October 16th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

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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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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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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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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A double standard about justice system, prisoner transfers

By Letter to the Editor on October 9th, 2018

There is something amiss with the Terri-Lynne McClintic story ad the outrage about her being in a healing lodge. There was no outcry when a white male was moved to Edmonton to avoid a “toxic” climate in Calgary after killing five people. There was a front page outcry when an Indigenous female was moved to ... Read More »

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If you gotta go, city transit terminal is not the place to be

By Letter to the Editor on October 5th, 2018

The bathrooms at the city transit terminal are closed to transit customers. I’m a senior. I have to pee more often than I used to. I noticed today that the bathrooms at the city transit terminal have been closed to transit customers. The drivers have keys and can continue to use the bathrooms. Closing the ... Read More »

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Thoughtful, effective reply

By Letter to the Editor on October 5th, 2018

Thank you to Scott Schmidt for his Sept. 27 reply (“Rainbow crosswalk not at all irrelevant, rated front page”) to John Stanley’s letter (“Crosswalk shouldn’t be used for advertising”) in the Sept. 21 News. Schmidt’s reply was well thought through, it was well written and was very effective in countering the folly and in illustrating ... Read More »

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Don’t worry about what others think

By Letter to the Editor on October 4th, 2018

It is Mental Illness Awareness Week Sept. 30 to Oct. 7 when we need to think about everyone who has a mental illness or knows someone who does. I suppose that is all of us. I have been living with a mental illness for 22 years now and have been stable or in recovery for ... Read More »

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Society should no longer tolerate current drug situation

By Letter to the Editor on October 3rd, 2018

Jason Kenney found himself the subject of rebuke recently by Lethbridge-West MLA Shannon Phillips. Comments made about Lethbridge Police not doing enough in relation to drugs in the city do not sit well with the MLA and her New Democratic Party. They demand an apology on behalf of the police service. My observation, however, is ... Read More »

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