September 25th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

At least Klein sold oil and gas

By Letter to the Editor on February 28th, 2020

Wow, I thought Alison Redford was a cold-hearted harridan; she has nothing on Jason Kenney. Taking money from disadvantaged Albertan’s (CORE) and giving it to an inept, corpulent group of public relations cronies (war room) is heartless and unforgiving. This is the same man who saying he will proudly sell Alberta’s last barrel of oil ... Read More »

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Plenty of lessons to be learned from speaking with elders

By Letter to the Editor on February 27th, 2020

To speak to the elderly is an opportunity, an honour and a joy. To God and these people, we owe almost everything. They remain the eyewitnesses to history. Without exception, all of the elders I have spoken with are or were proud, grateful Canadians. When I asked how crazy, evil governments took over their home ... Read More »

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We should all wonder about the next election

By Letter to the Editor on February 26th, 2020

Re: “What will it take for Albertans to be concerned?,” Feb. 10 I read the letter to the editor and want say there are likely very many Albertans who feel very much like Lester Landry does. I agree with everything in his letter including when he wonders how anyone can “go to church on Sunday ... Read More »

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Sprinklers raise questions about city management

By Letter to the Editor on February 26th, 2020

The recent news on the Coulee Ridge development makes you question on how well the city is being managed. The reasoning for the subsidy of sprinklers is that the development is to far from existing fire stations which cost over $16 million to construct with the justification of better response time. This seems to be ... Read More »

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Blockades a perfect distraction for Kenney, UCP

By Letter to the Editor on February 26th, 2020

Don’t follow the distraction by Energy Minister Sonya Savage that Alberta’s war room is under attack by organized activists and “green left.” This message was very intentional and is a smoke and mirrors puppet show they want people to follow. First, the war room has nothing to do with oil and gas, it is a ... Read More »

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One good thing for Alberta

By Letter to the Editor on February 25th, 2020

In response to the question in the Feb. 20 Ticked Off and Tickled Pink column, one thing the Kenney government has done to benefit Albertans can be summed up in these three words: They got elected. G.H. Anderson Medicine Hat... Read More »

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The squeaky Quebec wheel gets the grease yet again

By Letter to the Editor on February 25th, 2020

I hate to be smug, but isn’t it rather nice to see Via Passenger Rail Service halted in Central Canada? What a hue and cry from those poor souls that are affected! Welcome to life on the southern Prairies for the past 50 years. CP Rail was given every other 1/4 section of land across ... Read More »

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Sprinkler inspections should be the first priority

By Letter to the Editor on February 24th, 2020

When the Cottonwood area was developed we were advised by the fire department and city council that we were required to install fire sprinklers (at our own expense). The story was that we were more than eight minutes away from the nearest fire station (not six minutes). At that time the powers that be knew ... Read More »

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Changes to bidding process would be welcomed

By Letter to the Editor on February 24th, 2020

I was pleased to read in the News recently that the City of Medicine Hat is reviewing its procurement process and will provide more clarity. The process the city used prior to the Second Street debacle which ultimately led to the out of town contractor being held in breach of contract, worked well. Contractors submitted ... Read More »

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Keep an eye on city charges

By Letter to the Editor on February 21st, 2020

The City of Medicine Hat has put a Municipal Consent and Access Fee (MCAF) on utility bills; this line item first appeared November 2016 with a zero amount and became an ongoing charge on January 2019. Municipalities charge electricity and gas providers for access to city land and infrastructure. For example, the City of Calgary ... Read More »

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