May 19th, 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

  • Challenging others to walk

    My name is Roger Marple. I live with Alzheimer’s and I am happy to say, challenges aside, I’m still doing well. News reporter Gillian Slade and I have done some positive articles about my journey with Alzheimer’s. The one thing I have learned is Medicine Hat people are pretty great about their perceptions and views [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Another example of ‘knee-jerk thinking’ from council

    The recent announcement of the city councillors not attending the FMC meeting in Quebec I feel is just another example of the council doing “knee-jerk thinking.” I understand the desire to not patronize an area you have a disagreement with but there should have been more thought and discussion concerning this action. This is not [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Green leader lives what she preaches

    Congratulations to Elizabeth May on her environmentally friendly wedding. She lives what she preaches. I first heard of her years ago, when I lived in Halifax. As a recently graduated lawyer she was hired by an environmental organization to sue the Sidney Steel Corporation for pollution and she won. That victory earned her an instant [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Letter painted a disgusting picture

    Re: “City council is standing up for Alberta,” May 11 Mr. MacLaren’s letter in Saturday’s News painted a disgusting picture of Albertans. The decision by our city council to boycott the FCM conference is also a disgusting picture. It looks like the pouting, spoiled kid who says, “I’m going home cause you guys don’t play [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Why you should care about Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

    Why should you give a damn? It’s rare, so who cares! Hold it a second or two, and I’ll tell you. I ask people if they’ve heard of TSC. They say, “The Shopping Channel? Sure, I’ve heard of that!” No, it’s not that. It’s Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). There currently is no cure. You should [...] Read More »

    5 days ago

Local Bloggers

  • Production Underway On New Documentary

    Source: Editing Luke Production Underway On New Documentary With principal photography kicking off just few weeks ago, things have been a blur as this latest Editing Luke project gets up to speed. It was only one month ago that I revealed the documentary had been greenlit, but since then there hasn’t been a day without [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Carla Wolfs

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  • Kiri Rix

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  • Emily May

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  • Dominique Gonzaga

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    4 days ago

Opinions

  • See energy investments for what they are

    The first of its kind in Canada – a solar thermal power plant in Medicine Hat that cost $10 million – is coming to an end after just five years. For those who saw this investment as more than a research project, and that probably means most people, there is disappointment that we are not [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Guest Column: It’s a health issue, not a moral issue

    I am very concerned about the letter that Cypress-Medicine Hat UCP MLA Drew Barnes has written to the health minister requesting a reallocation of funds set aside for the supervised consumption site (SCS) in Medicine Hat. First and foremost, these decisions should be informed by science and medicine, not decided through political sentiments. I say [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Recognizing nurses’ key role

    Modern nursing began in the 19th century with Florence Nightingale, the famed “Lady with the Lamp.” Thanks to modern technology, the profession has been taken to heights Nightingale could never have imagined when she was tending to wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. But despite the long passage of time, nursing is still based on [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • National Affairs: Federal progressive vote is up for grab

    @ChantalHbert If there were any doubts that the upcoming federal election really has become Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives to lose, the results of Monday’s byelection in the B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith should have dispelled them. No, the last byelection to be held before next fall’s federal campaign did not feature a great surge to the right. [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Mental health awareness, not illness, is everyone’s issue

    Change is slow but forward progress is forward progress. Canadian Mental Association’s Mental Health Week is May 6-12 and while there seems to be an increased and concerted effort to talk about mental health and it is now part of our consciousness, the understanding still needs some work. The theme for this year’s Mental Health [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink May 16, 2019

    Ticked Off That the Canalta Centre has to discount show tickets by 20% in an attempt to fill the small portion of the centre made available. It’s such a wonderful building that is not being supported. Come on all you retirees, let the moths out of your wallets! Tickled Pink Laughing at everyone who supported [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink May 14, 2019

    Tickled Pink I pray for those who tried to break my spirit, you’re neither worthy nor worth my time! Ticked Off Kenney and the UCP don’t need a cabinet minister down here they have the mayor. Tickled Pink That our local MLA was not given a cabinet position as he obviously isn’t qualified. Ticked Off [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink May 9, 2019

    Ticked Off That the Canalta Centre has had 53,000 customers this year, which is about 13,250 a month. Capacity was about 96,000 or 24,000 a month! Ticked Off With people that condemn Kenney. Give him a chance like you did Notley. Tickled Pink That the staff at a local theatre are very conscientious about returning [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink May 7, 2019

    Ticked Off That recycling has become a big money issue rather than a way to protect our environment and our future quality of life. Ticked Off We are seeing more and more dogs running loose in the evening at Ross Glen Park. How about a sign posted there and more monitoring by bylaw officers? Ticked [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink May 2, 2019

    Ticked Off At the TOTP commenter upset about the criticism of the PM over the SNC-Lavalin affair and thinking he was doing it to benefit the country. It was not to benefit the country but his own re-election which is what he himself said. Ticked Off At the quality of legalized cannabis in retail stores. [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago