March 1st, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Who to believe on climate change?

By Letter to the Editor on February 28th, 2017

Premier Rachel Notley recently announced a budget of $600,000 to develop a program of educating Albertans on climate change. The question is what will be the science in this program. Climate change plans in this country are based on the Paris Agreement, which used the report of the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). It ... Read More »

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We shouldn’t repeat Europe’s error here

By Letter to the Editor on February 27th, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on muslims created a lot of anger, but I doubt it was inspired by racial hatred. Charges of racism are made too freely in our intolerant society whether they are true or not, and an accusative media re-inforces the blame. I believe the motive was national security, as claimed. ... Read More »

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Diagnostic lab leaves big shoes to fill

By Letter to the Editor on February 25th, 2017

Medicine Hat Diagnostic Laboratory is applauded and thanked for the many years of excellent laboratory services to the physicians and their patients of southeastern Alberta. It is unfortunate that this diagnostic service will be ending by the end of March. Unquestionably AHS will have “big shoes to fill” as it assumes this responsibility. Time will ... Read More »

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Did we jump the gun?

By Letter to the Editor on February 25th, 2017

There’s lots of controversy about the cause of climate change. Is it human emissions or the sun’s normal cycles of minimums and maximums? It’s an important topic as taking hasty actions can be disastrous and leave us unprepared. So let’s learn as much as possible and prepare properly. Try to avoid the misleading blog sites, ... Read More »

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Albertans need the Wildrose Party

By Letter to the Editor on February 24th, 2017

There has been a lot of talk lately that members of the Wildrose Party and Progressive Conservative camp should merge. Not again. That is how the NDP won government, when some Wildrose renegades crawled across the floor in 2014. The people of Alberta need the Wildrose Party. Maybe it won’t be better but we could ... Read More »

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Many things can put democracy in peril

By Letter to the Editor on February 23rd, 2017

Re: “Democracy in peril from the left,” Feb. 11 The column by Paul McLennan is interesting and perhaps a little frightening. Considering the practice of all newspapers, Mr McLennan is probably not the author responsible for the headline, but regardless, one needs to be aware that democracy can be in peril from the right as ... Read More »

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Enforce border rules

By Letter to the Editor on February 23rd, 2017

I am an immigrant and a veteran. I watched on CTV News as RCMP officers loaded migrants suitcases into their Ford Escape, I think, and drove these migrants to the border crossing. I respectfully suggest they should have sent them back immediately to the U.S. Border Patrol. This sort of migration undermines the acceptance of ... Read More »

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Long-term solution for waste management needed

By Letter to the Editor on February 21st, 2017

I recycle, as does all most everyone I know, in some form or another. I don’t think I do it to save the planet. I think I do it mostly to put a little change in my jeans and also because of the warning years ago that our landfill would be full by by the ... Read More »

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Astronomy club hopeful for solution to greenhouse lights

By Letter to the Editor on February 18th, 2017

Members of the Medicine Hat Astronomy Club read with interest the articles in the Medicine Hat News regarding the light pollution emitted from the greenhouses within the county. We were glad that this issue was raised as this is a problem for our club, and it has recently become more of an issue with the ... Read More »

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Disgusted by carbon tax, feeling humiliated

By Letter to the Editor on February 17th, 2017

I feel once again disgusted that these so-called government people believe they can do whatever they want and stuff garbage down our throats. I received the so-called rebate to help out with this putrid carbon tax. It says they deposited $100 into my account. I don’t use direct deposit. I feel totally disgraced, as I ... Read More »

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