaks per week within the U.S., together with these brought on by the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli and different micro organism (similar to salmonella), in addition to viruses (similar to hepatitis A).

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It’s not simply improperly cooked hamburger and hen we have to be involved about. When a number of investigative consultants had been requested, romaine lettuce, pre-packaged bagged salads and sprouts had been meals they tended to keep away from. However I received’t spoil it for you. Watch the Netflix documentary Poisoned to study issues with livestock farms and feedlots in shut proximity to leafy inexperienced farms, meals security regulatory methods, testing protocols and enforcement of rules.

Rather more must be carried out to enhance meals security.

Linda Roy, Calgary

Two sides to soldier’s story

The gaffe of the Speaker must be blamed on the shortage of thorough vetting protocols for Home-invited visitor audio system — all members of the Home that voted for the present one are responsible.

And Jaroslav Hunka ought to have alerted the Speaker about his wartime historical past. Thus far, there’s been no media protection relating to whether or not he was pressured or volunteered to serve the Nazi SS Galicia Division. Hunka was born round 1931 and his household doubtless endured hunger throughout the Nineteen Thirties due to Stalin’s agricultural insurance policies forcing Ukraine to “export” most of their crops to the remainder of the Soviet Union.

I speculate that he and his household had combined emotions about which military to serve throughout the Second World Conflict. An article based mostly on his aspect of the story can be so as.

Kurt J. Hansen, Calgary

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