Letters to the editor – January 19, 2017

Cannabis use

With the recent recommendations concerning cannabis in this country, I sure hope our biased provincial government takes note and takes the recommendation for storefront dispensaries to operate safely in this province. Do not condone corporate greed over human need.

It is a crime against humanity to continue on with these prohibitionist ways.

It will be appalling if this provincial government lags behind the rest of the country as it is an urgent public health issue that needs to be resolved in a feasible manner.

Jackie Smith
Broadview, Sask.

Tuberculosis control

Regarding the TB problem in southern Alberta, it’s a dirty shame they have to destroy the whole herd, with today’s technology. It’s a mystery they don’t have a better way to deal with the problem. When I was a kid in England in the 1940s, they had a program for TB-free herds, where they tested the entire herd and only killed the animals that tested positive. If I remember right, if you had no positives for two years you were considered TB-free. If it worked then, why not now? There has to be a better way.

Alex Broadbent,
Lac La Biche, Alta

Carbon Tax and Global Warming

Billions of taxation dollars are being squandered by debatable claims of global warming. Careful taxation levy must be reconsidered in view of Canada’s responsibility for less than two percent of all carbon gasses generated by more then 192 countries. Carbon tax will do the most harm on Canadian economy and least benefit on foul emissions.

Understandably, public scorn, related to debatable global warming by carbon gas claimants, must be re-examined. Nature’s positive workings with timely climatic conditions will accommodate plant and animal life on planet Earth, far into the distant future.

The human race must base any complaint on production inability entirely if there is visible decline in plant and animal production with less taxation exploration.

Humans must begin to study and understand nature’s complicated warning systems, especially thunder, lightning, earthquakes, in addition to forest fires and carbon spewing volcanoes.

Reliable, reproduction cycles by nature include timely planting during early spring and humans must seriously review and compare her provisions with its regular plant and animal reproductive ability.

Secondly, closely examine the age of planet Earth with its centuries of gas emissions and methods of disaster, just to mention a few, volcanoes, forest fires, thunder and lightning.

Reducing carbon contamination from volcanic eruptions would be difficult to control by only the use of carbon taxation.

On the Canadian Prairies and the central Great Plains of America, planting has been conducted whenever nature permits freedom from known elements, but are richly blessed with nature’s production of vital ingredients.

Reaping commences at the will of nature during the stage of maturity through dry, warm climatic conditions.

To avoid the disaster of production bankruptcy at the expense of further discriminating against the local economy, cash conscious debatable, scientific, global warming editorials must discontinue.

Reduction of carbon gas is possible but not probable. Who will willingly separate their lucrative lifestyle and return to horse and buggy transportation or retrieve ash from a wood-burning furnace while an unlimited, cheap supply of natural gas remain located on our back doorstep?

In addition, one must consider the unbearable taxation increase on Canada’s debt load.

John Seierstad
Tisdale, Sask.


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