February 21st, 2024

Letters to the Editor

Letter: MLA town hall neglects to offer what town hall should

By Letter to the Editor on February 7th, 2024

Dear editor, I attended the “town hall meeting” on Friday at the Medicine Hat Public library. Defined by Oxford dictionary as “an event at which a politician or public official answers questions from members of the public,” I expected a back-and-forth conversation between Premier Danielle Smith and those attending. A rare chance for her constituents ... Read More »

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Letter: Decisions like these are hard to ignore

By Letter to the Editor on February 7th, 2024

Dear editor, I am trying my best to ignore politics in Alberta right now because, quite frankly, it is no good for my mental health. It doesn’t make any sense and the politicians are ignoring the professionals who know what they are talking about. Apparently politicians think pharmacists can be as good as family doctors ... Read More »

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Letter: An invite to the premier for open dialogue on MAiD

By Letter to the Editor on January 30th, 2024

An open letter to Premier Danielle Smith, I was very interested to hear that you discussed MAiD with Tucker Carlson recently at his media event. It is a great idea to get different perspectives, so kudos to you. I have been involved with assessing and providing MAiD in southern Alberta since its inception. I am ... Read More »

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Letter: Canada Pension Plan is worth having for generations to come

By Letter to the Editor on January 30th, 2024

Dear editor, As someone in the world of finances and investments for some 50 years from Winnipeg to Vancouver, I have observed with interest what information our Canada Pension Plan publishes for us citizens. It all has been very positive. Yet, federal governments have on occasion expressed an interest in perhaps altering the age at ... Read More »

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Letter: We can have a better future with renewable energy at the centre

By Letter to the Editor on January 30th, 2024

Dear editor, The idea that we can’t afford to take bold climate action is a dangerous lie. There are also many dangerous lies being propagated on social media saying that clean generation and electrification won’t work. But they do! Renewable energy is the most cost-effective way to generate electricity. Meanwhile, fossil fuel corporations are robbing ... Read More »

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Letter: Contrary to UCP talking points, Alberta’s approach to drug addiction is not working at all

By Letter to the Editor on January 18th, 2024

Dear editor, I am compelled to correct the dangerous falsehoods in MLA Wright’s column in Wednesday’s paper entitled Alberta Recovery News. He starts by saying “here in Alberta, we (the ucp) believe there is no such thing as a truly safe supply.” In fact, there is strong evidence to dispute this. Should the UCP be ... Read More »

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Letter: Since we’re stuck with its location, perhaps the city can make it easier to attend Co-op Place

By Letter to the Editor on January 18th, 2024

Dear Editor, Collin Gallant’s recent Saturday “City Notebook” column revealed some concerning recent hockey game attendance figures at Co-op Place. (Far less attendance than available arena capacity, and less than the old downtown Arena’s numbers used to help justify the need for a new arena). I blame the poor attendance partly on a previous city ... Read More »

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Letter: Climate change measured over decades, not weather patterns

By Letter to the Editor on January 16th, 2024

Dear editor, A writer in Ticked Off/Tickled Pink on Jan. 11 stated the warm 2023 December was not evidence the “world may be ending,” a veiled attack on global warming. This attack misleads because it is the average temperatures for decades, not for one season in a year, that is evidence of global warming. Climate ... Read More »

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Letter: Important questions need to be asked of Sask. premier over breaking emissions law

By Letter to the Editor on January 3rd, 2024

Dear Editor: Re: Saskatchewan Party/Scott Moe- plans to break federal emissions law About four weeks ago Saskatchewan Cabinet Minister Dustin Duncan was interviewed on television about Saskatchewan’s intention to break federal law, on and after Jan. 1, 2024. The interviewer asked him about Saskatchewan’s legal position, including how the constitutional rule of paramountcy applied to ... Read More »

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Letter: Medicine Hat Public Library fulfills many critical needs, and with good reason

By Letter to the Editor on December 20th, 2023

Dear Editor, I read Linda Tooth’s recent column (Do you love to read? Nov. 29) about the library with great interest, particularly since she is a frequent and valued visitor and contributor to our library. The COVID pandemic and other factors have changed what people need from public libraries. In ‘OVERDUE: The Case for Canada’s ... Read More »

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