January 25th, 2022

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Accessibility shouldn’t be a problem for voters

By Letter to the Editor on October 20th, 2021

Dear editor, I voted early at the Stampede grounds. They had the polling station at the grandstand. One would think Elections Alberta could have found a location that had a power door for people who use wheelchairs. Or better yet, why doesn’t the grandstand have a power door for wheelchair users? This isn’t 1921 and ... Read More »

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Letter: Building Meridian Dam would be a smart plan

By Letter to the Editor on October 20th, 2021

Dear editor, With the gradual loss of the South Saskatchewan water supply from glaciers in the summer, it seems like a good idea to me to build up a water supply throughout the whole year – especially in the spring – when there is an over-abundant supply. It would be smart to plan and build ... Read More »

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Letter: Having differing beliefs not, in itself, the problem

By Letter to the Editor on October 20th, 2021

Dear editor, The differing beliefs about COVID continue to cause division, and force people to make difficult choices. There seems to be two extreme camps (and various ones in between). One that believes COVID is a hoax of the world powers, and the vaccine is a poison (or worse). And one that believes COVID is ... Read More »

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Letter: Loss of glaciers has massive impact on water supply

By Letter to the Editor on October 15th, 2021

Dear editor, Glaciers supply much of Alberta and Western Canada with drinking water, especially at times of the year when other sources of water are at their lowest, (University of Alberta atmospheric sciences associate professor Jeff) Kavanaugh said. “Glaciers pick up the slack right when we need it the most,” he said, as they provide ... Read More »

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Letter: Everyone should play by the same set of rules

By Letter to the Editor on October 15th, 2021

Dear editor, Costco has now become part of the problem. By not enforcing the mask mandate they are giving the anti-maskers the OK to break the law and encouraging that bad behaviour in other public places. The people who are abusive to staff in these places are probably jumping up and down shouting, “It’s working! ... Read More »

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Letter: Efforts by Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan not in vain

By Letter to the Editor on October 9th, 2021

Dear editor, Since the Taliban took back Afghanistan, Canadian soldiers may wonder if their efforts and sacrifices were in vain. By no means. Though the current outcome is not what we would wish, at the very least they gave a generation of Afghan women a brighter outlook and a degree of freedom which the Taliban ... Read More »

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Letter: Samcoe performed a valuable service for Hatters

By Letter to the Editor on October 9th, 2021

Dear editor, I rarely agree with anything Mr. Larry Samcoe says but in his article in the News on Oct. 7 he performed a valuable service for our community. His list of issues that we should all consider before casting our votes is a powerful presentation of how democracy should work. His list of local ... Read More »

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Letter: Giving thanks

By Letter to the Editor on October 8th, 2021

Dear editor, Around this time two years ago, Design Kitchens’ Jamie and Jackie Taylor; Brost Developments’Aaron Brost, Tom Shaw; Creative Floor Coverings’ Dean McNamara, Tyson (Tyler) Bleile; Concept Plumbing’s Shawn and Jenny Yanke; The Electric Company’s Jim Zemp; Dulux Paints’ Michael Sauers; PlyGem Building Products’ Doug Vickery; and the rest of the fabulous people who ... Read More »

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Letter: Just more ‘blah, blah, blah’

By Letter to the Editor on October 6th, 2021

Dear editor, Recently, Greta Thunberg aptly described the climate change efforts of faux or neo-environmentalist politicos as just more “blah, blah, blah.” To me, she was also saying that, while bone-dry-vegetation world regions uncontrollably burn, mass addiction to fossil fuel products undoubtedly helps keep the average consumer quiet about the planet’s greatest polluter, lest they ... Read More »

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Letter: Make Co-op Place more accessible, despite location

By Letter to the Editor on October 1st, 2021

Dear editor, A previous city council’s $75-million Co-op Place blunder continues to be a taxpayer’s financial burden – as pointed out in Collin Gallant’s recent News article, when quoting operational cost figures for recreational facilities, as stated by Coun. Kris Samraj, (comparing the higher operational costs to the old Medicine Hat Arena, which it replaced). ... Read More »

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