February 23rd, 2017

Opinions

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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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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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: 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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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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Alberta business climate should be more open and welcoming

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 18th, 2017

Doing business in Alberta is becoming harder and harder in recent years due to the economic downturn without adding social licence concerns into the equation. Add the digitus dei, “the finger of god,” which is social licence, and it is becoming darn near impossible to start any type of intensive business operation in modern day ... Read More »

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Humans cannot control or alter the climate

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 16th, 2017

For many years now we have been told that 97 per cent of scientists agree that man is causing global warming and that the world as we know it will come to an end if we do not act quickly. How many of us have actually checked into this claim to test its accuracy? The ... Read More »

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Why we can’t dismiss caring for the elderly

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 14th, 2017

Troy Media HALIFAX, N.S Should medicine be ageist? A young trainee doctor recently proposed to me that it should. Health care is overstretched, she argued. “We can’t do everything for everyone, so why spend money on old people, who have little chance of benefit?” For her, ageism is not all that bad — in fact, ... Read More »

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