April 3rd, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Sprinklers raise questions about city management

By Letter to the Editor on February 26th, 2020

The recent news on the Coulee Ridge development makes you question on how well the city is being managed. The reasoning for the subsidy of sprinklers is that the development is to far from existing fire stations which cost over $16 million to construct with the justification of better response time. This seems to be ... Read More »

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One good thing for Alberta

By Letter to the Editor on February 25th, 2020

In response to the question in the Feb. 20 Ticked Off and Tickled Pink column, one thing the Kenney government has done to benefit Albertans can be summed up in these three words: They got elected. G.H. Anderson Medicine Hat... Read More »

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The squeaky Quebec wheel gets the grease yet again

By Letter to the Editor on February 25th, 2020

I hate to be smug, but isn’t it rather nice to see Via Passenger Rail Service halted in Central Canada? What a hue and cry from those poor souls that are affected! Welcome to life on the southern Prairies for the past 50 years. CP Rail was given every other 1/4 section of land across ... Read More »

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Sprinkler inspections should be the first priority

By Letter to the Editor on February 24th, 2020

When the Cottonwood area was developed we were advised by the fire department and city council that we were required to install fire sprinklers (at our own expense). The story was that we were more than eight minutes away from the nearest fire station (not six minutes). At that time the powers that be knew ... Read More »

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Changes to bidding process would be welcomed

By Letter to the Editor on February 24th, 2020

I was pleased to read in the News recently that the City of Medicine Hat is reviewing its procurement process and will provide more clarity. The process the city used prior to the Second Street debacle which ultimately led to the out of town contractor being held in breach of contract, worked well. Contractors submitted ... Read More »

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Keep an eye on city charges

By Letter to the Editor on February 21st, 2020

The City of Medicine Hat has put a Municipal Consent and Access Fee (MCAF) on utility bills; this line item first appeared November 2016 with a zero amount and became an ongoing charge on January 2019. Municipalities charge electricity and gas providers for access to city land and infrastructure. For example, the City of Calgary ... Read More »

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Enough is enough, the demonstrations are crossing the line, breaking the law

By Letter to the Editor on February 19th, 2020

I have never had any issues with peaceful demonstrations or protests across our great country. Things like picket lines, peaceful demonstrations, etc. have always been useful for us to get our concerns heard. A lot of these demonstrations/protests are going over the line and starting to impact the livelihood of many Canadians. I have a ... Read More »

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Changes need to be made at Medicine Hat hospital

By Letter to the Editor on February 19th, 2020

In 2012 a wing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital was closed. When the addition to the hospital was built I recall arrangements were made with seniors’ facilities that had extra (respite) beds to send patients to them and also in some cases to St. Joseph’s. What about the general public? The new addition has ... Read More »

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It’s no wonder province, feds are in the mess they’re in

By Letter to the Editor on February 19th, 2020

So between myopic left and right wing think tanks, politicians who waste their time and our money trading hypocritical cheap shots, is it no wonder that Alberta is in such a mess and the feds are not much better. More than 20 years ago the provincial government of the time at the bidding of think ... Read More »

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‘Bizarre, far-fetched facts’ on coronavirus check out

By Letter to the Editor on February 19th, 2020

There have been a few news bulletins lately on the coronavirus (covid-19) that seem beyond credibility, more like a bad science fiction movie than a world health issue. However, the bizarre, far-fetched facts check out. China has an active biological warfare program. Professor Lieber of Harvard University was found assisting Chinese spying for $50,000 a ... Read More »

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