April 19th, 2018

Opinions

Coverage by media usually a help, not a hindrance

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 27th, 2017

There is sometimes a concern that members of the media will be intrusive and even invasive after an emergency situation such as a fire but that is not the case; media can be a powerful way to inform the public at large. The Bindloss fire and then the one last week in Acadia Valley and ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Hargrave had commitment to the land

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 27th, 2017

Our community has experienced devastating disasters this month with one of our rural neighbours suffering serious injuries, the tragic passing of community advocate James Hargrave and major damage to homes, properties and infrastructure all caused by a series of grass fires. For Hatters, it’s hard not to be at least familiar with the Hargrave family ... Read More »

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Hargrave’s sterling example of community service should be admired

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 26th, 2017

It has been an awful year in Cypress County. The death of a volunteer firefighter and active young rancher last week comes after a bovine TB outbreak, a summer of drought and two major prairie fires in the last month. James Hargrave, 34, died while responding to a wind-whipped fire that crossed the provincial boundary ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Anti-niqab law brings Trumpism to Canada

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 25th, 2017

The worst of Trumpism has come to Canada. It has come in the form of a Quebec law that, under the guise of promoting religious neutrality and accommodation, blatantly discriminates against Muslims. And it has met with only the most minimal of resistance from federal politicians — even those like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat gets a failing grade on exam prep, writing

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 25th, 2017

School is about preparing young people to be successful in their adult lives. So part of school is definitely about teaching kids social roles and responsibilities, and the general socialization of kids so they can learn how to get along and work well with others. But part of school is also about achieving good marks, ... Read More »

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NHL Flames lose political fight to Nenshi over arena

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 21st, 2017

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi won a third consecutive term on Monday, confounding pollsters who predicted his political demise was imminent. Nenshi, who was voted world’s top mayor by the World Mayor Project in 2014, was reported to be down between nine and 17 percentage points to challenger Bill Smith in multiple polls by Mainstream Research, ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Within our democratic society,we can and should do better

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 21st, 2017

The first thing on my list on Oct. 16 was to visit the Family Leisure Centre to vote. My obligation fulfilled, I got on with the rest of my day. There was maybe a little wisp of smugness in my smile but I knew I had done nothing heroic. It had taken only a few ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Standing up for our energy sector by standing up to Ottawa

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 20th, 2017

As shadow minister of energy and a proud Albertan I was very saddened to hear the news that TransCanada Corp. is pulling out of the Energy East Pipeline project. This project would have had the capacity to transport quality Albertan oil and gas to Eastern Canadian markets, thereby reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil ... Read More »

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The week that was: Highs and lows, winds of change, winds of destruction and tragedy

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 20th, 2017

The winds of change surged through Medicine Hat this week. An election campaign that many people felt was lacking in initiative, announcements and debates ended up being a nail-biting evening for some of the candidates when the results started rolling in Monday night. No matter what you thought of the election campaign we certainly had ... Read More »

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Right-leaning council will work on fiscal solutions piece by piece

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 19th, 2017

Medicine Hat city council has moved to the right following this week’s municipal election. Every four years the citizens remake local government at the ballot box. The next four years are the real test of how the new group of nine will perform. However, voters returned two former aldermen who ran on strong “fiscal conservative” ... Read More »

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