October 23rd, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Important to stay abreast of advancing science

By Letter to the Editor on September 7th, 2017

Re: “SD76 rejects petition for last time,” Aug. 15 On June 21, a spokesman for the Concerned Parents of SD76 declared in the News that “we’re not trying to impose our particular (Christian) values on all the other childrenÉ,” and that “a five-year-old is incapable of deciding his or her gender identity.” Unfortunately, they impose ... Read More »

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On essential infrastructure

By Letter to the Editor on September 6th, 2017

Without inside knowledge of city finances and policy planning I am left to frame my thoughts as questions. What is infrastructure? What is essential infrastructure? Libraries? Museums? Recreational facilities? All very necessary but not essential. Mass transit? For some it is very essential. Why is it losing money? Can its losses be absorbed by profits ... Read More »

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Consumers pay wages

By Letter to the Editor on September 5th, 2017

Henry Ford’s timeworn adage that businesses don’t pay wages, but rather consumers do, has been all but forgotten. One must expand the idea to include all costs associated with running a business. Labour, material inputs or goods to sell, mortgages or rent, insurance, utilities, taxes, a seemingly endless list. Every cost is counted in the ... Read More »

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Rural Alberta voters should lose their right-wing-only attitude

By Letter to the Editor on September 1st, 2017

Re: “My MLA is a hypocritical floor-crosser,” Aug. 29 Darlene A. Dunlop certainly has it right and has said what people in the Edmonton area are saying. Vote out all these traitors. But there is a lot more to it when you look at what they are promising to do to you and that’s why ... Read More »

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More transit ridership should be the goal

By Letter to the Editor on September 1st, 2017

I think changing the transit system to save money is a fool’s mission. I do like the route A and B changes and the feeder routes, a little more logical. I think it would be nice to have a discounted bus system because then you would have full ridership. I can not imagine that buses ... Read More »

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NDP: Limited credibility on military matters

By Letter to the Editor on September 1st, 2017

Re: “MLA Report: There should be no support for Nazis or hate-mongers, Aug. 25 I have never met NDP MLA Bob Wanner, and I assume he is a fine man. However, I would like to take exception to his column I might be wrong but I believe the father of the NDP, the CCF, opposed ... Read More »

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Two protesting wrongs don’t make a right

By Letter to the Editor on August 30th, 2017

I am not sure if all this confusion and infighting regarding protesters was started by Donald Trump not clearly denouncing both far right and far left in Charlottesville but it certainly has created a storm, even in the Medicine Hat News (Friday, Aug. 25 Comments page). We have one letter criticizing editorial writer Tim Kalinowski ... Read More »

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The Rebel unfairly portrayed in Charlottesville aftermath

By Letter to the Editor on August 30th, 2017

It has been a rough ride for the struggling internet news site, The Rebel, and its founder and main spokesman Ezra Levant. Faith Goldy reported from Charlottesville, Virginia on the free-for-all between white supremacists/neo-Nazis, the Antifa [anarchists] and the group in Black Lives Matter who also resort to violence. The Antifa denies the accusation of ... Read More »

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My MLA is a hypocritical floor-crosser

By Letter to the Editor on August 29th, 2017

Alberta conservatives want what they want: They want their power back and they don’t seem to care what they must do to get it. Rigging the system so the disgraced PC MLAs become Alberta’s Official Opposition is a desperate step to try to achieve that end. I nor anyone I know in the Cypress-Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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Some thrown ‘under the bus’ with transit change

By Letter to the Editor on August 29th, 2017

Public transit plays an important role in social cohesion, helping people, especially those on low income, access to education, work, recreation and health care. It appears the city has taken a survey on where the budget should be cut and made decisions based on the survey. My question is “who responded to this survey?” Was ... Read More »

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