March 26th, 2019

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 »

    2 years 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 »

    3 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 »

    3 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 »

    3 years ago

Letters to the Editor

  • Health care and the election

    If you want to educate yourself about the status of our health-care system prior to our upcoming election, I suggest you focus on one word – sugammadex. If you educate yourself about this one drug you can gain perspective on how patient-centeredness, responsible stewardship, professionalism, collaboration, transparency, honesty, and individual risks within the health-care system [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Seeing a bright future for the world

    I have great faith in the younger generation. I been contemplating lately how much society has changed since the 1970s in respect to women’s rights and gender equality when I was coming of age and going to university. I look at the various causes I am engaged in and the not-for-profit groups and think the [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Let’s not change the clocks, but stay on Daylight time year-round

    Every year around this time people are raising the issue of Daylight Saving Time (DST) again. There is a need to seriously consider doing away with the twice annual time change. However it is submitted that the issue is not really Standard versus Daylight time, as most people probably do not have strong opinions on [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta can’t afford another Liberal turned Reformer in Kenney

    After watching what Ralph Klein did to this province using Reform Party policies we know we can’t afford another Liberal turned Reformer in Jason Kenney. I will never forget the nurses bawling their eyes out, in my office, when Klein destroyed their careers. Nor will I forget the doctor with tears streaming down his face [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Addressing climate change is within our control

    Re: Don’t fight climate change (March 11) Paul McLennan recently lamented a lack of common sense in discussions of current issues. As evidence he points to people and ideas he does not accept. They, I submit, are not the problem. Common sense is out there. But, as English writer John Heywood proposed in 1546, “There [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Local Bloggers

  • River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

    Source: Editing Luke River Walk in San Antonio, Texas A few visual highlights from the incredibly scenic River Walk in San Antonio, Texas[...] Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Calgary Tower in Calgary, Alberta

    Source: Editing Luke Calgary Tower in Calgary, Alberta Originally known as the Husky Tower, the 627 foot Calgary Tower in downtown Calgary, Alberta is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. It was built in 1967 to mark Canada’s centennial and to drive urban renewal in Calgary’s downtown core. At the time of completion the [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • A SaskLent: Snatched from the Jaws of Safety and Comfort in the Nick of Time—Again!

    Source: GENEralities A SaskLent: Snatched from the Jaws of Safety and Comfort in the Nick of Time—Again! Jesus, who sets out and knows all our paths and resting places (Ps139.2), led us here to King’s Cottage in Regina.  After a few months of wintery settling in we are now observing our first SaskLent in this [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Editing Luke on CBC Radio Calgary

    Source: Editing Luke Editing Luke on CBC Radio Calgary A big thank you to CBC Radio Calgary for having me on the Homestretch this afternoon to speak a bit about my hometown photo series, Around the Hat. The show was broadcasting from Inspire Cafe in downtown Medicine Hat, Alberta today, and reached out last week [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Surprise items

    Source: Dominics journey with AML Surprise items It was no secret that we were going to Extra Life United this week in Orlando but we did manage to keep one amazing thing hidden until it started.As a convention and gaming tournament, ELU brings together incredible people from around the world. Every year things change but [...] Read More »

    6 days ago

Opinions

  • Alberta election will not be pleasant

    Get set for one of the ugliest elections ever in Alberta. The New Democratic Party under Rachel Notley earned an eye-popping majority in 2015 after 44 years of Progressive Conservative governance. To hold onto their majority, the NDP’s strategy is simple. To paraphrase: “We are the party of tolerance, caring, compassion. We build schools, improve [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Immense changes in the political picture in four years

    Four years is not a long time and yet if you look back at the last provincial election in 2015 it seems ages ago. Remember, the late Jim Prentice was leader of the Progressive Conservative government and Blake Pedersen was the candidate in Medicine Hat. The Wildrose Party, with Brian Jean at the helm, was [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • This about Alberta, folks

    April 16 is the day we’ve all been waiting for … some more than others. But it is the day that Albertans will vote to form the next Alberta government, not the next federal government, not to stick it to anyone else, or send a message to perceived friends or enemies around the world. There’s [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Love, respect and peace, not hate, should rule the world

    Racism doesn’t work when it comes to making the world a ‘better’ place. It just doesn’t. Neither does negative feelings of xenophobia, sectarianism, homophobia, or religiophobia. None of it does. It is mentally exhausting watching hate unfold in so many ways. We are learning, watching traditional and social media, we have to be constantly on [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Games politicians play are often a turnoff

    It is politics every which way you turn these days and sometimes it is hard to see who is looking out for the average person. On the provincial front it seems there has never been more given to so few in such a short space of time, to paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill. Even as the [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink March 26

    Ticked Off With political parties phoning around and trying to guilt elderly people into donating $1,500 when their entire months income is less than that. Shame on you. Tickled Pink Thank you to the man and woman who helped me when I fell crossing the street in Redcliff. Ticked Off The problem with the pipeline [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink March 21

    Ticked Off With realtors present/past whining about stress tests on mortgages. As customers this is good for us – fewer foreclosures/mental health problems. Don’t like it? Lower house prices. Simple solution. Tickled Pink We are so excited about getting the right party back into power. Bidding farewell to the party of division, debt, and bad [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink March 19

    Ticked Off Anyone who thinks the recent testimony from Butts was going to go against his longtime friend is delusional. If he didn’t do anything wrong why resign? Ticked Off With our downtown entertainment venue. While Swift Current gets Wayne Newton, we’re getting a puppet show. Ticked Off Silly folks haven’t figured out yet that [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink March 14

    Tickled Pink With the nice person who found my utility bill and put it in my mailbox. Thank you very much. Ticked Off With the utility bill service charges and ommodity charges! Must be seven or eight extra charges on each utility. What really burns me is we have to pay GST on a carbon [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink March 12

    Ticked Off At the idiot who figures seniors should eat at the Veiner Centre and quit taking up tables at local restaurants. I hope you get treated the same way when you get to that stage of your life. Ticked Off With the inappropriate nagging going on with the opposition. The election will be called [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago