February 27th, 2017

Opinions

O’Leary playing games with CPC leadership to the detriment of other candidates

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 7th, 2017

Utilize the washroom facilities, or get off the pot — it’s a cleaned-up version of a phrase not suitable for the pages of the News, yet applicable to Canadian business “celebrity” Kevin O’Leary who has for more than a year now mused about running for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Since Stephen Harper ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Climate plan has three benefits

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 6th, 2017

Albertans often ask me how the Climate Leadership Plan will affect them and their families. It’s a good question. And with all the fear-mongering out there about the plan, it can be hard to get to the truth. Three benefits stand out: First, the Climate Leadership Plan paved the way for the approval of the ... Read More »

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No reason why PM couldn’t use regular aircraft for vacation

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 6th, 2017

This festive season Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in the media regarding a family vacation and the use of taxpayer funded aircraft to go on this vacation. By way of explanation, a journalist said the government aircraft had to be used by the Trudeau family because the prime minister “can’t” use regular scheduled airlines. The ... Read More »

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Plenty of promise for better times ahead in 2017

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 5th, 2017

With a new year comes new promise. For Medicine Hat in 2017, that promise includes encouraging work in the categories of something old and something new. Renewed activity in the oilpatch, some major private sector projects and the connected construction dollars, should see the local economic landscape tip backwards toward level. At the same time, ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Restless kids a top education problem

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 4th, 2017

Schools across Canada went to great lengths in 2016 to re-engage fidgety students in what may be known as the Year of Self-Regulation. Coping with today’s restless kids requires every conceivable pacifier, including spin bikes, exercise balls, wiggle stools and standup desks. That’s why in my annual survey of the big five kindergarten-to-Grade-12 education issues, ... Read More »

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New year a book of blank pages

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on January 4th, 2017

As the end of another year approaches, the question of whether 2016 was a good year or a bad year will produce different responses depending on individual perspectives. But there’s no denying it was an interesting year. Donald Trump’s headline-grabbing ride, first to the Republican presidential nomination and then to the presidency of the world’s ... Read More »

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Plenty of good came from 2016

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 31st, 2016

Between a never-ending string of well-loved celebrity deaths, an incoming U.S. president ready to send the world back to cold war levels of nuclear proliferation, the seeming unending chaos in the Middle East — it’s easy to look back on 2016 as a hopeless disaster. But what progress and good that happened shouldn’t be lost. ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Trump’s presidency signals an end to civility in American society

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 31st, 2016

In our culture we like to celebrate the equal worth of all individuals. This concept, brought to us through the Renaissance, asserts that all humans are capable of reasoning and therefore are ‘sacred’ beings. So, when we saw the gradual acceptance of individuals traditionally on the fringes of society, as in the last 70 years, ... Read More »

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Evidence clear that urgent care walk-in clinic badly needed in Medicine Hat

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 30th, 2016

If you were ill and perhaps needed an antibiotic for an acute infection on Christmas Day there was no option but to seek help at the emergency department of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. Of about 10 walk-in clinics in this area, not a single one was open, even for a couple hours, on Christmas Day. ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Time changes coverage of Parliament Hill

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on December 30th, 2016

MONTREAL Once a staple of the holiday news season, the televised prime ministerial fireside chats are well on the way to joining the ghosts of Christmas past. The CBC and Radio-Canada — among others — have opted out of the format, rightly concluding that the days when there was something special or, for that matter, ... Read More »

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