June 19th, 2018

Opinions

Let’s talk about the Canalta Centre

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 18th, 2018

It seems every year, just like the downtown core, the Canalta Centre becomes the hot topic around the city. All is quiet until the Medicine Hat Tigers playoff games, and then social media starts to hone in on the Canalta Centre and attack. This year it was especially bad — and rightfully so. The Tabbies ... Read More »

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When the doctor says sorry

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 16th, 2018

My introduction to the complex and emotional world of adverse events in health care occurred in 2001 when I chaired a committee to review an inquest report into the tragic deaths of 12 infants in a paediatric surgery program in Manitoba. Justice Murray Sinclair, who conducted the inquest, had concluded that at least five of ... Read More »

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Christian message has been replaced with a narrow political agenda

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 14th, 2018

I grew up in an immigrant family, culturally isolated. I was also the product of ‘the middle child syndrome’, often feeling left out, overlooked, ignored. It left me painfully shy, socially awkward, and obsessively introverted. To make things just a little worse, my family attended a German Baptist church in our neighbourhood. Everyone spoke German, ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Few options for peace on the Mountain

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 13th, 2018

In the increasingly fiery debate over the planned expansion of the Alberta/B.C. Trans Mountain pipeline, there is no mystery about the conflicting end games of the three governments embroiled in the dispute. But what about Kinder Morgan itself? Alberta and Ottawa want to see the project designed to bring more of that province’s oil to ... Read More »

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We shouldn’t be shocked that nothing on the internet is private

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 13th, 2018

It is amazing how shocked we all are that our private information on Facebook has been shared and used to facilitate a range of business and political opportunities. Nothing posted on a website is private and protected. It was naive to think that when we share our personal lives with hundreds of “friends” on Facebook ... Read More »

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Broncos bus crash resonates broadly

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 11th, 2018

The recent crash of the Humboldt Broncos’ team bus has touched people across the continent, and beyond — and for a number of reasons. Besides the fact of the tragic circumstances — 15 people dead, most of them young players with the Saskatchewan-based junior hockey team, including 21-year-old Logan Boulet from Lethbridge — the situation ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Canada turfed Russian envoys for telling the truth

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 11th, 2018

We now know how the Russians have been subverting Canadian democracy. They have been propagating truthful news. That information comes courtesy of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who on Wednesday finally explained the motive behind his government’s decision last week to expel four Russian diplomats and refuse entry to three more. At the time, Ottawa said ... Read More »

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Improving our alert system

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 9th, 2018

During a public emergency, timely information is crucial. Fortunately in this age of digital technology, it’s easier than it has ever been to get information out quickly and broadly. Later this week, the country’s National Public Alerting System will take further advantage of the technology by bringing telecom providers on board. The system, also known ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Alberta buys another ticket on the resource revenue roller-coaster

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 9th, 2018

Before forming government, Rachel Notley and the Alberta NDP vowed to get the province “off of the resource revenue roller-coaster.” So it’s ironic that now-Premier Notley’s third budget promises to take the province on yet another ride. Her government’s vague and risky “path to budget balance” relies on future growth in natural resource revenue to ... Read More »

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Is the NHL the best its ever been?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 4th, 2018

A small disclaimer: This young writer has no memories and nostalgia tied to the National Hockey League of 30 years ago. But are we witnessing the NHL in its prime? From a scoring perspective, numbers may be down from Wayne Gretzky’s 200-plus point years, but players are still hitting around 100 points over 82 games ... Read More »

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