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Letters, July 9: ‘Hard to believe those dogs haven’t been put down yet’

Letters, July 9: ‘Hard to believe those dogs haven’t been put down yet’

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Letters, July 9: ‘Hard to believe those dogs haven’t been put down yet’

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PUT THOSE DOGS DOWN
After the attack on an elderly woman who died as a result, the dogs’ owner should have taken the responsible action and had the dogs put down immediately. Anytime a dog bites or attacks anyone and the bite draws blood, the animal should be put down. So now our city council has to use our tax dollars to apply to the Court of Queen’s Bench to get the dogs euthanized. So what about the dogs’ owner? Haven’t heard anything about the owner and their responsibility since the dogs escaped their yard. Since the owner did not take responsible action and put the dogs down, perhaps the owner should be charged will criminal negligence causing death.
DOUG HAND
(It’s insane. And we’re baffled that the city can’t seem to do anything without going to the courts for more power. Are our laws and bylaws that weak?)

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NO WORSHIP ALLOWED
Well “Your Worship,” if you do not want to be called Your Worship, get a real job.
PAT McDONALD
(We can hardly wait for what might be coming next.)

ALL OVER THE MAP
So let me ask this question: Why is it that Air Canada domestic flights across Canada demand that masks be worn during an entire flight but when I took a recent international flight from Calgary to Houston and back, not a soul was wearing a mask? Why are the rules inconsistent when flying the same airline? I also recently flew from Calgary to Iceland on Icelandic Air and masks were mandatory but I talked to an American who flew from New York to Iceland on the same airline and no one on board was wearing masks. So how can airlines justify these kind of contradictions? One can see why it infuriates some flyers when the rules are different from one flight to another.
MOLLY KENS
(It’s all in the timing. Air travel sounds like so much fun these days.)

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DISMOUNT, CYCLISTS
Around June 20, construction began on redoing the deck on the John Hextall Bridge (Shouldice bridge between Montgomery and Bowness). With the walkway/cycle path being narrow and for safety reasons, there are two signs at each end saying “Cyclist Dismount on Walk”. I go by the bridge about three times a day and there are about 90% of the cyclists that ride their bikes, even if pedestrians are present. This is just one of the reasons that cyclists get a bad name and complaints. Just obey the signs and things would be OK.
JOE McMULLEN
(Must be the same cyclists that expect drivers to stop at crossWALKS so they can ride merrily across. Do they ever get tickets?)

MISSING THE PICTURE
It would seem that various pundits and so called expects (which are a dime a dozen) are ganging up to suppress Pierre Poilievre, fearing that his bluntness will turn off moderate voters. I suspect that they are out to lunch as most Canadians are fed up with the weak leaders that have been picked in the past. Yes, the Conservative party needs some fire and brimstone to bring out the passionate voters who will, like the truckers’ convoy, bring the Trudeau government tumbling down.
J.D. ROUND
(Fun times.)

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BONUS LETTERS — ONLINE ONLY

WHERE’S SKIPPY?
Yellowstone icon Kevin Costner is in Calgary to “kick off” the Calgary Stampede. What better way to return towards a normalcy after COVID. But you can be sure Justin Trudeau has ordered his personal use and taxpayer-funded private jet to be fueled and prepped for a drop-everything-and-go trip to Calgary. Maybe even a family event, or holiday paid by Canadians? A “surprise” visit by the PM of Canada to the city of Calgary. Oh joy. And, of course, plenty of photos. Trudeau flipping pancakes and, of course, with Costner. Too bad photo ops were not of some kind of benefit at all to Canada. Because if they were, thousands were taken, again at taxpayers expense. So to Calgary Stampede lovers, enjoy and have fun. Don’t let the possibility of Canada’s PM clown showing up spoil the day, or the event.
ROLLY KLAEPATZ
(Yahoo!)

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STAND UP, LIBERALS
I would certainly agree with the Sun’s editorial that wonders why the federal Liberals continue to kowtow to their head and our PM, when they should be launching a revolt against his lack of government leadership for a nation, his economic ignorance and incompetence and, more importantly, his continued displays of blindness and arrogance towards Canadians while he pursues his own agendas. I totally agree with the editorial that says his transgressions have far exceeded those of BoJo and, I am totally dumbfounded as to why the Liberal party continues to accept these transgressions and does nothing about them.
GEORGE EWERT
(They will all be tarred with the same brush for enabling this PM.)

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