April 20th, 2018

Opinions

Guest Column: Trump should put away childish things

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 21st, 2018

President Donald Trump and I have things in common. We are, for example, the same age and both males. We also watched a lot of television when we were boys. We did not view the programs together, physically in the same room, but we might as well have been on the same couch. We surely ... Read More »

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Deportation just shifts the problem somewhere else

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 20th, 2018

Good riddance. It’s the sentiment of many Canadians have when it comes to announcements like the one last week that Tooba Yahya is stripped of her permanent residency by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Yahya, alongside husband Mohammad Shafia and son, Hamed, were found guilty in 2012 of first-degree murder over the deaths ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Where did all your freedom go?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 19th, 2018

Imagine a time when you are the only person around and you are free to do whatever you want. You can go naked, weather permitting, and you can shout, say and do anything you want — complete freedom. OK, maybe complete freedom would not be ideal. You might want a spouse to love and communicate ... Read More »

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It’s up to Albertans to stand up for the resource sector

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 16th, 2018

I was running a tight schedule the other day when I received a text from my wife “window frozen, won’t open.” Not stopping, I immediately returned her text with “no problem, pour hot water around the edges and tap lightly with a hammer.” My breath was knocked from me and I unconsciously put my hand ... Read More »

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Water worries won’t dry up any time soon

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 15th, 2018

The title of a 15-year-old Water for Life campaign from the Province of Alberta should renew a sharp, urgent tone for residents. Unfortunately many eyes will roll as residents of Medicine Hat deal with plugged storm drains as warm weather melts heaps of accumulated snow fall from the winter. In the moment its hard to ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat punches above its weight in many ways

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 14th, 2018

For a city of less than 65,000, Medicine Hat does a very good job of offering events for people of all ages and interests. Sports fans are probably the luckiest of the bunch in the city, with something going nearly every night in Medicine Hat’s sporting world. From high school sports to the Western Hockey ... Read More »

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A two-step approach to electoral reform

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 14th, 2018

In its haste to change the way we vote, British Columbia’s new government has created an unnecessarily short timeline. While advocates for reform think the speedy process will help their cause, it’s more likely to result in another failed attempt at changing the way representatives are selected. The government’s public consultation campaign on the referendum ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Don’t expect North Korea to its dismantle nukes

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 12th, 2018

North Korea’s peace overtures to the U.S. are welcome news. The prospect of talks is almost always better than the prospect of war. But the proposed negotiations, however useful, are unlikely to result in North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un giving up his nuclear weapons. Kim made his offer of talks Monday to a visiting ... Read More »

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NBA stars come forward with personal struggles

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 10th, 2018

DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love play for opposing teams in the National Basketball Association. But the two stars are on the same side in tackling another opponent: Mental health issues. Recently, DeRozan, an NBA all-star with the Toronto Raptors, spoke publicly about his ongoing battle with depression. DeRozan’s admission inspired Love to come forward about ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Dangerous rise in counterfeit drugs

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on March 10th, 2018

The threat of counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise in Canada. From April 2016 to March 2017, Health Canada seized close to 5,500 packages of counterfeit drugs – mainly sexual enhancement drugs such as Viagra – on their way to patient hands. In a single week last year, Health Canada confiscated $2.5 million worth ... Read More »

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