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LETTER: Giede bring’s BC fight to a new generation

Western Standard is the best Bang for the Buck in news information! Keep up the good work!!!

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REMountain Standard Time with Nathan Giede

Watched the inaugural broadcast of Nathan Giede’s Mountain Standard Time from BC today. Great work.

As an old guy, I am so thrilled to see people of your generation getting hold of this confederation issue that has been talked about (or not) by generations before you.   

The west, including BC, has been getting screwed over by Ottawa for so long and it’s time to present them with a solution that includes the West, or we split.  The status quo cannot carry on.

Western Standard is the best Bang for the Buck in news information! Keep up the good work!!!

Dennis Richter
Red Deer, AB

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  1. Left Coast

    May 3, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    The West has for far too long supported the unmotivated & uninterested in the East . . . where entire provinces have lived off of Confederation for over 100 years . . .
    I was Ok with a separation back in the 70s . . .
    Today the divorce would be quite beneficial as the now massive deficit would be divided up Per Capita . . . a big win for the West.

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LETTER: Western Standard shouldn’t back rogue rodeo

A reader takes issue with the Western Standard advertising an unauthorized rodeo.

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RE: Alberta Rancher to hold an ‘End the Lockdowns Rodeo’

On behalf of the live events industry, and the venues that host them, with a pre-pandemic workforce of over 50,000, we ask that you reconsider your support for the upcoming rodeo, with spectators, planned as a lockdown protest, on May 1 and 2 in Bowden, AB. I am not writing to disagree with your opinion on ending Alberta’s restrictions on movement and gathering, I am writing to disagree with your timing and your motivation. Civil disobedience and editorial fueling of the flames when our (collected) industry is 5-7 weeks from events that will employ 1000’s is grandstanding at best and destructive at worst.

Underlying my opinion is a clear motivation by the Western Standard to derive revenue from ticket and advertising sales (as evident from your website). Is this the action of a publication whose motivation is to re-open the live events industry towards re-employment of 1000’s or simply a motivation for your Publication?

Quoting Homer Simpson ““It takes two to lie; one to lie, and one to listen.” Please stop the lie of genuinely speaking for a harmed industry, as people are listening.

Sol Zia is Executive Director of the Calgary Hotel Association

EDITORS RESPONSE: The Western Standard does not receive any ticket revenue from the ‘No More Lockdowns Rodeo’, and we stand by our editorial decision to support the peaceful gathering of people who do not support lockdowns.

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LETTER: Between Trudeau and O’Toole, idiocracy is here

Maybe the media could point out to these politicians they are truly ass-clowns.

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RE: O’Toole wants carbon tax placed on Chinese imports

Maybe the media could point out to these politicians they are truly ass-clowns. Erin O’Toole flip-flops on the carbon tax and now talks about tariffs on China which A) is counter to overall general conservative free trade values. (not that I support China, I say we wean off China altogether) and B) China would obviously retaliate.


Worse though is Johnathan Wilkinson who says we can’t act alone etc. Really? Strange considering Liberal policy and now Conservative policy to have a go-it-alone carbon tax and other punitive anti-resource extraction policies that the US and others DON’T HAVE! Why? Because we have to be world leaders in climate policy even if we bleed to death. But it’ll all be worth while if maybe we get honorable mention and J.T. goes sailing with Greta.

Idiocracy is truly upon us.

Ken Landrock
Smithers, BC

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LETTER: People fooled to thinking masks help stop COVID spread

Numerous studies have been conducted which showed the wearing of masks provided either no discernible difference in the spread or may even result in worse outcomes.

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RE: Alberta orders mandatory masks in schools for reopening

I am writing in regards to our current mask policy in Alberta. 

When the world first found out about the COVID-19 outbreak we were told by our so-called experts that it was NOT necessary for healthy individuals to be walking around with masks on.  Dr. Fauci in the US said: “Wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is.”

But in their infinite wisdom, our leaders decided that making people “feel better” was more important than being honest.  The truth about masks is that they do NOT provide protection against COVID-19! 

Numerous studies have been conducted which showed the wearing of masks provided either no discernible difference in the spread or may even result in worse outcomes.  Yet in spite of the science, our leaders have perpetuated this falsehood. 

For months now citizens of Alberta have been forced to strap a lie across their face to make others FEEL better!  Many of us know this is nothing more than virtue signalling!  When will leaders or the media start reporting the truth about that fact?

Longing for the freedom to breathe freely again,

L. Sheppard
Lacombe, AB

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