May 25th, 2020

Commentary

Letters to the Editor

  • Albertans need to stand up for change

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    4 days ago
  • Sounds of something special

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    4 days ago
  • Congratulations to school boards

    I want to thank and congratulate the local school districts for standing up to Jason Kenny’s government by refusing to lay off educational assistants. Not every district in Alberta was able to do so of course, so at the time when parents and students need the most help, our UCP government pulls it away. Special [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • The future is in the young

    Re: What will your story be? Medicine Hat News April 24, 2020 In your short essay published in the Medicine Hat News April 24, 2020 page B4 you did not mention that today’s graduates need for extensive financial planning; for those who plan to pursue post secondary school education. The present United Conservative Party, of [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Park closures deeply concerning

    I am troubled, and quite frankly confused, about the provincial government’s announcement to close and remove many of our parks in Alberta. This announcement came just before the COVID-19 crisis escalated here in southern Alberta. However, like many Albertans, I have not forgotten. I was raised in Medicine Hat and I am so proud to [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Local Bloggers

  • My Witnesses: a Short Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter with reference to Acts 1.6-14, 1 Peter 4.12-14, 5.6-11 and John 17.1-11

    Source: GENEralities My Witnesses: a Short Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter with reference to Acts 1.6-14, 1 Peter 4.12-14, 5.6-11 and John 17.1-11 I didn’t have to preach this morning. But if I had, I would have said something like this…Jesus said, in Acts 1, It is not for you know times or seasons [...] Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Call for information on Bingo School

    Source: Forgotten Alberta Call for information on Bingo School I recently received an email from Ms. Catherine McNeely, looking for answers about Bingo School, which operated northeast of Spondin, 45 km northeast of Hanna,  for the better part of forty years. As McNeely explained, her grandmother, then-Miss Beulah Scott, came to the great brown yonder [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • School Art 2020 Virtual Exhibition

    Source: Esplanade School Art 2020 Virtual Exhibition Full of colour, energy and talent, the virtual exhibition will lift your spirits and keep you enthralled for hours. Our display of the creativity and skill of Medicine Hat and region’s students, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, is a Medicine Hat tradition that has grown from 50 works [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Online Pop-Up Shop: Medicine Hat Prints

    Source: Editing Luke Online Pop-Up Shop: Medicine Hat Prints As a result of some spring cleaning (and a general refresh behind the scenes) I thought it would be cool to launch this temporary online pop-up shop to clear out the few prints I have left in stock from my Around the Hat series featuring scenes [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Welcoming Jason Sailer to the FAB Team

    Source: Forgotten Alberta Welcoming Jason Sailer to the FAB Team I’m excited to announce that Jason Sailer has joined the Forgotten Alberta gang as a guest contributor! Possessing deep roots in the rural south, and love for Alberta’s heritage, Jason is a great addition to the Forgotten Alberta  (FAB) team . His love of Alberta [...] Read More »

    4 days ago

Opinions

  • Laying It Out: Throwin’ stones and coming up empty

    Curling legend Pat Ryan was a game changer in every sense. I’d watched him as a kid and was still in journalism school in 2007 when I had the opportunity to sit down with him at The Continental Cup in Medicine Hat. The interview was one of my first, so it stuck with me, and [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • City Notebook: Say what you will, Barnes sticks to his politics no matter what

    To quote the title of a popular children’s book, Drew Barnes has had a “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad” couple weeks … on social media at least. The MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat got zinged a bunch of times in May for, among other things, how he operates a substantial rental property portfolio, him extolling [...] Read More »

    3 days ago
  • News editorial: Should elections look different in the future?

    Perhaps Albertans have misunderstood the purpose of elections. Maybe it is political staff rather than would-be MLAs that should be campaigning. Unless a minister happens to be in this area it is virtually impossible to get a telephone interview. It is common place now for government communications staff to simply provide an emailed statement that [...] Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Pandemic helps teach us about climate change

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com New reports state global carbon dioxide emissions fell by about 17 per cent by early April, during an unprecedented slowdown as the industrial world battles COVID-19. That’s either encouraging or terrifying depending on which side of the climate debate you sit. The reality is neither and both, but gives key — and, yes, unprecedented [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • News editorial: We must remain vigilant as we re-open

    Today’s “relaunch” in Alberta from the most strict of pandemic controls is no doubt welcome, but shouldn’t be considered as the beginning of the end, but rather, perhaps, the end of the beginning. That idiom, the creation of Winston Churchill in the early days of the Second World War, applies to a long hard struggle, [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: May 14

    Medicine Hat News Ticked Off How come the prime minister is giving major dollars to JBS and Cargill so as to provide their workers with PPE? JBS is Brazilian-owned and the Cargill group is one of the richest families in the world. Is the US government backstopping these companies or is Canada just a big [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink: May 12

    Ticked Off People need to watch ” The Planet of the Humans” on YouTube. After that try and tell me how green solar panels and wind turbines are. They are not the answer to anything. Tickled Pink If more precise explanation of what “unspecified economic development activities” means, and why, especially at the direction of [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • TICKED OFF/TICKLED PINK

    Ticked Off At all you do-gooders, tree-huggers, environmentalists who are anti pipeline. Eight years ago if we had built the pipeline, we would have billions dollars for health care which is badly needed for there COVID-19 crisis. Tickled Pink By the job that the town of Redcliff did at the intersection of Mitchell and Broadway. [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Ticked Off, Tickled Pink: April 21

    Tickled Pink Thank a wonderful honest person who returned my medication package after I left it in a shopping cart. Thank you so much. Tickled Pink With so many people out of work, staying home, and no sports to watch on TV, there will be a big spike in babies born in nine months in [...] Read More »

    1 month ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink March 17, 2020

    Tickled Pink I so relieved the UCP government hasn’t had a chance to destroy our health-care system yet with the imminent threat of coronavirus. We need our front line health-care workers more than ever. Tickled Pink That the UCP wants to balance the budget. Ticked right off that they are doing it at the expense [...] Read More »

    2 months ago