August 20th, 2014

Opinions

Even more reasons for a healthy lifestyle

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 19th, 2014

It’s surely no secret to most people that being overweight or obese can lead to health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Now new research from the United Kingdom reports that those with a higher body mass index (BMI) are at greater risk of developing 10 ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Politically correct: Time to fight back

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 18th, 2014

Political correctness issues like names of sports teams, pipeline debates, green energy, global warming, fracking, religion and many others are increasingly a part of our everyday lives. It seems that whenever there are a few people who take offence to an issue, they fight back because they see ... Read More »

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Was there a hidden agenda with seniors centre plan?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 18th, 2014

You can tell a lot about a community from how it treats its most vulnerable — those with special needs and that includes seniors. A week ago the City of Medicine Hat revealed the cost of the new seniors’ centre for the city, determined more than a year ... Read More »

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Game of chicken in Alberta’slegal aid battle

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 16th, 2014

What Alberta Justice’s endgame is to the chronic underfunding of the legal aid system appears clear to no one. But Assistant Chief Judge Larry Anderson’s ruling that will see charges stayed against three individuals if legal aid coverage isn’t given to individuals on Assured Income for the Severely ... Read More »

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Talk of the Town: Hatters giving rave reviews to Esplanade’s war exhibit

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 16th, 2014

There have been nothing but positive comments regarding the Esplanade Museum’s exhibit “Medicine Hat’s War, 1914-1918″ since it opened on Aug. 4. It’s well worth taking the time to view the display at the Esplanade and to honour the memory of those who paid such a heavy price ... Read More »

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Aircraft abuse shows gov’t can’t be trusted to follow its own rules

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 15th, 2014

Not only were government aircraft operated for personal use, government ministers vehemently attacked the Opposition in the legislature for even asking questions about the flights that the Auditor General has now said were unacceptable.Hansard reveals some strategic responses from government.Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose Opposition, asked April ... Read More »

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Politician Platform: Setting the record straight

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 15th, 2014

In two recent letters to the editor of the Medicine Hat News, statements I made in the Legislature regarding lease lands were misrepresented. One was written by a board member of the PC Cypress-Medicine Hat Constituency Association and the other by a staff member of a previous PC ... Read More »

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Council changing direction requires good policy

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 14th, 2014

Two months after it was first publicly proposed, Medicine Hat City Council could approve a new procedure for how they approve new policy, or to be more accurate, how easily they change direction by rescinding previous decisions.While the move speaks to the current verve in Medicine Hat to ... Read More »

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Regular conversation needed to eliminate stigma surrounding mental illness

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 13th, 2014

Robin Williams passed away on Monday, a result of suicide.While the world mourned a comedic legend who entertained audiences on stage and both large and small screen for five decades, another subset of comments were pouring out, something that hopefully will continue to be talked about.In the news ... Read More »

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No need to freak out over the Ebola virus here in safety of Canada

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on August 12th, 2014

A Hollywood movie is released every few years showing all of the world collapsing from a pandemic caused by some superbug.As much as the Chicken Littles over the past month have been pushing, we’re not facing this with the Ebola virus.If you’re worried about Ebola landing on North ... Read More »

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