August 20th, 2017

Opinions

National Affairs: Trump doesn’t always get a square deal

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 9th, 2017

Donald Trump likes to portray himself as the victim. The purveyors of “fake news,” he says, undermine him because they cannot accept that he won the U.S. presidency. His paranoia isn’t entirely misplaced. Trump doesn’t always get a square deal. Actions that would be little-noticed in other presidents can be blown out of proportion if ... Read More »

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Never a dull moment in North American politics

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 9th, 2017

With the annual Perseid meteor shower set to reach its peak this weekend, and other heavenly phenomena of note such as the first total solar eclipse to be seen in North America since 1979 on Aug. 21, it might be fair to conclude chaos in the heavens reflects the chaos of the North American political ... Read More »

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Heading for a cashless society, but it’s not utopia

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 4th, 2017

The pace at which we are moving towards a cashless society is reason to be concerned on a number of levels including the public being misled about the so called advantages. This week it was reported a fast-food chain iQ Food Co., with 11 locations, will no longer accept cash payment. The entrepreneur claimed the ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Social conservatives just love a ‘real man’

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 2nd, 2017

This week we learned that the White House isn’t really the white house. It’s a frat house with a manicured lawn. How else can you describe a place where a guy who goes by the nickname “The Mooch” (a.k.a. recently appointed and sacked White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci) reportedly misses the birth of his ... Read More »

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Canada can play a useful role as mediator for U.S., Russia

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 2nd, 2017

It’s time to get serious about re-engagement with Russia. With the Trump White House stewing in accusations of collusion during the presidential election, the United States seems unable or unwilling to do the heavy lifting it needs to do to open pathways toward reproachment. God knows Canada has its own problems with Russia, especially with ... Read More »

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Guiding Canada down a multicultural food path, with consequences

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 31st, 2017

Troy Media HALIFAX, N.S. The new principles Health Canada will use for its next food guide signal a complete revamp of our rainbow of food groups. It appears a plant-based diet will be strongly encouraged. We might even see a focus on more plant-based proteins like beans, lentils, nuts and tofu in the next Canada’s ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Indigenous peoples can’t veto pipelines, Supreme Court rules

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 29th, 2017

The Supreme Court has confirmed that Indigenous nations do not have the right to veto resource development projects. This is the upshot of two separate rulings released Wednesday. That is good news for proponents of oil and gas pipelines, such as the controversial Kinder Morgan project in British Columbia. It is bad news for those ... Read More »

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Sailing anything but smooth in days ahead for the UCP

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 28th, 2017

It may have happened a week ago but people are still talking about it. The vote was 95 per cent in favour of collapsing the PC and Wildrose parties with members grouping under a new banner — the United Conservative Party (UCP). Let’s face it: 95 per cent in any political vote is what we ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Diversification key to Hat’s workforce

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 28th, 2017

The Medicine Hat-specific unemployment rate is 4.5 per cent for the month of June, according to the latest Statistics Canada. That is an incredible eight per cent drop year-over-year. Job growth in Medicine Hat continues to be strong with the latest Statistics Canada numbers reflecting an incredible turnaround over the past 12 months. However, a ... Read More »

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Rhino’s Ramblings: Meet me in the Hat

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 28th, 2017

“Nothing ever really happens here,” I overheard someone at downtown coffee shop this past Monday. It really left me thinking just how wrong this person might be to an outsider. It’s been well over 30 years since I called the Hat my home. Back in those days I came to Medicine Hat because I had ... Read More »

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