June 15th, 2021


Letters to the Editor

  • Letter: If Barnes wants back in he’ll need to prove he’s a member of the team

    Dear editor, As a retired member of the Armed Forces, and past president and CEO of several corporations, I fully understand the need and value of loyalty, however, in this case I opine that the UCP’s local board has misplaced their loyalty as a board and expressed “personal” bias in wanting the UCP to take [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Letter: Residential schools and getting away with murder

    Dear editor, In the news has been the disclosure of 215 graves of Indigenous children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. There have been several presentations at public forums with regard to the deep loss, suffering and trauma inflicted onto our Native peoples. In response to the findings, actions have been initiated to try to [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Letter: Anti-Semitism must be strongly condemned

    Dear editor, Horrific stories of anti-Semitism-from online to physical confrontation are being reported from coast to coast. Jews are being targeted at home, at schools, universities, walking on the street and through social media, Canada’s broadcaster CBC, late night TV talk shows. It is one thing to complain about Israeli policies, whether based on fact [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Letter: Abuse of authority at residential schools destroyed families

    Dear editor, In 2019, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, in conjunction with the Aboriginal People’s Television Network, unveiled a national memorial register with 2,800 names of residential school victims. It is believed that over 6,000 children died in these schools. The heartbreaking discovery of 215 unmarked graves of Indigenous children at the Kamloops [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Letter: Union members are taxpayers and voters, too

    Dear editor, In a May 29 letter to the editor, Ms. Elizabeth Stewart wrote about how unions were not elected by the people of Alberta and that teachers and doctors are simply employees paid by the taxpayers of Alberta. As a teacher in the Province of Alberta, I would like to take this time to [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Local Bloggers

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  • New Releases, Flash Sales & Changes Ahead

    Source: Editing Luke New Releases, Flash Sales & Changes Ahead After a year of the “Hometown Series” and now the newly launched “Surreal Alberta” – a lot of my time has been dedicated to prints and limited-run flash sales to make up for restricted travel shoots and limited productions. However, despite new launches, like the [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum in California

    Source: Editing Luke Santa Cruz Surfing Museum in California Located inside the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum in Santa Cruz, California is a really cool little museum dedicated to the storied history and culture of world-class surfing in the area. The museum overlooks Steamer Lane, an iconic Santa Cruz surfing spot, [...] Read More »

    1 week ago


  • City Notebook: Circular economy? More like a web

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Maybe its the ebbing of widespread and internal sense of terror felt during the global pandemic, but economic observers in the region have gained a spring in their step. “Better days are ahead,” declared Coun. Phil Turnbull at council this week at the end of a fairly concerning presentation by the city’s chief financial [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • The Human Condition: Recipe for the new Canada

    The last few weeks have not been good news in terms of hate crime. Both new and historical acts of hate keep coming to light. So, in this week’s column I am going to at least try to give a little hope, with a perspective I have learned from the simple act of cooking the [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • McCuaig: Hat’s ‘Indian Cemetery’ no secret

    Medicine Hat’s “Indian Cemetery” is no secret. For a while, at least, the shallow grave sites which utilized blankets rather than caskets were marked with simple wooden fences scattered across what is now Scholten Hill during the early 20th century. Those markings have long been lost to time. The skeletal remains still exist after being [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • MP Report: ‘Social experiment’ damage

    Explaining the many negative impacts of the Trudeau liberal policies of the past 5 ½ years has been a full-time challenge. However, the unmitigated disaster of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout – witnessed by all – has revealed that this and so many other Liberal policy initiatives are nothing more than social experiments failing Canadians. This [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Viewpoint: Breaking down the inequality of equalization

    My recent article on Alberta in Confederation has been criticized that my bias lacks an understanding of this controversial federal program – equalization. Alberta’s contribution was a misleading statement because it did not explain that federal revenues are from payments by Albertans and not from the government. Thus, this essay will delve into this program [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink – May 25, 2021

    Ticked Off I can’t believe the hurtful words drivers will use on people in wheelchairs, power chairs and scooters for being out and about, they are allowed to enjoy the day just like some of you. Life can change in a moment and it can be you. Try to have patience. Tickled Pink I will [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: May 20, 2021

    Tickled Pink Quitting social media was one of the smartest things I have done in my life. Production and happiness have increased dramatically. Sorry algorithms! Ticked Off Not a whole lot of common sense has gone into the traffic control and redesign into the Highway 1 project. Obviously not many who designed the changes are [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: May 18, 2021

    Tickled Pink I would be tickled pink if the city would paint a solid yellow line down the middle of all the trails in the Hat. By dividing the trail as is done with roads, safety is greatly improved. Ticked Off Fed up with out of control dogs charging trail users. All trails should be [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: May 11, 2021

    Tickled Pink Really happy to see the Major League Baseball statistics in the paper again. Thank you. Ticked Off That there are so many high-priced experts with so much misinformation. What ever happened to good old common sense? Tickled Pink Hug your children everyday and show lots of love to them. Ticked Off Ticked off [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: May 6, 2021

    Ticked Off Are we short of police officers? We should hire a lot more. Too many inconsiderate people here. Ticked Off We really need to do the same as B.C. and shut down our border at Saskatchewan for unnecessary travel. Ticked Off That the ATA wants a total rewrite of the new curriculum proves to [...] Read More »

    1 month ago