April 13th, 2024

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Local spike in substance use deaths should be concerning to all

By Letter to the Editor on June 28th, 2023

Dear editor, The Alberta Substance Use Surveillance Data for the first four months of 2023 was released this week. Alberta started tracking this information in 2016. That year, in Alberta for January to April there were 159 deaths. This year from January to April there were 613 deaths, a 285% increase from 2016. In Medicine ... Read More »

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Letter: God bless the men and women who protect and serve

By Letter to the Editor on June 16th, 2023

Dear editor, I would like to show my own personal thanks to all police men and ladies for all the kind and heartfelt work and duties they have to performing while on duty. I understand just how dangerous your duties are, I cannot imagine every time you all put your lives in danger to help ... Read More »

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Letter: TransCanada Highway needs to bypass Medicine Hat for betterment of civilized living

By Letter to the Editor on June 16th, 2023

Dear editor, The Trans-Canada Highway as it traverses Medicine Hat generates pathological levels of noise for a few hundred metres on either side of the right of way. These effects are most commonly realized as sleep disturbances, annoyance and to a lesser extent, ischemic heart disease. The issue will only exacerbate as the population of ... Read More »

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Letter: Current provincial government nothing like great conservatives of old

By Letter to the Editor on June 16th, 2023

Dear editor, Once again, Edmontonians and those in the surrounding area have shown that they understand what is happening to this province and have voted to try to protect it. Why then is it so hard for many Calgarians and Rural Albertans to understand that the defeated and victorious NDP candidates are sons and daughters ... Read More »

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Letter: Canada is no poster child for environmentalism

By Letter to the Editor on June 8th, 2023

Dear editor, I am so tired of people saying Canada does not have a pollution problem. We are getting a D rating on per capita pollution. We are a large country with a population spread out widely. Everything we want or need has to be transported by truck, train or plane. We develop our raw ... Read More »

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Letter: Medicine Hat area bears close connection to RCMP history

By Letter to the Editor on June 1st, 2023

In response to the Canadian Press story “RCMP turns 150…” in the May 23 edition of the News. Dear editor, It is little-known that the Great March of the Northwest Mounted Police in 1874 passed through, or very near Medicine Hat. The Red Coat Trail (so-named to commemorate the RCMP centennial) is actually many miles ... Read More »

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Letter: Destruction of campaign signs unacceptable on either side

By Letter to the Editor on June 1st, 2023

Dear editor, My family moved to Medicine Hat seven years ago, and we have grown to love this city. During the recent election campaign, I have been distressed to witness the damage and destruction of political signs. I don’t care whose political signs they are, this is vandalism of property and has no place in ... Read More »

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Letter: Only you can prevent forest fires

By Letter to the Editor on May 16th, 2023

Dear editor, We’ve all been reading about the active fires in the province. There are families who have been evacuated and some that have lost their homes. How frightening, upsetting and most definitely stressful time for anyone who is affected by such a disaster. One cannot fathom how a person might truly feel if faced ... Read More »

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Letter: Reflecting on Good Friday

By Letter to the Editor on May 16th, 2023

Dear editor, Just reflecting back on the Good Friday service at the Cypress Centre. It was a packed building with so many people in unity, all there for with one purpose. The main theme of the preaching was bringing people together with only one focus on Jesus. Very nice to be in a crowd like ... Read More »

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Letter: Mother Goose & Grimm comic offside

By Letter to the Editor on March 29th, 2023

Re: Saturday’s Mother Goose & Grimm comic that portrayed the Virgin Mary with a football, and a defence worried about a “Hail Mary” pass. Dear editor, This is very bad, awful, offensive to religion, ugly, unpleasant, sinful to the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, in a comic strip with a football like this. That ... Read More »

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