November 25th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Voters are the masters of their fate

By Letter to the Editor on July 18th, 2020

The public complains about the blatant corruption in political leaders. After all, a leader can arrogantly profess to be a continuously unrepentant sinner in one country, and the voters will elect him for his honesty. While in another country, a leader can profess to be an ever repentant continuously reoffending sinner and the voters will ... Read More »

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Masks show we care about others

By Letter to the Editor on July 18th, 2020

Masks or no masks? This is a question going through many people’s mind. Should we be bothered to take the inconvenience of putting on a mask, especially when the number of  infected people are  low in our region? I admit that I once went to the store without a mask on. That day, I saw ... Read More »

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A change of heart is necessary

By Letter to the Editor on July 16th, 2020

I think racism would disappear very quickly if they got to the real problem right away – Man looks to the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. The world is in such a mess because of the heart of man which the Bible says “is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked ... Read More »

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Can’t think clearly, breathe with mask

By Letter to the Editor on July 16th, 2020

I have been trying to wear a mask occasionally but I have I sensory issues due to being on the Autistic Spectrum, my face is particularly sensitive. I have trouble wearing my glasses for more than 15 minutes at a time. Today I went to church for the first time since March which was wonderful. ... Read More »

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Long way to go to end systemic racism

By Letter to the Editor on July 11th, 2020

Here we are in the midst of huge protests, riots, and other actions which are intended to do away with systemic racism for any reason. But it seems even the legitimate articles can’t get it right. Just today it was announced that Alberta is getting a new lieutenant governor who will be the first Muslim ... Read More »

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Has the door been slammed shut on the oil?

By Letter to the Editor on June 26th, 2020

It was our conservative hero Peter Lougheed who urged the Klein and Stelmach governments to slow down the growth of the oilsands, collect proper royalties and taxes, and refine our oil in Canada and they refused to listen. The oil executives agreed with Lougheed that something needed to be done about out pollution and they ... Read More »

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It is time to talk Provincial Sales Tax

By Letter to the Editor on June 26th, 2020

Most of us can appreciate the services that taxes buy, like highways without potholes for example, public schools that welcome every child in the community and a public health care system that won’t bankrupt us when we get sick. Yet, we grumble about paying taxes. Nonetheless, Alberta is broke again thanks to the collapse of ... Read More »

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Please wear a mask

By Letter to the Editor on June 23rd, 2020

Medicine Hat News Things change … a few years ago, it was common and socially acceptable to smoke in public, exposing others to a life-threatening agent. Today, anyone callous enough to commit such a breach of social conscience is rightfully chastised and considered a pariah. As a result , a major health risk has been ... Read More »

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Be respectful and stop the name calling

By Letter to the Editor on June 20th, 2020

I am writing today in response to a letter written by Colette Smithers in the June 16 Medicine Hat News editorial page. Overall the letter is very disrespectful to Gillian and makes a lot of unfounded assumptions about what Gillian had written the week before. First of all I’d like to point out that having ... Read More »

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Is Canada’s healthcare system truly universal?

By Letter to the Editor on June 18th, 2020

Especially during the pandemic crisis, I’ve heard too many platitudinous praises of Canada’s supposed universality of healthcare. I, one who champions truly comprehensive health-services coverage, had tried accessing, for example, essential therapy coverage in our public system; within, however, there were/are important health treatments that are either universally non-existent or, more likely, universally inaccessible, except ... Read More »

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