February 18th, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Natural gas price hike hardly qualifies as ‘a little’

By medicinehatnews on February 15th, 2019

Re: “Natural gas jumps a little in February,” Feb. 2 According to my math, an increase to 2.16/GJ from 1.35/GJ is 60 per cent. In my world that’s a massive increase in one month, not a “little increase. It’s deceptive articles like this that help to fuel the “fake news” movement. Guy WoelfleMedicine Hat... Read More »

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Trudeau should have been less bland in SNC-Lavelin response

By medicinehatnews on February 15th, 2019

If I was the prime minister of Canada and someone cast unjust aspersions on my credibility or the credibility of my party I would be righteously indignant, red in the face, adrenalin flowing, screaming invectives at my accuser. Justin “Sunny Ways” Trudeau delivered a response to an accusation of interfering with the justice process with ... Read More »

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Snow-free pathways a wise investment

By Letter to the Editor on February 14th, 2019

The other day I biked from Southridge to River Heights using city pathways for the most part. Aside from a treacherous stretch in Ajax Coulee, the paths had been meticulously cleared and were free of ice. I have lived in places where city pathways have not been cleared, the result being that people do not ... Read More »

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Why not the remand centre?

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2019

In my mind, safe consumption sites are an absolute necessity in today’s twisted world. More than 500 Albertans died from user-related deaths in 2017. Safe injection/consumption sites have saved many lives and the number of overdose reversals is impressive. However, it is understandable that people wouldn’t typically choose to have this facility in their neighbourhood, ... Read More »

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Conservatives are socially liberal

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2019

Re: “Fundamentalists and politics don’t mix,” Feb. 4 I believe the letter is Christophobic and constitutes hate speech. It should never have been published. Lewis is factually wrong on several points: Firstly, Hillcrest Church is evangelical in theology, not fundamentalist. Holding that scripture is inerrant, in its original manuscripts, is not the defining doctrine of ... Read More »

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Outraged by treatment of Khadr

By Letter to the Editor on February 9th, 2019

Re: “Khadr settlement absurd,” Feb. 2 Omar Khadr under international law is a child soldier. Children being of the most vulnerable population, are treated differently during armed conflict whether victims and/or combatants. At age 15, Mr. Khadr suffered grave injuries during a firefight with the U.S. military at the time of his capture in Afghanistan. ... Read More »

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Manipulation in Ottawa

By Letter to the Editor on February 9th, 2019

Good grief the constant political manipulation by the top four to five levels of the federal government public servants just continues to grow and fester like an untreated wound. The Liberals have decided to spend $7 million of our money teaching the unwashed masses how to identify “fake news.” Conservative, NDP, or other people’s news ... Read More »

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Some are seeking political power at any cost

By Letter to the Editor on February 9th, 2019

Re: “Fundamentalists and politics don’t mix,” Feb. 4 Please, Mr. Lewis, don’t lose any more sleep over your fear of Christianity taking over the political agendas in the Brooks-Medicine Hat and Cypress-Medicine Hat ridings in our upcoming provincial election. Have Michaela Glasgo or Drew Barnes frightened you with professions of allegiance to Jesus Christ? You ... Read More »

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More mistakes in Ottawa

By Letter to the Editor on February 8th, 2019

So our illustrious and gaudily-socked prime minister is playing chicken with the U.S. and China a federal department called Procurement Canada (PC) is to manage billion-dollar purchases that were handled ineptly as it seems by the original Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) bureaucracy. It seems PC must have hired the same level of ... Read More »

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Follow the global warming science

By Letter to the Editor on February 8th, 2019

Re: “In Canada we don’t have a right to be wrong” Jan. 26 I feel obliged to respond to Mr. Lewis’ critique of my letter. My main reason is that he misquoted the first sentence of my letter of Jan. 16 and then proceeded to create an argument based on that false quote. No reasonably ... Read More »

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