January 25th, 2022

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Cynical and cowardly leaders blind themselves to the magnitude and importance of problems

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2021

Dear editor, The Alberta government sent only two lower-ranking government employees to the climate summit. Premier Jason Kenney cynically derided it as a “gab-fest.” About 25,000 people attended, including leaders and high-ranking officials from more than 190 countries. An agreement on greenhouse gas emissions reduction was ultimately negotiated. Alberta had no input in the negotiations. ... Read More »

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Letter: Strawman arguments simply disguised as critical thinking

By Letter to the Editor on November 13th, 2021

Dear editor, My daughter turned seven on Remembrance Day. I think of the brave soldiers that risked and gave their lives for the gift of our liberty, and what they would think of how we are handling that gift now. I am a former resident of Medicine Hat and read both Judi’s and Michael’s responses. ... Read More »

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Letter: The power of people is alive and well in Medicine Hat and Redcliff

By Letter to the Editor on November 11th, 2021

Dear editor, We would like to share a story with you and your readers. After a recent overnight stay in Medicine Hat, we started out on Highway 1 West. We didn’t get any further than just past Suffield when our vehicle shut down due to an alternator issue. We called AMA to assist with a ... Read More »

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Letter: A time for solemn remembrance

By Letter to the Editor on November 11th, 2021

Dear editor, Bittersweet the feelings and emotions can be when one is taken by the hand and shown a place where poppies bloom and grasses grow. One thinks of beauty, but also of blossoms plucked before their time. One thinks of grasses scythed and yet returning greener and more resilient than ever before. One is ... Read More »

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Letter: Government debt is one of the most concerning problems for future generations

By Letter to the Editor on November 10th, 2021

Dear editor, One issue that all federal parties have avoided is coming up with a plan for paying down the federal government debt, currently at about $1.2 trillion. A potential plan is that a debt repayment would be taken from the estate of a deceased person and would be based on their share of the ... Read More »

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Letter: Canadians must stop Trudeau’s climate madness

By Letter to the Editor on November 9th, 2021

Dear editor, We must first understand that what separates our amazing modern world from the Medieval or even the Stone Age is today’s access to reliable, affordable and abundant energy. If that seems like hyperbole, consider that since man walked this earth, we lived in and survived earth’s harsh climate almost like animals until recently. ... Read More »

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Letter: Critical thinking requires examining all sides of an issue

By Letter to the Editor on November 9th, 2021

Dear editor, Judi Coombes in her Nov. 5 response to Peter Mueller’s October letter raises some serious issues regarding mask mandates, vaccination mandates and critical thinking. Coombes is incorrect in her statement “whether masks actually work … is debatable.” In the medical field, the effectiveness of masks in reducing transmission of infection has been acknowledged ... Read More »

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Letter: Rules on masks, vaccines are draconian and wrong

By Letter to the Editor on November 5th, 2021

In response to Peter Mueller’s Oct. 27 letter to the editor, “No one has the freedom to break laws.” Dear editor, In the 1960s, hundreds of thousands of young Americans protested the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War and the undemocratic enforcement of the draft. I’m sure many compliant citizens thought of them as ... Read More »

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Letter: The daredevil crewman

By Letter to the Editor on November 5th, 2021

Dear editor, Remembrance Day ceremonies always bring memories of the Second World War flooding back to my mind. Looking back, the following incident in 1945, or early 1946, was humorous – but not so much at the time! I attended Grade 1 in a small elementary school in Medicine Hat – Earl Kitchener School. The ... Read More »

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