May 19th, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Challenging others to walk

By Letter to the Editor on May 18th, 2019

My name is Roger Marple. I live with Alzheimer’s and I am happy to say, challenges aside, I’m still doing well. News reporter Gillian Slade and I have done some positive articles about my journey with Alzheimer’s. The one thing I have learned is Medicine Hat people are pretty great about their perceptions and views ... Read More »

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Another example of ‘knee-jerk thinking’ from council

By Letter to the Editor on May 18th, 2019

The recent announcement of the city councillors not attending the FMC meeting in Quebec I feel is just another example of the council doing “knee-jerk thinking.” I understand the desire to not patronize an area you have a disagreement with but there should have been more thought and discussion concerning this action. This is not ... Read More »

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Green leader lives what she preaches

By Letter to the Editor on May 16th, 2019

Congratulations to Elizabeth May on her environmentally friendly wedding. She lives what she preaches. I first heard of her years ago, when I lived in Halifax. As a recently graduated lawyer she was hired by an environmental organization to sue the Sidney Steel Corporation for pollution and she won. That victory earned her an instant ... Read More »

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Letter painted a disgusting picture

By Letter to the Editor on May 15th, 2019

Re: “City council is standing up for Alberta,” May 11 Mr. MacLaren’s letter in Saturday’s News painted a disgusting picture of Albertans. The decision by our city council to boycott the FCM conference is also a disgusting picture. It looks like the pouting, spoiled kid who says, “I’m going home cause you guys don’t play ... Read More »

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Why you should care about Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

By Letter to the Editor on May 15th, 2019

Why should you give a damn? It’s rare, so who cares! Hold it a second or two, and I’ll tell you. I ask people if they’ve heard of TSC. They say, “The Shopping Channel? Sure, I’ve heard of that!” No, it’s not that. It’s Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). There currently is no cure. You should ... Read More »

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Strategic planning in Kenney’s cabinet picks

By Letter to the Editor on May 14th, 2019

Re: “Kenney’s cabinet picks went in wrong direction for south’s UCP supporters,” May 4 While I agree with Mr. Dahlman on his remarks that southeast Alberta will now be the “forgotten region,” it also seems there was a fair amount of strategic planning that went into selecting the members of the UCP’s cabinet. Four of ... Read More »

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No surprises in Jason Kenney’s picks for cabinet

By Letter to the Editor on May 11th, 2019

So Cypress-Medicine Hat UCP MLA Drew Barnes and Mayor Ted Clugston are ticked off because Medicine Hat got left out of the cabinet. No real surprise there. The premier is playing to form, surrounding himself with Calgary oil company lawyers and federal Tory apparatchiks, the sort of people he’s always thought he was elected to ... Read More »

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City council is standing up for Alberts

By Letter to the Editor on May 11th, 2019

Well, well. Finally, someone is standing up for Alberta with action rather than words. A big thank you to Mayor Ted Clugston and Medicine Hat city council for boycotting the municipal government chinwag in Quebec. I believe you spoke for the vast majority of citizens of our fair city, who applaud you for your gutsy ... Read More »

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‘Spoiled child attitude’ reflects across country

By Letter to the Editor on May 11th, 2019

So, it begins. Divisive politics. Medicine Hat city council has unanimously voted not to attend the annual FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) conference because it’s being held in Quebec City. Well, boo hoo. It is well known that the current Quebec provincial parliament is opposed to pipelines from Western Canada. Now our city council has ... Read More »

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Further isolation and denial isn’t acceptable

By Letter to the Editor on May 10th, 2019

What’s at the heart of local objections over a supervised consumption site? Is it actually concern over property values? Neighbourhood safety? The very concept of a harm reduction site within Medicine Hat has been eagerly maligned by a number of locals, particularly anyone in the immediate vicinity of any proposed location for such a site. ... Read More »

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