September 27th, 2016

Opinions

From the American: Presidential election: The race nobody wins

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 26th, 2016

The Pulitzer Prize celebrates journalistic excellence, which is an odd legacy because Joseph Pulitzer wasn’t overly concerned with good reporting. The Pulitzer Prize webpage admits that during Pulitzer’s circulation battle with William Randolph Hearst, “there were no apparent restraints on sensationalism or fabrication of news.”An interesting aside is that Hearst was the inspiration for Orson ... Read More »

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Talk of the Town: Popular Spectrum Festival moving back downtown for 2017 edition

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 24th, 2016

After two years on North Railway Street due to construction downtown, Spectrum’s board has voted to bring the Spectrum Festival back downtown. In past years, the festival has been held in Lions Park, downtown, Kin Coulee Park and once again downtown. New and exciting things are always added to Spectrum to keep it the most ... Read More »

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Mastering the basics should be at forefront of education

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 23rd, 2016

Decades of advising anyone and everyone to get a university education in order to get a good job that pays well may have done nothing more than created huge student loans. Statistics Canada a week ago released information about literacy skills and overqualification, according to a media report. The numbers showed one in eight employees ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Provincial gov’t has certainly not forgotten Medicine Hat

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 23rd, 2016

It’s often said Medicine Hat is “the forgotten corner of Alberta,” when it comes to government funding for city projects. In the last 12 months, nearly $37 million in provincial Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) program funding has been allocated to city-led initiatives, all of which create local jobs. These projects range from the $6.5 million ... Read More »

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Drywall tariffs a symptom of larger trade problems

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 22nd, 2016

It is becoming increasingly clear that the free trade regimen that has flourished in Canada and the global economy for decades requires vigorous examination and updating. It’s a difficult, complex conversation, and, during uncertain economic times, one that is emotionally charged and divisive. One need only look to the United States presidential election which is ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Carbon tax keeps Liberals ahead

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 21st, 2016

With Green Party Leader Elizabeth May leading the charge, there will be no lack of Canadians disappointed by the Liberal decision to stick with Stephen Harper’s targets for reducing carbon emissions. After all, to use a term that was dear to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his days in opposition, he has the social licence ... Read More »

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Time to end the unpaid internship

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 21st, 2016

Picture this: You’re employed in a creative field, as a writer or a graphic designer for example, and you come across an advertisement online or in a print publication. They’re looking for smart, engaging, creative writers, designers, photographers and other workers to create meaningful content on a variety of topics to be shared on our ... Read More »

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Canadians should step up in the face of hate

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 20th, 2016

The Nazi flag made an appearance in Saskatchewan this weekend. It came in the form of black swastika within a white circle within a red rectangle was spray painted in Les Sherman Park in Regina. While it would be easy to dismiss the graffiti as a one off, it’s a sign of the growing boldness ... Read More »

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How will wage hike work out?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 19th, 2016

It’s official. Alberta’s minimum wage is going up and will eventually reach $15 an hour by October 2018. The province’s minimum-wage earners will likely be celebrating the news. Alberta’s business community? Not so much. Alberta’s NDP government has followed through on its election promises by passing legislation that will hike the minimum wage to $12.20 ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Mulroney’s unhelpful advice

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on September 19th, 2016

Once in a blue moon, or maybe a bit more often than that, someone who should know better offers the prime minister of the day some strikingly flawed advice. Such is the case of Brian Mulroney’s recommendation that Justin Trudeau personally take charge of the controversial Energy East pipeline file. In a speech in Calgary ... Read More »

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