February 21st, 2020

Letters to the Editor

The resources are there, but won’t come cheap

By Letter to the Editor on November 22nd, 2019

Re: “Canada’s energy industry being killed by misplaced virtue signals,” Nov. 5 The piece by Jillian Lazic suggested that Encana and Canada’s energy industry are being slowly killed by virtue signalling and restrictive federal environmental laws, with $30 billion of foreign investment having already fled. While some of this is arguably true, the real challenges ... Read More »

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New columns are a welcome relief and change

By Letter to the Editor on November 21st, 2019

Recent guest columns by Scott Schmidt, especially “Non-stop rhetoric from UCP,” on Nov. 16, are such a welcome relief from the persistent (non-stop?) finger-pointing, obfuscation and boo-hooing put out there by so many in public office in Alberta today. There are even a couple of local ones and readers know who they are without me ... Read More »

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Christmas greetings in the name of ‘neutrality’

By Letter to the Editor on November 19th, 2019

I would like to address the topic of “Merry Christmas” greetings within the retail sector. I know there are many local stores that do not allow or strongly advise their employees to not use this apparently offensive greeting to their customers. “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings” is more suitable and “neutral.” In fact, all three ... Read More »

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‘War room’ stunt not cheap

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2019

I invite all who supported the UCP in the provincial election to grab their calculators and divide the $30 million Mr. Kenney is spending on his “war room” by the annual HALO helicopter ambulance budget, which is $2.6 million. The correct answer is 11.5 years or nearly three election cycles of four years each. It ... Read More »

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Inspired by young Canadians on Nov. 11

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2019

On the morning of Remembrance Day the temperature was -24 C, making it very easy to stay home and drink some coffee. As always, our veterans, active military, cadets, the legion and other groups came out to honour those that served and those that sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Thank you all for what ... Read More »

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Will you be able to look future generations in the eye?

By Letter to the Editor on November 16th, 2019

The Nov. 6 Medicine Hat News had a letter on page B4 from Ms. Taylor. It also had, on page A2, an article about a letter published in the science journal Bioscience. That Bioscience letter is easily found on the Bioscience website. I urge all readers to read both letters, which are about human-caused climate ... Read More »

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A disagreement over God and the federal election

By Letter to the Editor on November 13th, 2019

Re: “CPC’s social conservative culture led to Scheer’s loss,” Nov. 6 Should I thank you, Mr. Thomsen for your “informed” and “well thought out” perspective on religion and politics? Should I appreciate your free-flowing insights as they meandered aimlessly between political anti-conservatism and theological anti-theism? I do agree with you that perhaps the reference to ... Read More »

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By working together we can make the necessary changes

By Letter to the Editor on November 13th, 2019

The recent climate strikes by students in Medicine Hat, and indeed around the world, have served to nudge us out of our lull. Climate conversations are happening in homes, classrooms, staff rooms, and cafes. Severe weather events, disappearing ice, rising sea water, species extinctions… the trend is increasingly obvious, even to former deniers. There is ... Read More »

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Wanner an ‘inspiration to both young and old’

By Letter to the Editor on November 13th, 2019

Re: “Out of the frying pan and into a cluttered garage,” Nov. 2 I enjoyed reading the article on Bob Wanner, our previous Medicine Hat MLA. Some of his contributions were noted, but as with exceptional people, there were far more exceptional merits and accomplishments by him. Raised on a farm in southern Saskatchewan, educated ... Read More »

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Why do some people refuse to read?

By Letter to the Editor on November 9th, 2019

Re: “Watch your climate language,” Nov. 6 The science of climate change caused by humans is settled just as the science of vaccines and autism is settled. Yet we continue to suffer the repetition of Facebook fictions in public forums and letters. Barb Taylor has produced a letter that is totally devoid of factual content; ... Read More »

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