The escalator at Anderson Station LRT has been removed causing seniors to worry about access.
Ted Rhodes / Calgary Herald
Removing Anderson LRT escalator hurts seniors and disabledI just discovered that when the city renovated Anderson Station, the escalator was removed! Anderson Station is a two-storey building with two flights of stairs and a very small emergency elevator that may hold two wheelchairs with thin attendants. Or, a wheelchair could be pushed up a really long, concrete ramp. Won’t that be fun when it is raining or in the winter, or when the wind is blowing or when the attendant is elderly.Councillor Peter Demong’s office explained to me that the cost of maintaining the escalator was too high so they took it out! When did the services and aids required by the disabled and the elderly become more than our city can afford??I am so very, very disappointed!Dawn Wheatland, Calgary Retired doctor urges council to follow science on fluorideRe: Councillors opt to postpone fluoridation-report presentation, July 23I am a retired medical doctor. I have fluorosis. I was born and raised in Calgary when the naturally fluoridated water for consumption in Calgary was from the Elbow River. Even though I had fluorosis I was able to attract a beautiful woman, marry and remain married for 65 years. Even though I had fluorosis I was able to raise six children. Even though I had fluorosis I was able to graduate in medicine and practice for 40 years. At ninety years of age, I have lost four molars from poor dental hygiene and have all my other teeth. I do not have any known bone pathology.For those of you who rely on testimonials instead of double blind scientific studies for their medical knowledge, trust me. Fluoridated water is extremely beneficial and a lifetime answer for healthy teeth. Never did I have to care for fluoride complications in people.Stop the crap and fluoridate the water! Stop the crap and save the dentition of children born in this city! City council stop the crap and do something beneficial instead of parading as lifetime members of a debating club.Arnold Murray, Calgary Sex workers further stigmatizedRecently, the Calgary Herald published a series of articles about sex work. Using sensational language and imagery, these articles conflate two concepts, sex work and human trafficking through sexual exploitation. While we firmly condemn sex trafficking, Shift Calgary and the Action Coalition on Human Trafficking (ACT Alberta) recognize that sex work is a choice for many in the industry, and we respect the rights of adults to make this choice.These articles endorse stigma and discrimination for a community already facing high rates of violence. Publishing pictures of women walking down the street and derelict houses as representation of all sex work is sensational and dangerous for every woman in the community, including sex workers.Shift Calgary and ACT Alberta are committed to supporting strategies that effectively target traffickers and exploiters, while not increasing marginalization among those legally selling sexual services.ACT Alberta & Shift Calgary