April 13th, 2024

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Since we’re stuck with its location, perhaps the city can make it easier to attend Co-op Place

By Letter to the Editor on January 18th, 2024

Dear Editor, Collin Gallant’s recent Saturday “City Notebook” column revealed some concerning recent hockey game attendance figures at Co-op Place. (Far less attendance than available arena capacity, and less than the old downtown Arena’s numbers used to help justify the need for a new arena). I blame the poor attendance partly on a previous city ... Read More »

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Letter: Climate change measured over decades, not weather patterns

By Letter to the Editor on January 16th, 2024

Dear editor, A writer in Ticked Off/Tickled Pink on Jan. 11 stated the warm 2023 December was not evidence the “world may be ending,” a veiled attack on global warming. This attack misleads because it is the average temperatures for decades, not for one season in a year, that is evidence of global warming. Climate ... Read More »

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Letter: Important questions need to be asked of Sask. premier over breaking emissions law

By Letter to the Editor on January 3rd, 2024

Dear Editor: Re: Saskatchewan Party/Scott Moe- plans to break federal emissions law About four weeks ago Saskatchewan Cabinet Minister Dustin Duncan was interviewed on television about Saskatchewan’s intention to break federal law, on and after Jan. 1, 2024. The interviewer asked him about Saskatchewan’s legal position, including how the constitutional rule of paramountcy applied to ... Read More »

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Letter: Medicine Hat Public Library fulfills many critical needs, and with good reason

By Letter to the Editor on December 20th, 2023

Dear Editor, I read Linda Tooth’s recent column (Do you love to read? Nov. 29) about the library with great interest, particularly since she is a frequent and valued visitor and contributor to our library. The COVID pandemic and other factors have changed what people need from public libraries. In ‘OVERDUE: The Case for Canada’s ... Read More »

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Letter: Courtesy within our community must extend to all humans

By Letter to the Editor on December 7th, 2023

Dear editor, I’d like to thank Linda Tooth for raising important issues in our community in her regular columns. Her recent “Do you love to read?” from Nov. 29 highlights the important role of public libraries. As a former board member of the Medicine Hat Public Library I always appreciate fellow library lovers. In particular, ... Read More »

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Letter: Gaps in mental health and addictions treatment

By Letter to the Editor on November 23rd, 2023

Dear editor, The recent Friends of Medicare AGM featured a panel discussion that clearly exposed gaps in Alberta’s treatment of mental health and addictions. The panelists were Heather Woodward (manager of addictions and mental health), Russ Webb (insight counselling) and Sgt. Travis Funk (MHPS). The gaps they outlined include a lack of financial and personnel ... Read More »

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Letter: Appreciating HALO’s contributions beyond rural boundaries

By Letter to the Editor on November 22nd, 2023

Dear editor, I am writing in response to the recent complaint published in a Medicine Hat News Ticked Off Tickled Pink (Nov. 21) regarding the City of Medicine Hat’s decision to allocate funding to HALO Air Ambulance. While we recognize the allocation of city funds is a matter of concern for many residents, I believe ... Read More »

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Letter: Help the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat shape a new monthly column with your stories

By Letter to the Editor on November 9th, 2023

Fellow citizens, During the next several months, you and your stories about how Rotary projects have impacted your friends and families will be the focus of a new monthly column. It will begin with our Cenotaph. It was the very first project undertaken by the Rotary Club of Medicine Hat along with other community groups ... Read More »

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Letters: Concerned about pension positioning

By medicinehatnews on November 2nd, 2023

Editor, I am very concerned about the Alberta government’s exploration of leaving the Canadian Pension Plan and creating an Alberta Pension Plan. It is based on a pretty picture and the Alberta Government’s view that it is entitled to more than half the total assets of the present CPP, which is preposterous at best. Why ... Read More »

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Letter: We shouldn’t complain about Co-op Place location, we should do something about it

By Letter to the Editor on July 12th, 2023

Dear editor, Yes, it really is time to stop complaining about the Co-op Place location. However, please, let’s consider doing something to reduce the inherited resulting financial burden, and not just go on continuously, (for years now), accepting the large annual maintenance cost for a lovely, but seldom used and frequently empty facility, (primarily associated ... Read More »

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