July 21st, 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 »

    3 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

  • Mural fest leaves legacy

    With the final colour applied and the last mural painted, the first Medicine Hat Mural Fest is complete and hopefully there are many more to come. After three days of extensive and intense hours of planning and execution by a who’s who of local and international artists the legacy left behind will be enjoyed for many [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Hatter’s warning letter to Newfoundland voters riles

    On July 17, a Newfoundland newspaper called The Telegram published a letter to the editor from a Mr. Gord Cowan of Medicine Hat titled “An N.L. vote for the federal Liberals is a betrayal of Alberta.” Mr. Cowan was clearly very upset at how Newfoundlanders could have voted for the federal Liberals in 2015 and [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Canada isn’t doing its part to fight the world’s greatest killers

    The Global Fund is the largest global effort to eliminate the world’s greatest killers – AIDS, TB and Malaria, and they have been incredibly successful, saving tens of millions of lives, and the fund is due for renewal for another three years. Japan has recently committed to this renewal and so has the UK, both [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Who’s next to have their pay cut?

    Re: “Bill 2 creates jobs, opportunity,” July 8 I was disappointed to read the minister of labour and immigration’s guest column. In it he attempts to justify paying young people less than the official minimum wage. That policy, he claims will increase the number of jobs available to young people. I would suggest that the [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • An evil agenda is bing promoted in our country

    Re: “No to Trump in ’20,” June 24 There are shades of conspiracy in the Medicine Hat News publishing such a biased editorial from the left-centre Orlando Sentinel in the city where Donald Trump opened his 2020 campaign for re-election. In step with most of the Canadian media, the News can’t say enough bad things [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Local Bloggers

  • Smithsonian Castle in Washington DC

    Source: Editing Luke Smithsonian Castle in Washington DC Completed in 1855, the Smithsonian Institution Building (or The Castle) is one of the numerous landmarks located on the National Mall in Washington DC. Today, The Castle houses the main Smithsonian visitor center and administrative offices, as well as the tomb of James Smithson[...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Superhero Night III

    Source: Dominics journey with AML Superhero Night III For the third year in a row the Medicine Hat Mavericks baseball team is helping the Alberta Children’s Hospital and promoting our charity efforts by holding Superhero Night next Saturday, July 20.We are honoured to be able to reveal this year’s special jerseys! After going with a [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Documentary in Post Production

    Source: Editing Luke Documentary in Post Production Updates have been sparse recently as my latest documentary project entered post production at the beginning of July. Hours and hours of interviews, stacks of archival material, and all of the other bits and pieces surrounding a project like this become a bit consuming. All that said, I’m really [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Why Choose a CHBA Builder?

    Source: Brost Developments Why Choose a CHBA Builder? (Note: some of the commentary below is an excerpt from the BILD Alberta website) Wondering about getting the best possible value for your home-buying money? Concerned about making the right choices for you and your family? Not sure how to find the right builder? Worried about getting [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • This Perfect Day Exhibition

    Source: Medalta This Perfect Day Exhibition The post This Perfect Day Exhibition appeared first on Medalta[...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Opinions

  • National Affairs: Premiers may flip together but PM hasn’t flopped yet

    The brief get-together of five conservative-minded premiers last week was meant to highlight the divide. Alberta’s Jason Kenney, Ontario’s Doug Ford, Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe and New Brunswick’s Blaine Higgs all gathered before the cameras to flip pancakes at the Calgary Stampede. They were joined by Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod who, while technically non-partisan, shares [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Achievement

    This editorial was first published in the Medicine Hat News on July 21, 1969, the day after Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The footprints of man have joined the footprints of time on the surface of the moon. Momentous achievement, superb performance, stunning success – the United States astronauts’ brief exploration of the Sea [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • NDP filibustering just grandstanding against what Albertans voted for

    Filibuster – a word that has been on the lips of many Albertans recently. While it may sound like the name of a rodent for Groundhog Day, or a favourite sweet treat, what is the true purpose of this parliamentary tool? History is always a good place to look when analyzing concepts. The first use [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • UCP decision to cut nutrition program funding short-sighted

    Enjoy your breakfast? Care for an extra slice of toast? More coffee? That morning energy boost is an important part of life for most Canadians. Indeed, if our routine blood test requisition says “fast for 12 hours,” we’re anxious to get an early morning laboratory booking so we can grab something to eat as we [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Guest Column: Why aren’t berms more popular?

    In 1953 the Netherlands suffered from a horrendous storm, storm tide, and all-consuming floods. Although the Dutch had always been subjected to flooding, that one was totally unexpected; in severity, loss of life, of humans and animals, damage to superstructure, entire towns, large parts of cities, farms/agriculture – certainly all the areas below sea level [...] Read More »

    6 days ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 18, 2019

    Ticked Off That facts are labelled “dangerous propaganda” from a supposedly unbiased messenger. Tickled Pink No Facebook, no Twitter, no email, no phone, no debt. Beautiful children, loving wife. No god. Freedom. Ticked Off Jason Kenney is positioning himself for federal politics by having Alberta be the only province to remove provincial trade barriers. This [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 16, 2019

    Ticked Off Just think, some years ago we had the opportunity to sell our natural gas wells. But no, that is our “heritage.” Now it’s slowly becoming worthless! Ticked Off For the Alberta 55-Plus Summer Games about 90 golfers entered from around the province. I think there were none from Medicine Hat and one from [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 11, 2019

    Ticked Off At the woman who chastised me for having my dog off-leash in an off-leash park. Mind your own business. Ticked Pink If we could get concerts in this city by musicians relevant to the current decade. It’s the same thing over and over. All we get are cover bands and groups from the [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 9, 2019

    Ticked Off By the philosophy of a pro-choicer, should not all narcotics be legal? My body, my choice. Tickled Pink With a young lady who waited on me at a local Pharmasave. She voluntarily took the time to check for a coupon for the expensive birthday card I was purchasing and saved me $6! Ticked [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 4, 2019

    Ticked Off I want to know where global warming went. I have the worst garden in 65 years. Ticked Off Why is the Lethbridge population growing in comparison to Medicine Hat? Lethbridge reached 100,000+ and is Alberta’s third largest city. What is happening in that city that isn’t happening here in Medicine Hat? What happened [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago