January 19th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Hat utility prices could be worse

By Letter to the Editor on January 19th, 2021

Dear editor, I moved to Medicine Hat from Grande Prairie and I thought I would share what it looks like when a city doesn’t have control of its utilities and other services. Let’s compare my bill from last month with one from a friend in Grande Prairie. Roughly the same size house, family and usage ... Read More »

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Letter: Quebec’s advantages all too many

By Letter to the Editor on January 16th, 2021

Dear editor, From 1963 to 1970, the FLQ terrorist group was responsible for 200 bombings, many robberies and the death of six people. Out of the FLQ’s actions rose Rene Levesque’s Parti Quebecois. Federal Liberal governments since the 1970 October crisis have given in to Quebec demands. For example, Quebec is exempt from the federal ... Read More »

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Letter: MP Motz did a lot of fighting in 2020

By Letter to the Editor on January 16th, 2021

Dear editor, In response to Glen Motz’s MLA Report, titled “The year that was – 2020,” published in the Jan. 8 edition of the News. The MP did a lot of fighting in 2020. Lest he appear pugnacious, he tempered his brawls with a bit of advocacy, a dash of pressing and a pinch of ... Read More »

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Letter: We need an election, Mr. Premier

By Letter to the Editor on January 16th, 2021

Dear editor, Sadly, the pandemic has exposed two ugly truths that exist with our elected officials. Firstly, double standards do exist with our elected officials – which is a no-no at the best of times. Secondly, our premiers in Canada are disconnected from the populace. The double standards I refer to are the international MLA ... Read More »

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Letter: Put aside tribalism, embrace peace

By Letter to the Editor on January 15th, 2021

Dear editor, By the Grace of God go I. This past Sunday was Baptism of the Lord Sunday, when we think of when John the Baptist baptized his cousin Jesus in the river with water. From that time to this we are given the gift of Holy Spirit instead. It has a calming effect the ... Read More »

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Letter: No healing, no reconciliation without our education

By Letter to the Editor on January 15th, 2021

Dear editor, In response to Charmaine Wood’s letter entitled “O’Toole right about residential schools,” published Jan. 12. Teachers call this “a teachable moment.” Charmaine Wood bemoans Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole facing criticism for suggesting the “benefits” of Indigenous residential schools. Yes, these students learned English. But there was nothing commendable in forcing First Nations to ... Read More »

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Letter: Vacations show we’re not ‘all in this together’

By Letter to the Editor on January 12th, 2021

Dear editor, A letter to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney: We are a senior couple living in our own home. We have not seen our children and grandchildren for over a year because travelling would be required. We are not allowed to meet even one couple outside or go for a walk with someone we don’t ... Read More »

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Letter: North doesn’t need more rec facilities

By Letter to the Editor on January 12th, 2021

Dear editor, The Mayor has been putting out trial balloons for some time to test the waters as to how much push-back he will get to closing neighborhood recreation centres and replacing them with another four sheets of white elephant ice, totally removed from the city proper and the people. The first white elephant was ... Read More »

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Letter: O’Toole right about residential schools

By Letter to the Editor on January 12th, 2021

Dear editor, Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole is the latest public figure to be chastised for talking sense about residential schools. No one denies or justifies the abuse which occurred but that is not the whole story. I don’t know how the people who perpetrated the brutality became part of the system, because they were unsuitable ... Read More »

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Letter: Politicians aren’t the only ones worthy of criticism

By Letter to the Editor on January 12th, 2021

Dear editor, Along with the thick criticism thrown at politicians vacationing abroad during COVID-19 constraints, there should also be some apportioned to the most influential – and maybe even the first – voices to have the ear of government since the crisis began, notably large corporations like the airlines. The result was resistance against an ... Read More »

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