January 25th, 2022

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Big Marble Go Centre naming sets great example for other local businesses

By Letter to the Editor on December 14th, 2021

Dear editor, A big thank-you on behalf of the citizens of Medicine Hat to Marble Farms for stepping up to the plate and paying for naming rights on the former Leisure Centre. By doing so, they set a great example for other successful local businesses freely “giving back” to our city. By doing so, city ... Read More »

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Letter: The antidote for social and relationship unkindness is kindness

By Letter to the Editor on December 14th, 2021

Dear editor, People across the world struggle to overcome all kinds of problems: poverty, hunger, want, wars, pestilence, crime, greed, physical illness, mental illness, meanness, unfairness, loss of hope and helplessness to name but a few. I can’t help much on a global scale, but I’ll continue to hold doors for strangers, gladly let people ... Read More »

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Letter: A big thank-you

By Letter to the Editor on December 14th, 2021

Dear editor, I would like to send out a BIG thank-you to the people who helped me on Dec. 1 in the Canadian Tire parking lot. I fell and broke my hip, and people stopped to help. They stayed with me, called the ambulance, got my husband from the car and tried to keep me ... Read More »

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Letter: If you want to be welcome in a neighbourhood, you need to be a good neighbour

By Letter to the Editor on November 25th, 2021

Dear editor, With the colder weather, housing situations like that reported in Wetaskiwin due to the closing of a homeless shelter, become more urgent. One reason for this closure was a financial shortfall, which badly needs to be addressed. However, other reasons for the closure were said to be concerns by residents about crime, open ... Read More »

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Letter: No one should have to pay for medical care

By Letter to the Editor on November 25th, 2021

Dear editor, To the lady that feels that any unvaxxed people that go to the hospital with COVID should pay their own medical expenses. Surely she jests. What about all the cigarette smokers and alcohol abusers that cost us billions of dollars per year in medical expenses? What about the obese people that are severe ... Read More »

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Letter: We’ve come a long way, baby!

By Letter to the Editor on November 25th, 2021

Dear editor, The older I get the more amusing things seem to be. Maybe even a chuckle or two! There is big headline news nowadays in regard to self driving vehicles. Experiments and development are going, flat out costing billions of dollars. Wow, soon you will be able to go from home to work, work ... Read More »

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Letter: People everywhere just want to be respected for who they are

By Letter to the Editor on November 19th, 2021

Dear editor, On Wednesday, I watched the first night of ASAN’s (Autistic Self-Advocacy Network) Gala and Rewards from the U.S. It featured non-speaking people with autism. They had a lot to say. It reminded of how compassionate, determined and intelligent these people are.  It also reminds me how diverse people are in our community. That ... Read More »

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Letter: AHS should provide more comprehensive data regarding COVID outbreaks

By Letter to the Editor on November 19th, 2021

Dear editor, On Oct. 22, there was a report in the Medicine Hat News stating that the outbreak at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital was over. The number of cases was reported as 15 staff and five patients, but there is no mention as to the number of vaccinated or unvaccinated cases that were involved. I ... Read More »

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Letter: This world is a better place because of acts of kindness

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2021

Dear editor, On Saturday, which was World Kindness Day, my friend Helen Snortland and I organized an event called Coats on Finlay. Due to the generosity and kindness of the citizens of Medicine Hat, we collected approximately 1,000 coats along with other warm winter apparel, many lovingly homemade! When we returned to the bridge on ... Read More »

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Letter: Benefits of vaccinations significantly outweigh risks

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2021

Dear editor, In response to my Nov. 9 letter defending mask and vaccination mandates, Terry Zachary says I used “a strawman argument,” distorting what Judi Coombes said about masks. Ms. Coombes’ first refers to masks in general. Mr. Zachary says she was not referring to surgical masks, but she did not say that. When I ... Read More »

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