June 23rd, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Support and acceptance found far and wide

By Letter to the Editor on June 12th, 2018

Re: “Local man claims he and other ‘Christians’ are being stifled by the library’s social media,” June 1 Mr. S. Johnston has had his two minutes of fame, though I am saddened it was at the expense of some people at the fine public institution whose only crime is social inclusion and acceptance. It’s a ... Read More »

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Stopping Kinder Morgan

By Letter to the Editor on June 11th, 2018

Wow, we’ve been massively lied to and now get to pay for it in a big way! A National Observer article titled “What’s Behind Kinder Morgan’s May 31 Ultimatum? Follow the Money” by Robyn Allan shows Kinder Morgan never had the money to build the pipeline. So now they’re trying to get out of their ... Read More »

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Non-disclosure of injuries keeps at least one fan away

By Letter to the Editor on June 9th, 2018

I’ve become concerned lately about the WHL and NHL using the terms upper and lower body injuries regarding players. Teams use these terms to hide injuries from opponents but end up hiding them from the press and especially the fans paying for tickets. The fans have a right to know what is going on with ... Read More »

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Was the rant provoked?

By Letter to the Editor on June 8th, 2018

Much ado has been made about a racist rant by a female customer at a Denny’s restaurant in Lethbridge — probably fueled by alcohol, which doesn’t aid rationality. Her tirade certainly was outrageous, but was it unprovoked? People don’t generally burst into such a rage without a reason. When will we hear her side of ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat has a weed problem

By Letter to the Editor on June 8th, 2018

Re: “Parks and Recreation: June is Recreation and Parks Month, June 4 The writer of the column was Mr. Randy Taves, manager, Parks and Recreation, City of Medicine Hat. This city does in fact have an abundance of parks and facilities, but they are a far cry from the “beautiful outdoors” mentioned in the column. ... Read More »

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Let PMknow: The last straw

By Letter to the Editor on June 7th, 2018

During the April 19-20 London Commonwealth Conference, attended by 53 nations, wide-ranging solutions were passed in regards to the banning of plastics of all sorts. One of them the banning of drinking straws. The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, know as well under the name of Mr. Dress-Up, sidestepped the adoption of the solution. ... Read More »

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It’s summer; play safe

By Letter to the Editor on June 7th, 2018

A few years ago, I made a decision that would change my life forever. I was playing by the railway tracks with my friends when I decided to hop onto a moving train. I fell off and my left leg went under the wheels. Doctors tried to save my leg but they couldn’t. As a ... Read More »

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Ottawa used the power it had on pipeline file

By Letter to the Editor on June 5th, 2018

Re: “Nothing has changed; Trans Mountain project will continue to drag on,” May 26 The headline to Gillian Slade’s editorial says it all and proves she is wrong. The key word is “continue.” The Trans Mountain project was about to end and now the federal government has ensured that it will continue. Gillian wrote: “Prime ... Read More »

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Municipal term limits would be anti-democratic

By Letter to the Editor on June 5th, 2018

Medicine Hat Coun. Kris Samraj has proposed the idea of term limits for municipal councillors and mayors. I disagree. One of our democratic rights is to run for public office. Mr. Samraj’s proposal, if implemented, would curtail that right. To impose a “best before date” is to merely speculate that a elected official is no ... Read More »

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Churchill’s words

By Letter to the Editor on June 1st, 2018

Quotes from the former prime minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill. “There is nothing the government can give you that it hasn’t taken from you in the first place.” Here is another. “The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery.” John ... Read More »

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