October 21st, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Local MLA is anything but clear, certainly confused

By Letter to the Editor on August 23rd, 2017

Re: “MLA Report: Let good people do good things with their time and money,” Aug. 18 Ronald Reagan may (or may not) have “understood the vast potential of a giving, caring, conservative culture,” but Kenney doesn’t seem to care enough about this to crystallize the idea. According to a news report on Aug. 2 “Kenney ... Read More »

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Put microchips in government charge cards

By Letter to the Editor on August 23rd, 2017

To MLA Robert Wanner, chairman of the Committee on Accounts, and MLA Thomas Dang, chairman of the Subcommittee on MLA Expenses. While I see great potential in the subcommittee’s focus, a lot of that goodwill from the past eleven and a half months has been destroyed by Strathmore-Brooks Independent MLA Derek Fildebrandt in the last ... Read More »

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Thumbs down to a pair of politicians

By Letter to the Editor on August 22nd, 2017

Premier Rachel Notley, along with junior Minister of Veteran Affairs and Trudeau Liberal mouthpiece in Alberta Kent Hehr, recently presided over groundbreaking ceremonies for Enbridge’s Line 3. Line 3 will export crude oil to U.S. Midwest refineries even though 99 per cent of Canadian crude oil already goes to only one customer — the U.S. ... Read More »

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Keeping tabs on MLA expenses

By Letter to the Editor on August 21st, 2017

While I see great potential in the Subcommittee on MLA Expenses focus, a lot of that goodwill from the past 11 1/2 months has been destroyed by Derek Fildebrandt, MLA, Independent, Strathmore-Brooks the last few days. As finance committee chairman, he received extra compensation to act responsibly. And yet even with his extra cash from ... Read More »

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Does unite-the-right movement in Alberta support Trump and friends?

By Letter to the Editor on August 21st, 2017

I am wondering if the “unite-the-right movement” in Canada and U.S. is same or different. What happened in Charlottesville, Va., is shameful and must be condemned. Freedom to march is OK any where but showing your supremacy by taking the law in your own hand is an act of terrorism. The president of the U.S. ... Read More »

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Unfulfilled promises on nutrition

By Letter to the Editor on August 21st, 2017

When my father was a boy he would be lucky if he got one orange in his Christmas stocking. Nowadays, we can eat oranges to our heart’s content. This is just one of the countless improvements in our diet over the past century. Study after study has shown the direct link between good nutrition and ... Read More »

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Entitlement problem with all politicians won’t go away

By Letter to the Editor on August 18th, 2017

You cannot make this stuff up. Once again we have a fine example of our elected officials showing contempt for the taxpaying citizens. We have Derek Fildebrandt claiming $23,160 accommodation expenses to go to his place of work, and then he rents the property out! Now he defends himself by saying it’s “not against the ... Read More »

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Neighbourhood pub a great gathering place

By Letter to the Editor on August 17th, 2017

A neighbourhood pub can be much more than just a place to drop in for a cold beer or glass of wine.Many try to offer “gemuetlichkeit,” a German word that aptly conveys an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness from the servers, owners and the other patrons. My favourite pub in Riverside is a place where ... Read More »

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City doesn’t seem to be following its own rules

By Letter to the Editor on August 16th, 2017

Landscaping is a requirement of any commercial development permit, not only planted but maintained. In our semi-arid climate that means underground sprinklers. Whether plants and beauty outweigh water usage is likely difficult to assess, so let’s just continue to require landscaping since no one really wants a sterile concrete environment. Since Box Springs Business Park ... Read More »

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Hat hit a Little League home run

By Letter to the Editor on August 15th, 2017

I am writing to express our great appreciation for the hospitality, friendship and support displayed by the City of Medicine Hat, its citizens and the incredible volunteers who stepped up to the plate during our recent Canadian National Little League Baseball Championship. Our local Little League representative, Candice Henson, assembled a dedicated team and was ... Read More »

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