September 25th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Where would we be without our health-care professionals?

By Letter to the Editor on September 22nd, 2021

Dear editor, In these times, our frontline health workers are being sworn at, spit at and scorned for trying to do their job. The job of trying to keep us safe and healthy. I thought your readers might enjoy a personal experience that I recently had. On Sept. 12 at around 4 p.m. I was ... Read More »

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Letter: Public trustees’ code of conduct needs to be revised

By Letter to the Editor on September 17th, 2021

Dear editor, It doesn’t surprise me that the Public School Board would not express any opinion regarding the letter from concerned citizens regarding COVID restrictions to protect children in school, as reported in the News, Sept. 15. Item 4 in the trustees’ code of ethics of the public board is essentially a gag order preventing ... Read More »

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Letter: Watering down our votes

By Letter to the Editor on September 17th, 2021

Dear editor, It is wonderful to see so many candidates willing to put themselves under public scrutiny in order to serve on our city council and make our city better. My concern is with how we vote. People may think it is mandatory to use all eight of our votes for councillors. This is not ... Read More »

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Letter: How false information and hate are harmful to our children and our future

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2021

Dear editor, Our children are the future of our country and planet, and they are being inundated with false information and hate on top of everything else they have to contend with. The scientific community is being vilified for trying to tell people the truth and are being chastised for changing recommendations solely because as ... Read More »

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Letter: A look at the major federal parties’ positions on climate change

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2021

Dear editor, The world is leaving fossil fuels behind. This is not merely my opinion. It is fact. For example, some investment funds, insurance companies, pension funds and countries are refusing to invest in fossil fuel businesses. Norway’s national savings fund, currently worth over $1 trillion and owning 3% of all publicly traded stocks in ... Read More »

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Letter: Barnes comments out of touch

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2021

Dear editor, On Sept. 10 it was reported in the News that MLA Barnes stated, “Albertans and Medicine Hatters are great at taking care of each other… and doing what needs to be done.” with regard to COVID prevention. It seems that Mr. Barnes is out of touch with reality. If all Albertans and Hatters ... Read More »

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Letter: Strange was no parachute candidate

By Letter to the Editor on September 15th, 2021

Dear editor, In 2019, I had the honour to be your NDP candidate for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner. A recent article about the 2021 candidate, the incredible Jocelyn Stenger, incorrectly states that I was a former Hatter at the time of my candidacy. I am a Hatter through and through, including during the 2019 federal election. In ... Read More »

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Letter: Get out and use your vote

By Letter to the Editor on September 15th, 2021

Dear editor, I urge everyone who has a vote to use it. That effort is much more effective than complaints over coffee. There is an urgent need for MPs who will push for meaningful action to reduce global warming. The droughts we are already experiencing threaten our food supply. There is also need to address ... Read More »

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Letter: Kenney fiddling while Alberta burns

By Letter to the Editor on September 15th, 2021

Dear editor, While our premier was recharging his batteries, professional sports organizations and for-profit businesses and corporations have been operating freely. Unfortunately, many small arts and service organizations are still struggling to find consensus among their members on how to restart operations safely and without fear of litigation. I am a member of several such ... Read More »

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Letter: Thanks, Maestro!

By Letter to the Editor on September 10th, 2021

Dear editor, Your article about Bill Wahl was much appreciated. Bill has contributed so much to the life of this community and the lives of people who live here and away. The musicians and others associated with the Medicine Hat Concert Band Society will miss having Bill as our director more than people can know. ... Read More »

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