June 19th, 2018

Opinions

Reduce, reuse, recycle: It all starts with you

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 25th, 2018

The city has gone to great lengths to make recycling easier and more convenient and that is a good thing. It is still up to us to reduce the amount of recycling we need to do and that is key. The better way is still to reuse items again and again and again. When you ... Read More »

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Tinkering for tinkering’s sake?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 24th, 2018

Would you support term limits to get so-called “career politicians” out of local government? How about a law preventing qualified candidates with experience from seeking public office? To most ears, the first likely resonates, while the second sounds like pure silliness. Yet, those are the same question, expressed from two sides in the debate about ... Read More »

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It’s when, not if, for pipeline

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 23rd, 2018

Pipelines make money. It’s not just the oil and gas producers who make a profit when their products are shipped to market. The pipeline operator earns a healthy return as well. That’s why the suggestion that the provincial or federal government — or both — should put public money into the TransMountain pipeline expansion project ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Pipeline obstructionism costing Canada billions

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 22nd, 2018

Canada’s need for new pipelines is critical. The recent decision by Kinder Morgan, one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America, to halt all “non-essential spending” on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion — which would run from Alberta, through British Columbia, to the coast — made headlines across the country. Stories have focused ... Read More »

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It’s hard to make any sense of some arguments

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 19th, 2018

Everyone has opinions and everyone has a right to that opinion. One opinion that almost any sensible person can agree is wrong is the pro-life argument. It’s an interesting argument to dissect, simply because there isn’t much to it. Taking life of any kind is bad — but why? On the abortion side… If a ... Read More »

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MLAReport: The greenest pastures are right here in Alberta

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 18th, 2018

I recently came across a picture of the magazine Canada West from 1913 the cover was a photo of a man walking his horse through an endless field of grain emblazoned with the promise of Land, A Living, and Wealth to anyone willing to work. As much as Alberta has changed and modernized, at its ... Read More »

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Recharge this weekend, maybe with the royals

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 18th, 2018

The weekend is here and not just any weekend. It’s the Victoria Day weekend, the “May long,” the traditional kick-off to camping season, warmer weather activities and digging in the garden. For more than a hundred years after her death Canada is still celebrating Queen Victoria’s birthday. Although she was born on May 24 our ... Read More »

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Drastic times leading to drastic measures

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 17th, 2018

To this point conservative parties of Canada and Alberta have been happy to watch rival parties flounder in a seemingly futile fight to get construction going on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. On Wednesday, though, things may have gotten a little too serious. The federal government announced it would backstop Kinder Morgan’s investment in the ... Read More »

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UCP shoots itself in foot at convention

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 16th, 2018

The inaugural United Conservative Party convention two weekends ago in Red Deer attracted 2,600 attendees, making it the largest political convention in Alberta’s history. This is certainly a positive. There’s nothing wrong with thousands of people gathering to get involved in the political process, regardless of what you think of their views. Yet some of ... Read More »

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Racist rant shines light on an uncomfortable truth about society

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 15th, 2018

Not my Canada. It’s the response many have had about the now-infamous racist and xenophobic diatribe last week against four men at a Denny’s in Lethbridge. It’s a nice sentiment. It’s understandable where it’s coming from. But it’s completely wishful thinking. Because if you listen to what came out of this woman’s mouth, it’s only ... Read More »

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