December 16th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

A sad situation at Medicine Hat hospital

By Letter to the Editor on December 6th, 2017

Hospitals should not be operated the way you would operate a food service business. Food services require full tables all the time to be successful. Hospitals require some empty beds from time to time. The fact there are seldom empty beds results in people being treated and dying in the hallways. Are we going to ... Read More »

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Bill 24 has attacked the family unit and is both mean-spirited and malicious

By Letter to the Editor on December 1st, 2017

Bill 24 has now become law in Alberta. According to Education Minister David Eggen, Bill 24 has amended the Education Act so that parents may not be advised even upon request if their child (from Grade 1 to 12) has become involved in a gay-straight alliance in school and if the child does not want ... Read More »

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Family has no say in their loved one’s life

By Letter to the Editor on December 1st, 2017

My mother in law was born and raised in Medicine Hat 91 years ago. Last year we decided as a family to look into an old-age home for her and her husband. All was taken care of. All we needed was her family doctor to sign the papers to have them placed into a home. ... Read More »

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Evolution more like ‘science fiction’

By Letter to the Editor on November 30th, 2017

Re: “Proof of evolution found in fossils,” Nov. 25 As an amateur fossil hunter for about 40 years I beg to differ with the letter writer. The first thing to mention is a quote by the science editor of National Geographic magazine. “Everybody knows fossils are fickle, bones will sing any song you want to ... Read More »

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Canada has long been a tax cheat

By Letter to the Editor on November 29th, 2017

There’s a lot in the news of late of wealthy Canadians avoiding their fair share of taxes by using offshore accounts. Ordinary Canadians are rightfully outraged, but they need to know that our own federal government has being doing the same for years. Official Development Assistance is the money that countries contribute to help the ... Read More »

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Marijuana: Liberals should learn from Colorado

By Letter to the Editor on November 25th, 2017

Trudeau’s Liberals have beenrushing their campaign promise to legalize marijuana in Canada while medical professionals, provinces, municipalities, Canada’s policing community and the Conservative Opposition have raised serious concerns on the timeline and the impacts. This week the Liberal government released an online consultation about their new regulations. They are repeating many of the mistakes recently ... Read More »

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Proof of evolution found in fossils

By Letter to the Editor on November 25th, 2017

Re: Evolution remains an unproved idea, Nov. 20, Medicine Hat News Can the writer’s imaginary friend create a stone it cannot lift? If so, it is not omnipotent. If not, it is not omnipotent. If it is omniscient, its future is immutable and therefore it is not omnipotent. If it is omnipotent, its future is ... Read More »

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Canadian customs should be followed

By Letter to the Editor on November 24th, 2017

Re: “Face coverings: Time for change rather than hollering ‘intolerance,'” — Nov. 16 I couldn’t agree more with Larry Samcoe’s letter to the editor. Face coverings are not a religious requirement but rather a political stance enforced by men. Canadian customs should be followed by everyone who wants to live in this country, regardless of ... Read More »

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No matter the reason for drug addiction, help is needed; it’s not a life choice

By Letter to the Editor on November 24th, 2017

Why do people becomes drug addicts and why should we help them? I keep on seeing comments in our newspaper about that. I would to like know that. What makes a person want to take drugs or alcohol in the first place to try to block out the pain of living in their day to ... Read More »

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Friends of Medicare has questions for AHS about closing of Six West

By Letter to the Editor on November 23rd, 2017

The closing of Six West at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital raises far more questions than answers. When only 50 per cent of its palliative beds are occupied, why is closure the only solution? Why did AHS not consult with our local hospice, palliative providers and other health care professionals in the Palliser region to ... Read More »

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