April 24th, 2014

Opinions

Economic development should be a regional endeavour among friendly partners

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 24th, 2014

Even if Southeast Alberta doesn’t seem to be the centre of attention, local residents should start thinking about Medicine Hat as the centre of southeast Alberta. It’s a nuanced argument, and if it’s going to actually work it will require Hatters to both focus their view of the ... Read More »

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Take one last ‘selfie’ and then call an end to this trend

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 23rd, 2014

Whip out your phone, turn and face front, flip your camera option so it faces you, not the street. Snap a picture, duck lips or peace sign optional. Add a filter to make it look like it was taken in an old Western town in the 1880s.Congratulations, you ... Read More »

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Aggressive action needed to put stop to online threats, bullying

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 22nd, 2014

Rehteah Parsons was just a 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia. She could just as easily have been from Medicine Hat.As the allegations go, at 15, she was gang raped at a party by four male peers. They took photos. These were circulated online and through social media, and ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Harper gets a rare reprieve in Senate saga

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 21st, 2014

Now that the RCMP has decided not to file criminal charges against Nigel Wright for reimbursing Mike Duffy’s housing allowance out of his own pocket, there remains only a faint possibility that Canadians will ever know for sure whether the prime minister was in the loop of the ... Read More »

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Sometimes words don’t tell the real story

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 19th, 2014

It’s been said in various courtrooms that lawyers and their clients live and die by words. For those who make their living writing, they always have such a thought in the back of their minds as they live and die by the axiom, publish or perish. When it ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Danielle Smith’s selective outrage

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 19th, 2014

Albertans are outraged at the mis-use of government planes by former premierAlison Redford. At least, that’s what Danielle Smith tells us. She tells us — often –that she knows that we’re all outraged by the many and various ways that the Conservatives have wasted our money. The provincial ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Tories’ anti-democracy push gets some help

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 17th, 2014

The push by Conservative senators to amend Stephen Harper’s elections act had all the elements of a marvellous yarn. The unelected senators had taken their revenge, biting back and riding in on their white steed to save democracy, showing their relevancy and putting the government on its heels. ... Read More »

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