April 13th, 2024

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Take caution around city wildlife

By Letter to the Editor on March 29th, 2023

Dear editor, I am concerned with the safety of the people and wild animals within the city limits. It is only a matter of time until it will happen. Deer, moose, coyotes, cougars, badgers and maybe elk are here. With spring coming and the danger of animals protecting their young, someone is going to get ... Read More »

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Letter: Rise in societal intolerance concerning

By Letter to the Editor on March 22nd, 2023

Dear editor, Have you noticed an increase in the intolerance in society? March 6 was Black Ballon Day when members of Mom Stop the Harm remember their family members who have died from overdose. March 1 was the annual Disability Day of Mourning where the disability community holds vigils to recognize people murdered by their ... Read More »

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Letter: Understanding the cost of care

By Letter to the Editor on March 22nd, 2023

Dear editor, In the interest of preserving our universal health-care model, I think it imperative that each of us understand the cost of our care. Years ago itemized statements were issued, outlining each and every medical visit, procedure, etc. This was invaluable. Not only did it provide awareness of the actual cost of medical care ... Read More »

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Letter: Too many doing a sloppy job of recycling, or not recycling at all

By Letter to the Editor on March 22nd, 2023

Dear editor, Many of us are doing a sloppy job of recycling or not recycling at all. At the city’s Kipling Street bins, there are lots of big cans of unwashed spaghetti sauce in the metals bin still labelled with the restaurant’s name from a local pizza place. Kudos to that restaurant for trying to ... Read More »

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Letter: Fair minded treatment should be goal for all regarding snow removal

By Letter to the Editor on March 8th, 2023

Dear editor, Before Monday, it had been nearly eight weeks since we had a sizeable snowfall, requiring clearance of our major roads by our dedicated and hard working city employees responsible for this task. While many will bemoan the snow for the inconveniences it causes, it is truly a blessing for many, such as those ... Read More »

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Letter: Conservative wildlife management through the decades

By Letter to the Editor on March 2nd, 2023

Dear editor, In the 1970s and early 80s Peter Lougheed created Alberta’s first government departments for protection of the environment. As part of this, he hired a handful of Fish and Wildlife habitat protection biologists and positioned them around Alberta to ensure industrial developments were done in ways that protected wildlife habitat. That was Alberta’s ... Read More »

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Letter: One hundred million reasons

By Letter to the Editor on February 23rd, 2023

Dear editor, Pretend you own a commercial building, perhaps a strip mall. As landlord, you have signed leases with various tenants, who rent shops and stores from you. The leases impose legal obligations upon the tenants, which they have accepted. Those obligations are the counterparts of your landlord’s rights as the owner of the building. ... Read More »

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Letter: Alberta’s health-care system no longer prioritizing needs of the citizen

By Letter to the Editor on February 22nd, 2023

Dear editor, On Feb. 2, I had blood drawn to test the coagulation of my blood (INR) as I have had an artificial valve since 1996. The blood INR must be checked every three weeks, a life and death situation as the rate must be kept within a certain range. When phoning to get the ... Read More »

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Letter: Variety of treatments needed for those struggling with addiction

By Letter to the Editor on February 17th, 2023

Dear editor, Over the past few years our provincial government in Alberta has been moving from the harm reduction model for addiction to the recovery model. No one model is perfect and there are different people who will meet success in either one. It depends on what substance they are addicted to, the personality of ... Read More »

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Letter: Growth in cycling following addition of infrastructure to support it is no coincidence

By Letter to the Editor on February 17th, 2023

Dear editor, The late former Alderman Wayne Craven was no fan of building our cycling and multi-use paths in Medicine Hat. Between 2010 and 2012, Craven, along with former Alderman John Hamill, were not quiet about their opposition to projects that enhanced capacity of multi-model transportation and addressed connectivity within the city’s network. Despite their ... Read More »

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