May 11th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Letter:The problem with monitoring

By Letter to the Editor on February 16th, 2021

Dear editor, Alberta has some experience with monitoring coal mines on the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies. As I have recently learned, three mines in central Alberta were monitored for years, recording selenium levels in creeks multiple times what is recommended for human consumption. Was anything done about it? Not to my knowledge. The results ... Read More »

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Letter: None of this would have happened under Peter Lougheed’s watch

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2021

Dear editor, It’s no secret that after the Reformers, starting with Ralph Klein, gained control of our beloved Alberta Conservative Party it’s been one disaster after another. By destroying Peter Lougheed’s royalty and tax structures Albertans have lost hundreds of billions in revenues. By destroying his regulations they created the orphan wells mess for our ... Read More »

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Letter: Please do not judge people, you don’t know the whole story

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2021

Dear editor, Please do not judge people. You do not know what it took for somebody to just get out of bed, look as presentable as possible, and face their day. You do not know the daily struggles with pain that others experience as a daily part of their lives. Too painful to try and ... Read More »

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Weekend Mailbag: Feb. 13, 2021

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2021

Weekend Mailbag is a new online feature at the Medicine Hat News which includes letters to the editor that could not be fit into the paper in a timely fashion. Check out our website on Saturdays for more thoughts from the community, or share yours by submitting a letter to the editor by email at letters@medicinehatnews.com. ... Read More »

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Letter: Rocky Mountain coal mining plans cause for serious concern

By Letter to the Editor on February 13th, 2021

Dear editor, Good morning fellow Hatters! I’ve been following the ongoing news story about coal mining leases on the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies with serious and growing concern. Premier Jason Kenney and Energy Minister Sonja Savage of the UCP are currently hard at work trying to manage another hot potato called coal mining on ... Read More »

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Letter: Taking care of constituents should be top priority for local politicians

By Letter to the Editor on February 11th, 2021

Dear editor, When will our local politicians stand up for their constituents’ health and well being for generations to come? Between Glen Motz, Drew Barnes, Michaela Glasgo and Ted Clugston, I have not heard a peep about the current plans to begin intensive coal exploration on the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies. Meanwhile, foreign mining ... Read More »

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Letter: We should strive to do all with love

By Letter to the Editor on February 11th, 2021

Dear editor, A charity sent me a shopping bag inscribed with the phrase, “Do All with Love”. A simple phrase to say. It sounds wonderful. Utopian. Pollyannaish. Not from the “real” world. Stupid, impossible and maddening to ponder! Simple, or simplistic? The word “love” has many sometimes contradictory meanings. The romantic love of Valentine’s Day ... Read More »

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Letter: Follow the evidence on Veiner Centre

By Letter to the Editor on February 10th, 2021

Dear editor, In regard to the comments by Coun. Julie Friesen regarding the Viener Centre in last Wednesday’s News, I think she should look at the history of this facility and she will see why there is such poor support. After the flood, this facility sat in disarray for several years with no action by ... Read More »

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Letter: Renewables have better potential to create jobs and maintain them

By Letter to the Editor on February 10th, 2021

Dear editor, A letter in regard to U.S. President Joe Biden’s Keystone XL pipeline cancelation. From my understanding, a notable move towards a renewable-energy industry economy has greater potential for both Canadian job creation and maintaining them, than does oil. The latter’s definitely on its way out.  Still, it must be convenient for the oil ... Read More »

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Letter: Should there be limits on expression in public spaces?

By Letter to the Editor on February 6th, 2021

Dear editor, Cash Moore’s Jan. 21 opinion piece starts off with, and Lynn Thacker’s letter underscores, a reasonable point. If privately held sites are acting as town halls they should not have the freedom to arbitrarily curtail certain voices. Does this mean, though, that they should never employ restrictions? Mr. Moore avoids that question. In ... Read More »

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