March 28th, 2020


Letters to the Editor

  • Letter jumped to conclusion about climate change

    Re: “Canada’s laughable quest to be a climate hero,” March 11 Fact checking reveals that the author’s numbers regarding global mortality from natural disasters are more or less correct ( However, he makes no logical connection between these facts and the conclusion to which he jumps that climate change is not real. We must hope [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Stiffer penalties needed for dealing opioids

    Re: “Government propaganda targets vulnerable populations,” Jan. 27 Obviously the writer, Corey Ranger, doesn’t like Premier Jason Kenney, columnist Rick Bell or the UCP. What a surprise. That’s your right and I support you in your right to speak as you see fit. I do not support your viewpoint. You quote Kenney’s “help addicts inject [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Putting royals on phony pedestals diminishes everyone else

    No one is royal. It’s all made up. Kings, queens, princes, princesses, earls, dukes, etcetera are humans with the same anatomy as everyone. None of them is superior to you or me. Harry and Meghan want to ditch royal duties. They’re annoyed by lack of privacy in the U.K. Let them be anonymous in Canada, [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • What goes around comes around in taxes and poetry

    I submitted the following letter to the editor to this paper a few years ago. It seems more relevant now that it did then, so I resubmit. Income tax border tax, tax on retail sales, haircut tax, school tax, tax on beer and ale. City tax, county tax, tax on all libations, war tax, wine [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • An obituary for Common Sense

    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: – Knowing when [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago

Local Bloggers

  • All the Way From Memphis

    Source: Editing Luke All the Way From Memphis From the food to the music, Memphis is one of those distinct American city’s that has a flavor all its own. Whether you’re sampling 45s at Sun Studio, hanging out in the Jungle Room inside Graceland, memorializing the legacy of MLK at the Lorraine, or soaking up [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Corona Light-Walkers

    Source: GENEralities Corona Light-Walkers Almighty God, through the waters of baptism your Son has made us children of light. May we ever walk in his light and show forth your glory in the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. (BAS p291)…the Collect (or prayer of the [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Toy Story Mania! at Tokyo DisneySea

    Source: Editing Luke Toy Story Mania! at Tokyo DisneySea A few visual highlights from the Toy Story Mania! attraction located within the New York area of the American Waterfront at Tokyo DisneySea in Tokyo, Japan[...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Mickey Waffle at Tokyo Disneyland

    Source: Editing Luke Mickey Waffle at Tokyo Disneyland A few visuals of an iconic Mickey Waffle at Tokyo Disneyland in Tokyo, Japan[...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • An Afternoon in Beverly Hills, California

    Source: Editing Luke An Afternoon in Beverly Hills, California From the palms at the Beverly Hills Hotel to the shops on Rodeo Drive, here are a few visual highlights from an afternoon soaking up some of the excess in Beverly Hills, California[...] Read More »

    1 week ago


  • Laying It Out: We need a new health minister, stat

    Enough is enough. People will die here. Ongoing adjustments to the Medicine Hat News has left Laying It Out with a lot less space to work with than previously, so we’ll have to get straight to the point. Tyler Shandro should resign immediately as Alberta’s minster of health, and if he won’t resign then the [...] Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Laying It Out: This crisis is distracting, don’t let it be

    If you’d like to place a bet on who is playing political games at a time when the focus should be on anything but, look for the one who makes a point of saying, “Now is not the time to play politics.” With everyone’s attention squarely on the spread of COVID-19 and what it will [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Opinion: Hope in a time of unprecedented crisis There’s no question our world has changed immeasurably in less than a week. Seemingly overnight, our daily lives have transformed into the beginning of every post-apocalyptic science fiction movie. But the choice of what happens next is in our hands. Please, for the love of all that is sacred, listen to the advice of [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Guest Column: Alberta’s parks belong to everyone

    Alberta’s parks are part of our identity. They are representative of our past – many influential Albertans have a park named in their honour – and they serve as a gathering place for the young families that represent our future. I am deeply troubled by plans to fully or partially close 20 of our provincial [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Opinion: Governments, union heads playing on workers’ emotions

    Union and provincial government relations have never been more strained and unfortunately each side is using the workers as pawns. It has been well documented where Jason Kenney and his Alberta government’s mutual love (sarcasm off) with provincial unions is unprecedented, but in Saskatchewan, government/union relations are not a lot better. There’s quickly growing tension [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink March 17, 2020

    Tickled Pink I so relieved the UCP government hasn’t had a chance to destroy our health-care system yet with the imminent threat of coronavirus. We need our front line health-care workers more than ever. Tickled Pink That the UCP wants to balance the budget. Ticked right off that they are doing it at the expense [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink March 12, 2020

    Tickled Pink That blockade protesters have understanding bosses who give them all this time off to protest. Maybe my boss will give me a paid week to join them. Tickled Pink So happy I can finally “get over it” now that the gas prices have come down in town. Perhaps all our complaining worked. Made [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink March 10, 2020

    Ticked Off At the City of Medicine Hat and the backward bureaucratic ways they do things here. I have only seen it here in this city only. If I had won that $70 million lottery jackpot, I would leave right away and spend one dime of it here in this hillbilly-run berg. Ticked Off Very [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink March 5, 2020

    Ticked Off I take my reusable shopping bags with me to get groceries but find the checkout clerks pack some of the bags too heavy to lift and put a bunch of empty bags in with my groceries. Ticked Off City utility bill: Service charges, administration charges, going green charges, municipal consent fee, federal carbon [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink March 3, 2020

    Ticked Off We have easily the worst prime minister in our history, yet our paper insists on doing it’s childish rips on the Conservatives day after day. It’s obvious, subjective, and wrong. Ticked Off So, “In an effort to curb operating costs,” council closes the landfill, all evenings and on Sundays. How out of touch [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago