September 18th, 2021

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Letter: Public trustees’ code of conduct needs to be revised

    Dear editor, It doesn’t surprise me that the Public School Board would not express any opinion regarding the letter from concerned citizens regarding COVID restrictions to protect children in school, as reported in the News, Sept. 15. Item 4 in the trustees’ code of ethics of the public board is essentially a gag order preventing [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Letter: Watering down our votes

    Dear editor, It is wonderful to see so many candidates willing to put themselves under public scrutiny in order to serve on our city council and make our city better. My concern is with how we vote. People may think it is mandatory to use all eight of our votes for councillors. This is not [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Letter: How false information and hate are harmful to our children and our future

    Dear editor, Our children are the future of our country and planet, and they are being inundated with false information and hate on top of everything else they have to contend with. The scientific community is being vilified for trying to tell people the truth and are being chastised for changing recommendations solely because as [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Letter: A look at the major federal parties’ positions on climate change

    Dear editor, The world is leaving fossil fuels behind. This is not merely my opinion. It is fact. For example, some investment funds, insurance companies, pension funds and countries are refusing to invest in fossil fuel businesses. Norway’s national savings fund, currently worth over $1 trillion and owning 3% of all publicly traded stocks in [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Letter: Barnes comments out of touch

    Dear editor, On Sept. 10 it was reported in the News that MLA Barnes stated, “Albertans and Medicine Hatters are great at taking care of each other… and doing what needs to be done.” with regard to COVID prevention. It seems that Mr. Barnes is out of touch with reality. If all Albertans and Hatters [...] Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Bloggers

  • #FABTrip21: Byemoor for less

    Source: Forgotten Alberta #FABTrip21: Byemoor for less The goal of #FABTrip21 is to take you, the viewer, on a virtual tour of southern Alberta’s out-of-the-way places and spaces, which we do for less, saving you time and money as you follow along with your personal device (that was a bit of a stretch for a [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City

    Source: Editing Luke 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City Beneath the reflecting pool of the North Tower of the former World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City recounts the terror attacks that took place here in 1993 and 2001. With the 9/11 Memorial Plaza above outlining the footprint of the [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Remembering Dave: A Decade Later

    Source: Editing Luke Remembering Dave: A Decade Later I’m thinking about my friend Dave today, who we lost unexpectedly 10 years ago now. It really makes you wonder where the time has gone?Dave and I met on our first day of film school at orientation and became fast friends. In addition to the countless uni [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Hometown Series: Late Summer Highlights

    Source: Editing Luke Hometown Series: Late Summer Highlights Originally debuting on the Editing Luke facebook page, these images are some of the late summer highlights from the “Hometown Series” shot in Medicine Hat, Alberta[...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Gracia Isabel Gomez Cantoya

    Source: Medalta Gracia Isabel Gomez Cantoya The post Gracia Isabel Gomez Cantoya appeared first on Medalta[...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Opinions

  • Laying It Out: Medicine Hat capping off #BestSummerEver with 19 dead in 17 days

    They said it was over. They smugly made fun of anyone who said it wasn’t. They encouraged us to gather en masse. Now, deaths are spiking, hospitals are screwed and we still lead the country in dummies who think COVID isn’t real. Every bit of this their fault, and yet every one of them is [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • City Notebook: The heroes of COVID tested more than ever

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Spare a moment here to think of the heroes of the COVID pandemic. You may picture health-care workers whose great reward for 19 months of hard work is to face truly impossible situations in hospitals today. You may see truck drivers, grocery clerks, farmers, small business owners, teachers and parents who trudged forward to [...] Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • MLA Report: Our democracy and the myth of leader-centric power

    As the legislature’s fall session nears, I think it’s a good time to reflect on the state of our province and our political system. For me, this session marks the halfway point of my third term representing our region. It has been an honour and a privilege for me to do so as part of [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • For What It’s Worth: Conservative values pushed to the sidelines

    This year’s federal election campaign has been tough to watch for those who identify as conservative. In a country faced with record high public debt, erosion of civil liberties and a bloated bureaucracy, one might expect that conservative values of small government and fiscal responsibility would be major themes of this campaign. People with these [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • The Human Condition: Keeping them honest

    As another local and federal election is upon us, we once again have the chance to demand of our leaders more and better. It is important though to remember we must also be ever vigilant in watching what is said on the campaign trail and in the House of Commons to keep our newly elected [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Sept. 9

    Tickled Pink Thank you for buying me breakfast at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 26. It was a nice surprise! And all I did was hold the door open and pass on some BS. Thank you! Ticked Off Vaccines aren’t just about you, it is about trying to not overload our health-care system, it [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Aug. 26

    Tickled Pink Tickled pink that a bike path is been built along Carry Drive, right next to a sidewalk, touching at times. Next to this is Carry Drive, that was brutal last winter and will only get worse as we cycle through the seasons… sigh. Ticked Off That there is virtually no campaigning being done [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Aug. 19

    Ticked Off The bridge needs to stay open for safety seconds count during emergencies or has that changed. Ticked Off Well Mr Turner and Mr Clugston, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary, you thought masks did nothing. Now since the mask bylaw has been lifted our cases have spiked, are you finally [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Aug. 12

    Ticked Off That people want to boycott the China Olympics thinking it will solve everything! Think back to 1980, when we boycotted the Moscow Olympics. Didn’t make any difference, and those who had trained their lives for that shot missed it for nothing! Let them go! Ticked Off To the ticked off person that asked [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, July 15

    Tickled Pink My wife spent her last days at Carmel Hospice. It’s a beautiful place and the staff are super nice and efficient. Thank you very much. Ticked Off O’Toole is a pro at changing the subject when a direct question doesn’t suit his narrative. That’s peak dishonest politician. Tickled Pink I’m amazed at the [...] Read More »

    2 months ago