January 23rd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Rec facilities should be preserved

By Letter to the Editor on January 23rd, 2017

What will make the news in 2017? For one thing, the city will, in my opinion, shut down at least two community skating/ hockey rinks — that’s in addition to the arena closure. Council sent up trial balloons this past year just to gauge public response. The public, as always in Medicine Hat, never blinked. ... Read More »

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Banff Mountain Film Festival a great bargain

By Letter to the Editor on January 23rd, 2017

On Jan. 16, along with a few of our friends, we found ourselves seated at the Monarch Theatre to take in the Banff Mountain Film Festival. This is the fourth year in a row we’ve attended and each year, the tickets need to be bought earlier and earlier as the popularity of this event continues ... Read More »

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‘Facts’ in column about the climate have been debunked

By Letter to the Editor on January 23rd, 2017

Re: “Humans cannot control or alter the climate,” Jan. 16 For some, Mr. McLennan included, a nice thing about editorial writing is that one can toss out any number of unsubstantiated assertions, attempt to give the impression that they are something more than that, and trust in an uncritical readership. The myths that Mr. McLennan ... Read More »

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Nutritionist terminology

By Letter to the Editor on January 23rd, 2017

In recent months the College of Dietitians in Alberta has taken ownership of the term “nutritionist” because they believe that the public is being confused between dietitians that call themselves “nutritionists” and “holistic nutritionists.” As a result, graduates from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) practising in Alberta now calls themselves certified holistic nutritional ... Read More »

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Customer banter a highlight

By Letter to the Editor on January 20th, 2017

To those who do not know, Kingsway Gas and Carwash has been sold. I worked there for almost three years pumping gas and looking after the car wash. I am now no longer there so I would like to take this time to say thank you to all the regular costumers that I got to ... Read More »

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Carbon tax refund plan penalizing a good portion of Alberta citizens

By Letter to the Editor on January 19th, 2017

I’m at a crossroads with the NDP government picking winners and losers. Why are 30 per cent of Albertans not getting a carbon tax refund cheque based on a set of criteria? When government segregates its citizens based on ethnicity, annual income, industry, etc., you end up with a fragmented society that becomes so angry ... Read More »

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Volunteers make Christmas in the hospital a special time

By Letter to the Editor on January 18th, 2017

My husband, a senior, has been a patient in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for quite some time. It was totally amazing to witness the outpouring of the Christmas spirit put forth by volunteers in our community to make Christmas so very special for him. As well as the visits he was given a Christmas ... Read More »

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Canada falling well behind on foreign aid

By Letter to the Editor on January 18th, 2017

Justin Trudeau is venturing across the country, selling his government’s benefits of “Canada is back” with efforts on climate, aboriginal rights and the middle class. Surely an embarrassment will be the elephant in our closet, Canada’s abysmal record on foreign aid. Once a leader and indeed a world champion for aid, Canada is now a ... Read More »

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Apology owed to Wisdom Homeschooling

By Letter to the Editor on January 18th, 2017

Alberta Education says they believe that there should be no bullying in schools. I agree with this stance, and wonder, therefore, why Alberta Education bullied the Trinity Western school and Wisdom Homeschooling, and all home-educating families in Alberta. I believe that Alberta Education owes them and us an apology. The actions of Alberta Education in ... Read More »

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Disappointed by NYE remarks

By Letter to the Editor on January 17th, 2017

My husband and I watched the impressive New Year’s Eve celebrations from Parliament Hill this year. What a wonderful introduction to Canada’s 150th birthday year. The fireworks were magnificent and worthy of the occasion. The queen was most gracious, as always, in her congratulatory speech to all Canadians, citing the many accomplishments Canada has made ... Read More »

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