August 23rd, 2017

Opinions

Alberta pols can no longer take a vote for granted

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 7th, 2017

You can establish new political parties and you can collapse the old ones but it is going to take more than that to engage and entice voters. The results of the 2015 provincial election seemed like nothing short of a complete fluke — at the time. How was it even possible that Alberta, this bastion ... Read More »

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Enthusiasm, support needed if Hat is to attract high-level events

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 6th, 2017

The tagline on a local bid to host an international developmental hockey tournament next year might as well be “Medicine Hat is ready to take that next step.” Those were the words of bid chairman Ron Webb, whose group earned council backing on Tuesday to bring the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge to the city ... Read More »

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Barbara Kentner didn’t deserve attack, but deserves to be remembered

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 5th, 2017

Barbara Kentner is a name which deserves to be remembered. She is the 34 year-old, indigenous woman who was hit by rusty trailer hitch in Thunder Bay this past January in an unprovoked attack because some local teens thought it would be fun to hurt an Indian. Kentner died yesterday from severe damage to her ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Trump doesn’t hold all the cards in NAFTA talks

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 5th, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ill-considered efforts to mollify Donald Trump continue apace. The decision to keep sending Canadian soldiers to the war in Iraq is just the latest version. The federal government’s entire defence posture and much of its foreign policy is focused on convincing the U.S. president that Canada is a loyal American ally. ... Read More »

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Taber group shows determination

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 3rd, 2017

Years later, many people remember their favourite childhood stories. Images from “Cinderella,” “Jack and the Beanstock,” “The Little Engine That Could” — they’ve captured youngsters’ imaginations for many generations. One of their lasting lessons for young readers is the idea that anything may be possible, difficult as it seems. But it takes energy, patience and ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Canada 150 a time for reflection and renewed commitment

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 3rd, 2017

Troy Media HALIFAX, N.S. On its 150th birthday last weekend, Canadians celebrated their peaceful and prosperous country. It was also a special occasion for those of us who were born elsewhere and have adopted Canada as our home. We especially know the gifts of Canada in contrast to less stable places. Canada 150 is a ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Spanish pilgrimage was patently unreasonable … so totally desirable

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on July 1st, 2017

One of the greatest gifts we are given each day is the gift of growing older. Few of us, however, recognize this gift. We don’t usually think about the reality of our tenuous hold on daily existence; we avoid thinking about our impermanence in this world. Would life be richer for us if we recognized ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Justin Trudeau’s decline in popularity is self-inflicted

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 30th, 2017

As Justin Trudeau’s government approaches mid-mandate, he remains the most popular government leader in the country. But that says as much if not more about the lacklustre standing of the current set of premiers as about the staying power of the popularity of the prime minister. In three of the four larger provinces for instance, ... Read More »

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New travel rules causing grief for landed immigrants

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 30th, 2017

Many people are clamouring to come to Canada as refugees and landed immigrants but an increasing number are renouncing their immigration status. The obstruction faced at international airports when they want to return to Canada after a trip is one of the reasons for the significant increase since the federal government introduced new regulations last ... Read More »

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Life will be utterly different when Canada celebrates 200

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 29th, 2017

The year is 2067, Canada is about to celebrate its bicentennial, and you can only imagine the view from here. In a few more turns of present day, Canadians will mark our sesquicentennial as a nation, or 150th birthday, with a now standard set of musings about national identity, a hot dog, some fireworks, but ... Read More »

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