June 22nd, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Starting a boycott

By Letter to the Editor on May 23rd, 2018

I write this letter to all Canadians. After a long period of worry, second guessing and anguish I have concluded that I must do this. This is about the Trans Mountain pipeline and the response to that pipeline by the B.C. government. The pipeline has been approved under the laws of Canada. The recent actions ... Read More »

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B.C.’s long history of tanker traffic

By Letter to the Editor on May 19th, 2018

For more than 60 years, tankers have travelled through the Burrard Inlet in British Columbia without incident. All tankers calling on Vancouver are double-hulled, which means there are two layers of heavy steel protecting their cargo. Transport Canada Port State Control monitors every vessel that comes into Canadian waters. Tankers currently servicing Kitimat are product ... Read More »

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Statistics on carbon tax called ‘magic’

By Letter to the Editor on May 18th, 2018

Re: “Data doesn’t support Kenney,” May 16 Denis Hoffman uses the magic of statistics and averages to make his point about the benefits of the carbon tax. For example he estimates the carbon tax will only cost $13.65 for a cold winter month for an average sized house. Well Mr. Hoffman, I’m still waiting for ... Read More »

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Let’s get all the data out to the public

By Letter to the Editor on May 17th, 2018

Re: “Data doesn’t support Kenney,” May 16 Mr. Hoffman presents a lot of data points in his letter, but omits one key piece. We live in a sparsely populated, giant country mostly covered by forests. The rest is grasslands or grain. How much carbon does this oversized sink swallow versus how much we emit? I ... Read More »

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Data doesn’t support Kenney

By Letter to the Editor on May 16th, 2018

Jason Kenney’s contention the carbon tax has been an enormous economic burden on Alberta is not supported by recent economic data. According to Statistics Canada real GDP growth for Alberta in 2017 was 4.9 per cent. This was higher than 3.3 per cent for Canada and 2.3 per cent for the United States (according to ... Read More »

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Term-limit question should be put to the people

By Letter to the Editor on May 16th, 2018

Let me say right at the start I am in favour of term limits at all levels of government. That said the same rules for all levels government would, in my opinion, be very hard to enact. So I will contain my comments in regards to term limits at the municipal level. My opinion is ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat Blue Jays have a rich history here

By Letter to the Editor on May 16th, 2018

There was a time when plaques listing all the names of Medicine Hat Blue Jays graduates who made it to Major League Baseball hung on the walls of Athletic Park. Those plaques no longer exist, as if the Blue Jays were never even here. I think the biggest Medicine Hat Blue Jays moment came when ... Read More »

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Finding other energy sources is a must

By Letter to the Editor on May 14th, 2018

Re: “The case for repealing Suzuki’s honorary degree,” May 5 Ms. Johnston’s column assumes that her alma mater could not be wrong in its choice of values or that it would have to look at new evidence such as global warming to assess the impact of those values on the larger community. David Suzuki has ... Read More »

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Motivation for World No Tobacco Day

By Letter to the Editor on May 12th, 2018

On May 31, the World Health Organization and its partners around the world will mark World No Tobacco Day. The purpose of this day is to globally highlight health effects and other risks associated with tobacco use. The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is Tobacco and Heart Disease. To the World Health Organization, ... Read More »

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Council’s blue bin decision called ‘reprehensible’

By Letter to the Editor on May 12th, 2018

I just found out, through Environmental Utilities Medicine Hat, that city council mandated that each home currently in possession of a residential waste cart has to have a recycling bin. And, that whether we use it or not, we will still be charged monthly. I think that is reprehensible! We pay our taxes, our utilities, ... Read More »

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