August 23rd, 2017


From The Newsroom

  • Food, drink and support for each other at Alberta Food and Beverage Expo

    Fans of ‘The Simpsons’ might remember a mid-1990s episode that began with Homer and Marge at the Candy Industry Trade Show. Upon entering, Homer, runs from booth to booth grabbing handfuls of candy samples and stuffing them into his face, barely getting out the words ‘exquisite’ and ‘brilliant.’ That’s similar to what I felt like [...] Read More »

    6 months ago
  • Prime ministerial visits to Medicine Hat are few and far between

    When Justin Trudeau sets foot in Medicine Hat tomorrow it will mark the first time in almost a quarter century a sitting prime minister has been in the Gas City. Though not the only visits to Medicine Hat by sitting PMs these are a few notable ones: Kim Campbell was prime minister from June 25 [...] Read More »

    11 months ago
  • What I learned on my summer vacations

    This summer I was fortunate enough to take two vacations. One to Las Vegas and California for a Garth Brooks concert and Disneyland, among other things, and one to Toronto for the Hockey Hall of Fame, a pair of Blue Jays games and more in the area. Both were driving vacations, something I won’t be [...] Read More »

    11 months ago
  • Remembering Prince

    “Prince dies at 57.” The headline hit me like a punch to the gut when I checked Facebook on Thursday after getting home from a workout. Just like David Bowie’s death earlier this year, I looked around, hoping it was just a hoax, but quickly discovered it wasn’t the case. I’m not alone feeling the [...] Read More »

    1 year ago
  • A few ideas if you’re stuck for ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, and we’re a romantic bunch here in the newsroom. With that in mind here are some date, activity and gift ideas (some are personal experiences, some are just ideas) that are perfect for couples at any point on the highway of love. – Celebrating each other does not have [...] Read More »

    2 years ago

Letters to the Editor

  • Local MLA is anything but clear, certainly confused

    Re: “MLA Report: Let good people do good things with their time and money,” Aug. 18 Ronald Reagan may (or may not) have “understood the vast potential of a giving, caring, conservative culture,” but Kenney doesn’t seem to care enough about this to crystallize the idea. According to a news report on Aug. 2 “Kenney [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Put microchips in government charge cards

    To MLA Robert Wanner, chairman of the Committee on Accounts, and MLA Thomas Dang, chairman of the Subcommittee on MLA Expenses. While I see great potential in the subcommittee’s focus, a lot of that goodwill from the past eleven and a half months has been destroyed by Strathmore-Brooks Independent MLA Derek Fildebrandt in the last [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Thumbs down to a pair of politicians

    Premier Rachel Notley, along with junior Minister of Veteran Affairs and Trudeau Liberal mouthpiece in Alberta Kent Hehr, recently presided over groundbreaking ceremonies for Enbridge’s Line 3. Line 3 will export crude oil to U.S. Midwest refineries even though 99 per cent of Canadian crude oil already goes to only one customer — the U.S. [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Does unite-the-right movement in Alberta support Trump and friends?

    I am wondering if the “unite-the-right movement” in Canada and U.S. is same or different. What happened in Charlottesville, Va., is shameful and must be condemned. Freedom to march is OK any where but showing your supremacy by taking the law in your own hand is an act of terrorism. The president of the U.S. [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Unfulfilled promises on nutrition

    When my father was a boy he would be lucky if he got one orange in his Christmas stocking. Nowadays, we can eat oranges to our heart’s content. This is just one of the countless improvements in our diet over the past century. Study after study has shown the direct link between good nutrition and [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

Local Bloggers

  • Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles: Part 3

    Source: Editing Luke Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles: Part 3 A continuation of my photo set from Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, California[...] Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • FROM GLORY TO GLORY: the Holy Spirit in the Prayer Books Part VIII

    Source: GENEralities FROM GLORY TO GLORY: the Holy Spirit in the Prayer Books Part VIII My goodness! It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. I’ve been neglecting things. Alas. What follows is from the Summer 2017 edition of Anglicans for Renewal Canada magazine. Subscribe to a print or digital version here. Today, I suspect most [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Fort Walsh National Historic Site: Part 2

