November 25th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

Medicine Hat has a spending problem

By Letter to the Editor on June 18th, 2020

With the new report released by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation it is evident that Medicine Hat does not have only a revenue problem but also a very big spending problem. Medicine Hat is listed as No. 1 in municipal spending per resident and Lethbridge is No. 3. To demonstrate how severe this is, Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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Pushing back mainstream media

By Letter to the Editor on June 16th, 2020

RE: Gillian Slade I just want to thank you for your informative reporting over the past months. You are pushing back the fear the mainstream media seems to want to control us with. Keep up the good work. If the modeling that was done on Covid was so far off base your comments on the ... Read More »

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Defunding not the answer

By Letter to the Editor on June 16th, 2020

Something caught my attention, the call for defunding police. There was a time when I wasn’t pleased with the way law enforcement treated my community. By my community I mean mental health consumers, but in recent years that has improved a great deal from the late 1990s when l was first diagnosed. I think there ... Read More »

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Experiencing the very best of community

By Letter to the Editor on June 16th, 2020

RE: Shopping is not what it used to be, Gillian Slade, June 6 As a news writer, I’m surprised Gillian has not remained abreast of our community’s response to COVID-19, especially from accessible social media groups such as YXH-Volunteers and YXH-Business Support. Had she done so she would be aware of the very public conversation ... Read More »

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Throwing caution to the wind turbines in Cypress County

By Letter to the Editor on June 13th, 2020

Re: Cypress Wind hopes to lessen footprint during delay – Collin Gallant, June 9, 2020 A number of industrial wind energy projects have been proposed and/or approved in Cypress County which may have a devastating negative impact on local residents. The total number of turbines proposed exceeds 500 within the county. Globally, wind turbines produce ... Read More »

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Communicate with and reform police, don’t defund

By Letter to the Editor on June 13th, 2020

Something caught my attention on the weekend, the call for defunding police. There was a time when I wasn’t pleased with the way law enforcement treated my community. By my community I mean mental health consumers, but in recent years that has improved a great deal from the late 1990’s when l was first diagnosed. ... Read More »

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Black Lives Matter movement not a trend

By Letter to the Editor on June 11th, 2020

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr. The Black Lives Matter movement is not a trend, and should not be treated as one. This matters, and has always mattered. Our support and efforts towards this movement should ... Read More »

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Senior expecting answers from provincial government

By Letter to the Editor on June 9th, 2020

I live in Alberta and I am a senior demanding the UCP stop gouging us. First, I am paying more Alberta tax than last year. Second, I will have to pay $85 for my doctor to initial a form to say I am fit to drive at 84 years of age. This payment is a ... Read More »

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Governments: What to do, what to do

By Letter to the Editor on June 9th, 2020

The old adage, “It is better to be thought stupid than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt,” is true. Here we have federal Health Minister Patti Hajdu asking violent illegal protesters to wear masks, use hand sanitizer and maintain social distancing. I am surprised she did not ask them to only use nice ... Read More »

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More hate is not the answer

By Letter to the Editor on June 9th, 2020

Reading the news articles about all the violence, destruction, chaos, repaying evil with more evil and seeking revenge following the death of George Floyd breaks my heart. People do not know where to take their anger and disappointment so it’s become a free for all in the streets. One young man verbalized so well the ... Read More »

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