February 23rd, 2017

Opinions

Guest Column: Democracy in peril from the left

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 11th, 2017

I finally find myself in agreement with Peter Mueller when he wrote that the U.S. political system is headed for a train wreck and the degree of chaos is unprecedented. The problem, however, is not Donald Trump, it is the train driven by the losers of the election. Democrats have sought every possible way to ... Read More »

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Needs of patients and families must be priority

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 10th, 2017

A local family has had to go to extraordinary lengths to get answers about the death of Glenn Piche in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital’s psychiatric ward in 2013. That someone with a history of suicide attempts ended up being able to take his own life in hospital, where most of us would have thought ... Read More »

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Time for Medicine Hat to up its game

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 8th, 2017

If you look at a map of southeast Alberta, Medicine Hat registers on that map as nothing more than a fly speck on the vast expanse of the surrounding landscape. But, unfortunately, many Hatters do not seem to have much of an understanding of this vast sea outside, as it were, and tend not to ... Read More »

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National Affairs: A tale of two cities for defiantly eccentric Dion

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 6th, 2017

In the end, today’s not that different from the day in 1995 when he moved to Ottawa. In the perilous hour, Stephane Dion is packing his book bag and marching into the fray. It sure took him long enough to make up his mind. Tuesday marked three weeks to the day since Prime Minister Justin ... Read More »

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Cybersecurity a key part of any electoral reform

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 6th, 2017

They bit off more than they could chew, promised the moon, took idealists voters for a ride, opted for self-serving interests and so on. The federal Liberal’s mishandling of a promise of electoral reform has been thoroughly hashed out over the past few days. And as promises are broken, voters should always keep in mind ... Read More »

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Exposure you can only get in the News

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 4th, 2017

Today I would like to share with you some exciting information about the Medicine Hat News. For too long now there has been doom and gloom in the media about the decline of the newspaper industry and we want to reassure you the relationship between our community and the Medicine Hat News is as strong ... Read More »

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Guest Column: The world is watching nervously

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 4th, 2017

Nov. 8, 1793. Severed heads dropped into bloody baskets and the crowds cheered. One head carried the face of Madame Roland, a supporter of the Revolution. Under threat of attack by Monarchist forces assembling at the borders, Revolutionary France needed to rid itself of any possible internal threats. So Madame Roland, a moderate who supported ... Read More »

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All faiths are deserving of respect, tolerance

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 3rd, 2017

We hear more and more about the need for tolerance and respect for all faiths but it increasingly looks as though that does not apply to Christianity. That we need to respect peoples of all faiths was perhaps most vivid when the truth about concentration camps for Jews emerged in the Second World War and ... Read More »

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Inspiration required for Canada 150

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 2nd, 2017

The countdown is on, and we should consider ourselves on the clock leading up to the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday this summer. This week a ticker debuted on the News’ front page that will count down to July 1. Until then, the News will detail plans for the special celebration as they roll out, ... Read More »

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Strengthened by diversity

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 1st, 2017

Any time a government looks to scapegoat an ethnicity or nationality, the warning sirens should be going off for any person of good heart and will who appreciates diversity and seeks to be a good world citizen. It’s as simple and as clear as that. You can argue politics or discuss religion, and still respectfully ... Read More »

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