August 23rd, 2019


Letters to the Editor

  • Elections Canada ‘suppressing’ climate energy truth

    Elections Canada is suppressing the truth about our climate emergency when they threaten organizations with audits if they spend more than $500 on messaging on climate change. The climate crisis affects absolutely everyone on earth’s surface. Telling the truth about climate change as an emergency or carbon dioxide as a pollutant is not a partisan [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Array of opinions should be sought

    While David Eggen and the Alberta Teachers’ Association decry the minister of education’s decision to not allow the ATA to be a primary consultant in writing Alberta’s new curriculum, I for one applaud the move. Don’t get me wrong. I was a teacher and school principal for 30-plus years, and I believe that teachers should [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Could seats from The Arena go to Athletic Park?

    I attended a Medicine Hat Mavericks game recently, with the wife, granddaughter, her husband and the two great grandchildren. It was a warm evening and we found our way to the bleacher seats near the top on the third base side.  As the game progressed the seats seemed to get harder – what can get [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Guns being treated differently that other potentially harmful items

    Our elected officials of all three levels, ably assisted by their bloated bureaucracies, have been bandying numbers around regarding gun control. Basically guns are bad therefore they should be banned. Now most of us are well aware that both sides are capable of playing with the numbers. So I am looking at the topic differently. [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Examining salaries in the private sector

    In recent weeks Gillian Slade has written two editorials regarding public and private sector workers concentrating on, and subsequently attacking, public sector wages and benefits. In her Aug. 2 editorial she states “This includes paying staff reasonable salaries and pensions in line with the private sector.” Ms. Slade needs to back up this statement, which [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

Local Bloggers

  • The road less travelled.

    Source: Forgotten Alberta The road less travelled. View this post on Instagram The road less travelled. Wrentham, Alta. #fabtrip19 @jp_sailer @thelostcanuck #forgottenalberta #mybadlands A post shared by Jonathan Koch (@forgotten_alberta) on Aug 14, 2019 at 8:24am [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • New Documentary Teaser

    Source: Editing Luke New Documentary Teaser As this latest documentary nears completion, here’s a little teaser trailer for Clay, Creativity & the Comeback – due for release this fall. You can read more about this project here[...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • A storm is brewing.

    Source: Forgotten Alberta A storm is brewing. View this post on Instagram A storm is brewing. Imperial Hunter Hotel, Bassano, Alta. #FABTrip19 #mybadlands #forgottenalberta #abstorm #bassano A post shared by Jonathan Koch (@forgotten_alberta) on Jul 31, 2019 at 6:59pm [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • USS Constellation in Baltimore, Maryland

    Source: Editing Luke USS Constellation in Baltimore, Maryland Launched in 1854, the USS Constellation is an American warship that served during the African Slave Trade Patrol (to capture slave ships) and in the American Civil War fighting for the North. Now located in Baltimore, Maryland‘s inner harbor, the USS Constellation operates as a museum ship [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • The Schofield Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio

    Source: Editing Luke The Schofield Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio A few visual highlights from a stay at the Schofield Hotel in downtown Cleveland, Ohio[...] Read More »

    1 week ago


  • Making a mockery of the office of the ethics commissioner What on earth is the point of having an ethics commissioner’s investigation and report when it can just be ignored? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made a mockery of that office and its intended role. Trudeau says he accepts the report, but does not agree with it and so still stands by what he [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • MLA Report: The path to growth, opportunities for families and communities

    Herbert Hoover in an address to the Nebraska Republican Conference in Lincoln, Neb. on Jan. 16, 1936 stated, “Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” If only Hoover had known the future. The statement is not country specific, it is a concept that applies to all free market democratic countries. Here [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • City needs a strategy for hosting sporting events Conversations about how to make the City of Medicine Hat more financially responsible this week drifted on to the issue of how municipal support for sporting events can be reformed. And like many of these same discussions in the same vein, there is potential for discord and misunderstanding in council, the general public and [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • New documentary could shed some light on climate policy in the runup to October’s federal election With the federal election just two months away, the timing of the ethics commissioner’s report about the SNC-Lavalin affair could not have been worse for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion said Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act by improperly pressuring then-justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to halt the criminal prosecution of [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • National Affairs: Fate of PM rests with voters

    Where to start? The ethics commissioner report on the SNC-Lavalin affair contains the most damning findings ever rendered by an officer of Parliament against a sitting prime minister. Yes, Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin were splattered by the sponsorship scandal. And Stephen Harper spent his last year in office embroiled in a Senate scandal that [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 22, 2019

    Ticked Off The alleys in our area are neglected, wild grasses and weeds abound. They are being used to dump tree branches, sod, cement and other trash. Ticked Off  What is happening with the millions of dollars in equipment  from the decommissioned solar project near the power plant?  Ticked Off  At the time it takes [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 20, 2019

    Tickled Pink That the city is making a sound financial decision to close and demolish Heald Pool. It was the least used pool in the city and 90% of its use came from Riverside School which is now closed. Closure makes total sense. Ticked Off Travelled throughout Alberta and found that fuel prices are 20 [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 15, 2019

    Tickled Pink Much appreciation to City of MH staff for watering and cutting the grass on the playing fields in Ross Glen. Three summers with no water and many weeds is finally over. Ticked Off Not sure how the Canadian government intends to get rid of the black market for cannabis by charging double the [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Aug. 13, 2019

    Tickled Pink In other news today, having dirt on the Clinton’s, increases your risk of suicide by 1000%. Even if the dirt is discoverd soon enough your risk of hanging is still inevitable. Being on camera for 24/7 will not prevent suicide from claiming your life. To prevent contracting Suicide by Clinton, firmly place your [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 8

    Tickled Pink That all the people working the beer gardens at the Stampede were so friendly. Really wish they wore name tags, so I could have gotten the name of the tall blonde beautiful women that was working there. Ticked Off Never in my years have I seen a good father take his daughter to [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago