December 13th, 2017

Opinions

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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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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Just the facts

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 25th, 2017

There are the facts, and, according to President Donald J. Trump and his team, there are “alternative facts.” This mysterious statement comes courtesy of Trump’s own press secretary Sean Spicer last week when speaking about the blatant fiction the new president had the biggest inauguration in history. The pictures do not lie; the crowds were ... Read More »

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Talk is fine, but action on mental health is more important

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 21st, 2017

Let’s talk. That will be the big refrain on Jan. 25, as “Bell Let’s Talk” returns, with the telecommunications giant donating five cents towards mental health initiatives for every participating social media post made that day. There’s understandably praise for the campaign due to its expansive reach to the public to raise awareness and fight ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Not just a ‘leftie’ but an ‘alarmist’ about changing political climate

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 21st, 2017

“The Second Coming,” by W.B Yeats, strikes me as strangely prescient and eerily descriptive of how many of us feel about the year ahead. It begins with … “Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, ... Read More »

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Manufacturer co-operation needed to advance use of energy-efficient products

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 20th, 2017

The provincial plan, announced this week, to get Albertans to switch to energy efficient lighting is a good one even though it is unlikely to make much of a difference on our utility bills. The majority of our utility bills have charges that we have absolutely no control over so there is little financial incentive ... Read More »

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Guest Column: It was great to grow up under the Big Top of old world order

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 20th, 2017

A few words on the circus. I’ve written a lot of news in recent days about the end of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. I’m sympathetic to both animal rights advocates who cheer the decision and those who lament the end of an era. For me, the decision prompted a lot of reflection ... Read More »

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