April 28th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Gov’t regularly gives in to minority views

By Letter to the Editor on April 13th, 2017

I am a firm beleiver in fair play, honesty, transparency, inclusiveness and justice for all. Having said that, I feel little by little we are allowing an erosion of what we lovingly call “our democratic way of life.” Our elected officials, in their desire to satisfy everyone, are yielding to the minority views. When a ... Read More »

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Only a few moments of research needed

By Letter to the Editor on April 12th, 2017

Re: “Words are not enough,” March 29 I thank Paul McLennan for providing readers with another opportunity to exercise critical thinking skills. In a recent column, Mr. McLennan offers some alarming figures about crime caused by the refugee influx in Germany. He also writes that he is “more than willing to listen to evidence of ... Read More »

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Historical context is needed for proper understanding

By Letter to the Editor on April 12th, 2017

Watching the exodus of refugees from the Middle East in the past year or two is a sad sight to see and makes me wonder where it will lead to and if it will end. There are about 20 Arab nations in the Middle East I think and all of them seem to be in ... Read More »

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No carbon emissions problem inCanada

By Letter to the Editor on April 11th, 2017

Re: “MP makes a weak case against carbon tax,” March 27 In his recent letter to the News, Denis Hoffman is critical of MP Glen Motz with respect to his views on the federal imposition of a carbon tax. He claims that Mr. Motz gives no details to support his claim that the carbon tax ... Read More »

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Closely watching debt talks, coverage

By Letter to the Editor on April 11th, 2017

I thought the editorial by Mr. Gallant concerning the long-term debt of the city was relevant and on topic. Further, I tip my hat to Mayor Clugston, Coun. Pearson and Coun. Cocks for getting the subject on the table. It appears to me, that it is a rather novel approach that is used to establish ... Read More »

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Offended by story, headline of sexual interference case

By Letter to the Editor on April 10th, 2017

The headline of a story about a local man who was convicted Tuesday of sexual interference with a minor, “Two years for 20-year-old who dated girl of 14,” (Wednesday, April 5) is an example of how media contributes to maintaining the conditions in society which allow violence to be committed against women and girls. The ... Read More »

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Shepard’s job cut at Esplanade a huge loss

By Letter to the Editor on April 10th, 2017

Thank you to Gillian Slade for her article regarding the elimination of the Esplanade museum curator Bruce Shepard’s position. Getting rid of this position and the man, Bruce Shepard, who worked so hard to bring quality exhibits to our Esplanade is something I cannot even imagine why anyone would think it was a wise budget ... Read More »

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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 “Éit 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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