April 13th, 2024

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Mayor Clark was doing just the job she was elected to do

By Letter to the Editor on March 26th, 2024

Dear editor, After watching the video of the council meeting on Aug. 21, 2023, this is what I understand: Mayor Clark was asking questions to the city manager. At no time did Mayor Clark raise her voice or act in a disrespectful manner. towards the city manager. She was simply asking questions. The city manager ... Read More »

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Letter: Time for Alberta’s government to hold up their end of the bargain on health care

By Letter to the Editor on March 7th, 2024

Dear editor, The urgency remains real for family and rural generalist physicians across the province. Government provided general funds for physician compensation and development programs. While the budget didn’t include a specific line item for the Primary Care Compensation Model submitted by the AMA earlier this year, Minister LaGrange has money she can use to ... Read More »

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Letter: Coal mining on the eastern slopes a net negative that must not be allowed

By Letter to the Editor on March 6th, 2024

Dear editor, Regarding: coal mining on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains Open pit coal mining on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains should not be permitted. First of all, it will poison our drinking water with selenium and other hazardous chemicals – drinking water that is crucial to life in the southern ... Read More »

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Letter: Alberta government opting out of pharmacare would prove they don’t care about people

By Letter to the Editor on February 29th, 2024

Dear editor, Canadians have something to celebrate, but maybe not Albertans. On Feb. 23, under the Supply and Confidence Agreement, the Liberal government and the NDP reached a long-anticipated deal on a National Pharmacare program based on a single-payer system and the Canada Health Act. While the initial legislation, due this week, will only include ... Read More »

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Letter: Decisions like these are hard to ignore

By Letter to the Editor on February 7th, 2024

Dear editor, I am trying my best to ignore politics in Alberta right now because, quite frankly, it is no good for my mental health. It doesn’t make any sense and the politicians are ignoring the professionals who know what they are talking about. Apparently politicians think pharmacists can be as good as family doctors ... Read More »

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Letter: MLA town hall neglects to offer what town hall should

By Letter to the Editor on February 7th, 2024

Dear editor, I attended the “town hall meeting” on Friday at the Medicine Hat Public library. Defined by Oxford dictionary as “an event at which a politician or public official answers questions from members of the public,” I expected a back-and-forth conversation between Premier Danielle Smith and those attending. A rare chance for her constituents ... Read More »

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Letter: An invite to the premier for open dialogue on MAiD

By Letter to the Editor on January 30th, 2024

An open letter to Premier Danielle Smith, I was very interested to hear that you discussed MAiD with Tucker Carlson recently at his media event. It is a great idea to get different perspectives, so kudos to you. I have been involved with assessing and providing MAiD in southern Alberta since its inception. I am ... Read More »

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Letter: Canada Pension Plan is worth having for generations to come

By Letter to the Editor on January 30th, 2024

Dear editor, As someone in the world of finances and investments for some 50 years from Winnipeg to Vancouver, I have observed with interest what information our Canada Pension Plan publishes for us citizens. It all has been very positive. Yet, federal governments have on occasion expressed an interest in perhaps altering the age at ... Read More »

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Letter: We can have a better future with renewable energy at the centre

By Letter to the Editor on January 30th, 2024

Dear editor, The idea that we can’t afford to take bold climate action is a dangerous lie. There are also many dangerous lies being propagated on social media saying that clean generation and electrification won’t work. But they do! Renewable energy is the most cost-effective way to generate electricity. Meanwhile, fossil fuel corporations are robbing ... Read More »

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Letter: Contrary to UCP talking points, Alberta’s approach to drug addiction is not working at all

By Letter to the Editor on January 18th, 2024

Dear editor, I am compelled to correct the dangerous falsehoods in MLA Wright’s column in Wednesday’s paper entitled Alberta Recovery News. He starts by saying “here in Alberta, we (the ucp) believe there is no such thing as a truly safe supply.” In fact, there is strong evidence to dispute this. Should the UCP be ... Read More »

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