September 24th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Research, logical thinking important to any discussions on climate change

By Letter to the Editor on January 25th, 2017

Re: “Humans cannot control or alter the climate,” Jan. 16 Paul McLennan’s most recent opinion piece suggests that people who believe humans contribute to climate change do so “with little or no real evidence to support their view.” How odd, then, that the only support that Mr. McLennan provides for his own climate-skeptic, anti-science accusations ... Read More »

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Time for actions to match words

By Letter to the Editor on January 25th, 2017

In my mind, there has never been a more critical moment than now to act for our brothers and sisters in need. If the silly phrase “Happy Wife Happy Life” means anything, then on the grand scale of the planet, “Happy Country” should translate to “World Peace,” but there are countries or pockets within countries ... Read More »

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Not all people with mental illness or autism need to be under a microscope all of the time

By Letter to the Editor on January 25th, 2017

A lot of times when a person is labeled with a difference such as a mental illness or a developmental disorder like a autism spectrum disorder people put us under are microscope and watch our every move. If we say something odd or different they start doing things for our own good, and take over ... Read More »

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Federal government can do more to get medical marijuana to veterans

By Letter to the Editor on January 24th, 2017

I believe the federal government is giving us the big screw. It says it can’t afford supplying veterans with marijuana for pain relief. It should cost the government $0. They confiscate loads of marijuana at the border. Why not give it to the veterans? Or allow them to grow their own? Politicians should have their ... Read More »

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Rec facilities should be preserved

By Letter to the Editor on January 23rd, 2017

What will make the news in 2017? For one thing, the city will, in my opinion, shut down at least two community skating/ hockey rinks — that’s in addition to the arena closure. Council sent up trial balloons this past year just to gauge public response. The public, as always in Medicine Hat, never blinked. ... Read More »

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‘Facts’ in column about the climate have been debunked

By Letter to the Editor on January 23rd, 2017

Re: “Humans cannot control or alter the climate,” Jan. 16 For some, Mr. McLennan included, a nice thing about editorial writing is that one can toss out any number of unsubstantiated assertions, attempt to give the impression that they are something more than that, and trust in an uncritical readership. The myths that Mr. McLennan ... Read More »

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Banff Mountain Film Festival a great bargain

By Letter to the Editor on January 23rd, 2017

On Jan. 16, along with a few of our friends, we found ourselves seated at the Monarch Theatre to take in the Banff Mountain Film Festival. This is the fourth year in a row we’ve attended and each year, the tickets need to be bought earlier and earlier as the popularity of this event continues ... Read More »

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Nutritionist terminology

By Letter to the Editor on January 23rd, 2017

In recent months the College of Dietitians in Alberta has taken ownership of the term “nutritionist” because they believe that the public is being confused between dietitians that call themselves “nutritionists” and “holistic nutritionists.” As a result, graduates from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) practising in Alberta now calls themselves certified holistic nutritional ... Read More »

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Customer banter a highlight

By Letter to the Editor on January 20th, 2017

To those who do not know, Kingsway Gas and Carwash has been sold. I worked there for almost three years pumping gas and looking after the car wash. I am now no longer there so I would like to take this time to say thank you to all the regular costumers that I got to ... Read More »

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Carbon tax refund plan penalizing a good portion of Alberta citizens

By Letter to the Editor on January 19th, 2017

I’m at a crossroads with the NDP government picking winners and losers. Why are 30 per cent of Albertans not getting a carbon tax refund cheque based on a set of criteria? When government segregates its citizens based on ethnicity, annual income, industry, etc., you end up with a fragmented society that becomes so angry ... Read More »

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