January 21st, 2017

Letters to the Editor

New blood donors urgently needed

By Medicine Hat News on August 4th, 2016

On behalf of Canadian Blood Services and our territory manager, Belinda Tomiyama, I would like to thank Medicine Hat and area residents who give blood. Many may already know that currently less than four per cent of eligible blood donors sustain the blood system for all Canadians; but, what many people may not know is ... Read More »

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Visitors to Hat love our city

By Medicine Hat News on August 3rd, 2016

Last month my wife and I were in Medicine Hat for the first time. We were part of a group of 41 coming from five different countries hosted by Medicine Hat’s wonderful Friendship Force Club. Frankly, most of us had never heard of your city before. Well, we sure know about Medicine Hat now. Our ... Read More »

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Does NBA really care about human rights?

By Letter to the Editor on August 2nd, 2016

The National Basketball Association has decided to pull the all-star game out of Charlotte, N.C. because of the “climate created” by the transgender bathroom law. If the NBA is genuinely concerned about human rights, it will be interesting to see which city’s “climate” it deems to be satisfactory. Is there a city with no racial ... Read More »

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Will council accept financial consequences if oil plan fails?

By Letter to the Editor on August 1st, 2016

Re: Spend money, find more oil, July 22 News If the story reported in the Medicine Hat News is close to reality, magical thinking doesn’t begin to describe the city’s desire to waste taxpayer money on “the hypothesis that the deep geology in southeastern Alberta has not been fully explored.” Much of my campaign in ... Read More »

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AHS CEO completely ignored issue of affordability

By Letter to the Editor on July 30th, 2016

It is hoped that Dr. V. Yiu has other important skills to be CEO of Alberta Health Services, for her justification of the five-per-cent wage increase over three years for AHS staff is rather weak. (Letters, July 26). Her reasons — hard working, compassionate and caring, are not extraordinary, for they are just part of ... Read More »

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Tax evaders costly to the rest of society

By Letter to the Editor on July 28th, 2016

Recently we have been asked by the City of Medicine Hat to let them know how we feel cuts can best be made to city expenses. We ask you to consider not cuts, but to work at getting fair taxation at all levels of government. The fact is for the last several decades the wealthy ... Read More »

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Evening walk is marred by weeds, mosquitoes, dead trees

By Letter to the Editor on July 28th, 2016

I took my evening walk through the lovely graveyard of vacant lots (Sierra Estates), 20 acres of nice big weeds, with many hollows full of water, allowing a great breeding grounds for our sharp nose little friends, which welcomed my visit. On my way home along Sierra Blvd., I walked by about 20 dead trees ... Read More »

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AHS employees compensated in fair, competitive manner in order to attract the well-qualified

By Letter to the Editor on July 26th, 2016

Re: AHS big salaries revealed (MHNews, July 19 Alberta Health Services (AHS) employees in southern Alberta and across the province are dedicated individuals who work hard every day to provide communities with critical, compassionate and quality health care. All our employees, whether they are from Medicine Hat, Oyen or elsewhere in Alberta, deliver caring services ... Read More »

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Good ag example set in Alberta

By Letter to the Editor on July 22nd, 2016

The annual conference for federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers and deputy ministers is being held in Calgary this week. These agriculture ministers have a window of opportunity to ensure Canadian agriculture products remain welcome on global markets. Global markets demand basic employment, and human rights standards, some of which do not exist in Canada ... Read More »

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