June 15th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Letter: MHRH doctors and nurses go the extra mile

By Letter to the Editor on May 14th, 2021

Dear editor, Recently, I was hospitalized due to COVID-19. I am only 16 years old and the stress and uncertainty of having a dangerous illness with rare symptoms, along with being alone in the hospital is something I did not know how to cope with. I would like to give the biggest thanks to the ... Read More »

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Letter: Logic behind equalization outrage does not follow

By Letter to the Editor on May 12th, 2021

Dear editor, In response to Mr. Larry Samcoe’s May 6 editorial, “Alberta in Confederation.” Mr. Samcoe repeats, and seems to believe, the old standby lie of the perpetually aggrieved among some conservatives when he comments on the source of federal government equalization payments, stating “…tax revenues from Alberta have been the primary contributor…” Do not ... Read More »

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Letter: No human lives are disposable

By Letter to the Editor on May 12th, 2021

Dear editor, In response to Kym Porter’s May 1 letter, “Overdose deaths a cause for great concern.” Although I haven’t been personally affected by the addiction/overdose crisis, I still understand the callous politics involved with this most serious social issue: Just government talk about funding to make proper treatment available to low – and no-income ... Read More »

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Letter: The real deficits facing Canadians

By Letter to the Editor on May 12th, 2021

Dear editor, There are many deficits facing Canadians at this time and they are far more important than the deficits the people are spending their time worrying about. In this country we will have a deficit of approximately 60,000 nurses by 2022, there is also a deficit of nearly 30,000 doctors by 2028. With an ... Read More »

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Letter: Conservatism is not at a crossroads

By Letter to the Editor on May 6th, 2021

Dear editor, In response to Alex McCuaig’s column, “Conservative politics at a crossroads in Canada,” published in the April 27 edition of the News. How interesting to analyze a socialist’s views of conservatism. Alex McCuaig does not know what a real Conservative Party would look like. Recent conservatism is not at a crossroads; It never ... Read More »

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Letter: It’s time to get real

By Letter to the Editor on May 5th, 2021

Dear editor, I am not familiar with whatever polling tool Drew Barnes used to come up with 90% of his constituents support his COVID anti-restriction stance; as one of his constituents, I do know I was never polled. And 100% of the people I polled also were not consulted by him. So, I would like ... Read More »

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Letter: Innovations require long periods of development

By Letter to the Editor on May 5th, 2021

Dear editor, We’ve heard it again, the accusation – this time from researcher Angela Carter and others of the like mind – that Canada produces more than its share of greenhouse gas emissions in the production and consumption of oil and gas. (In the News, April 15). Reducing emissions from fossil fuel production is a ... Read More »

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Letter: People believe things that are happening to them, and by then it’s often too late

By Letter to the Editor on May 5th, 2021

Dear editor, We are seeing what democracy looks like in Alberta. Pretty cool, isn’t? People protesting the wearing of masks and getting life-saving vaccinations. And of course lockdowns, even some of our local politicians are against lockdowns.  I have decided that I am through with arguing with people. Why talk about science? Why try to explain ... Read More »

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Letter: The world needs more Garys with a ‘G’

By Letter to the Editor on May 1st, 2021

Dear editor, An open letter to Gary with a “G.” I am still bewildered but also grateful for what you did on Thursday evening, April 8, at Walmart. I am 88 years old, and never before has anyone ever paid for my purchases. I do not know you, and am still wondering why you chose ... Read More »

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Letter: Overdose deaths a cause for great concern

By Letter to the Editor on May 1st, 2021

Dear editor, Recently the Alberta government released the Alberta Substance Use Surveillance Data for the months of January and February 2021. Of what should be great concern to the citizens of Medicine Hat is the increase in deaths due to overdose. In 2016, the province started collecting data related to substance use deaths. In that ... Read More »

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