October 19th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Jason Kenney a Liberal in disguise

By Letter to the Editor on October 18th, 2018

For those of us who consider ourselves to be true conservatives there is nothing dumber than watching our fellow seniors bashing the NDP and Liberals while they support a Liberal masquerading as a conservative, like Jason Kenney is doing. He has never been a true conservative. Brian Jean and Jason Kenney learned absolutely nothing from ... Read More »

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Qualifications, not connections, needed to secure employment

By Letter to the Editor on October 17th, 2018

Re: “OECD report highlights Indigenous underemployment,” Oct. 1 The story on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development report cites a job seeker who was disadvantaged by having no “connections” to help him find a job. I don’t recall ever knowing anyone who had “connections” to aid in job-finding. I didn’t know such things even ... Read More »

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Opposition to minimum wage increase is shortsighted, unwarranted

By Letter to the Editor on October 17th, 2018

Regarding the Oct. 1 increase of minimum wage from $13.60 to $15, here are some figures from the Medicine Hat News story of Sept. 29. 1. A $1 per hour wage increase equals about $2,000 per year to a full-time hourly worker. Therefore an increase of $1.40 equals an increase of about $2,800 per year. ... Read More »

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Gov’t decision on religious statement is an ‘attack on our Charter Rights’

By Letter to the Editor on October 17th, 2018

When the provincial government labels the statement, “We believe men and women were created in the image of God, after His likeness, and therefore have transcendent, intrinsic worth” to be “unwelcoming, uncaring and/or disrespectful” (which is utterly ridiculous) and needs to be removed from a faith-based school’s “Safe and Caring” school policies or face being ... Read More »

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Not a fan of guest columnist

By Letter to the Editor on October 17th, 2018

Regarding pie-in-the-sky promises, empty threats: I cannot believe how distasteful guest columnist Peter Mueller’s comments are becoming. But then again, his columns are becoming a constant trail of piddle. Margret Schacher Medicine Hat... Read More »

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Locking Bow Island Health Centre doors at 5 p.m. a ‘foolish decision’

By Letter to the Editor on October 11th, 2018

I have been hearing about the locking of the doors at the Bow Island Health Centre for some time now. As a physician who had practised in Bow Island for more than 30 years, I was a little surprised at the decision as it seemed totally counter intuitive to any common sense. As I have ... Read More »

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How is empty greenspace costing the city money?

By Letter to the Editor on October 10th, 2018

Re: “City land sale plan strikes nerve at Connaught open house,” Sept. 7 Is the city treasury in such poor shape that the sale of a piece of greenspace will make a difference? Where is the sense in the city spending $100,000 irrigating this space in 2017 only to rip it up in 2018? How ... Read More »

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One more employee at Bow Island Health Centre could save lives, a small price to pay for safety

By Letter to the Editor on October 10th, 2018

The recent decision to lock Bow Island Health Centre doors at 5 p.m. makes absolutely no sense. While the safety of the staff is a factor, I believe the decision has more to do with saving money by getting rid of an important employee than it does safety concerns. Bow Island and district have worked ... Read More »

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We all need a ‘Vital Conversation’

By Letter to the Editor on October 10th, 2018

On Oct. 4 I was engaged in a ‘Vital Conversation’ that went well beyond the Community Foundation’s formal program for the day. Chris Hellman, co-chair of Thrive Medicine Hat, made the effort to correct one of the false assumptions I made in an earlier letter to the editor entitled “Who’s Driving the Thrive Bus?” In ... Read More »

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Hat’s history of honouring Indigenous ‘abysmal’

By Letter to the Editor on October 9th, 2018

Parks should be commended for trying to protect the Saamis site. Admittedly it should have been done years ago, but once they saw the damage they recognized their legal obligation to protect this Designated Historic Resource, of archaeological significance within the North American Plains. The City of Medicine Hat bills itself as a “community of ... Read More »

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