February 18th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Reckless to allow anyone under 18 to use cannabis

By Letter to the Editor on February 16th, 2018

I just spent the morning reading Bill C-45, the new cannabis law. I discovered under the section for possession, it states that a youth (12 to 18) who possesses more than five grams of dried marijuana will be charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act but does not mention anything about amounts under five grams ... Read More »

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Pipeline feud between Alberta and B.C. not about oil, it’s about destroying rights

By Letter to the Editor on February 16th, 2018

The Alberta-B.C. pipeline feud isn’t about oil, it’s about destroying your rights. Oh, and getting votes. Remember the Exxon Valdez because with increased tanker traffic in constricted waterways, it’s when, not if. Millions of people rely on the waterways for drinking water, the beaches, ecosystems, and infrastructure, and there’ll be devastation for years to come ... Read More »

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‘Clash of ideas’ offer made

By Letter to the Editor on February 14th, 2018

Re: “A grumpy old man, but with a sense of humour,” Feb. 6 I wonder if Paul McLennan realizes the daunting task he has, perhaps inadvertently, undertaken. His most recent letter outlines (again) his view of those he loves to hate — “the left” and their supporters. Presumably he (and perhaps his supporters) are different. ... Read More »

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Movie manners

By Letter to the Editor on February 14th, 2018

Did you attend the 1:40 p.m. showing of the movie “15:17 To Paris” on Saturday, Feb. 10? Did you sit on the back row? If you did, perhaps you will have the manners to explain to those other patrons (who went to watch the movie without distraction) why you found it necessary to keep making ... Read More »

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If it was humour, the setup was missing

By Letter to the Editor on February 14th, 2018

Re: “A grumpy old man, but with a sense of humour,” Feb. 6 Certain skills are required to be an effective writer, as well as a compelling comedian. In stating the last line in his previous guest column — “If you do not agree with my opinions, you are probably wrong. But that is just ... Read More »

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Hospital parking cartoon reflects ‘ungrateful residents’

By Letter to the Editor on February 14th, 2018

If the cartoon on page D4 of the Feb. 10 Medicine Hat News is intended to attack parking charges at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, you should be ashamed of yourselves. It reflects one of the more base aspects of this city of ungrateful residents. Unfiltered, whining cheapness. For crying out loud, do you really think ... Read More »

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Living life to the fullest

By Letter to the Editor on February 10th, 2018

The phrase I hate the most is the “struggle with mental illness.” Life is a struggle. That is how we learn. I am not minimizing mental illness but it teaches us certain things. It teaches us to take each moment as it comes. To ride the rollercoaster. I do not miss my life before I ... Read More »

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Strong voice for silent majority

By Letter to the Editor on February 9th, 2018

Paul McLennan should be commended for his columns regarding life from a conservative perspective. I also take a strong stand against political correctness. Mr. McLennan has to be considered a strong voice for the silent majority. Tom Waters Medicine Hat... Read More »

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Solution: Build refineries in Alberta

By Letter to the Editor on February 9th, 2018

To make up for the insult Albertans felt from his father, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should not approve the Trans Mountain bitumen pipeline to B.C. but help build refineries in Alberta to ship cleaner product. Alberta would get jobs and revenue, Kinder Morgan still gets business and praise for a cleaner pipeline, and B.C. keeps ... Read More »

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Column a ‘misstatement of facts’

By Letter to the Editor on February 9th, 2018

Re: “So sorry, but I am not sorry,” Jan. 22 I read Mr. McLennan’s column and want to point out a few “facts.” Mr. McLennan’s sense of self-importance is not buttressed by law. I could not find any reference to his “comfort” in Canadian law but can find many dealing with equal treatment and equal ... Read More »

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