December 15th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Bill 24: Appalled with Alberta NDP’s efforts ‘to fragment the family unit’

By Letter to the Editor on November 9th, 2017

For years I have resisted joining a political party. As a former principal, a father and now grandfather of children in this province I was dismayed at the direction the Department of Education was taking and its intrusion upon choices under the former government. Now I am appalled and horrified at the NDP’s blatant efforts ... Read More »

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Self-esteem, respect key to healthy relationships

By Letter to the Editor on November 8th, 2017

November is Family Violence Prevention Month and I think the best way of preventing this is healthy relationships. I know that there is a lot of domestic violence towards women who have a disability. Often this is because we grow up feeling isolated with very low self-esteem and are very good targets for men who ... Read More »

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Fire should be a wake-up call to Medicine Hat

By Letter to the Editor on November 7th, 2017

I wonder why stories regarding the grass fire in the outskirts of Medicine Hat say the Redcliff Fire Department requested assistance from Medicine Hat Fire Department when as far as I can tell that fire was 100 per cent in the city of Medicine Hat. I think this fire in the northern part of Medicine ... Read More »

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All you need to know about pickleball

By Letter to the Editor on November 2nd, 2017

As a member of the local pickleball club, I want to address recent comments in Ticked Off and Tickled Pink about the availability of space and different play formats for pickleball. At this time of year, pickleball is primarily played indoors. There are three providers of indoor play, as well as a few private groups, ... Read More »

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UCP nothing like old Tories

By Letter to the Editor on November 1st, 2017

Premier Rachel Notley certainly got it right in the legislature on Monday when she pointed out that the UCPs are a “job-killing, climate-denying, gay-outing, school-cutting, health-privatizing, backward-looking, hope-destroying divisive agenda.” That’s exactly what they are and the Albertans who are gullible enough to believe the lies they have been spreading should be ashamed of themselves. ... Read More »

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What is responsible stewardship?

By Letter to the Editor on October 27th, 2017

I am a retired anesthesiologist who lives in Calgary. I recently became aware, from reliable sources, that Sugammadex is not meaningfully available in Alberta and my sources have outlined a process for that decision which I find deeply disturbing. Sugammadex is a novel drug that has generated a lot of controversy, principally because of cost. ... Read More »

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Tourist centre upgrade in Medicine Hat would be a productive move

By Letter to the Editor on October 27th, 2017

Rather than pin hopes on an elusive and finite resource (project helium), I suggest city council building on an existing renewable resource would be more productive — tourism. In short, expanding the Tourist Centre is in need of council’s attention. I suggest council send a delegation to visit Grande Cache Tourist and Interpretive Centre, supported ... Read More »

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‘Welcomed by angels’ in Tilley

By Letter to the Editor on October 26th, 2017

Oct. 3 shall live in our memory forever. We saw the best in life just after the worst roads of our life. Stalled in the freak snowstorm, we made a futile effort to travel north at the Tilley corner. We drove perhaps 15 kilometres in the worst road conditions of my 50 years of driving. ... Read More »

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Public school boards association in Alberta indeed supports access to separate education for minority faiths

By Letter to the Editor on October 23rd, 2017

On behalf of the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta, I would like to address some misinformation in the Sept. 19 article headlined “Catholic board election attracts packed ballot.” One of the people quoted in the article stated that “the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta questions the legitimacy of the constitutional right of Catholics ... Read More »

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Grateful to those who made sacrifices so our country can remain safe

By Letter to the Editor on October 23rd, 2017

When you see all the natural disasters and violence happening in the world, it makes one very grateful to live in the wonderful country of Canada. We have so much when so many other countries suffer poverty, hurricanes, sickness, etc. Next month we will celebrate Remembrance Day where we remember those who fought and many ... Read More »

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