October 24th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Treat others the way you want to be treated

By Letter to the Editor on October 24th, 2020

Dear editor, To mask, or not to mask. That seems to be the “operative question” during these days of living with COVID 19. Given that we do not have a “definitive cure/treatment ” for COVID-19; given that we do not have a vaccine for COVID-19; given that COVID-19 is easily transmissible from one infected person ... Read More »

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The Magic Porridge Pot exists!

By Letter to the Editor on October 23rd, 2020

Dear editor, Brilliant AHS and the UCP have come up with The Magic Porridge Pot, and I always thought it was a myth. But not four years ago they saved $5 million by making the lab part of AHS. Now they are going to save millions more by making it private again. So I see ... Read More »

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Deep concerns over maternity closure

By Letter to the Editor on October 23rd, 2020

Dear editor, We have learned of the imminent closure of our local maternity clinic. As parents and grandparents, we are extremely concerned about the dire situation this leaves our precious moms and babies in. What is to come of regular examination to determine abnormalities or concerns during the long months of pregnancy? What of the ... Read More »

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UCP’s secret agenda continues to thumb its nose at Albertans

By Letter to the Editor on October 22nd, 2020

Dear editor, Well the Medicine Hat News arrived at my place (last week) with two really ugly announcements: 1. Across-the-board cuts expected: Toews 2. Local lab services going back to private hands. I perceived these announcements as incredibly tragic news – try and visualize 11,000 people losing their jobs. Assuming many of these people are ... Read More »

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Criticism of St. Joe’s home an unfair assessment

By Letter to the Editor on October 20th, 2020

Re: City’s assisted dying hurdles unfair, Oct. 10 Dear editor, I appreciate Dr. Derie-Gillespie’s passionate advocacy for her patients, but I am also concerned about the tone of some of the quoted comments in the article. In any free society, the values and beliefs of everyone need to be protected. I understand that moving a ... Read More »

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We are all bound by the law, not by religion

By Letter to the Editor on October 17th, 2020

Re: News article-October 10- Covenant Health’s refusal to allow medically assisted suicide at its St. Joseph’s Home hospice. Dear editor, This article reports on what I consider to be an undefendable and profoundly disturbing situation. First, some facts. Covenant Health is funded by you and me – Alberta and Canadian taxpayers – through Alberta Health ... Read More »

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The fickleness of public opinion

By Letter to the Editor on October 14th, 2020

This week in the media…Public demands more tools for rapid testing for COVID. Though the science has not proven these rapid tests completely reliable, the public believes they are useful tools in helping to gauge the health of our communities. While in Alberta…Public demands Achievement Testing in schools cease. Why? Because there may be some ... Read More »

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Mistreating frontline workers is simply unacceptable

By Letter to the Editor on October 14th, 2020

Dear editor, It is a sad state of affairs when we hear that health care professionals or clerks in businesses are harassed and lambasted for asking people to wear a mask within the facility. Obscene language and rude remarks seem to be the order of business for these few individuals. However, it places a black ... Read More »

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Lack of universal medication coverage a greater expense

By Letter to the Editor on October 1st, 2020

The Throne Speech’s mention of accelerating Canada’s development of a national pharmacare plan, along with other progressive measures, is likely in exchange for needed NDP support of the shaky Liberal minority government. Liberal and Conservative governments have consistently allowed us to remain the world’s sole country that has universal healthcare but does not similarly cover ... Read More »

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