July 21st, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Mural fest leaves legacy

By Letter to the Editor on July 20th, 2019

With the final colour applied and the last mural painted, the first├é┬áMedicine Hat Mural Fest is complete and hopefully there are many more to come. After three days of extensive and intense hours of planning and execution by a who’s who of local and international artists the legacy left behind will be enjoyed for many ... Read More »

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Hatter’s warning letter to Newfoundland voters riles

By Letter to the Editor on July 19th, 2019

On July 17, a Newfoundland newspaper called The Telegram published a letter to the editor from a Mr. Gord Cowan of Medicine Hat titled “An N.L. vote for the federal Liberals is a betrayal of Alberta.” Mr. Cowan was clearly very upset at how Newfoundlanders could have voted for the federal Liberals in 2015 and ... Read More »

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Canada isn’t doing its part to fight the world’s greatest killers

By Letter to the Editor on July 17th, 2019

The Global Fund is the largest global effort to eliminate the world’s greatest killers – AIDS, TB and Malaria, and they have been incredibly successful, saving tens of millions of lives, and the fund is due for renewal for another three years. Japan has recently committed to this renewal and so has the UK, both ... Read More »

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An evil agenda is bing promoted in our country

By Letter to the Editor on July 17th, 2019

Re: “No to Trump in ’20,” June 24 There are shades of conspiracy in the Medicine Hat News publishing such a biased editorial from the left-centre Orlando Sentinel in the city where Donald Trump opened his 2020 campaign for re-election. In step with most of the Canadian media, the News can’t say enough bad things ... Read More »

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Who’s next to have their pay cut?

By Letter to the Editor on July 17th, 2019

Re: “Bill 2 creates jobs, opportunity,” July 8 I was disappointed to read the minister of labour and immigration’s guest column. In it he attempts to justify paying young people less than the official minimum wage. That policy, he claims will increase the number of jobs available to young people. I would suggest that the ... Read More »

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Preoccupied with ourselves and missing the bigger picture

By Letter to the Editor on July 15th, 2019

I see humankind’s dire environmental situation as somewhat analogous to a cafeteria lineup. It’s like a group of diversely societally represented people, all adamantly arguing over which identifiable traditionally marginalized person should be at the front and, conversely, at the back of the line; and, furthermore, to whom among them should go the last piece ... Read More »

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A boycott might be the only way to get relief at the pump

By Letter to the Editor on July 11th, 2019

I am writing to express my displeasure with the unreasonable disparity in gasoline prices in various Alberta communities. Major discrepancies in pricing is nothing more than gouging customers such as what we are experiencing in Medicine Hat. On a trip this past week I paid 94.9 cents a litre in Edmonton and 95.9 cents a ... Read More »

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Another outstanding event hosted by Medicine Hat

By Letter to the Editor on July 11th, 2019

The 55-plus Alberta Summer Games have come and gone and the community needs to stand tall in their commitment to the event. The business and the corporate community, the planning organization, the chairs of the various events and the amazing volunteers made it an outstanding success. Volunteers in Medicine Hat and those who help in ... Read More »

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Inspiring stories of people helping animals appreciated

By Letter to the Editor on July 11th, 2019

Re: “Not all ducks survived but credit to local motorist for efforts near college,” June 21 Thanks to the compassionate gentleman mentioned who the family of ducks cross the street near Medicine Hat College recently. Thanks also the merciful souls who perform similar acts of kindness. I love inspiring stories of people trying to free ... Read More »

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Meeting people where they are is what’s needed

By Letter to the Editor on July 10th, 2019

A recent article quoting statistics on fentanyl-related deaths is very concerning. It suggests “health officials” believe that “what we’re missing is ways for people to recover” and implies that this perspective is an expert one. It is not. The “recovery” emphasis – that abstinence is the only goal – played a significant role in our ... Read More »

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