July 17th, 2018

Commentary

From The Newsroom

  • Food, drink and support for each other at Alberta Food and Beverage Expo

    Fans of ‘The Simpsons’ might remember a mid-1990s episode that began with Homer and Marge at the Candy Industry Trade Show. Upon entering, Homer, runs from booth to booth grabbing handfuls of candy samples and stuffing them into his face, barely getting out the words ‘exquisite’ and ‘brilliant.’ That’s similar to what I felt like [...] Read More »

    1 year ago
  • Prime ministerial visits to Medicine Hat are few and far between

    When Justin Trudeau sets foot in Medicine Hat tomorrow it will mark the first time in almost a quarter century a sitting prime minister has been in the Gas City. Though not the only visits to Medicine Hat by sitting PMs these are a few notable ones: Kim Campbell was prime minister from June 25 [...] Read More »

    2 years ago
  • What I learned on my summer vacations

    This summer I was fortunate enough to take two vacations. One to Las Vegas and California for a Garth Brooks concert and Disneyland, among other things, and one to Toronto for the Hockey Hall of Fame, a pair of Blue Jays games and more in the area. Both were driving vacations, something I won’t be [...] Read More »

    2 years ago
  • Remembering Prince

    “Prince dies at 57.” The headline hit me like a punch to the gut when I checked Facebook on Thursday after getting home from a workout. Just like David Bowie’s death earlier this year, I looked around, hoping it was just a hoax, but quickly discovered it wasn’t the case. I’m not alone feeling the [...] Read More »

    2 years ago
  • A few ideas if you’re stuck for ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, and we’re a romantic bunch here in the newsroom. With that in mind here are some date, activity and gift ideas (some are personal experiences, some are just ideas) that are perfect for couples at any point on the highway of love. – Celebrating each other does not have [...] Read More »

    2 years ago

Letters to the Editor

  • Pot-specific bylaws needed in city

    I am a Grade 8 student at Crescent Heights High School. I am writing about the new marijuana factory coming to Medicine Hat. I think that the city did a great job of bringing new economic options to Medicine Hat, especially since the downturn of the oil and gas industry. Although this is great for [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Governments need to commit to TB fight

    Centuries of neglect have transformed tuberculosis, a curable disease, into the biggest infectious killer today, claiming more victims than HIV and malaria combined. Every year, 10 million human beings contract TB. Every year, 1.7 million die of it. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shown great leadership by promising to end TB in Canada’s North, but [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Marijuana should be ‘medical’ only

    I am 13 years old. I am addressing the medical marijuana greenhouse situation. I think this is a very noble choice. At first I had some concerns like impaired driving, the cost and if there would be other harmful drugs put into the marijuana. I then talked to my father and he told me, “this [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • MP’s ‘negativities’ accomplish nothing

    We received updates from our Conservative MP for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner. In it he reveals his predilection for confirmation bias (tendency to search for, interpret, favour, and recall information in a way that confirms one’s pre-existing beliefs or hypotheses) and paranoia (the irrational and persistent feeling that people are “out to get you”). He begins with [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Pot concerns

    I’m writing about the new Aurora Sun greenhouse. I have a concern about the types of marijuana being sold. Will it just be medicinal marijuana or will there be recreational marijuana also? If there’s recreational marijuana there’s a big concern about crime and people on the streets in regards to how people will act. But [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

Local Bloggers

  • Medalta on Strike

    Source: Medalta Medalta on Strike The post Medalta on Strike appeared first on Medalta[...] Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • On the Space Coast: Cocoa Beach, Florida

    Source: Editing Luke On the Space Coast: Cocoa Beach, Florida With its relaxed vibe, Cocoa Beach is a beautiful community to explore on Florida’s Space Coast. Located just south of Cape Canaveral, on a clear day you can see some of the launch pads along the coastline. Naturally, Cocoa Beach experienced substantial growth as the [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Superhero Night wrap-up

