May 11th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Letter: We must better protect our frontline health-care workers

By Letter to the Editor on April 9th, 2021

Dear editor, A letter to Health Minister Tyler Shandro: A recent Medicine Hat News article, “Local paramedic says certain hospital workers left out of vaccine rollout” prompted the Board of Palliser Friends of Medicare to contact the issue’s advocate, health-care worker and HSAA member, Jason Soklofske, for more information. For we were astonished by his ... Read More »

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Letter: Chief didn’t need AHS direction on church services

By Letter to the Editor on April 9th, 2021

Dear editor, Medicine Hat Police Chief Mike Worden needn’t wait for AHS to direct him on the legality of the church service at Heights Baptist Church. He can go right to the top legal authority, Jesus Christ. The answer for him is in the first two verses of Chapter 13 of the Book of Romans ... Read More »

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Letter: O’Toole proven wrong by own party

By Letter to the Editor on April 9th, 2021

Dear editor, Last Month Mr. Erin O’Toole made a speech at the Conservatives’ national convention. He noted that Conservatives have fought and lost two elections “because voters did not think that we were serious about addressing climate change.” He was correct. Elections Canada data on the 2019 election shows 65.6% of voters supported other parties. ... Read More »

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Letter: Would you rather be happy or content?

By Letter to the Editor on April 9th, 2021

Dear editor, Would you rather be happy, or content? Often this is stated as a choice between the two as if it is a high-stakes contest between fun and settling. Why not, however, have both? The United States Constitution says the “pursuit” of happiness is a right. No one anywhere is happiness guaranteed. There are ... Read More »

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Letter: Special thanks to individuals and households caring for local ponds

By Letter to the Editor on April 8th, 2021

Dear editor, A big thank-you to all the individuals and households that have adopted a pond. As I write this letter, already an amazing half of the 20 ponds (and some of the creek) in Medicine Hat have been adopted and cleaned! Six ponds were cleaned up by more than 40 people on the weekend ... Read More »

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Letter: Consultation survey ‘a statistical disaster’

By Letter to the Editor on April 8th, 2021

Dear editor, The March 5 Glen Motz opinion piece, “Rebuilding economy a Conservative priority,” refers to the results of a consultation survey produced by the MP for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner. It is a statistical disaster. It is of utmost importance in sampling that every member of the population from which the sample is drawn must have ... Read More »

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Kudos to compassionate family doctor

By medicinehatnews on April 7th, 2021

Dear editor, I would like to express my appreciation of my entire family to our family doctor, which has been practising care for all three generations. He is very polite and has deep concern for all patients. This covers myself, all my sons, and now my grandchildren. We are very satisfied with all the results ... Read More »

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Letter: One day at a time, one spoon at a time

By Letter to the Editor on March 27th, 2021

Dear editor, I am a Spoonie and I have been one for as long as I can remember. According to Spoon theory,  people only have so many spoons in a day and when they are gone there is no more energy left. I lose my spoons early.  Today I went to church, my church has ... Read More »

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Letter: Late sunrise has negative impact

By Letter to the Editor on March 27th, 2021

Dear editor, The delay of one hour for sunrise in the winter by staying on daylight savings time throughout the year would have at least three negative impacts. First, the commute to school would be more dangerous as most commutes would now be done in darkness from about mid-November to mid-February. Snow, sleet and fog ... Read More »

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Letter: Do we really want daylight saving time?

By Letter to the Editor on March 19th, 2021

Dear editor, It’s good to see Kenton Shilka raising the issue of daylight saving time again in Tuesday’s column. But most Albertans would disagree with him on staying status quo. In fact, if status quo had been the decision in 1967, when DST was first introduced in Alberta, we’d still be on Mountain Standard Time ... Read More »

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