January 21st, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Thankful for kindness found in Medicine Hat

By Letter to the Editor on January 10th, 2017

After our mother and grandmother suffered a life-changing stroke this fall, it became very important for us to have her at the home for one last Christmas hurrah. When the van arrived at the nursing home to pick up Grandma, we realized there must have been a communication mix-up, as a non-wheelchair accessible van was ... Read More »

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Downtown enthusiasm year-round would be great

By Letter to the Editor on January 7th, 2017

If you looked around the city in August of 2016, you may have found empty spaces in shopping centres in Medicine Hat. It is unfortunate to see businesses unable to survive. Is there a Medicine Hat advantage anymore? Also, what does it take to bring customers to downtown other than Alive After 5 or Stampede ... Read More »

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‘Moved’ by Al Monsour story

By Letter to the Editor on January 7th, 2017

I always appreciate that my mom brings me a ‘paper’ version of the Medicine Hat News when she visits. The real surprise, however, was your terrific story on the Al Monsour family. Terrific reporting. I was sincerely moved. Craig Wilson New York... Read More »

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Eager to see how U.S. fares under Trump

By Letter to the Editor on January 5th, 2017

Re: “Guest column: Trump’s presidency signals an end to civility in American society,” Dec. 31 I sometimes wonder why I read columns like this. One can say it’s a good thing and can make you think. Another viewpoint is that some people are just so different in their world outlook. That is Peter Mueller and ... Read More »

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Behaviour is not acceptable

By Letter to the Editor on January 5th, 2017

Re: “Guest column: Trump’s presidency signals an end to civility in American society,” Dec. 31 I have used many of the same words Peter Mueller used to describe Donald Trump and was repulsed by his behaviour and personality long before he ran for presidency. It seemed a sick joke when he announced that he would ... Read More »

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Clearer understanding of energy industry needed on city council

By Letter to the Editor on January 4th, 2017

The City of Medicine Hat’s energy division is the largest business in the city. Like any corporation it has a CEO, a board of directors (council), a board chair (the mayor), and shareholders (the citizens). It is in the business of selling electricity, natural gas and oil. The board of directors has a clear stated ... Read More »

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Writer’s words misrepresented in response

By Letter to the Editor on January 3rd, 2017

In the Dec. 17 issue of your newspaper, you published my letter (“Councillor’s ‘private company’ remarks are irresponsible”) where I commented on a direct quote made by Coun. Les Pearson: “There is always a danger of getting into bed with a private company.” His quote stands alone and I found his comments definitive, targeted and ... Read More »

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Good to see former enemies move past their differences

By Letter to the Editor on January 3rd, 2017

With President Barack Obama visiting Nagasaki and Hiroshima earlier this year, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attending the Pearl Harbor memorial, these leaders are demonstrating how nations set aside their differences, and work towards reconciliation. There is no denying that each country made decisions in the past that resulted in countless deaths and massacres, ... Read More »

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Provincial cheques, maybe, not for sure, anticipated, soon, close

By Letter to the Editor on January 2nd, 2017

Here is a Christmas season riddle: How many times will Sister Rachel Notley and her very well paid band of politicians announce yet again that ranchers will soon get some money. I will give you a clue: more than three and so far less than 10. Two politicians blow into town, glad-hand the unwashed masses ... Read More »

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Lose a few votes now or many later

By Letter to the Editor on January 2nd, 2017

The recent pipeline approvals had everything to do with the overdue realization that with no Alberta energy sector concessions, the Alberta economy was in jeopardy. Subsequently so goes the Canadian economy. It took the fall budget reviews (both low revenue/deficit-laden), the latest weaker middle class full-time job stats, the enlightening American election results, and the ... Read More »

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