August 16th, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Another freedom taken away

By Letter to the Editor on July 4th, 2018

The Supreme Court of Canada has added another nail in the coffin of freedom in this country. It has sided with two provincial law societies which petitioned against a law school being established by Trinity Western University, on the grounds that its Christian standards of conduct might discomfort certain prospective students, particularly those of the ... Read More »

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We deserve better from MHC

By Letter to the Editor on July 2nd, 2018

Medicine Hat College has not been adequately or fully satisfying the post-secondary needs of our community and has for an extended period of time been operating in crisis mode. This has necessarily led to many deficiencies in spite of the good intentions of those directly involved. The fact is that the college is a major ... Read More »

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Act of cruelty to deny GSAs

By Letter to the Editor on July 2nd, 2018

On June 20 a Court of Queen’s Bench justice in Medicine Hat heard an application from faith-based schools and parents to stay the operation of certain sections of the Alberta School Act pending determination of their constitutionality by the Court. The disputed sections concern mainly the creation of Gay Straight Alliances in schools and manner ... Read More »

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Confusion over city’s Financially Fit talk

By Letter to the Editor on June 28th, 2018

Just when we get used to the idea that we are on the road to recovery, we are presented with the fact “we’re in a mess”, according to Coun. Turner in a June 19 News story headlined “Utility fee defeated. Now what?” The mayor “implored” council not to add the new fee, stating “in his ... Read More »

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Police should make public cause of cycling collisions

By Letter to the Editor on June 25th, 2018

“Ignorance is bliss” — except in the case of cycling collisions. For the sake of both auto drivers and cyclists, the police department has to begin informing the public of the circumstances that resulted in the collision — what was the cause of the collision. Accidents don’t just happened, they are caused. If both drivers ... Read More »

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Is law requiring youth to wear bike helmets still in existence?

By Letter to the Editor on June 25th, 2018

Perhaps someone in authority could enlighten me. Has the law regarding people under 18 wearing an approved cycle helmet been rescinded? If it is still in effect why do I see so many kids in Redcliff without them? Maybe the RCMP should wait outside the four schools and when they spot one of these kids, ... Read More »

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Gophers overrunning Medicine Hat Village

By Letter to the Editor on June 23rd, 2018

Medicine Hat Village, owned by Cove Communities in Arizona, is being invaded by gophers. They are expanding from mobile and city-owned property along 13th Avenue S.E. to dig in yards, live under homes, and play in outbuildings. Children helping get the mail and waiting for school buses see birds eating dead gophers. We have a ... Read More »

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When it comes to abortion, laws of the land are contrary to God’s law

By Letter to the Editor on June 22nd, 2018

Re: “It’s hard to make any sense of some arguments,” May 19 As a sensible person, I along with millions of others fully support the reasons for being pro-life as opposed to pro-abortion. We believe human life is sacred from the womb to the tomb. We do not regard animal life in the same way ... Read More »

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Respect and dignity go two ways

By Letter to the Editor on June 21st, 2018

Re: “Local man claims he and other ‘Christians’ are being stifled by the library’s social media,” June 1 I don’t normally use this format to express frustration or concern, but after reading Collin Gallant’s article regarding a recent social media post from the Medicine Hat Public Library, I really felt compelled to speak up. As ... Read More »

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American evangelicals ‘messed up’ as they ‘worship’ Donald Trump

By Letter to the Editor on June 21st, 2018

“A great personality and very smart, good combination”; A very talented man”; “He loves his country very much”; “A worthy negotiator”; “They have great beaches, whenever they’re exploding their cannons into the ocean, I say, ‘Boy, look at that view, wouldn’t that make a great condo?'” It’s a testament to how utterly messed up American ... Read More »

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