May 11th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Letter: It’s time governments look after Canadians over corporate bottom lines

By Letter to the Editor on March 5th, 2021

Dear editor, The pandemic has wreaked havoc across society in all areas. Among other things, physical and mental health has suffered, frontline workers have been exposed to hazards without proper protective equipment, small businesses have suffered losses or closed, and workers have lost their jobs. It can only be hoped that we have learned some ... Read More »

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Letter: Selenium a cause for concern

By Letter to the Editor on March 3rd, 2021

Dear editor, John Grisham’s best-selling book, Gray Mountain, paints a bleak and dark image of strip mining in the Appalachians of the southern U.S.  Is this what we can look forward to by allowing strip mining in our beautiful Rocky Mountains? The element selenium is used in the strip-mining process for coal. Strip mining of the ... Read More »

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Letter: We must bridge the deadly divide between the haves and have-nots

By Letter to the Editor on March 3rd, 2021

Dear editor, Years of progress in eliminating poverty around the world threatens to be wiped out by COVID-19. Prior to the pandemic, the poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7% between 2019 and 2021. Now, poverty is projected to increase by 9.1% in this time frame, plunging millions more women and girls ... Read More »

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Letter: Reflection during Black History Month

By Letter to the Editor on February 24th, 2021

Dear editor, Fortunately, at a very young age I was emphatically told by my mother (who’s of Eastern European heritage) about the exceptionally kind and caring nature of our Black family doctor. She never had anything disdainful to say about people of colour; in fact she loves to watch and listen to the Middle Eastern and ... Read More »

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Letter: City council needs term limits

By Letter to the Editor on February 24th, 2021

Dear editor, I believe term limits should be mandated for city council, including the mayor’s office and elected members of council. Two terms should suffice. If you cannot achieve what you set out to achieve in eight years, then something is wrong with your efforts. Staggering the vote so half the members carry forward each ... Read More »

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Letter: Why revise curriculum if Albertans are satisfied with it?

By Letter to the Editor on February 24th, 2021

Dear editor, From October to November 2016, Albertans were invited by the NDP government to participate in a provincial Kindergarten to Grade 12 Curriculum Survey. Results from a closed-ended survey of Albertans in 2016 indicated strong support for much of the content in the then-current curriculum across all subjects. However, recently the UCP decided to ... Read More »

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Letter: Airport will continue to be an engine for growth

By Letter to the Editor on February 20th, 2021

Dear editor, Like so many others, I was dismayed when WestJet announced the temporary suspension of scheduled service to Medicine Hat. There is some comfort to be had in that there is not a significant impact on the airport’s operations and growth. The flight school is very busy, HALO and MEDEVAC flights are still going, ... Read More »

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Letter: Alberta missing opportunity to emerge from COVID stronger

By Letter to the Editor on February 19th, 2021

Dear editor, Alberta’s kakistocracy is collapsing on its lamentable journey to the gutters of political hell. As one of the greatest provinces in Canada, we are missing the opportunity to emerge from COVID 19 stronger and more committed to ensuring a better life for all Albertans, including those Kenney and the UCP have so tragically ... Read More »

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Letter: You can’t change the past, so focus on the future

By Letter to the Editor on February 19th, 2021

Dear editor, There is an important rule that we used to try to follow in Mood Disorders. You shouldn’t should on yourself. Mood Disorders was a Peer Support group for Mental Health Consumers that I went to in Medicine Hat to from 1996 to 2008. It is the main reason I am a self advocate. ... Read More »

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Letter: COVID can’t silence the ‘roar’ of Tigers fans

By Letter to the Editor on February 18th, 2021

Dear editor, Good to hear the Tigers are back in town and set to begin another season. Although we cannot attend any games, we can show our support in other ways. Let’s start by wearing our Tigers jerseys, or just showing our Tigers colours or by sending emails or tooting our horns when we see ... Read More »

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