April 17th, 2021

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Letter: The daylight saving time conundrum

    Dear editor, Lately the conversation has arisen again about the advantages and disadvantages of going daylight savings all year long. In order to satisfy both sides of the argument, why don’t we compromise and go Mountain Standard Time -half-hour all year long? This proposal satisfies some concerns such as being too dark in the morning [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Letter: Don’t accept it without questioning it

    Dear editor, After reading Lynn Thacker’s March 26 letter in the News, I could see many readers saying, “climate change is a hoax, as a ‘highly respected MIT scientist’ says so.” How many readers, however, would bother to check Dr. Richard Lindzen’s credentials? I did, and when the second source on the search was titled [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Letter: We must better protect our frontline health-care workers

    Dear editor, A letter to Health Minister Tyler Shandro: A recent Medicine Hat News article, “Local paramedic says certain hospital workers left out of vaccine rollout” prompted the Board of Palliser Friends of Medicare to contact the issue’s advocate, health-care worker and HSAA member, Jason Soklofske, for more information. For we were astonished by his [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Letter: Chief didn’t need AHS direction on church services

    Dear editor, Medicine Hat Police Chief Mike Worden needn’t wait for AHS to direct him on the legality of the church service at Heights Baptist Church. He can go right to the top legal authority, Jesus Christ. The answer for him is in the first two verses of Chapter 13 of the Book of Romans [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Letter: Would you rather be happy or content?

    Dear editor, Would you rather be happy, or content? Often this is stated as a choice between the two as if it is a high-stakes contest between fun and settling. Why not, however, have both? The United States Constitution says the “pursuit” of happiness is a right. No one anywhere is happiness guaranteed. There are [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

Local Bloggers

  • Graduate Providence | Biltmore Hotel in Rhode Island

    Source: Editing Luke Graduate Providence | Biltmore Hotel in Rhode Island The Graduate Providence, which opened in 1922 as the Providence Biltmore, is a luxury hotel located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The hotel was renovated and reopened in 2019 as the Graduate Providence, and like their other boutique hotels in college towns across the [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Jesus Has Changed Everything—a Sermon Preached by Judy Packwood on the Sunday After Easter 2019 in St James Anglican Cathedral, Peace River, Alberta

    Source: GENEralities Jesus Has Changed Everything—a Sermon Preached by Judy Packwood on the Sunday After Easter 2019 in St James Anglican Cathedral, Peace River, Alberta When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Clay, Creativity, and the Comeback: Official Poster

    Source: Editing Luke Clay, Creativity, and the Comeback: Official Poster After a year and a half since its premiere, I’ve finally added a framed poster of Clay, Creativity, and the Comeback – the feature length documentary I directed in 2019 – to my office wall.  The documentary chronicles how the abandoned factories of a century old [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island

    Source: Editing Luke Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island Opened in May 2019, the Statue of Liberty Museum located on Liberty Island highlights the creation and symbolism of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. While the museum features an array of exhibits about the historic landmark, the true centerpiece of the collection [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ferry Ride to Liberty Island

    Source: Editing Luke Ferry Ride to Liberty Island A few visuals from the ferry ride to see the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

Opinions

  • MLA Report: Rural marginalization is real

    I don’t think anyone disputes that there is rural-urban divide in our society, and over time it has grown more polarized. Both economically and politically, often it seems like rural and urban folks live in two completely different worlds. This divide is not new, but over the past several years I think it has become [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • For What It’s Worth: Democracy doesn’t end in a pandemic

    Seventeen UCP MLAs, including two from the Gas City, made headlines and controversy last week by signing a letter criticizing the government’s decision to downgrade our COVID status from Step 2 to Step 1. Members of the opposition, media and general population have called on Jason Kenney to boot these members out of caucus. Rachel [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • City Notebook: Alberta the ungovernable

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant There are times when politicians point out the importance of debate and how a certain decision is “a great day for democracy.” That’s more often than not a sure sign they’ve either lost said debate or suffered a great thumping but don’t want to say so. That’s the split decision apparently suffered by Premier [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Laying It Out: Nothing like cheating our way to a poor education

    – Medicine Hat’s two MLAs were among 15 UCP colleagues to come out against health measures this week, just as doctors and scientists were once again pleading for diligence, and just as the more contagious, more deadly variant strains of COVID became dominant in Alberta. – A new local restaurant and bar owner is promising [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • The problem with jazz

    Truthfully there is no problem with jazz. Like it or not, jazz music has a long and rich legacy that tells the story of African pain being transformed into the majesty of the spirit expressed through sound. But you wouldn’t know that from the new curriculum proposed for Alberta’s elementary school students, whose music studies [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: April 15, 2021

    Ticked Off People can’t follow the rules, packing churches and bars, not wearing masks, not getting their shots. Now we are in another lockdown. I hope you are happy. Ticked Off Please, someone throw their hat in for this fall’s election, we have two fence-sitters on council … non-believers … let’s wait and see attitudes. [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: April 13, 2021

    Ticked Off Off-leash dog areas … do you not have to be a good human still, and clean up your dog’s feces in these areas? Ticked Off No one is asking the city or the Co-op to break a confidentiality agreement. We’re asking, why does one need to be in place between a citizen-owned community [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: April 8, 2021

    Tickled Pink When we actually get representation and not just taxation. Ticked Off If the police would police instead of just driving around. Tickled Pink You can’t feel sorry for restaurants if they have to shut down as they don’t enforce the rules. They all turn a blind eye to all the tables full of [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: April 1, 2021

    Ticked Off Shame on our local MLA for poorly representing our region with his campaign to end the lockdown. I am unsure how he thinks that going against medical recommendations is going to save our kids. I’d like to see the science that he has to back up his claims. Tickled Pink Medicine Hat is [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, March 30

    Ticked Off Wish COVID updates for Medicine Hat were more detailed as to age groups affected. Ticked Off Can someone tell me, do we work for the politicians or do they work for us? Asking because something isn’t right. Tickled Pink That so many people follow the orders of the government without question. Tickled Pink [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago