December 13th, 2019

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Minor hockey needs to grow up

    I have had my two kids in Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association (MHMHA) for the past five-plus years and have some suggestions. The association is about 1,000 kids and run by volunteers. It’s basically affordable and people are trying their best. But there are some big problems that everyone seems to talk about in rumours [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Unions should take their arguments to the boards

    The government does not lay off teachers and nurses, the boards do. There has been much coverage in the news as of late on how the government is laying off teachers and nurses. As a UNIFOR shop steward, I understand that the public sector unions have an important role to play in protecting the jobs [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • AHS needs to review delivery model, revisit changes

    Dear Mr. Kenney, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is broken and has been for many years. Every elected government has tried and failed to make permanent and sustainable changes to it. I believe the “expert committee” was window dressing for what the Kenney UCP government intended to do anyway all along. AHS needs to review their [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Cherry a conservative voice for the right

    I was very disgusted when Don Cherry was let go by Hockey Night in Canada. He was one of very few broadcasters who reported everything without exaggerating or covering anything up. I always looked forward to hearing what he would bring forth every Saturday night. I seemed to learn a lot from this man over [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Climate change ‘science’ is just politics

    The global warming agenda has, from its beginning, disguised itself as real science. This movement began as a toxic union of wealth redistribution ideology and global governance ambitions. However, selling this unwelcome message to the world was a difficult challenge. But at that time, new environmental alarms were gaining traction and the fear factor associated [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

Local Bloggers

  • Holiday Hours 2019

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    2 days ago
  • Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, Quebec

    Source: Editing Luke Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, Quebec Opened in 1893, the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is one of Canada’s grand railway hotels and one of the province of Quebec’s most recognizable landmarks located in Quebec City. Surrounded by the stunning architecture of Old Quebec and overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the Chateau [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Advent Anticipation

    Source: GENEralities Advent Anticipation So here we are. Black Friday o’er. It’s Advent Sunday and we enter our annual spiritual and liturgical waiting room—in which we’re encouraged to pause and be reminded that, not only did Jesus come to save us the first time, he is also coming again and for keeps one day. So, stay awake, [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Bradbury Building in Los Angeles, California

    Source: Editing Luke Bradbury Building in Los Angeles, California A few visuals of the historic Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles, California[...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Black Friday 2019

    Source: Esplanade Black Friday 2019 Your holiday shopping starts here => http://WWW.TIXX.CA! It’s the sale that comes only once a year! Starting at 12AM FRIDAY, Nov 29 until MONDAY, Dec 2 at 11:59PM, on 20 of our top shows, limited ticket quantities, while supplies last! Nothing beats the gift of the Esplanade experience!   Shows Include: [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Opinions

  • Opinion: Everyday Albertans will lose in this battle

    Hindsight is 2020, but perhaps health care reform should have been looked at far sooner than 2020. Jason Kenney government is keen on reducing the deficit in individual budgets, subsequently wanting to create future surpluses and then reduce the province’s accumulated debt. According to statistics from the inaugural and now infamous 2019 provincial Alberta budget [...] Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Guest Column: ATA invites others to join in defending public education

    Last week, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released results of international assessments that showed Alberta’s public education system remained one of the very best education systems in the entire world. Our system ranked third in the world in reading, third in science and eighth in mathematics. Since the OECD’s Programme for International [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Guest Column: The cost of unpaid caregivers for Alberta’s seniors

    As part of our ongoing work, the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) took a fulsome look at the role of unpaid caregivers of seniors with declining health. We set out to measure the impact and value in terms of costs avoided by our health system. Our goal was to better understand how Albertans who [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Laying it Out: Yes, Virginia, there is a health-care cut

    If I gave you $1,000 to care for 100 people, you could spend $10 per person. If next year I give you $1,050 to care for 110, you could spend $9.54. That’s how a population increase can turn a budget increase into a cut. If the cost of one person is $10 and I give [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • MP Report: A strong Canada needs a strong Alberta

    Since October’s federal election Canada’s Confederation appears more fractured than ever with large splits in different regions of our great country. The return of the Bloc in Quebec, the strength of Conservatives in the West, and Liberals in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. Splits along cultural, geographic and economic lines driven by a divisive Liberal campaign [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Dec. 12, 2019

    Ticked Off With all the BS about Don Cherry. I watch hockey for hockey, not for Don Cherry. Ticked Off The city puts more sand and gravel on the roads at the first snowfall than other cities will all winter. Way too much wasted money. Ticked Off Kenney firing the man investigating the UCP leadership [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, Dec. 10, 2019

    Ticked Off AHS should cut administration jobs, not front line jobs. Ticked Off Sadly disappointed there are no bell ringers at one of the biggest box stores. Ticked Off So the Vancouver-based Elemental Energy is going to shove their inefficient solar project down the landowners throats in Brooks. This should not be allowed at all. [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Dec. 5, 2019

    Ticked Off At downtown business owners who value parking tickets over customers supporting their establishments. I am tired of the pathetic parking, my business is going elsewhere. Ticked Off With the new legislation that again makes the farmers untouchable. Every business should have to follow the Alberta employment standards and hold valid adequate insurance. Why [...] Read More »

    1 week ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Dec. 3, 2019

    Ticked Off NDP complains about money spent on trips to England. We have to try something to promote investment or we are going down the tube. Ticked Off By time this goes to print our MLAs Drew Barnes and Michaela Glasgo will have been paid a combined $140,000 ($10,000 each per month) to make our [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Nov. 21, 2019

    Ticked Off I’m friends with many seniors and it seems one councillor is hellbent on ruining the Veiner Centre. Ticked Off Justin Trudeau has managed to do what his father couldn’t – destroy Alberta and suck all the wealth into Ontario and Quebec. Tickled Pink This recent federal election will drive Alberta out of the [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago