June 26th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Wasting taxpayers dollars on downtown lot

By Letter to the Editor on May 30th, 2017

Re: Lot at 603 First Street. More often than they should, it seems, politicians practise the art of tone deafness. In a time when the city is bleeding red ink like water and raising taxes by four per cent, council has found $300,000 that is apparently burning a hole in its pocket, to beautify a ... Read More »

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A plea for ‘please’ in prayer

By Letter to the Editor on May 27th, 2017

When we pray to our chosen deity, why don’t we use our best manners? For example, we pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” or “Lord, have mercy.” To our Creator and Master of the Universe, however, we apparently don’t need to say please. If we omit saying please, our prayers are commands that ... Read More »

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Carbon tax won’t reduce emissions, but will damage our prosperity

By Letter to the Editor on May 27th, 2017

Re: “Tory voters got tired of PCs’ actions,” May 18 Writer Alan Spiller is uninformed. If Mr. Spiller had done his homework, instead of making foolish assumptions, he would know that I am one of those Lougheed and Getty Progressive Conservatives. I do care about the well being of the people and the future of ... Read More »

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Don’t get wrong

By Letter to the Editor on May 27th, 2017

The leaders of the G7 — USA, Germany, Japan, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Canada — are meeting in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 26-27 By then, newspapers and media analysts will most probably try to convince us they won’t all get along too well on major issues during this summit. But don’t get wrong! They ... Read More »

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WHL teams still playing ‘game of the past’

By Letter to the Editor on May 26th, 2017

The Western Hockey League WHL champions in the last two Memorial Cups have failed to win even one game at this national tournament. It is very disappointing and equally puzzling. It may be coincidence, but it also could be telling us much about the level of play in the WHL. It appears that the teams ... Read More »

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Lack of loyalty to electorate shown again

By Letter to the Editor on May 25th, 2017

Re: “United right gets mixedlocal reviews,” May 20 So, the “past-president of the local PC riding association, a former PC MLA in Medicine Hat and member of the party, (Blake) Pedersen is disappointed he had to learn about the deal from the media instead of a friendly email from the party.” Well Blake, now maybe ... Read More »

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Politics of the downtown lot

By Letter to the Editor on May 24th, 2017

So after 40 years it is time fix the lot at 603 First St. S.E. In 40 years hardly a bite when it comes to selling! My impression of events is somewhat different and also that of many I have spoken to in regards to the topic, and it is not a lack of interest ... Read More »

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Canadian farmers need to stand up for world-class system

By Letter to the Editor on May 23rd, 2017

Recently there has been a public push by the Western Canadian Wheat Growers to change the Canadian varietal registration and grading system to allow American grown wheat full access into our export system. As usual, their simplistic approach ignores the economic pitfalls that Canadian farmers will face should this occur. Canada’s grading system is unique ... Read More »

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Euthanasia is not health care

By Letter to the Editor on May 20th, 2017

Alberta Health Services has a weekly update on euthanasia. Instead of our tax dollars being used for palliative care they are being used to kill people. Since when has euthanasia ever been considered health care? Well, during a very black time in the last century, millions of people were euthanized by doctors who had convinced ... Read More »

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Thankful for air ambulance based here

By Letter to the Editor on May 19th, 2017

Re: “Fixed-wing ambulance contract up in the air,” May 18 It would be a travesty if Medicine Hat loses this service. On a personal note a couple of years ago this service saved my wife’s life when the medical staff at the hospital here in town could not stop her internal bleeding. She was flown ... Read More »

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