November 25th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Letter: MLAs should protest closure of hospital laundry services

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2020

Four thousand years ago, when the only healthcare statement was ‘Bring Out Your Dead,’ two guys realized they could have a profitable career by counting beans. Skip forward 4,000 years, and those same two guys – lets call them E and Y – are still counting beans. Their philosophy is to privatize everything and count ... Read More »

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Letter: Thankful for a helping Hatter

By Letter to the Editor on September 16th, 2020

I want to extend my deep appreciation to Aaron, who works in the oilfields and lives in Medicine Hat. Aaron selflessly and skillfully came to my rescue when I slipped on a rock coming down from Upper Bertha Falls in Waterton National Park on August 27. Thanks to you, I got through the first hour ... Read More »

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Let’s keep laundry local

By Letter to the Editor on September 9th, 2020

It is with profound disappointment that I read that a decision is pending regarding moving laundry services from the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital to Lethbridge. Whether it is to be privatized or kept in the public domain, laundry service is too essential to be located away from a regional hospital. There is a maxim, often ... Read More »

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Local businesses make staying safe and healthy simple

By Letter to the Editor on August 14th, 2020

In this extraordinary time of the pandemic, we’re living a different life than we were five months ago. I am among the more vulnerable sector because of my age and some other health conditions. This is a life-threatening situation for me so I am self-isolating in my home. Now that our communities are opening up, ... Read More »

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Could ATA’s compensation model be the answer for province’s doctors?

By Letter to the Editor on August 12th, 2020

The Alberta Medical Association should seriously consider the compensation model for Alberta teachers for its profession. The salaries are the highest in northern Canada according to Statistics Canada, a range from $ 59,500 to $94,100 (2017 – 2018). Beginning teachers will receive an annual increment estimated at four to six per cent for eight consecutive ... Read More »

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A few points to ponder

By Letter to the Editor on August 7th, 2020

1. Kudos to MLA Drew Barnes speaking the obvious. Alberta is and always has been a colony of central Canada to pillage and plunder. It’s now “either or” folks. Note to Premier Jason Kenny – lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way. 2. Kudos to city council who showed some common sense ... Read More »

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Time to make masks mandatory

By Letter to the Editor on July 31st, 2020

These are the facts: 1. Masks worn in public limit the spread of COVID-19. 2. If I wear a mask to a store and you don’t, I am protecting you and you are endangering me. 3. Even in most restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses, the person serving you is not wearing a mask. 4. ... Read More »

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Get informed about Bill 21

By Letter to the Editor on July 21st, 2020

I am a retired police officer and court agent operating out of Medicine Hat.  I recently became aware of the proposed Alberta Administrative Penalties Act that the UCP are trying to sneak through under Bill 21. I also note that this bill has already had second reading. With this new legislation traffic court would be gone. The police will be able to ... Read More »

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Let’s have a discussion about ableism

By Letter to the Editor on July 21st, 2020

With all this talk from our politicians about eliminating systematic racism, why do they never talk about systematic ableism? Many times have people with disabilities been called or been told; “must be off the meds,” “ready for the padded cell,” “get a job,” retard, lazy, fake, cripple, freak, bum and many more names, with some ... Read More »

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Age notations help to fuel prejudism

By Letter to the Editor on July 18th, 2020

Re:”Long way to go to end systemic racism” – Lutz Perschon Mr. Perschon is so right. Systemic racism is going to continue to exist as long as media, social or otherwise, continues to practise it on a regular basis. And I feel compelled to bring up another stigma that needs to go the way of ... Read More »

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