October 21st, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Reduce stigma by changing language

By Letter to the Editor on October 10th, 2017

Last week was Mental Illness Awareness Week in Canada, Oct. 1-7. This is one of the many times now when we focus on mental illness. We often talk now about mental health and mental illness. We talk about stigma when it comes to mental illness. I think the first step to reducing stigma is our ... Read More »

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This city council doesn’t deserve a second chance

By Letter to the Editor on October 6th, 2017

When the sitting council was first elected four years ago, there was much optimism in Medicine Hat and we expected big things from them. They certainly made some big waves! One of their very first priorities was to fly a rainbow flag over city hall in order to persuade residents of the wonderful benefits of ... Read More »

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Hatters grateful for youthful Good Samaritans who exemplified ‘kindness and diligence’

By Letter to the Editor on October 6th, 2017

I would like to share the story of seven awesome people. Last Friday, my husband Keith and I decided to take our last camping trip of the year. At the time, going to Elkwater in late September didn’t seem to be a bad idea. The fire ban was still on but we were now allowed ... Read More »

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Fiscal conservatives will be the downfall of ‘divided’ party and Notley’s New Democrats will win re-election

By Letter to the Editor on October 6th, 2017

Re: “New party still has lots left to do,” Aug. 26 According to Faron Ellis and George Rigaux, the federal and Alberta conservative parties are out of power because populists and social conservatives destroyed them. They say that the first thing the United Conservative Party must do, in order to get elected, is to purge ... Read More »

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Can’t vote for anyone on mayoral ballot

By Letter to the Editor on October 5th, 2017

For the first time in 43 years I can not vote for a mayor. I will not vote for a mayor who knowingly drove his vehicle while under the influence, who uses his cellphone while driving, without regard for the safety of our children and who lied to the people of this city, when he ... Read More »

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Amazing scenes and views to be appreciated in Medicine Hat

By Letter to the Editor on October 4th, 2017

I spent some time Sunday, Sept. 24, just walking along. It was a great day, wasn’t it? And as I walked I began to realize, once again, just what a great country, great province and, most definitely, what a beautiful city Medicine Hat actually is. The new areas, with their double and triple garages being ... Read More »

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Hatters deserve a great but affordable transit system

By Letter to the Editor on October 4th, 2017

As a member of the Transit Advisory Committee, I feel the need to clarify the intent of the motion that I made that was brought to the Public Service Committee meeting on Sept. 20. My intention was not to “fight” for the new system or to suggest that all that was needed was minor tweaking ... Read More »

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Make education a priority for all children

By Letter to the Editor on October 4th, 2017

You would have to be living under a rock to not know about the many global campaigns and initiatives stressing the importance of educating girls. By now, we know that in many poor countries, more boys go to school than girls. We know in some places no children go to school for reasons including poverty, ... Read More »

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What is mayor’s stance on shelved Master Cycling Plan?

By Letter to the Editor on September 29th, 2017

When Ted Clugston was running the first time for city council in the aldermanic race, I personally asked him if he would support cycling in the community — a Master Cycling Plan, in particular, to lay the groundwork for all future development of cycling in our community. He said he would give it and the ... Read More »

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All Medicine Hat citizens deserve a user-friendly transit system

By Letter to the Editor on September 29th, 2017

As election day approaches, I would like to remind the people of Medicine Hat that our city council took it upon themselves to change our transit system without any regard or respect for our seniors, disabled, people who cannot afford cars and those who choose to ride transit to reduce their carbon footprint and be ... Read More »

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