June 23rd, 2018

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 »

    1 year 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 »

    2 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 »

    2 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 »

    2 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 »

    2 years ago

Letters to the Editor

  • Gophers overrunning Medicine Hat Village

    Medicine Hat Village, owned by Cove Communities in Arizona, is being invaded by gophers. They are expanding from mobile and city-owned property along 13th Avenue S.E. to dig in yards, live under homes, and play in outbuildings. Children helping get the mail and waiting for school buses see birds eating dead gophers. We have a [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • When it comes to abortion, laws of the land are contrary to God’s law

    Re: “It’s hard to make any sense of some arguments,” May 19 As a sensible person, I along with millions of others fully support the reasons for being pro-life as opposed to pro-abortion. We believe human life is sacred from the womb to the tomb. We do not regard animal life in the same way [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Respect and dignity go two ways

    Re: “Local man claims he and other ‘Christians’ are being stifled by the library’s social media,” June 1 I don’t normally use this format to express frustration or concern, but after reading Collin Gallant’s article regarding a recent social media post from the Medicine Hat Public Library, I really felt compelled to speak up. As [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • American evangelicals ‘messed up’ as they ‘worship’ Donald Trump

    “A great personality and very smart, good combination”; A very talented man”; “He loves his country very much”; “A worthy negotiator”; “They have great beaches, whenever they’re exploding their cannons into the ocean, I say, ‘Boy, look at that view, wouldn’t that make a great condo?'” It’s a testament to how utterly messed up American [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Get past the stigma

    I have been thinking about stigma for awhile. We have kinds of stigma in our society against mental illness, developed delayed folks, people who look different from us, people who act different from us and people who take drugs. I have been wondering who has the time for all this stigma in their lives it [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Local Bloggers

  • Charity plans for the year: Superhero Night, mini golf, online auction and more!

    Source: Dominics journey with AML Charity plans for the year: Superhero Night, mini golf, online auction and more! People used to ask us how we did it: How do you deal with a kid with leukemia and still have energy to go to work?Well, for one, Trish didn’t work – her job was Dominic. And [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • New (Unofficial) Editing Luke Gallery Opening

    Source: Editing Luke New (Unofficial) Editing Luke Gallery Opening Alright, so it’s not exactly a gallery per se, but I’m always pretty proud to see another collection of my photography printed, framed, and on public display (especially in my hometown). This latest commission utilized 15 photographs from my Around the Hat series to feature in [...] Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • American Sign Museum in Cincinnati: Part 4

    Source: Editing Luke American Sign Museum in Cincinnati: Part 4 A continuation of my photo set from the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio[...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Jasper SkyTram at Whistlers Mountain

    Source: Editing Luke Jasper SkyTram at Whistlers Mountain Riding the Jasper SkyTram and hiking to the summit of Whistlers Mountain is an incredible way to experience Alberta’s Rocky Mountains in Jasper National Park. The Jasper SkyTram boasts being the longest and highest aerial tramway in Canada, and reaches nearly 2300 meters (7472 feet) above sea [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Jessie Fraser “Without Markings”

    Source: Esplanade Jessie Fraser “Without Markings” Calgary based artist Jessie Fraser is currently in residence at the Ewart Duggan House until June 25th, 2018. Throughout her stay in Medicine Hat she’ll be divvying up her time between archival research, film photography exploration, site specific interjection and a daily practice of listening and walking the house’s [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Opinions

  • Guest Column: Work hard because you enjoy it, not simply to ‘get ahead’

    None of us deserve the sunshine that warms the air and paints the world. None of us deserve the rain that washes away the dust and feeds the flowers and the trees. None of us deserve the dog’s trust and happiness when we arrive home, or the cat’s petulant acceptance of our existence in her [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • MLA Report: No need to ‘wallow in the darkness’

    I am proud of Medicine Hat. I love the people in the city and surrounding county, the landscape and the opportunities our area provides for youth, families and seniors. It is a city of industry and innovation. A city with self-determination. Most importantly, Medicine Hat is my home where my wife and I raised our [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • A tragic year off the ice

    Sports are important to a lot of people, especially in southern Alberta. But the community is often faced with reminders that matters of life go far beyond the fields or arenas offered by sports. The year 2018 isn’t even halfway done yet and already it will go down as an awful year for the Lethbridge [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Guest Column: Canada needs an official poverty line

    Poverty is hard to measure. There are many aspects besides living on low income, including having disabilities or costly health problems, not being able to find decent housing, not being able to understand and communicate in an environment with increasing technological and legal complexity, and being unable to find nutritious food at reasonable prices. Still, [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Guest Column: Global ‘china shop’ teetering

    A bull in a china shop. I’ve puzzled over that phrase for years. Why would someone bring a bull into a china shop? What is a china shop anyway? And how would you ever get that bull into or out of that shop? In recent days I’ve come to understand the concept of the china [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink June 19

    Ticked Off In 1968 we went to the moon and back but in 2018 they still haven’t figured out a way to let me lawfully go through an intersection when nobody is coming for blocks around; and the speed limits have stayed static forever despite hundreds of improvements to vehicles, safety features and roadways. Tickled [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink June 14

    Ticked Off Who is filling their pockets in Medicine Hat with the prices of gas $1.27 in Medicine Hat at Costco and $1.17 in Calgary? Tickled Pink I think that the Americans are still mad that Canada (British) burned down the White House in the War of 1812. Justin Trudeau should apologize to Trump as [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink June 12

    Tickled Pink When we receive much needed rain, let’s remember to thank the Creator for it. Ticked Off If households have to recycle with these blue bins, what about the paper products from the bingo hall? Ticked Off Why does the food bank need to collect diapers? Why don’t people just use cloth ones and [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink June 7

    Ticked Off Every time the abortion issue comes up the first thing you hear is what about unwanted pregnancies as a result of rape. I would be surprised if even one or two per cent of all abortions have anything to do with rape. There can always be an exception in cases of rape. Ticked [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink June 5

    Ticked Off Street sweeping signs went up here in Ross Glen Sunday morning for Monday sweeping. Monday is scheduled garbage pick up, after no pick up last week due to holiday. Who makes these decisions? Ticked Off A pregnant woman’s choice to abort her baby is not like other choices she might make in her [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago