January 25th, 2022

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Happy birthday BATUS

By Letter to the Editor on January 6th, 2022

Dear editor, You know the past 50 years have rolled past very quickly! I would at this time like to wish BATUS a very happy 50th birthday. Hopefully we can celebrate many more in the years to come. As an original member of the first 15 British soldiers to start up BATUS, we landed in ... Read More »

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Letter: O Christmas Tree

By Letter to the Editor on January 4th, 2022

Dear editor, O Christmas Tree Thy leaves are so unchanging. They’re not just green when the season is warm and sunny, but also when it is cold and dreary. The tree always looks the same, standing strong in the cold and harsh winter, as easily as in the warm summer. In summer, it reassures us ... Read More »

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Letter: Laxer report shines light on foreign-owned oil companies

By Letter to the Editor on January 4th, 2022

Dear editor, On Dec. 8, the Council of Canadians, along with Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives (B.C. & Saskatchewan), released a report authored by University of Alberta political economist Gordon Laxer, “Posing as Canadian: How Big Foreign Oil captures energy and climate policy”. In it he states, “Alberta’s recent public (Allan) inquiry into ‘anti-Alberta energy campaigns’ targeted ... Read More »

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Letter: Thank you, council, for keeping rec centres open

By Letter to the Editor on December 29th, 2021

Dear Editor, I was pleased to learn our city council unanimously approved additional funding in order to reopen the Moose Recreation Centre arena and Crestwood pool and fitness centre in 2022. I’m grateful to the individuals who led the charge to keep those services in the community and am certain that previously-affected Hatters and other ... Read More »

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Letter: Jason Kenney either doesn’t understand, or he’s lying

By Letter to the Editor on December 29th, 2021

Dear editor, Jason Kenney is either misinformed by his staff or has lost his grip on reality. His statement that the Alberta government must back stop any financial losses by AIMCo, the Alberta Government Pension Plan investors, is an outright lie. His UCP government removed that part of the legislation years ago – even Alberta ... Read More »

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Letter: Medicine Hat primed for growth; Landlords a different story

By Letter to the Editor on December 22nd, 2021

Dear editor, Relocating from Toronto to Medicine Hat this past September felt like a dream come true. I, a lifelong Ontarian, could not believe that such a welcoming place existed. The day I signed my lease, I bounded to city hall, elated with the belonging that being a “Hatter” would surely bring. I was utterly ... Read More »

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Letter: It’s all about the approach

By Letter to the Editor on December 22nd, 2021

Dear editor, The past few weeks have come and gone with some personal adventures for us, but as things settle down, I want to address a few things that relate to local health-care professionals. When I landed in emergency at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Nov. 10, around the time many folks were probably arriving ... Read More »

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Letter: Now is not the time to ease public health restrictions

By Letter to the Editor on December 21st, 2021

Dear editor, In what condition will Alberta’s health care system and the health of Albertans be in January and February, 2022? The Omicron variant, first identified about three weeks ago, is spreading rapidly. It is supplanting Delta variant as the main pandemic driver. In a short time, epidemiologists have learned that Omicron is much more ... Read More »

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Letter: MHPSD live streams a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done

By Letter to the Editor on December 15th, 2021

Dear editor, As communicated to me by a board representative, Medicine Hat Public School Board is taking steps to increase transparency of its operations by live-streaming the public portions of its board meetings. Live-streaming will be a major step forward, with MHPSD joining other boards such as Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education and Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Letter: The hustle and bustle is back

By Letter to the Editor on December 15th, 2021

Dear editor, It is that busy time before Christmas, people are making plans and figuring out how to afford food and presents. Then how do we make it to the next cheque in January? It is a stressful time. Yet people expect us to put on a wonderful smile and love everybody. I like Christmas, ... Read More »

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