January 15th, 2021

Letters to the Editor

Deep concerns over maternity closure

By Letter to the Editor on October 23rd, 2020

Dear editor, We have learned of the imminent closure of our local maternity clinic. As parents and grandparents, we are extremely concerned about the dire situation this leaves our precious moms and babies in. What is to come of regular examination to determine abnormalities or concerns during the long months of pregnancy? What of the ... Read More »

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UCP’s secret agenda continues to thumb its nose at Albertans

By Letter to the Editor on October 22nd, 2020

Dear editor, Well the Medicine Hat News arrived at my place (last week) with two really ugly announcements: 1. Across-the-board cuts expected: Toews 2. Local lab services going back to private hands. I perceived these announcements as incredibly tragic news – try and visualize 11,000 people losing their jobs. Assuming many of these people are ... Read More »

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Criticism of St. Joe’s home an unfair assessment

By Letter to the Editor on October 20th, 2020

Re: City’s assisted dying hurdles unfair, Oct. 10 Dear editor, I appreciate Dr. Derie-Gillespie’s passionate advocacy for her patients, but I am also concerned about the tone of some of the quoted comments in the article. In any free society, the values and beliefs of everyone need to be protected. I understand that moving a ... Read More »

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We are all bound by the law, not by religion

By Letter to the Editor on October 17th, 2020

Re: News article-October 10- Covenant Health’s refusal to allow medically assisted suicide at its St. Joseph’s Home hospice. Dear editor, This article reports on what I consider to be an undefendable and profoundly disturbing situation. First, some facts. Covenant Health is funded by you and me – Alberta and Canadian taxpayers – through Alberta Health ... Read More »

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Mistreating frontline workers is simply unacceptable

By Letter to the Editor on October 14th, 2020

Dear editor, It is a sad state of affairs when we hear that health care professionals or clerks in businesses are harassed and lambasted for asking people to wear a mask within the facility. Obscene language and rude remarks seem to be the order of business for these few individuals. However, it places a black ... Read More »

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The fickleness of public opinion

By Letter to the Editor on October 14th, 2020

This week in the media…Public demands more tools for rapid testing for COVID. Though the science has not proven these rapid tests completely reliable, the public believes they are useful tools in helping to gauge the health of our communities. While in Alberta…Public demands Achievement Testing in schools cease. Why? Because there may be some ... Read More »

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Lack of universal medication coverage a greater expense

By Letter to the Editor on October 1st, 2020

The Throne Speech’s mention of accelerating Canada’s development of a national pharmacare plan, along with other progressive measures, is likely in exchange for needed NDP support of the shaky Liberal minority government. Liberal and Conservative governments have consistently allowed us to remain the world’s sole country that has universal healthcare but does not similarly cover ... Read More »

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Mask debate continues

By Letter to the Editor on September 30th, 2020

The potential influence of local mask survey results are concerning. Many older citizens, and others not online, were unable to participate in the recent Chamber of Commerce survey, where results did not favour mandating mask wearing. The smaller “News” survey results do not agree with the COC results, and in fact are entirely opposite, with ... Read More »

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Looking outside of the city limits to find ways to attract summer visitors to the downtown core

By Letter to the Editor on September 29th, 2020

If the goal is to make the downtown more pedestrian friendly, city bureaucrats and council should acquaint themselves with what has been done permanently in Kimberly, B.C. and for the summer season in Canmore. Two blocks of main street, with some adjoining side streets are closed off to vehicular traffic. This small gesture attracts people ... Read More »

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