Your letters for Aug. 17

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Coal mining is a boom and bust industry. When markets drop and foreign-owned companies run for cover, Alberta taxpayers “pick up the tab”.

Barb Olsen, Ponoka 

Inclusive decision to keep existing mural

Re: Black Lives Matter mural delayed by ‘violent vitriol’, Aug. 13

The CUPS mural speaks to the inclusion of all lives mattering.  I am pleased to read that “The BLM movement represents inclusivity.” In opposing the destruction of the Giving Wings to the Dream mural, the movement shows that it gives respectful thought to our particular local and national issues and is not a mere parroting of the U.S.

Hopefully, the four new murals will reach beyond BLM to First Nation Lives Matter, Immigrant Lives Matter. Muslim Lives Matter. Identifying these segments of our population would more accurately reflect Canada’s history of racist discrimination.

Peggy Voth, Calgary

Summer of noise

Re: Brookman: Where is the enforcement of Calgary’s noise bylaw for vehicles? Aug. 14

I read the above column from George Brookman and had one word – Hallelujah! Finally someone feels the same as me. There are at least two of these selfish people who go around our neighbourhood with souped-up components on their vehicles. One has made his car sound like it is backfiring on purpose. They disturb the area for what – to feed their egos?

Why can’t the noise bylaw be enforced? I can’t believe the poor neighbours of these drivers haven’t called 311 on them. I am armed with my cellphone and trust me, if I can get a picture of their licence plates as they roar by my house I will not hesitate to report them.

A little advice to all of you who drive these ridiculously noisy vehicles – nobody thinks you’re cool.

Jill Bates, Calgary

Good experience out west

We just came back from a wonderful time in Kelowna and want to thank the city for their great service and hospitality. 

Despite our Alberta plates, we did not experience any of the COVID-19 related harassment that some others have had on the past.The hospitality extended all the way from Salmon Arm, Revelstoke and Golden before making our way back in our home province. 

So visit B.C. You won’t be disappointed. 

Ray Leung, Calgary

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