July 26th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Many questions after vote to unite the right

By Letter to the Editor on July 26th, 2017

The right will never unite 100 per cent. We are seeing Whiningrose leaving and CONservatives jumping ship. The New Dictator Party isn’t growing either. The big winners in membership, funding and support is Greg Clark and The Alberta Party. So at the end of the day, the vote will still be split. The sad fact ... Read More »

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Terrorism should have consequences

By Letter to the Editor on July 25th, 2017

Re: “In Khadr case, pragmatism comes at a cost,” July 15 My debate is not with the innocence or guilt of Mr. Khadr, but with the failure to act of both our Liberal and Conservative governments. Growing up in a family of avowed terrorists, CSIS along with the Canadian government should have had little to ... Read More »

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City in competition with its own citizens

By Letter to the Editor on July 25th, 2017

Every time local elections roll around we hear about economic development. Can someone please explain to me why any company would want to come to Medicine Hat when the city is competing with many of its own taxpayers? I see paving machines which city council allowed to be purchased to compete with a long-established local ... Read More »

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Story on leafcutter bees interesting and enlightening

By Letter to the Editor on July 22nd, 2017

Re: “Canola crops made possible by hard-working leafcutters,” July 11 Thank you to Gillian Slade for that excellent article on leafcutter bees. We have been curious about those little tents for as long as we have lived in this area. Not being farmers, there are many things which pique our interest when we are out ... Read More »

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Khadr is a traitor and shouldn’t have rights

By Letter to the Editor on July 21st, 2017

Re: “In Khadr case, pragmatism comes at a cost,” July 15 I am very surprised at guest columnist Peter Mueller joining the Trudeau groupies trying to sugarcoat the traitor, terrorist Omar Khadr. Why would a traitor have any “rights” for treason? Who let in and gave his father, an avowed terrorist, Canadian citizenship? Why is ... Read More »

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Anthem lyrics actually haven’t changed yet

By Letter to the Editor on July 20th, 2017

(Re: “Anthem lyrics change not a big deal,” July 18.) Mr. Rooke is incorrect in thinking the national anthem lyrics were officially changed. If he Googles the article, he will discover that the Senate did not vote on the bill to change as the majority was against it. Therefore they refused to vote before Canada ... Read More »

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Photo coverage poor for garden tour

By Letter to the Editor on July 20th, 2017

Reading the Medicine Hat News is part of my normal morning routine. I love our newspaper, but on July 17 one picture made me particularly cranky. It was the sole picture for the Medicine Hat and District Horticultural Society’s Garden Tour held July 16, and there was not a flower or a bloom in sight! ... Read More »

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It’s time for our divorce laws to change

By Letter to the Editor on July 19th, 2017

I am angry! Would you choose to pay $250,000 or $500,000 or maybe more for absolutely nothing in return? No, you would assume it to be a scam. In this case, it’s called spousal support and is sanctioned by our legal system! Those being targeted are men (and only very occasionally women) who have stayed ... Read More »

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How much did Klein cuts cost Alberta taxpayers?

By Letter to the Editor on July 19th, 2017

Being a Conservative I would like to blame the Khadr disaster on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also but can’t. I remember the warnings the lawyers and judges were giving then-PM Stephen Harper, that if he didn’t handle it properly we could be in trouble. Harper wouldn’t listen. This is the same Harper who treated our ... Read More »

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Anthem lyric change not a big deal

By Letter to the Editor on July 18th, 2017

Bravo to the News and its coverage and promotion of Canada’s 150th birthday. The newspaper on July 1 was great with the Canadian flag once again printed for those inclined to post it in a window or wherever. However, there is one area that your proof readers slipped up on and that is the printing ... Read More »

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