October 20th, 2019

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • False climate prophecies

    The biggest crisis facing the world is not climate change. It is the murder of millions of babies through abortion. I agree 100% with Richard Dietrich’s letter (“Adult manipulation and media sensationalism,” Oct. 11). The climate crisis is a manufactured crisis. The end of the world is not imminent. In 2008, Al Gore said, the [...] Read More »

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  • Children will inherit the mess we created

    Re: “Child abuse in the name of climate change,” Sept. 28 Child abuse in the name of climate change? From a reliable source I have the information that Earth is flat and Elvis is still alive; that carbon emissions over the past 150 years has not gone up and that there were no record-heat years [...] Read More »

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  • Numbers don’t exactly add up

    Re: “HALO has not been paid per call since one-time grant,” Oct. 3 In 2017 a 1986 BK117 B-2 EMS helicopter S/N 7101 was sold at auction (www.govdeals.com) for US$480,000 (CDN$629,000 at the exchange rate on that date). On July 30, 2018 this machine was registered with mark C-GRLH to the helicopter company Rangeland Helicopters [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • One particular scene of ‘Unplanned’ impactful

    Re: “Regrettably, ‘Unplanned’ can’t be unseen,” Sept. 30 I too, attended the showing of the movie, “Unplanned” at the Monarch Theatre. While the writer of the aforementioned letter dwells to a large degree on, in her words, “obscene gore,” that is not at all what made an impression on me. What did affect me, however, [...] Read More »

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  • There is no planet ‘B’

    Re: “You’re up, Premier Kenney,” Oct. 5 Thank you to Mr. Peter Mueller for his guest column. In that column he compared the suicidal antics and stupid warmongering of the world leaders 60 years ago to the willful blindness and simplistic stupidity of world leaders in the last four decades regarding human-caused climate change. His [...] Read More »

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Local Bloggers

  • A Prairie Vernacular

    Source: Esplanade A Prairie Vernacular A Prairie Vernacular presents a stunning array of historic and contemporary vernacular artworks from the Canadian prairies, based on shared interest in prairie experience, culture, environment and sensibilities as compelling sources for artistic practice. Adopting the materials, methods and motivations of a folk aesthetic, these works reflect on memories and histories of life on the prairies and present visual [...] Read More »

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  • Bridget Fairbank

    Source: Medalta Bridget Fairbank The post Bridget Fairbank appeared first on Medalta[...] Read More »

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  • Kevin Liu

    Source: Medalta Kevin Liu The post Kevin Liu appeared first on Medalta[...] Read More »

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  • Victoria Harbour in British Columbia

    Source: Editing Luke Victoria Harbour in British Columbia A few visuals of the Victoria harbour and waterfront in British Columbia[...] Read More »

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  • Overseas Highway in the Florida Keys

    Source: Editing Luke Overseas Highway in the Florida Keys A few visuals from a drive through the Florida Keys on the way to Key West[...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Opinions

  • Opinion: What has political discourse in this province come to?

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Vote for who we tell you to, or we might separate. That is the petulant refrain of Alberta’s ruling class since it became evident that Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is unlikely to form a majority government after Monday’s election. Barring a major upset, the seat tally will be either a plurality for the Conservatives [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Opinion: Corporate tax cut isn’t creating jobs

    sschmidt@medicinehatnews.com The first and really only thing anyone needs to understand about job creation is that it doesn’t exist – at least not in the way we’re being promised. The Job Creation Tax Cut – a 33% reduction in corporate taxation over four years – has been sold to Albertans as a means to more [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Promises often forgotten after the votes are cast

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade A former president of the U.S. has now endorsed Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party in this election, while promises from the leaders abound. Barack Obama has said how much he appreciates Trudeau and how much the world, not just Canada, needs his leadership now. There are some people who would call this political [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • MLA Report: The cost of losing our Alberta Advantage

    “Hard work without a purpose is like a Ferrari without a steering wheel.” –Sergi Trivino Similarly, in Alberta, everything we have worked toward as province and community could become severely limited without new pipelines, a competitive business environment and a federal government that supports our industries. Albertans are well known for their capacity to persevere [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • A taxing concern

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@collingallant Death and taxes are inevitable. Both also lead to a lot of questions, but at least one is relatively straight forward. The latter is also at the heart of most conversations during the current federal election, couched in terms of affordability by several major parties and program development by others. For 100 years, income [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 17, 2019

    Ticked Off That a drug addicted thief carrying a weapon driving a stolen vehicle is able to come on to a family farm and rob them and then the owner is sued by this vermin for defending his family and his property. Tickled Pink Nothing is funnier than a trader thinking he’s cool selling meth [...] Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 15, 2019

    Ticked Off Last Monday night’s leaders’ debate revealed that climate change is not the most cataclysmic issue facing Canadians it is the “socialist” platforms and ideology being promoted by the Greens and NDP. Ticked Off Not one candidate in the federal election has knocked on my door so far. The sad part is one of [...] Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 10, 2019

    Ticked Off Enough of the comments by the extreme Christians in this city. We all know your opinions on abortion, LGBTQ people, yadda, yadda, yadda. We get it. You don’t approve. Ticked Off When it comes to climate change it’s not a matter of saving the planet, it’s about human survival. Any thought of reversing [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 8, 2019

    Tickled Pink With the students rallying over climate change. You are right to be concerned about the negative impact climate change will have over the next 80 years. Don’t be afraid to voice your concern. Tickled Pink To see the young people, the future of our world involved with climate change. They will have to [...] Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 3, 2019

    Ticked Off That we have people talking about improving programs inside the remand centre yet one of the city’s sheriffs posts disgusting comments about people fighting addiction. Wonder why the system has not improved when you have people in the system posting unprofessional comments on facebook rather than being part of improvement. Ticked Off The [...] Read More »

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