January 25th, 2022

Letters to the Editor

Letter: The sun’s power is free and abundant

By Letter to the Editor on November 5th, 2021

In response to Cash Moore’s Oct. 21 column, “It’s time to end nuclear paranoia.” Dear editor, Proponents of nuclear energy overlook the obvious, limitless supply of nuclear energy Earth has, and has had during its 4.6 billion years. I speak of the sun, which is not the nuclear fission reaction Mr. Moore wants us to ... Read More »

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Letter: You need to know the rules before you can change them

By Letter to the Editor on November 4th, 2021

In response to Nicholas Martin’s Oct. 30 letter to the editor, “What happened to reform?” Dear editor, While I fully agree on many of the points made by Nicholas Martin in his letter to the editor published on Oct. 30, there are several flawed statements which only serve to push back the progress of sentiments ... Read More »

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Letter: Equalization referendum was a vote about nothing

By Letter to the Editor on November 3rd, 2021

Dear editor, Mr. Kenney claims the results of the referendum are useful. The numbers show otherwise. Only 39% of eligible voters voted. Of that 39%, 61.7% voted “yes.” In other words, less than two-thirds of less than 40% of voters voted “yes.” Stated another way, only about two out of nine people in the electorate ... Read More »

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Letter: What happened to reform?

By Letter to the Editor on October 30th, 2021

Dear editor, With another round of elections over, new governments were sworn in across Alberta this week, and a new Parliament will be in session in November. This was the seventh federal election I’ve voted in, or about one every 900 days since my first, in 2004. Four of those elections rank in the bottom ... Read More »

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Letter: Nothing resolved following DST vote

By Letter to the Editor on October 30th, 2021

Dear editor, It’s very sad that having given Albertans a say on the long standing controversy of Daylight Saving Time, Jason Kenney and the UCP managed to screw it up by simply not asking the right questions. The final tally shows that of those who voted, 49.8% wanted to stay on DST year round and ... Read More »

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Letter: Friesen a trailblazer for women to follow

By Letter to the Editor on October 30th, 2021

Dear editor, I am so looking forward to the swearing in of our new mayor and council on Nov. 1. It is exciting to see this contingent of competent, capable women take their seats at the council table. Prior to the ceremony, I would like to acknowledge and appreciate the incomparable Julie Friesen for her ... Read More »

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Letter: War Amps veterans have left a lasting impact

By Letter to the Editor on October 27th, 2021

Dear editor, As we approach Remembrance Day, I’d like to pay tribute to the veteran members of The War Amps. The War Amps was started by amputee veterans returning from the First World War to help each other adapt to their new reality as amputees. They then welcomed amputee veterans following the Second World War, ... Read More »

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Letter: A new day has dawned in Medicine Hat

By Letter to the Editor on October 27th, 2021

Dear editor, I am extremely ecstatic with the election of our new mayor and council. It truly feels like the end of the “old boys club” and that people truly wanted change. But what is it that people were expecting? What difference would gender make? We all have our theories and here is mine. Traditionally, ... Read More »

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Letter: No one has the freedom to break laws

By Letter to the Editor on October 27th, 2021

Dear editor, Canada is a country that believes in the rule of law. This means all citizens, in principle, must obey the laws or face censure. If there are laws that are outdated or are demonstrably unfair or unjust, then there are legal and peaceful ways to adjust these laws. But under no circumstance does ... Read More »

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Letter: Pedestrians at risk downtown

By Letter to the Editor on October 21st, 2021

Dear editor, Thousands of dollars have been spent in the past few months on hastily reconfiguring the First Street SE and Sixth Avenue SE intersection as part of the Towne Centre development. Additionally, thousands have been spent on the trailway along S. Railway and Carry Drive. Meanwhile, long-term plans for downtown pedestrian safety have been ... Read More »

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