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Letters to the Editor

Town says farewell to editor

Dear Editor, I write this letter today to say farewell to Western Wheel editor Don Patterson as he embarks on a new chapter in his life. I would like to wish him the best of luck as he heads to Toronto and Ryerson University to obtain his MBA.

Residents voted against amalgamation twice

Dear Editor, Re: Councils Looking to Grow Together in April 4 Western Wheel. Reading this article makes you wonder why we even vote. The politicians simply don’t listen.

Capitalism the best path to prosperity

Dear Editor, In response to Sheelagh Matthews’ recent article, she follows a trend in Canada to criticize the wealth disparity between the one percenters and the capitalist economy against the remaining society.

Calgary Olympic bid too costly

Dear Editor, As Albertans we have all been listening to the news about how the City of Calgary thinks it should make a bid for the Olympics, and that the provincial and federal governments should pay the bill.

Town should allow food trucks

Dear Editor, The banning of food trucks and limiting their presence to “special events” is incredibly short-sighted by the Town of Okotoks.

It was wrong to lay charges against homeowner

Dear Editor, I am extremely frustrated with the firearms charges laid against Edouard Maurice by the RCMP. Likely there are details we don’t know that may alter the public view of this case.

Thanks for late night rescue

Dear Editor, And some people wonder why seniors like to enjoy the benefits of retirement that can only be found in small towns like Black Diamond.

The never-ending winter of 2017/18

Dear Editor, This letter of kindness sends a huge Snow Angel Award of thanks to all residents living along Sheep River Drive and Westland Street in Okotoks for keeping your sidewalks as clear as you have! I give thanks each morning/afternoon/evening

Early tennis photos sought

Dear Editor, Unexpected historical information popped up last month. I learned that tennis in Okotoks dates back to 1919 with the development of the Okotoks Tennis Club. The club leased a lot from the town on Elma Street West for a tennis court.

Valentines generosity appreciated

Dear Editor, I am writing to tell a good story. There seems to be a lot of negative stories these days. On Valentine’s Day, my wife, 10-month-old daughter and I went to a restaurant in town for dinner.