April 28th, 2017

Opinions

National Affairs: The middle class is still waiting

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 27th, 2017

A funny thing happened on the way to Justin Trudeau’s new world of justice for the middle class: The federal government ran out of money. In Justin Trudeau’s recent speech in Hamburg, he told a blue-chip crowd in the German port city about the challenges of governing amid a rising tide of voter outrage at ... Read More »

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Keeping it fair for the fans

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 25th, 2017

Have you ever tried to purchase a ticket to a concert featuring one of your favourite musicians or bands, only to see the tickets all snapped up before you could land one? Usually, that leaves two other options — paying through the nose for a ticket from StubHub, TicketsNow or another third-party broker — or ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Local leaders need to show entrepreneurial spirit

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 24th, 2017

Consensus is a difficult thing to achieve in politics, especially these days in Alberta. But climate change is an issue which appears to have all political parties singing from the same hymn sheet — they are just off key as to what degree humanity is causing it. Wildrose MLA Don McIntyre outlined this situation earlier ... Read More »

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Unsafe driving stretches across all generations

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 24th, 2017

A fatality inquiry report has put the focus on physicians and whether it is their responsibility to notify Alberta’s registrar of motor vehicles when someone is not fit to drive a vehicle. The inquiry looked into the details of an 11-year-old dying after a vehicle smashed into a school she was attending in 2012. The ... Read More »

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A community’s brand should have an eye on the future

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 22nd, 2017

When it comes to branding a community or business, does it really matter what brand you have? Marketing jargon states building a brand is essential to the long-term success of your business. They will cite the brand recognition which comes with products like Coca-Cola or Ford motor company as being classic examples of this type ... Read More »

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Guest Column: All of Canada benefits from a strong Alberta economy

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 22nd, 2017

VANCOUVER The first batch of census data was released recently, giving Canadians a peek at how the country evolved between 2011 and 2016. One of the biggest stories is the substantial growth of Alberta. The province’s rapid population boom until 2015 helped re-shape the country as Alberta churned out high paying jobs while other provincial ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Meeting polite but inconclusive

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 20th, 2017

OK. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have met. They did not get into a slanging match. They did agree that Canada and the U.S. are the best of pals. They issued a bland but not unimportant joint communique. Now what? The consensus in Canada seems to be that Trudeau’s first face-to-face ... Read More »

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Jurors deserve better support

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 18th, 2017

Gruesome would be an understatement when it comes to describing the evidence laid bare these past few weeks during the trial of Douglas Garland. The Calgary man was found guilty Thursday on three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Alvin and Kathy Liknes, and their five-year-old grandson Nathan O’Brien in June 2014. On ... Read More »

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Guest Column: A heartfelt thanks to organizers of Medicine Hat’s STAND rally

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 18th, 2017

I have a confession to make. I am an immigrant. As a child of five years I was a refugee from a war-torn country run by a corrupt and vicious government. There was no pretence towards civil rights or justice in this regime. It believed only in strict adherence to the agenda of the ruling ... Read More »

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Too much talk, not enough action

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on February 17th, 2017

Common sense appears to have gone out the window as organizations, governments, and companies have climbed on the bandwagon of more meetings, more studies and more reports with little to show for it. For years Calgary Police Service (CPS) has faced allegations of gender bias and harassment of female officers. Just a few weeks ago ... Read More »

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