January 25th, 2022

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Utility rates climbing needlessly high

By Letter to the Editor on January 25th, 2022

Dear editor, For more than 100 years, the City of Medicine Hat set the rates at which it charged utility customers by an in-house calculation. For being owners of the national gas fields, power plant and delivery systems, Medicine Hat residents paid the lowest monthly utility rates in the province and that was known as ... Read More »

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Letter: Why throw away good money?

By Letter to the Editor on January 25th, 2022

Dear editor: In response to Jan. 21 News article, “NPF making efforts to keep RCMP in Alberta” The article described above discussed many aspects of this issue. I ask readers to focus on one in particular, being that Alberta receives $185 million each year from the federal government toward the cost Alberta pays for RCMP ... Read More »

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Letter: At-home rapid tests creating more problems than they solve

By Letter to the Editor on January 14th, 2022

Dear editor, I’d like to share my experience with COVID-19. I recently attended a birthday party and because it was held in a pub, as an unvaccinated person, I had to produce a negative rapid test at my expense. Three days later, I had a sore throat and runny nose. Two days after that, I ... Read More »

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Letter: The January blues

By Letter to the Editor on January 14th, 2022

Dear editor, It is the middle of January and money is running low. The bills are coming in and I will have to juggle this and that to figure out how to make it to AISH Day on February 1. I am not worried though. Routine is important. A good night’s sleep, too. We are ... Read More »

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Letter: Another slide into open legal use

By Letter to the Editor on January 13th, 2022

Dear editor, Health Canada has issued a “No objection” letter to a clinic in Calgary to experiment with magic mushrooms and MDMA. The clinic will test the procedure on in-house physicians before using it on patients, and they are also “looking forward” to trying LSD and ayahuasca. Whilst this is obviously another slide into open ... Read More »

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Letter: The Creator has a great purpose, which is to love us

By Letter to the Editor on January 13th, 2022

Dear editor, Evolution or Creation – which is true? Evolution declares everything came into being on its own. Creation declares that the omniscient, omnipresent God spoke creation into being. Let’s see which claim is true, which makes the most sense. Let us see what basic things are necessary for either to succeed. 1. A designer ... Read More »

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Letter: Local bank staff go above and beyond for customers

By Letter to the Editor on January 13th, 2022

Dear editor, I am so pleased to be able to put this into the newspaper. I have been dealing with the Alberta Treasury Branch bank for many years in this beautiful city’s downtown branch. To all bank tellers and other staff members whom are so considerate, kind and helpful, so understanding to all customers, all ... Read More »

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Letter: Desirability of outcome, not quality of construction, is the important issue

By Letter to the Editor on January 8th, 2022

Dear editor, In response to a Jan. 6 letter to the editor written by John MacLaren Mr. MacLaren extols the supposedly high quality of construction of the pipeline as justification for its existence. This pipeline, of course, is the one Canada owns, it having been purchased in 2019 by Mr. Trudeau and his Liberal government. ... Read More »

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Letter: After two years of COVID, more BHCs are needed

By Letter to the Editor on January 6th, 2022

Dear editor, We have a mental health crisis in Alberta. Specialists such as psychiatrists or psychologists are worth every dime but not everyone needs one. Behavioural Health Consultants (BHCs) are a cost effective way of filling the need. However the current funding model is flawed and needs to change. BHCs aren’t psychiatrists or psychologists; they ... Read More »

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Letter: Trans-Mountain pipeline holds strong

By Letter to the Editor on January 6th, 2022

Dear editor, Geez, houses washed away, major highways and roads washed out, huge steel bridges washed out, rail lines washed out, oil pipeline washed out of the ground. Yet not even one drop of oil escaped from that Trans Mountain pipeline that has been in service for 53 years carrying Alberta crude oil to the ... Read More »

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