January 20th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

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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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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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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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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Unhealthy high-salt diets still the norm in Alberta seniors’ residences

By Letter to the Editor on January 13th, 2017

The vision statement of the Alberta government’s recently disbanded (April 2016) Seniors’ Advisory Council for Alberta was “To increase the recognition of seniors as one of Alberta’s most respected and valuable resources.” The reality, however, is due to shoddy dietary practices members of this “respected and valuable resource” who are under the care of the ... Read More »

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City should continue to support, not weaken, its relationship with REDI

By Letter to the Editor on January 13th, 2017

The recent decision by city council to approve curbside recycling is both welcoming and disheartening at the same time. Welcoming in that a much wanted service by many may finally be provided, but disheartening in the fact that a regional waste strategy consideration (Coun. Pearson) between the city and REDI Enterprises has not been done ... Read More »

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Political discourse lacks civility

By Letter to the Editor on January 11th, 2017

All the civility in the fine art of passionate political discussion has been lost. We have descended into the ugly world of loud and angry voices, public shaming, and childish name-calling in an attempt to stifle the voices we do not agree with. Both sides of the political spectrum bear responsibility. Expecting tolerance and respect ... Read More »

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Alberta partnering with polluters

By Letter to the Editor on January 11th, 2017

Re: “Pipeline approvals show climate leadership pays dividends: NDP,” Dec. 12 Environment Minister Shannon Phillips’ column, celebrating the fundamentally flawed federal approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain “dilbit” Pipeline Expansion shows confusion and ignorance levels far beyond former environment minister Ty Lund’s obsession for more highways in our national parks, and former environment minister Ralph ... Read More »

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