August 24th, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Did pesticide program kill off leopard frog population near Stampede grounds?

By Letter to the Editor on June 17th, 2019

I am a regular walker (20-plus years) on the trails around the Stampede grounds. Off the northeast corner of the grounds is Leinwebber Park and its little pond. The pond has a nice sign beside it telling about the protected leopard frogs. Every spring for years one would be greeted by the “frog song” of ... Read More »

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Four years of public mistakes proves you’re the NDP

By Letter to the Editor on June 17th, 2019

Re: “Sketchy numbers from local representatives,” May 8 Wow, Fred Lewis, that’s quite a letter you wrote. The title of the letter above yours was “Resist the hatred.” Maybe the News can tell you next time so it doesn’t seem too ironic. We all get it. You don’t like Mr. Barnes or Mr. Clugston. Fair ... Read More »

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Reader found ‘high level of prejudice’ in letter

By Letter to the Editor on June 13th, 2019

Re: “Public-private economic split evident among Alberta voters, Leath Johnston,” May 29 I found Leath Johnston’s recent letter to the editor very educational, not previously having realized it’s possible to possess broad knowledge on a variety of relevant political and socioeconomic topics while exhibiting a high level of prejudice. Thank you, Mr. Johnston, for that ... Read More »

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Data shows GSA participation only buffers risk for suicide attempt for some

By medicinehatnews on June 10th, 2019

Re: “Standing with the LGBTQ community,” June 3 Colette Smithers claims she’s not interested in responding politely or civilly when her rights, safety, and well-being are threatened (how it is, exactly, that she’s willing to … but she’s happy to pursue a GSA policy that threatens the rights, safety, and well-being of marginalized students, so ... Read More »

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Canada should value life as the U.S. is doing

By medicinehatnews on June 10th, 2019

I applaud the recent actions by some U.S. States banning almost all abortions. This measure is encouraged by the pro-life stance of the current federal administration. It’s one thing that President Trump has done right. Canada also should value life more highly. It’s good that at least a few positive-thinking Canadian politicians are willing to ... Read More »

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Council’s boycott decision looks better now

By Letter to the Editor on June 4th, 2019

Some people poo-pooed Medicine Hat City Council’s stand for not attending the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Well lo and behold, look what transpired at the conference. Other Alberta attendees hoped to win over those leaders in Eastern Canada who have ignored or rejected Alberta’s pleas for help. However, a panel discussion on energy was scheduled ... Read More »

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What will we do now about climate change?

By Letter to the Editor on June 3rd, 2019

We have been told that Canada is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world and northern Canada is warming at three-times the rate. Our forests are burning and yes some of the reason is that people are living closer to forests and some of the reason is because there is fuel ... Read More »

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Standing with the LGBTQ community

By Letter to the Editor on June 3rd, 2019

The provincial election campaign was an inspiring and illuminating experience. I would like to share one experience in particular that reinforced my passion and responsibility to advocate and be a voice for vulnerable people in our community. I attended the UCP rally in Medicine Hat on April 8 when leader Jason Kenney came to town. ... Read More »

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Council pay hike still begs questions

By Letter to the Editor on June 1st, 2019

Re: “Council compensation about as clear as mud,” May 23 Twice now Collin Gallant has done an excellent job reporting and commenting on the furor around Medicine Hat City Council’s vote to increase compensation for our municipally elected officials last December, most recently being his opinion column from last week (his other being last December ... Read More »

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Letter writer’s own party, supporters should heed his words on rhetoric and civilized debate

By Letter to the Editor on May 29th, 2019

Re: “The election is over, but the venom persists,” May 23 The recent submission by Marco Jansen leads this writer to question whether or not the Cypress-Medicine Hat Constituency Association president has actually witnessed a session of legislature. Political rhetoric often involves engaging in accusations, moreso during campaign season, and, by means of example, there ... Read More »

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