December 13th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Tossing cigarette butts from cars can cause wild fires

By Letter to the Editor on November 7th, 2016

I applaud our government for taking steps to help mitigate the risk of wild fires. As our elected MLAs debate Bill 24, Forest and Prairie Protection Amendment Act 2016. I have watched with great interest as both sides are basically in agreement of the law. The debate is more on the definitions of words to ... Read More »

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Column painted ‘rosy’ liberal picture

By Letter to the Editor on November 4th, 2016

Re: “Conservatives and liberals: the differences,” Oct. 29 I’ll take the bait, Peter. Let me first suggest that your concept of liberals and conservatives is as outdated as arguing about politics in a newspaper. Your picture of Canadian liberals is far too rosy, but typical. Liberty never meant having government legislate a solution, ever. But, ... Read More »

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More unemployment isn’t the solution

By Letter to the Editor on November 4th, 2016

Re: “Premier needs to understand state of the province, not just state of the government,” Oct. 21 Gillian Slade wants the Alberta government to show it cares for Albertans who have lost their jobs by laying off more Albertans or slashing their wages. Imagine you have lost your job. Then imagine how you’ll feel when ... Read More »

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Desperate to find long pants locally

By Letter to the Editor on November 4th, 2016

I am writing this from the point of absolute frustration. It is almost impossible to buy slacks, jeans or yoga pants in Medicine Hat with an inseam longer than 31 inches. I find it difficult to believe I’m the only tall female in southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan even though I’ve been told there “isn’t ... Read More »

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War amputee veterans helped pave the way

By Letter to the Editor on November 4th, 2016

I am proud to be part of Operation Legacy, in which members and graduates of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program pass on the Remembrance message to the younger generation. As Remembrance Day is fast approaching, I would like to pay special tribute to all men and women who have served in Canada’s military, ... Read More »

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A simple act could make someone’s day on Nov. 4

By Letter to the Editor on November 3rd, 2016

On Friday, Nov. 4, the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta (CFSEA) is presenting the 4th annual Random Acts of Day (RAK Day). Since the early 1990s, the Foundation has been working to bring together people in the community who believe in building and maintaining a vibrant place to live and work. The CFSEA recently published ... Read More »

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Support for MP’s Motion 47

By Letter to the Editor on October 31st, 2016

“There’s just something about the plethora of violent porn that is disturbing to me, particularly when you consider its ready availability to people who are under the age of 18.” Who said that? You might guess it was a medical professional, thinking about children’s mental health. It might have been an educator concerned about the ... Read More »

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Byelection was a ‘catch-22’ for Prime Minister Trudeau

By Letter to the Editor on October 28th, 2016

I find it pathetic and appalling that the Conservative Party of Canada spin doctors are attempting to use the prime minister’s visit to Medicine Hat as a rallying cry for the election win by Mr. Motz. Most rational people would have realized very early that this byelection was a catch-22 for Justin Trudeau. A failure ... Read More »

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Is Notley serving Alberta’s best interests?

By Letter to the Editor on October 27th, 2016

The Alberta Wide Rally will be held on Nov. 5, at 12 noon, in cities across the province. We will have speakers who will express their stories on how the NDP policies are affecting their daily lives. All political parties are invited. We are non-partisan. Climate change at one time was called global cooling, when ... Read More »

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Carbon tax plan has too many risks

By Letter to the Editor on October 26th, 2016

Dr. Ian Lee of the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University has explained the model for our governments’ green plans. It is unusual that these left-leaning governments which have always questioned the market economy have opted for this model in dealing with carbon emissions. Their basic economic principle is that an increase in price ... Read More »

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