February 27th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Protesters should change focus

By Letter to the Editor on February 1st, 2017

All the women and men protesting against the new president should be protesting the trafficking of women all over the world. People are making more money from that than from drugs. India has the worst record of this, but it is all over the world. We in Canada are no exception. Are these women of ... Read More »

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Farmworkers need help in Bill 6 transition period

By Letter to the Editor on January 28th, 2017

The Alberta government has made and continues to make efforts to work with farm and ranch owners to adopt Bill 6. However, its implementation continues to be stalled by the legacy of a century of “wild west” attitudes, and no guarantee of safe work standards or compensation for injury. Farm and ranch workers remain financially ... Read More »

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No problem with ‘America first’

By Letter to the Editor on January 28th, 2017

Re: “Just the facts,” Jan. 25 I personally have no issue with any country deciding to look after its own citizens first, including the U.S. Canadians tend to forget the U.S. is not Canada. I spend time in the U.S. and I have seen Canadians lined up for movie, for example, complaining about the U.S., ... Read More »

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Treasuring healthy local communities within an urban setting

By Letter to the Editor on January 28th, 2017

The Riverside community is a village in the heart of Medicine Hat. It has a rich settlement history from 1800s to the present, from a ranch land, to a community that grew around the new Trans-Canada Highway, complete with two schools, three churches, a grocery store, a service station, and recreational facilities — a pool ... Read More »

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Thanks for the care, kindness and support

By Letter to the Editor on January 27th, 2017

I would like to express my gratitude to Medicine Hat EMS, the doctors and staff at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, flight crew/paramedics and the staff at Foothills Medical Centre for the exceptional care they gave to my husband John following his recent heart attack. Thanks also to the staff at the Medicine Hat News, ... Read More »

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Cleaning could have waited

By Letter to the Editor on January 26th, 2017

I am very disappointed with the maintenance person at the FLC. One morning this week, while the aquasize class was in the pool, he was using some chemical to clean paint It was very strong and caused several patrons some discomfort. My eyes, nose and throat were burning. This is the fourth time for such ... Read More »

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Population losing grip on reality

By Letter to the Editor on January 26th, 2017

Those parents who insist on homeschooling their children do so to shield them from undeniable scientific conclusions. Said S.J. Gould, “In science, ‘fact’ can only mean ‘confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.’ I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit ... Read More »

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Time for actions to match words

By Letter to the Editor on January 25th, 2017

In my mind, there has never been a more critical moment than now to act for our brothers and sisters in need. If the silly phrase “Happy Wife Happy Life” means anything, then on the grand scale of the planet, “Happy Country” should translate to “World Peace,” but there are countries or pockets within countries ... Read More »

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Research, logical thinking important to any discussions on climate change

By Letter to the Editor on January 25th, 2017

Re: “Humans cannot control or alter the climate,” Jan. 16 Paul McLennan’s most recent opinion piece suggests that people who believe humans contribute to climate change do so “with little or no real evidence to support their view.” How odd, then, that the only support that Mr. McLennan provides for his own climate-skeptic, anti-science accusations ... Read More »

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Not all people with mental illness or autism need to be under a microscope all of the time

By Letter to the Editor on January 25th, 2017

A lot of times when a person is labeled with a difference such as a mental illness or a developmental disorder like a autism spectrum disorder people put us under are microscope and watch our every move. If we say something odd or different they start doing things for our own good, and take over ... Read More »

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