    Source: Editing Luke Fort Walsh National Historic Site: Part 2 A continuation of my photo set from Fort Walsh in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan[...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Medicine Hat, Alberta Then & Now: Part 3

    Source: Editing Luke Medicine Hat, Alberta Then & Now: Part 3 A continuation of my “Then & Now” photo series of Medicine Hat, Alberta featuring archival and modern day images in side by side comparisons. 1955 & 2017 – Crystal Dairy BuildingTrucks lined up outside of the Crystal Dairy in 1955 are contrasted against the modern day [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Veronika Horlik

    Source: Medalta Veronika Horlik Veronika Horlik MA (McGill), MFA (NSCAD), is a Montreal artist who shares her time between her practice and teaching. She is faculty in both Visual Arts at John Abbott College, and, in Art Education at McGill University.  In 2015 she was awarded the RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award for her work PROUNS(SLASH). [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago


  • Laughter may be only medicine to deal with world’s current absurdities

    TIM KALINOWSKI Twitter: MHNTimKal Some days you have to find ways to laugh. Given much of the “real world” is a joke right now, and not a very funny one at that, a sense of humour is pretty much mandatory as a coping mechanism. When thinking of old school humour, the first name which [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • It’s all about the optics

    The controversy swirling around Derek Fildebrandt has finally prompted the United Conservative Party MLA for Brooks-Strathmore to step down from the party caucus. Fildebrandt issued a statement last Tuesday announcing his departure from caucus and noting “This young party cannot afford to be distracted from the formative period that it is in right now as [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Guest Column: Logical myths of vote-splitting

    Second of four parts Faron Ellis and George Rigaux Much was said about vote splitting during the run-up to Wildrose and PC members’ endorsement of the United Conservative Party. Since then, more speculation about how many former PC and Wildrose voters the UCP will attract has ensued. Unfortunately, the simple math most often used — [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • With questionable integrity, some politicians still stretch expense rules

    If there was one message Albertans thought had penetrated the walls of political power in the last five years then it would have been the stench of “political entitlement.” Evidently not. We still have elected officials who stretch the rules for expense compensation. What makes MLA Derek Fildebrandt’s expense claims so shocking is that he [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • MLA Report: Let good people do good things with their time and money

    “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” — Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States Reagan understood the vast potential of a giving, caring, conservative culture. I am pleased and proud that more than 100 Albertans joined Jason Kenney and myself on Aug. 2 to help kick off a series of endorsements [...] Read More »

    6 days ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

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    Ticked Off At the players in sports who have long hair and ugly beards. Tickled Pink I agree with the man who says people don’t know how to park or hang onto their door while opening it. Ticked Off With the number of drivers that do not stop at the stop sign on the corner [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 17

    Tickled Pink To see the PC/WR party representatives are the same old. Steal from the taxpayers until you get caught and then whine ‘I did no wrong.’ Tickled Pink A recent letter is totally correct that all new UCP MLAs need to go to the people to be re-elected. Ticked Off That people are coming [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug.15

    Ticked Off Have your choice, photo radar or provincial sales tax. Money has to come some place. My vote, photo radar; it’s voluntary taxation. Ticked Off Non-parent coaches should mean non-parent coaches! Tickled Pink To the person who complained about me taking up two parking stalls: The stalls are too narrow and on windy days, [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled PinkAug. 10

    Tickled Pink If we adopted the same new immigration system that the U.S. is implementing. Ticked Off With people’s opinions on how government spends. Maybe your anger should be at the groups that keep wanting money? Tweet/FB/email them. Ticked Off I honestly can’t believe there is someone out there who thinks if you commit a [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
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    Tickled Pink This is a good year, as far as mosquitoes and sand lies go. I’ve been able to enjoy my yard quite a bit, without being bothered by bugs. It must be the unusually hot weather. Yay for hot weather! Ticked Off Downtown is turning into one massive social agency area. The various associations [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago