April 28th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Libraries have an integral role

By Letter to the Editor on April 5th, 2017

I wanted to take a moment to thank journalist Peggy Revell for her insightful editorial in the March 28 Medicine Hat News “Budget cut a sad chapter for Saskatchewan libraries” regarding the importance and relevance of libraries. We couldn’t agree more with her assertions that libraries are more than buildings and repositories for books. Libraries ... Read More »

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Living the service dog crisis inAlberta

By Letter to the Editor on April 4th, 2017

Alberta has a service dog crisis. You will never know it is there and I pray you never find out the way so many people have. How many people know that it is next to impossible to get a service dog in Alberta? The crisis is nobody knows how many people have died while waiting ... Read More »

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Big changes afoot in the workplace

By Letter to the Editor on April 4th, 2017

The federal government has decided to invest money in education to upgrade people for the new world of employment. The Alberta PCs did these 40 years ago. I was part of that program. I was given a post-secondary education by on-the-job training. Had I not had this training I my have been chronically unemployed due ... Read More »

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Are politicians serving parents or special interest groups?

By Letter to the Editor on March 31st, 2017

Aren’t political priorities fascinating? Two weeks ago, it came to light that all Alberta students had access to what amounted to pornography in the classrooms. But apparently providing students with the proper way to administer oral sex, best positions for anal sex and the latest toys for kinky sex merited a very muted response from ... Read More »

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Embrace a more promising, sustainable future

By Letter to the Editor on March 31st, 2017

Re: “Using Green to get rich,” March 20 Kermit the Frog had it right. “It ain’t easy being green,” especially in the eyes of letter writer Barb Taylor. Ms. Taylor’s most recent fear-filled, fact-free dystopian fantasy, as usual, offers no support for her apparently unshakeable belief that the world is racing headlong to a “green” ... Read More »

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War against polio could have already been won

By Letter to the Editor on March 30th, 2017

Twenty-five years ago, a diagnosis of the highly infectious disease of polio would have struck fear into the hearts of any Canadian parent with young children. Fortunately, a vaccine was developed that eradicated the dread disease in North America and Canada was declared polio-free in 1994. Flash forward to today and polio is nearly eradicated ... Read More »

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Truth is our ally and stands with us always

By Letter to the Editor on March 28th, 2017

Re: “Truth in a time of lies,” March 22 Thank you Tim for your brilliant editorial. Your style is poetic, your observations astute. I share your concern and many people rely on the voice of reasoned editorial comment, such as yours, to help us navigate through the dangerous shoals of “alternate facts” and deliberate obfuscation, ... Read More »

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A messy situation for all involved

By Letter to the Editor on March 27th, 2017

Seventy per cent of the respondents to the News online poll on March 15 believe that President Donald Trump is not telling the truth that he has evidence that former president Barack Obama’s administration wire-tapped Trump Tower. And that may be true. Now the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating these allegations and Russia’s hacking ... Read More »

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MP makes a weak case against carbon tax

By Letter to the Editor on March 27th, 2017

Re: “Liberal government hiding details of what carbon tax will cost Canadians,” March 11 In his letter, Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner Conservative MP Glen Motz doesn’t provide any details when he states that there is a carbon tax cover up. He provides no economic numbers nor does he provide a way to access the Finance Canada memos ... Read More »

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Len Mitzel was a true class act

By Letter to the Editor on March 25th, 2017

They say politicians are never truly appreciated until they are no longer politicians. That’s true in many cases but in few is that more poignant then when it comes to Len Mitzel. After covering the politics of southeastern Alberta for a decade as a journalist, few events stand out more in my memory than March ... Read More »

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