November 27th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

A chance to send a message on Oct. 24

By Letter to the Editor on October 18th, 2016

If ever the electorate needed a reminder that it’s important to get out and vote, they got one recently from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau promised during the federal election campaign to work with provinces and listen to their concerns and respect their jurisdiction. During the Globe and Mail leaders’ debate he described imposing a ... Read More »

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Canada’s ‘sunny days’ are fairly gloomy

By Letter to the Editor on October 14th, 2016

Sunny ways — sunny days: The mantra for the Liberal campaign of 2015. If having a prime minister who is obsessed with taking selfies, who unabashedly appears shirtless and who thinks that he and his Liberal cohorts are entitled to gross misuse of taxpayers’ dollars represents sunny days and sunny ways, I suppose Canada has ... Read More »

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Outside looking in? Or inside looking out?

By Letter to the Editor on October 14th, 2016

The Conservatives and the Liberals find themselves with excellent candidates for the upcoming by]election. Both Glen Motz and Stan Sakamoto have earned the reputation for honesty and hard work, they are well known in the community, and they have endeavoured to make Medicine Hat a better place. Either will wisely bring the views and needs ... Read More »

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Voting opportunity for S.E. Alberta

By Letter to the Editor on October 13th, 2016

Re: “Voting Sakamoto means voting for Trudeau,” Oct. 3 I want to congratulate Mr. Spencer on his foresight by claiming a vote for Sakamoto is a vote for Trudeau. How lucky can our constituency be! We finally have a chance to elect an effective member of parliament for a change, instead of a backbencher, sitting ... Read More »

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Feds play crucial role in Canadians’ health

By Letter to the Editor on October 13th, 2016

While health care is often seen solely as a provincial responsibility, the Palliser Chapter of the Friends of Medicare (FOM) would like to remind the electors of the Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner electoral district that the federal government plays an important role in health care. Before the byelection on Oct. 24, electors may wish to ask the ... Read More »

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Full service on Kingsway, and very proud of it

By Letter to the Editor on October 11th, 2016

In reference to a recent Ticked Off & Tickled Pink comment, there is a full service gas station in Medicine Hat, Kingsway Gas and Carwash. I am proud to work there. As there are a lot of seniors in Medicine Hat we love to help out and pump your gas and this goes for anyone ... Read More »

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Can’t see a bright side to Canada’s future

By Letter to the Editor on October 11th, 2016

I’m not sure that Justin Trudeau has realistically thought through this proposed (or is it already a done deal?) carbon tax. I realize that (Environment Minister Catherine) McKenna has pointed out that the provinces can just reduce other sources of provincial funding (taxes) so that we taxpayers will be at a net zero at the ... Read More »

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MP on gov’t side potentially more effective

By Letter to the Editor on October 7th, 2016

Re: “Voting Sakamoto means voting for Trudeau,” Oct. 3 Mr. Spencer is clearly a gifted writer and as a debater, he knows that often the truth is in the details. He therefore studiously avoids including the details of some of his accusations against the Trudeau government. On the other hand, he also knows that truth ... Read More »

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Local schools can offer rational thought, compassion and ‘Canadian Way’ to the gender identity community

By Letter to the Editor on October 7th, 2016

“There is nothing to fear, except fear itself.” We should heed the advice of FDR when having the gender identity (or LGBTQ) discussion. Instead of being stampeded by fear, let us look at the facts. Gender identity students face harassment and bullying far more extensively than other students. Denigrating or demeaning comments are frequently made ... Read More »

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Photo radar ‘insidious’ — meant to entrap

By Letter to the Editor on October 6th, 2016

I favour photo radar in school, playground, construction zones and residential areas. The rationale is obvious. I do not, however, favour insidious photo radar placed by the Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) at sucker locations such as going downhill on Parkview Drive (62 km) or College Avenue at the ramp to the Trans-Canada Highway (62 ... Read More »

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