December 16th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Apology owed to Wisdom Homeschooling

By Letter to the Editor on January 18th, 2017

Alberta Education says they believe that there should be no bullying in schools. I agree with this stance, and wonder, therefore, why Alberta Education bullied the Trinity Western school and Wisdom Homeschooling, and all home-educating families in Alberta. I believe that Alberta Education owes them and us an apology. The actions of Alberta Education in ... Read More »

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Disappointed by NYE remarks

By Letter to the Editor on January 17th, 2017

My husband and I watched the impressive New Year’s Eve celebrations from Parliament Hill this year. What a wonderful introduction to Canada’s 150th birthday year. The fireworks were magnificent and worthy of the occasion. The queen was most gracious, as always, in her congratulatory speech to all Canadians, citing the many accomplishments Canada has made ... Read More »

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City should continue to support, not weaken, its relationship with REDI

By Letter to the Editor on January 13th, 2017

The recent decision by city council to approve curbside recycling is both welcoming and disheartening at the same time. Welcoming in that a much wanted service by many may finally be provided, but disheartening in the fact that a regional waste strategy consideration (Coun. Pearson) between the city and REDI Enterprises has not been done ... Read More »

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Unhealthy high-salt diets still the norm in Alberta seniors’ residences

By Letter to the Editor on January 13th, 2017

The vision statement of the Alberta government’s recently disbanded (April 2016) Seniors’ Advisory Council for Alberta was “To increase the recognition of seniors as one of Alberta’s most respected and valuable resources.” The reality, however, is due to shoddy dietary practices members of this “respected and valuable resource” who are under the care of the ... Read More »

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Alberta partnering with polluters

By Letter to the Editor on January 11th, 2017

Re: “Pipeline approvals show climate leadership pays dividends: NDP,” Dec. 12 Environment Minister Shannon Phillips’ column, celebrating the fundamentally flawed federal approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain “dilbit” Pipeline Expansion shows confusion and ignorance levels far beyond former environment minister Ty Lund’s obsession for more highways in our national parks, and former environment minister Ralph ... Read More »

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Political discourse lacks civility

By Letter to the Editor on January 11th, 2017

All the civility in the fine art of passionate political discussion has been lost. We have descended into the ugly world of loud and angry voices, public shaming, and childish name-calling in an attempt to stifle the voices we do not agree with. Both sides of the political spectrum bear responsibility. Expecting tolerance and respect ... Read More »

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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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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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