December 3rd, 2021

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Letter: Invest Medicine Hat needs to do more to attract investors

    Dear editor, If, late in the afternoon of Monday you detect a whiff of bovine excrement, you will be correct, only it is not someone cleaning a corral, it is city council peeling back the sordid cover on Invest Medicine Hat. This collection of estate experts was expected to sell any and all real estate [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Letter: If you want to be welcome in a neighbourhood, you need to be a good neighbour

    Dear editor, With the colder weather, housing situations like that reported in Wetaskiwin due to the closing of a homeless shelter, become more urgent. One reason for this closure was a financial shortfall, which badly needs to be addressed. However, other reasons for the closure were said to be concerns by residents about crime, open [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Letter: No one should have to pay for medical care

    Dear editor, To the lady that feels that any unvaxxed people that go to the hospital with COVID should pay their own medical expenses. Surely she jests. What about all the cigarette smokers and alcohol abusers that cost us billions of dollars per year in medical expenses? What about the obese people that are severe [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Letter: We’ve come a long way, baby!

    Dear editor, The older I get the more amusing things seem to be. Maybe even a chuckle or two! There is big headline news nowadays in regard to self driving vehicles. Experiments and development are going, flat out costing billions of dollars. Wow, soon you will be able to go from home to work, work [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Letter: People everywhere just want to be respected for who they are

    Dear editor, On Wednesday, I watched the first night of ASAN’s (Autistic Self-Advocacy Network) Gala and Rewards from the U.S. It featured non-speaking people with autism. They had a lot to say. It reminded of how compassionate, determined and intelligent these people are.  It also reminds me how diverse people are in our community. That [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Local Bloggers

  • White Sangria (With “Frosted” Rosemary)

    Source: On a sweet note White Sangria (With “Frosted” Rosemary) The Weddingstar Family is pleased to welcome Jamie Krause of Okanagan Valley, BC to the team for 2022 as our exclusive blog contributor.  Jamie has some incredible recipes, event hosting and décor wisdom to share with you and we look … Continue reading → The [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Advent Anticipation—Still Waiting

    Source: GENEralities Advent Anticipation—Still Waiting It’s Advent again. The waiting season. I’m reminded of the old TV ad about the ketchup which is so rich and thick that it takes a very long time for it to come out of the bottle. The song featured in the ad was Carly Simon’s Anticipation which includes this [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Forgotten Alberta: A Land Redeemed is now available on ebook

    Source: Forgotten Alberta Forgotten Alberta: A Land Redeemed is now available on ebook Over the course of a century, the grasslands west of the Bow River, located along the western fringe of Alberta’s dry belt country, have been promoted as a promised land, written off almost entirely, and redeemed, eventually, much to the relief of [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Holiday 50/50 Raffle

    Source: Medalta Holiday 50/50 Raffle Who doesn’t love some extra cash right before the holidays? Let’s be real, we know Medalta could certainly use some. So let’s make some money together with a 50/50 Raffle! Grab your tix quick, last time we ran this raffle, we sold out in under a week. Win up to [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • World War II Memorial in Washington DC

    Source: Editing Luke World War II Memorial in Washington DC Opened and dedicated in 2004, the World War II Memorial in Washington DC is located prominently on the National Mall. Complete with a reflecting pool, 56 pillars representing the states and territories of the United States, and two arches representing the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago

Opinions

  • Digitized Koffee: Lush is selectively quitting social media, can you?

    Last week, Lush Cosmetics announced removing themselves from four major social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. They claim they’re, protesting the “serious effects” social media has on users’ mental health and wellbeing. Ironically their announcement garnered them plenty of free publicity in the traditional sense. “We wouldn’t ask our customers to meet us [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Lush is selectively quitting social media, can you?

    Last week, Lush Cosmetics announced removing themselves from four major social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. They claim they’re, protesting the “serious effects” social media has on users’ mental health and wellbeing. Ironically their announcement garnered them plenty of free publicity in the traditional sense. “We wouldn’t ask our customers to meet us [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • The Human Condition: The white board

    As an anthropologist I am fascinated by how modern technology has facilitated people being increasingly (and malignantly) self-centred. This new form of cyber-narcissism is a kind of spiritual blindness, and a psychological threat to the individual in its grip. I discovered a solution to this problem though, in a college classroom. As both a university [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Just Pondering: ‘Tis the season

    So it’s Christmas time again. I don’t know about you guys but to me it seems that our last Christmas was a million years ago! So much has transpired over the past 12 months and it is like time was in slow motion. I feel like I actually lost a year somewhere. However, having said [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • City Notebook: Keep an eye on base decisions

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Hatters are right to worry about an eventual loss of British Army Tank training at CFB Suffield. The News broached the subject last spring and was accused of being a sour puss, but this week reports that the British Army was ready to close the base entirely was met by a sort of non-denial [...] Read More »

    6 days ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Nov. 25

    Ticked Off The way this city is ruining our streets with new designs, it should change its name from the Gas City to the Cement City. Ticked Off By the time the end of November arrives, Medicine Hat’s two provincial MLAs, Drew Barnes and Michaela Frey (Glasgo) collectively will have raked in approximately $600,000 of [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Nov. 11

    Ticked Off We love the Flats and go there to walk as its scenic and has less wind. Would be tickled pink if the city would do something about the skunks there though. Smell them on almost every block. Tickled Pink Would be if we got things right. You fight together, you remember together. Enough. [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Nov. 4

    Ticked Off After all the money spent on improving the Kinplex, there is still no hot water in the referee room! Tickled Pink How the News puts local sports and athletes on the first page of the sports section! Let the over-paid, under achieving “pros” have the next page. Tickled Pink How polite the kids [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Oct. 28

    Tickled Pink That there were so many people wanting to help us when our battery died on us at the Costco gas station. Thanks to the young man who had the tools and helped change our battery. Nice to see friendly people out there. Tickled Pink With the resounding election results in favour of a [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Oct. 21

    Ticked Off City Hall should go ahead and declare ALL of Medicine Hat a historic site so we never have to change, grow, or progress ever again. Tickled Pink I placed an ad with classifieds and had fantastic results, had an answer to my ad within two days. Excellent result! Ticked Off With all the [...] Read More »

    1 month ago