August 5th, 2020

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Time to make masks mandatory

    These are the facts: 1. Masks worn in public limit the spread of COVID-19. 2. If I wear a mask to a store and you don’t, I am protecting you and you are endangering me. 3. Even in most restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses, the person serving you is not wearing a mask. 4. [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Get informed about Bill 21

    I am a retired police officer and court agent operating out of Medicine Hat.  I recently became aware of the proposed Alberta Administrative Penalties Act that the UCP are trying to sneak through under Bill 21. I also note that this bill has already had second reading. With this new legislation traffic court would be gone. The police will be able to [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Let’s have a discussion about ableism

    With all this talk from our politicians about eliminating systematic racism, why do they never talk about systematic ableism? Many times have people with disabilities been called or been told; “must be off the meds,” “ready for the padded cell,” “get a job,” retard, lazy, fake, cripple, freak, bum and many more names, with some [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Age notations help to fuel prejudism

    Re:”Long way to go to end systemic racism” – Lutz Perschon Mr. Perschon is so right. Systemic racism is going to continue to exist as long as media, social or otherwise, continues to practise it on a regular basis. And I feel compelled to bring up another stigma that needs to go the way of [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Voters are the masters of their fate

    The public complains about the blatant corruption in political leaders. After all, a leader can arrogantly profess to be a continuously unrepentant sinner in one country, and the voters will elect him for his honesty. While in another country, a leader can profess to be an ever repentant continuously reoffending sinner and the voters will [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago

Local Bloggers

Opinions

  • City Notebook: A summer like no other, but the heat has arrived on cue

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Typically this week, we’d be diving into plates of pancakes in a parking lot somewhere, sweating it on the midway, watching rodeo, mixing Clamato juice into a cup of suds and enjoying the Medicine Hat Stampede. We’re not, of course, you may have noticed. COVID’s cancelled most everything, it’s seemed. And though the joke [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • MLA Report: Alberta Recovery Plan addresses new reality

    Part 1 of a two-part series. See Saturday for Part 2. Alberta is facing unprecedented times with the triple threat of a global economic meltdown, a crash in energy prices, and a world-wide pandemic – the extent and duration of which remains to be seen. That is why Alberta’s government is taking bold action to [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • News Editorial: Accountability becoming a thing of the

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Gone are the days when people in positions of authority could be trusted and if they did slip up – they resigned. For weeks the WE charity debacle with the federal government has raged on. When it got really hot Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized, once again, for his lack of judgment, again, and [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Those who choose to not wear a face mask should not be shamed

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The face mask has just become an outward symbol of something that some people think we can do to protect ourselves but it has turned into a shaming exercise and now even a death. In a small town about 200 km from Toronto, a 73 year-old man was confronted by a store clerk on [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • The whole world is searching for a cure

    The world is looking for a cure for COVID-19. I truly home that each of you remain safe and healthy until a vaccine is found. Have you ever gotten really sick? How did it affect you? When I was a teenager I got Scarlett fever. It’s not a common ailment but it can be very [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink – Aug. 4

    Ticked Off Wondering why the city bothered planting flowers in their curb side flower beds when they aren’t being watered properly. Once the talk of the town but this year have become an eye sore. Tickled Pink Tickled pink with the work that the mayor of Brooks has done to fight COVID- 19. He’s done [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Ticked Off & Tickled Pink – June 23

    Ticked Off Apparently reducing penalties and removing criminal charges for impaired driving will lead to less DUIs? Really, since when has lesser penalties resulted in lower rates of crime? If you didn’t enforce impaired driving at all, you would reduce DUI charges to zero. Maybe we should try that strategy? If reducing penalties reduces impaired [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink – May 28

    Ticked Off The fair deal panel was set to produce a report to the premier by March 31. The deadline was then extended until April 21 but the final report was not submitted until May. Promises made. Promises broken again. Failure. Ticked Off We can go to restaurants and pubs but can not go to [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: May 14

    Medicine Hat News Ticked Off How come the prime minister is giving major dollars to JBS and Cargill so as to provide their workers with PPE? JBS is Brazilian-owned and the Cargill group is one of the richest families in the world. Is the US government backstopping these companies or is Canada just a big [...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: May 12

    Ticked Off People need to watch ” The Planet of the Humans” on YouTube. After that try and tell me how green solar panels and wind turbines are. They are not the answer to anything. Tickled Pink If more precise explanation of what “unspecified economic development activities” means, and why, especially at the direction of [...] Read More »

    3 months ago