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Letters to the Editor

Calgary needs to control its growth

Dear Editor, There have been a few editorials and comments in local newspapers in regards to growth of towns and annexation plans. These have been in part triggered by the setting up of Rocky View growth task force.

Calgary needs to control its growth

Dear Editor, There have been a few editorials and comments in local newspapers in regards to growth of towns and annexation plans. These have been in part triggered by the setting up of Rocky View growth task force.

Clearing up beetle confusion

Re: “Lily beetle devastating local gardens,” July 16 Dear Editor, I recently read the article in the Airdrie City View regarding the Red Lily Beetle in Airdrie gardens.

Carrying on the Airdrie tradition of athleticism

Dear Editor, I am truly inspired by all the athletic talent in Airdrie.

Council spends frivolously

Re: “Crossfield Council Briefs,” July 20 Dear editor, Why is it that Crossfield council loves to spend taxpayers’ dollars so frivolously? The council promised the residents a plebiscite to vote on a location for the new civic centre.

Crossfield council continues to spend frivolously

Re: “Crossfield Council Briefs,” July 20 Dear editor, Why is it that Crossfield council loves to spend taxpayers' dollars so frivolously? The council promised the residents a plebiscite to vote on a location for the new civic centre.

Council needs qualified candidates

Dear editor, Now that Airdrie has three aldermen that are not seeking re-election and three who are, we will have what looks like an interesting September and October of campaigning.

Wake up call for Airdrie taxpayers

Dear editor, Most Airdrie residents are unaware of the major increases in local property taxes planned for the coming years. After a “small” tax increase of 3.97 per cent in 2010, local residents are looking at increases of 12 per cent in 2011 and 7.

F-35 fighter jets are the wrong tool for the job

Dear editor, The untendered purchase of 65 F-35 fighter jets is a waste of potentially $16 billion tax dollars, about $550 for each Canadian citizen. The F-35’s deficiencies are many.

We need the Province to fund schools in Airdrie now

Re: “If we stop the growth, we stop the growing pains” LTE July 9 Dear editor, I respect the writer’s concerns regarding the municipal management of our city’s growth.