October 23rd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Spread in NY Times wonderful advertising for city

By Letter to the Editor on April 8th, 2017

The recent article about Medicine Hat in The New York Times highlights a fact that has been obvious to those of us who occupy our forgotten little corner of the world, we have always been ready for prime time. Medicine Hat is a great place to live, to work, and to raise our children. The ... Read More »

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Outraged at Fox Valley library cuts

By Letter to the Editor on April 6th, 2017

Thank you to reporter Peggy Revell for supporting those of us in Saskatchewan who are outraged at the recent cuts to our library system. We live in Fox Valley, a village of 250 people as well as a large R.M. Without interlibrary loans (among other services that have been cut), our library will be forced ... Read More »

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Citing sources betters an argument, attacks weaken it

By Letter to the Editor on April 5th, 2017

Re: “Words are not enough,” March 29 The writer of the guest column asserts that “√Čit is not always possible to quote sources in a column of only 700 words.” Attributing credible sources is paramount to an argument’s persuasiveness and a good one can not stand without it. I suggest that the words the writer ... Read More »

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Libraries have an integral role

By Letter to the Editor on April 5th, 2017

I wanted to take a moment to thank journalist Peggy Revell for her insightful editorial in the March 28 Medicine Hat News “Budget cut a sad chapter for Saskatchewan libraries” regarding the importance and relevance of libraries. We couldn’t agree more with her assertions that libraries are more than buildings and repositories for books. Libraries ... Read More »

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Living the service dog crisis inAlberta

By Letter to the Editor on April 4th, 2017

Alberta has a service dog crisis. You will never know it is there and I pray you never find out the way so many people have. How many people know that it is next to impossible to get a service dog in Alberta? The crisis is nobody knows how many people have died while waiting ... Read More »

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Big changes afoot in the workplace

By Letter to the Editor on April 4th, 2017

The federal government has decided to invest money in education to upgrade people for the new world of employment. The Alberta PCs did these 40 years ago. I was part of that program. I was given a post-secondary education by on-the-job training. Had I not had this training I my have been chronically unemployed due ... Read More »

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Are politicians serving parents or special interest groups?

By Letter to the Editor on March 31st, 2017

Aren’t political priorities fascinating? Two weeks ago, it came to light that all Alberta students had access to what amounted to pornography in the classrooms. But apparently providing students with the proper way to administer oral sex, best positions for anal sex and the latest toys for kinky sex merited a very muted response from ... Read More »

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Embrace a more promising, sustainable future

By Letter to the Editor on March 31st, 2017

Re: “Using Green to get rich,” March 20 Kermit the Frog had it right. “It ain’t easy being green,” especially in the eyes of letter writer Barb Taylor. Ms. Taylor’s most recent fear-filled, fact-free dystopian fantasy, as usual, offers no support for her apparently unshakeable belief that the world is racing headlong to a “green” ... Read More »

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War against polio could have already been won

By Letter to the Editor on March 30th, 2017

Twenty-five years ago, a diagnosis of the highly infectious disease of polio would have struck fear into the hearts of any Canadian parent with young children. Fortunately, a vaccine was developed that eradicated the dread disease in North America and Canada was declared polio-free in 1994. Flash forward to today and polio is nearly eradicated ... Read More »

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Truth is our ally and stands with us always

By Letter to the Editor on March 28th, 2017

Re: “Truth in a time of lies,” March 22 Thank you Tim for your brilliant editorial. Your style is poetic, your observations astute. I share your concern and many people rely on the voice of reasoned editorial comment, such as yours, to help us navigate through the dangerous shoals of “alternate facts” and deliberate obfuscation, ... Read More »

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