July 17th, 2024

Letters to the Editor

Unfulfilled promises on nutrition

By Letter to the Editor on August 21st, 2017

When my father was a boy he would be lucky if he got one orange in his Christmas stocking. Nowadays, we can eat oranges to our heart’s content. This is just one of the countless improvements in our diet over the past century. Study after study has shown the direct link between good nutrition and ... Read More »

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Keeping tabs on MLA expenses

By Letter to the Editor on August 21st, 2017

While I see great potential in the Subcommittee on MLA Expenses focus, a lot of that goodwill from the past 11 1/2 months has been destroyed by Derek Fildebrandt, MLA, Independent, Strathmore-Brooks the last few days. As finance committee chairman, he received extra compensation to act responsibly. And yet even with his extra cash from ... Read More »

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Entitlement problem with all politicians won’t go away

By Letter to the Editor on August 18th, 2017

You cannot make this stuff up. Once again we have a fine example of our elected officials showing contempt for the taxpaying citizens. We have Derek Fildebrandt claiming $23,160 accommodation expenses to go to his place of work, and then he rents the property out! Now he defends himself by saying it’s “not against the ... Read More »

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Neighbourhood pub a great gathering place

By Letter to the Editor on August 17th, 2017

A neighbourhood pub can be much more than just a place to drop in for a cold beer or glass of wine.Many try to offer “gemuetlichkeit,” a German word that aptly conveys an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness from the servers, owners and the other patrons. My favourite pub in Riverside is a place where ... Read More »

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City doesn’t seem to be following its own rules

By Letter to the Editor on August 16th, 2017

Landscaping is a requirement of any commercial development permit, not only planted but maintained. In our semi-arid climate that means underground sprinklers. Whether plants and beauty outweigh water usage is likely difficult to assess, so let’s just continue to require landscaping since no one really wants a sterile concrete environment. Since Box Springs Business Park ... Read More »

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Hat hit a Little League home run

By Letter to the Editor on August 15th, 2017

I am writing to express our great appreciation for the hospitality, friendship and support displayed by the City of Medicine Hat, its citizens and the incredible volunteers who stepped up to the plate during our recent Canadian National Little League Baseball Championship. Our local Little League representative, Candice Henson, assembled a dedicated team and was ... Read More »

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All 29 UCP MLAs have obligation to resign and run in byelections

By Letter to the Editor on August 11th, 2017

The recent birth of the United Conservative Party from the parent PC and Wildrose parties has not been easy and we can expect more growing pains ahead. The lightning fast speed at which the unification of the centrist PC party and right wing Wildrose party left little time to organize and or anticipate potential problems. ... Read More »

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Photo radar discussion hides the fact that Medicine Hat Police Service is not fully funded

By Letter to the Editor on August 11th, 2017

It is time to stop our constant attempts to vilify the Medicine Hat Police Service for their use of photo radar. Photo radar (and red light cameras) were advertised and sold to cities everywhere as both a traffic enforcement tool and a revenue generator. And it serves both functions. Truth is, the whole photo radar ... Read More »

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One man’s opinion: How the world came about

By Letter to the Editor on August 4th, 2017

At any age a chance to know the cause of the world should not be wasted. The first phenomenon has to be the infinity of space as no border is possible. The next one is the great mass of energy, which is open for a name and might well be called god. The basic unit ... Read More »

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Leaders of merged parties have created major blunder

By Letter to the Editor on August 4th, 2017

You have to question the intelligence of the Wildrose and Conservative party leaders. These two Reform Party buddies have created another major blunder for themselves. A man in West Edmonton Mall told me recently that although he had no intention of supporting them he had bought memberships in both parties so that he could vote ... Read More »

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Patron disappointed with how Stampede ended Saturday night

By Letter to the Editor on August 3rd, 2017

This year the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede theme to celebrate Canada 150 was “Strong and Free.” The Saturday night should have been renamed “The Weak and the Hog Tied.” For an experience that would be so memorable for visitors here from the U.K. we had taken in every aspect of the Stampede every day ... Read More »

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