    Source: Dominics journey with AML Superhero Night wrap-up Ironman was there. So was Spider-Man, a couple stormtroopers, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, Kylo Ren… and Fischer.The Medicine Hat Mavericks scored all 10 of their runs while wearing the one-of-a-kind Superhero Night jerseys Saturday, but the night’s MVP? That’s right. Fischer.I don’t really know [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ewart Duggan House in Medicine Hat, Alberta

    Source: Editing Luke Ewart Duggan House in Medicine Hat, Alberta Located next to the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre in downtown Medicine Hat, Alberta, the Ewart Duggan house is the oldest standing brick home in the province of Alberta. At the time of its construction in 1887 most of the community was little more than [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • 8 Unusual Secrets of Medalta

    Source: Medalta 8 Unusual Secrets of Medalta The post 8 Unusual Secrets of Medalta appeared first on Medalta[...] Read More »

    3 days ago

Opinions

  • A few final thoughts and a goodbye

    Six-and-a-half years ago I packed my trustworthy Chevy Malibu to the brim with worldly possessions and one disgruntled orange cat. My trek took me from working at a rural newspaper in Northwestern Ontario across the prairies to Medicine Hat. The weather was -40 C, the winds were reaching 80 kilometres per hour. Raging winter grassfires [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Guest Column: Our health system fails the elderly

    Hospital overcrowding is not a new issue. Limited bed spaces have plagued Ontario hospitals for years and are increasingly straining our system. Not only are long wait times a shameful expectation when patients arrive in the emergency department, providing care in a busy hospital hallway has become an ordinary occurrence. The problem has become so [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Guest Column: Amid Trumpian chaos, get ready for a depraved new world

    I’ve never seen a rat race. Can’t even imagine one. Lemmings yes, but rats not so much. So the well known phrase, “Life is a rat race” doesn’t make much sense. It’s meant to suggest that we in the industrialized world are driven by the mindless pursuit of pleasure, rewards, or perceived advancements at the [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Albertans lack confidence in road tests, licence fee structures

    Along with dentist fees Albertans are also paying a premium for road tests for driver’s licences. Alberta’s road testing fees can be as much as five times the average of those charged in other provinces, depending on the class of driver’s licence, according to a Tantus Solutions Group report this week. You’ll pay $22 for [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Greyhound aftermath: Now what?

    Greyhound’s decision to cancel service on the Prairies has sparked interest and debate in public transport that has typically been of little concern to most. There were even government officials in affected areas questioning why Greyhound had not informed them that cancelling the service was in the cards. Greyhound is, after all, a private service [...] Read More »

    5 days ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 17

    Ticked Off “Looks like you’re out of free stories..” I’ll just have to be more productive, get off my lazy ass and do something else. Boo Hoo. Ticked Off Is their a restaurant where you could have a quiet meal. Why must there be loud music everywhere we go? Ticked Off I just love working [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 12

    Tickled Pink I’m a school bus driver and I’m tickled pink with all the grads. In fact, I like all the students. They’re a great bunch of students. Happy to have been part of their lives. Ticked Off A 7-per-cent municipal tax increase is unconscionable. Instead, cut programs and cut taxes. Ticked Off We have [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 10

    Ticked Off We just finished a week of camping at Gas City Campground and every morning (except weekends) at approximately 4 a.m. the sprinklers cut in and smash against my trailer where I am sleeping. I spoke to the campground boss whose office is in the Family Leisure Centre who was no help at all. [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 3

    Ticked Off Maybe it’s time to close up the pedestrian underpass. If people can’t appreciate it then they don’t deserve to have it. Tickled Pink To know where all of Jason Kenney’s concern was before 2017 on equalization payments? Couldn’t change it cause PC would have been bounced out by the have-not provinces sooner. Ticked [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink June 28

    Tickled Pink I am spending my summer in Canada. I am shopping in places that don’t sell Trump products. I am trying to purchase products that are Canadian. The more Canadians stop supporting U.S. the better. Ticked Off If the UCP under Jason Kenney were to form the next Alberta government. Kenney was a cabinet [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago