September 30th, 2020

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Mask debate continues

    The potential influence of local mask survey results are concerning. Many older citizens, and others not online, were unable to participate in the recent Chamber of Commerce survey, where results did not favour mandating mask wearing. The smaller “News” survey results do not agree with the COC results, and in fact are entirely opposite, with [...] Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Looking outside of the city limits to find ways to attract summer visitors to the downtown core

    If the goal is to make the downtown more pedestrian friendly, city bureaucrats and council should acquaint themselves with what has been done permanently in Kimberly, B.C. and for the summer season in Canmore. Two blocks of main street, with some adjoining side streets are closed off to vehicular traffic. This small gesture attracts people [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Letter: Face masks should be mandated in Medicine Hat

    The potential influence of local mask survey results are concerning. Many older citizens, and others not online, were unable to participate in the recent Chamber of Commerce survey, where results did not favor mandating mask wearing. The smaller Medicine Hat News survey results do not agree with the COC results, and in fact are entirely [...] Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Letter:It’s time for us all to be neighbours and help each other

    It is tough times in Alberta right now and people are sufferings. People and not-for-profit organizations. However people are proud and will not ask for help and they would rather lose their homes. Long standing not-for-profits will stop operating because of this pride. This is the time for Albertans to pull together. If we know [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Letter: MLAs should protest closure of hospital laundry services

    Four thousand years ago, when the only healthcare statement was ‘Bring Out Your Dead,’ two guys realized they could have a profitable career by counting beans. Skip forward 4,000 years, and those same two guys – lets call them E and Y – are still counting beans. Their philosophy is to privatize everything and count [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Local Bloggers

  • JJ Shiplett

    Source: Esplanade JJ Shiplett Rugged, raspy and reserved, JJ Shiplett is a true artist. Unapologetically himself, the Alberta born singer-songwriter and performer is bold in range and musical creativity, with a passion and reverence for the art of music and performance that has captured the attention of music fans across the country. A troubadour whose [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • John Wort Hannam

    Source: Esplanade John Wort Hannam In 2001, John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs. Those songs would become his first recording Pocket Full Of Holes, released in 2003. Eighteen years later, the Alberta [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Lael Chmelyk

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  • Carmen Belanger

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  • Julie-Claude Vezeau-Croteau

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    1 day ago

Opinions

  • Laying It Out: Random thoughts from an eventful week

    According to the new justice minister, Red Deer RCMP officers were unable to make on-the-scene arrests of the racist losers who were assaulting peaceful anti-racism rally goers because they had gone to the wrong venue. When we finally fire up that pricey provincial police force, maybe we should put a few Uber drivers through the [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • MLA Report: A listening ear is a start

    I want to start by offering my deepest condolences to those who have lost someone close to them. It has been hard watching our city come to terms with the rising number of deaths related to suicide and mental illness. I am sure that most of us know, or are in someway connected to the [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Laying It Out: When the purpose you serve is cruel, your actions will follow suit

    At what point in Premier Jason Kenney’s assault on all things decent do people point to the proverbial spade and say, “Oh look, a spade”? As if playing a continued game of, “What deplorable insanity can I squeeze into a press conference this week instead of something a human would say,” Kenney felt now was [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Laying It Out: Listen, we’re broke. But fund cops or else

    Does everyone remember how we had to suffer through that frightening shortage of cops in Alberta for the first decade of the 21st century because former premier Ralph Klein had slashed policing budgets in the early 1990s instead of just addressing a province-inflicted revenue problem? Of course you don’t. Because that was doctors. Does everyone [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • MP Report: Liberals caught in tangled web of deceit

    “Oh what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive.” Published in 1808, Sir Walter Scott’s verse effectively describes our Prime Minister and the situation he has created. How can one person – a leader of a great democracy no less – get into as many quagmires’ as Justin Trudeau? Is it [...] Read More »

    2 months ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Sept. 29

    Ticked Off Is it just me or was the recent Throne Speech a big waste of time? Most people are struggling to pay their bills and keep food on the table and they want you to spend a bunch of money to retrofit your house/business to be more green. Tickled Pink Asymptomatic testing halted, Dr [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: Sept. 24, 2020

    Tickled Pink A little pill box sitting on the table noticed by a couple started a conversation. They then paid for my supper Friday evening. It is very much appreciated. Thank you very much and good health. Ticked Off If the city passed a bylaw it would help the stores enforce the mask crisis and [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink – Sept. 22, 2020

    Ticked Off I guess the word “mandatory” means nothing when it comes to wearing face masks as many still go on in these locations without or using it as a neck warmer. No enforcement, no compliance. Ticked Off If people could stop promoting tattooing as a positive way to develop identity or deal with loss. [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Sept. 15

    Ticked Off Stick a fork in me I’m done. I’m tired of hearing about COVID-19. I’m tired of everyone using COVID-19 as an excuse to spending like there is no bottom to the money pot. Now we have a government that wants to bring in a Green agenda which will cost billions of dollars on [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Sept. 10

    Ticked Off Ticked. We have some inconsiderate neighbours in our nice area. They have loud get togethers, use power tools, weed whip, and lawn mow at night. I think it’s so rude. This area is filled with young families and young children. Our neighbours have woke us up on numerous occasions at all hours of [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago