August 19th, 2017

Opinions

MLA Report: Local leaders need to show entrepreneurial spirit

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 24th, 2017

Consensus is a difficult thing to achieve in politics, especially these days in Alberta. But climate change is an issue which appears to have all political parties singing from the same hymn sheet — they are just off key as to what degree humanity is causing it. Wildrose MLA Don McIntyre outlined this situation earlier ... Read More »

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Unsafe driving stretches across all generations

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 24th, 2017

A fatality inquiry report has put the focus on physicians and whether it is their responsibility to notify Alberta’s registrar of motor vehicles when someone is not fit to drive a vehicle. The inquiry looked into the details of an 11-year-old dying after a vehicle smashed into a school she was attending in 2012. The ... Read More »

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A community’s brand should have an eye on the future

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 22nd, 2017

When it comes to branding a community or business, does it really matter what brand you have? Marketing jargon states building a brand is essential to the long-term success of your business. They will cite the brand recognition which comes with products like Coca-Cola or Ford motor company as being classic examples of this type ... Read More »

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Guest Column: All of Canada benefits from a strong Alberta economy

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 22nd, 2017

VANCOUVER The first batch of census data was released recently, giving Canadians a peek at how the country evolved between 2011 and 2016. One of the biggest stories is the substantial growth of Alberta. The province’s rapid population boom until 2015 helped re-shape the country as Alberta churned out high paying jobs while other provincial ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Meeting polite but inconclusive

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 20th, 2017

OK. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have met. They did not get into a slanging match. They did agree that Canada and the U.S. are the best of pals. They issued a bland but not unimportant joint communique. Now what? The consensus in Canada seems to be that Trudeau’s first face-to-face ... Read More »

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Jurors deserve better support

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 18th, 2017

Gruesome would be an understatement when it comes to describing the evidence laid bare these past few weeks during the trial of Douglas Garland. The Calgary man was found guilty Thursday on three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Alvin and Kathy Liknes, and their five-year-old grandson Nathan O’Brien in June 2014. On ... Read More »

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Guest Column: A heartfelt thanks to organizers of Medicine Hat’s STAND rally

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 18th, 2017

I have a confession to make. I am an immigrant. As a child of five years I was a refugee from a war-torn country run by a corrupt and vicious government. There was no pretence towards civil rights or justice in this regime. It believed only in strict adherence to the agenda of the ruling ... Read More »

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Too much talk, not enough action

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 17th, 2017

Common sense appears to have gone out the window as organizations, governments, and companies have climbed on the bandwagon of more meetings, more studies and more reports with little to show for it. For years Calgary Police Service (CPS) has faced allegations of gender bias and harassment of female officers. Just a few weeks ago ... Read More »

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MLA Report: New year, new taxes, new responsibilities

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 17th, 2017

It’s February and the holiday season bills are coming due. Many Albertans across this province are facing extremely difficult economic realities. A troubling number of families spent the holidays struggling to make the most of their E.I. cheques. New numbers released by Statistics Canada earlier this week showed that 100,000 people in Alberta were receiving ... Read More »

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What could the ‘advantage’ look like in the future?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 16th, 2017

The Medicine Hat City Council and administrators have delivered what they promised in the first installment of a 10-year plan to reduce the city’s budget on resource revenue. But now that the initial shock or panic of the city’s troubling financial position has seemingly passed, it’s time to ask the question “what will Medicine Hat’s ... Read More »

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