June 26th, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Distressing to lose Esplanade museum curator

By Letter to the Editor on May 5th, 2017

Re: “Esplanade museum curator falls victim to budget cuts,” March 31 For a person like myself, who celebrates local history, the idea of losing a person of Shepard’s calibre due to budget cuts is distressing. I believe eliminating Shepard’s position is a short-sighted way of reducing city expenditures. Perhaps the city could have cut spending ... Read More »

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Green industries better in the long term for Alberta

By Letter to the Editor on May 5th, 2017

Re: “Energy regulations helping to make Alberta noncompetitive,” April 15 There is abundant evidence of a shift towards renewable energy occurring right now, in front of our eyes. It’s not a “far off, future need,” as Barb Taylor suggests. The Guardian, a highly reputable media outlet, reports record investment in, and implementation of clean energy ... Read More »

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Easy to understand fear that is festering

By Letter to the Editor on May 4th, 2017

Re: Guest column “Vital lessons of Muslim massacre in Quebec,” May 1 While I applaud Mansoor Ladha’s attempts at highlighting that racism is not just a Muslim issue, sadly the writer fails and his views continue on a vein of distinctly ensuring that the issue of (so-called) “Islamophobia” is portrayed as more important than the ... Read More »

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Sometimes governments must spend for the benefit of all

By Letter to the Editor on May 3rd, 2017

Re: Guest Column “The ugly climate truth,” April 17 Cheap is nice, but it’s not always best. I think that applies to decisions about energy policy as well as to everyday consumer purchases. To get at “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,” we need to think more clearly about whether cheap ... Read More »

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Irked by lack of Barnes

By Letter to the Editor on May 3rd, 2017

As an involved volunteer and citizen of Medicine Hat, and a proud Albertan, I take a lot of pride in my community. I take pride in the people that work tirelessly to come to community events and appreciate the hard work of our elected officials who speak at, and support the endeavors within our community. ... Read More »

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New stores, restaurants would be nice

By Letter to the Editor on May 3rd, 2017

What are we to make of the development of the former Walmart location? Until a few months ago there had been nothing happening there since Walmart moved. With the recent announcement of the new development there we know there will be fresh new businesses in the area, although another Tim Hortons in a city full ... Read More »

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Tribute to soldiers must be done right

By Letter to the Editor on April 26th, 2017

The proposal initiated by Royal United Services Institute to place numerical symbols on a hillside overlooking the river adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway as a tribute to the soldiers of Medicine Hat who fought in the Great War is short-sighted and poorly conceived. To that end it should not be initiated as is unless revisited ... Read More »

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NDP should teach correct principles, then step aside

By Letter to the Editor on April 26th, 2017

Re: “Carbon tax an appropriate, rational response,” April 19 David Gue writes that the carbon tax is just a new normal in our world and a totally appropriate method to deal with the “problem” of greenhouse emissions. 1. Gue suggests that the only position held by the scientific community is that of anthropomorphic climate change. ... Read More »

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On the necessity of citation

By Letter to the Editor on April 26th, 2017

There has been an ongoing thread in the Medicine Hat News, both in Letters to the Editor, and Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, about the necessity of citing source material. My sense of bemusement was quickly overtaken by bewilderment, which, in turn, gave way to rosy faced embarrassment. Although an avid reader of the News, ... Read More »

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Canada should reconsider approach to Syria

By Letter to the Editor on April 20th, 2017

Vietnam War veteran John Kerry’s testimony before the Senate foreign relations committee, April 22, 1971, should be required reading for Justin Trudeau. I suggest it should be required reading as well for anyone who agrees with Trudeau’s contemplated military adventures in Ukraine and Latvia and his premature musings about Syria’s weapons of mass destruction. Kerry ... Read More »

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