March 8th, 2021

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Weekend Mailbag: March 6, 2021

    Weekend Mailbag is an online feature at the Medicine Hat News which includes letters to the editor that could not be fit into the paper in a timely fashion. Check out our website on Saturdays for more thoughts from the community, or share yours by submitting a letter to the editor by email at letters@medicinehatnews.com. [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Letter: We go to vigils and nothing seems to change

    Dear editor, We go to vigils and nothing seems to change.  Isn’t it great that there are so many things to do online these days, including vigils. I have been to three vigils in the last month. There was the vigil for homeless people in Regina, where there were 48 candles lit for people. There [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Letter: It’s time governments look after Canadians over corporate bottom lines

    Dear editor, The pandemic has wreaked havoc across society in all areas. Among other things, physical and mental health has suffered, frontline workers have been exposed to hazards without proper protective equipment, small businesses have suffered losses or closed, and workers have lost their jobs. It can only be hoped that we have learned some [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Letter: Selenium a cause for concern

    Dear editor, John Grisham’s best-selling book, Gray Mountain, paints a bleak and dark image of strip mining in the Appalachians of the southern U.S.  Is this what we can look forward to by allowing strip mining in our beautiful Rocky Mountains? The element selenium is used in the strip-mining process for coal. Strip mining of the [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Letter: We must bridge the deadly divide between the haves and have-nots

    Dear editor, Years of progress in eliminating poverty around the world threatens to be wiped out by COVID-19. Prior to the pandemic, the poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7% between 2019 and 2021. Now, poverty is projected to increase by 9.1% in this time frame, plunging millions more women and girls [...] Read More »

    6 days ago

Local Bloggers

  • One Year of the Hometown Series in Medicine Hat, Alberta

    Source: Editing Luke One Year of the Hometown Series in Medicine Hat, Alberta One year ago, as the insanity of 2020 kicked in, I saw the majority of my upcoming projects and travel shoots evaporate under lockdown. Realizing I was going to have some time on my hands, and that 80% of my business would [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Coos Bay Boardwalk on the Oregon Coast

    Source: Editing Luke Coos Bay Boardwalk on the Oregon Coast A few visuals from the Coos Bay Boardwalk in Coos Bay, Oregon[...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Medalta @ Home

    Source: Medalta Medalta @ Home The post Medalta @ Home appeared first on Medalta[...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Visiting a Cat Cafe in Tokyo, Japan

    Source: Editing Luke Visiting a Cat Cafe in Tokyo, Japan Cat cafes are wildly popular across Japan, so a spontaneous visit to one in Tokyo was perhaps par for the course. I can’t say that any of the cats were particularly interested in welcoming visitors during our brief encounter, but they did deliver the grumpy [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Hometown Series: February Highlights

    Source: Editing Luke Hometown Series: February Highlights Originally debuting on the Editing Luke facebook page throughout February, these images are winter highlights from the “Hometown Series” shot in Medicine Hat, Alberta this month. [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

Opinions

  • Laying It Out: The anger is fair but blaming doctors is not

    It’s extremely important to show compassion for those expressing anger and frustration over what will soon be the one-year anniversary of Alberta’s initial COVID-19 health restrictions. I don’t see how anyone could be happy about where we are at. It’s been the year that felt like 10, and from the moment we heard what a [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Rebuilding economy a Conservative priority

    Conservatives are focused on re-establishing Canada’s economy in every part of the country and in every sector, through targeted planning on job creation and getting people back to work. The pandemic has become an extraordinary threat to the lives and livelihoods of Canadians that requires an extraordinary response. Conservatives supported, even enhanced the framework, for [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Viewpoint: How to build back better

    Canada, like the rest of the world has been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Efforts to better control its spread and to accelerate vaccinating the population have occupied our governments. Our next major undertaking is our country’s recovery. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented the government’s plan for recovery on Nov. 30. The federal government [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Another Thought Coming: Genocide … yes … no … maybe

    Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, the day the west wind warning ended. Also, the day our government did something great, worthy of honour. They voted on a motion to declare that China is committing genocide against Uighurs and Turkic Muslims. The vote was 266 out of 338, and that is a big win. Canada will now [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • City Notebook: Vaccines are rolling but we have a ways to go yet

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant This week provincial health authority began distributing the coronavirus vaccine to a large portion of the general public. After nearly a year Albertans should rightly see this as the beginning of the end of a long struggle and swift and seemingly titanic change. But the end it is not. The value cannot be overstated [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, March 2

    Tickled Pink So, I haven’t won a big lottery, yet. But on the other hand, I have also not been hit by lightning. So I guess it all balances out. Tickled Pink I’m glad the city businesses affected by COVID are slowly coming back to life. Shop local means more now than ever. City projects, [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: Feb. 26, 2021

    Tickled Pink Thank you so much to the couple that turned in a very sentimental necklace at the mall. You just proved there are still kind, thoughtful people in the world! Ticked Off It’s embarrassing to live in a riding that elected someone like Barnes. I’d like to apologize to the province. Ticked Off City [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Feb. 16

    Tickled Pink For the way Medicine Hat residents have worked and sacrificed to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. This will benefit all in the long run. Ticked Off It will be interesting to see if the UPC government is listening to the protests and petitions from the electorate – remember those folks who voted [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink - Feb. 9, 2021

    Ticked Off The lights on Dunmore across from new denture building need to get adjusted. If you’re not driving on the main drag you’ll wait forever for the light to change to green! Tickled Pink By these people driving around in their SUV by themselves with a mask on. Who are you afraid of? I [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: Feb. 2, 2021

    Tickled Pink Tickled Pink by Chinook Village. They have provided wonderful care for a loved one that is there. Thank you to the staff. Ticked Off Sell the electric system? Hello? There will be a big increase in the future to charge all the cars, trucks, buses etc., when there is no wind and when [...] Read More »

    1 month ago