October 21st, 2017

Opinions

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What we have here is failure to communicate

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 27th, 2017

We have more ways than ever before to communicate and yet it seems to be deteriorating. You can go online and find out details of just about any company. Most have “contact us” links that provide a simple way to express your appreciation, dissatisfaction or ask a question in an email. Almost instantly that company ... Read More »

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MLA Report: City needs community leaders who can see the opportunities

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 27th, 2017

It has been a tough 12 months for Hatters after seeing high unemployment and depressed resource commodity prices plague our city and province. But there is light at the end of the tunnel and the toughest challenge right now is getting our civic leaders to see it. Medicine Hat has seen a net increase of ... Read More »

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