January 19th, 2018

Opinions

Guest Column: Kudos for the Notley government

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 23rd, 2017

Over the past year the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has been quite critical about many of the Notley government’s major financial decisions. From her massive new carbon tax to her plan to more than triple the province’s debt (in just one term in office), many of her government’s fiscal decisions have been anything but taxpayer-friendly. But ... Read More »

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Yes, Virginia …

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 23rd, 2017

(Ed. note: This famous editorial first appeared in the New York Sun in 1897 and has been reprinted thousands of times around the world, including a number of times in the Medicine Hat News, which never gets tired of featuring it on the final issue before Christmas.) We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the ... Read More »

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Gender, accent important for nervous fliers when hearing from the captain

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 22nd, 2017

It’s the time of year when people will head in droves to airports hoping to fly to some special place and celebrate Christmas. Today, in fact, airports may be experiencing the most traffic they have had all year. For those who are nervous about flying the expectation of seeing family and friends or enjoying a ... Read More »

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MLA Report: The ‘forgotten corner’ no more

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 22nd, 2017

This year has been one of recovery with strong indications 2018 will be one of growth for Medicine Hat and southeastern Alberta. That is not to say we haven’t faced challenges like other communities in the province. But over the past year the unemployment rate has dropped to four per cent or lower and the ... Read More »

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Let it snow

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 21st, 2017

Preparations for the joyous season in Medicine Hat have been dampened this year by a distinct lack of the white stuff. Aside from a brief but voluminous dump of snow in November, there’s been brown grass, unseasonably warm temperatures and continued dry weather that’s persisted since a wet spring. Golf driving ranges remained open, outdoor ... Read More »

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Let Christmas be a light and a guide to a better course

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 20th, 2017

Building snowmen and snow castles. Lying on the snow with arms outstretched to trace the pattern of an angel, while giddily laughing as we look up at the flakes falling to catch themselves on the tips of our eyelashes. The sound of carollers on the street corners and bells jingling at Salvation Army kettles. Reddened ... Read More »

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Eat, drink and be merry, and to each their own

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 19th, 2017

From staff parties, get-togethers, family gatherings and more — a big part of getting into the Christmas spirit is, well, getting into spirits. There’s the expected spike of alcohol in retail sales as people prepare for the season. Or how local police have kicked off their annual highly-visible checkstop program to discourage impaired driving because ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Politics 101: Governments should always encourage self-reliance

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 18th, 2017

I have been watching and listening to the complaining from all sides of the political spectrum about all of our current governments. I mean, the federal Liberals, the Alberta NDP and even our mostly re-elected municipal council. What do they all have in common? They are all centre left to left on the political spectrum. ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Partisan, yes, but of social justice

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 16th, 2017

Partisan: a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person. — Oxford Dictionary, online I admit to being partisan. However, rather than being a supporter of any party, I am a partisan of social justice, of the idea that all people should be valued equally, that privilege through birth, wealth, or connections, must not play ... Read More »

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MLA Report: The most wonderful time of the year

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 15th, 2017

The Christmas season is upon us and there is so much to celebrate. Myself, I look forward to the time that I get to spend with my wife, children and family. It is always so special to be able to see distant family members, nephews and nieces and to enjoy each other’s company, away from ... Read More »

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