May 19th, 2019

Opinions

See energy investments for what they are

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 17th, 2019

The first of its kind in Canada – a solar thermal power plant in Medicine Hat that cost $10 million – is coming to an end after just five years. For those who saw this investment as more than a research project, and that probably means most people, there is disappointment that we are not ... Read More »

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Guest Column: It’s a health issue, not a moral issue

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 17th, 2019

I am very concerned about the letter that Cypress-Medicine Hat UCP MLA Drew Barnes has written to the health minister requesting a reallocation of funds set aside for the supervised consumption site (SCS) in Medicine Hat. First and foremost, these decisions should be informed by science and medicine, not decided through political sentiments. I say ... Read More »

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Recognizing nurses’ key role

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 14th, 2019

Modern nursing began in the 19th century with Florence Nightingale, the famed “Lady with the Lamp.” Thanks to modern technology, the profession has been taken to heights Nightingale could never have imagined when she was tending to wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. But despite the long passage of time, nursing is still based on ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Federal progressive vote is up for grab

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 13th, 2019

@ChantalHbert If there were any doubts that the upcoming federal election really has become Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives to lose, the results of Monday’s byelection in the B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith should have dispelled them. No, the last byelection to be held before next fall’s federal campaign did not feature a great surge to the right. ... Read More »

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Mental health awareness, not illness, is everyone’s issue

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 11th, 2019

Change is slow but forward progress is forward progress. Canadian Mental Association’s Mental Health Week is May 6-12 and while there seems to be an increased and concerted effort to talk about mental health and it is now part of our consciousness, the understanding still needs some work. The theme for this year’s Mental Health ... Read More »

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Actions speak louder than words

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 10th, 2019

Kudos to city council for unanimously deciding to boycott the national conference of municipalities in Quebec City. Apart from sending a message to Quebec and the federal government about its opposition to pipelines and the impact that is having on us, it also sends a message to Hatters. Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi has criticized Medicine ... Read More »

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We’ll be older, but will we be smarter?

By Collin Gallant on May 9th, 2019

We heard it again this week. In the near future, Hatters, like most Canadians, will be older. On the surface, the statement is a no-brainer and as true as the unstoppable nature of time. However, the issue behind the statement is a major bulge in population throughout Canada is now teetering on or well beyond ... Read More »

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Kenney’s cabinet picks went in wrong direction for south’s UCP supporters

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 4th, 2019

During the 2019 Alberta provincial election it was critical for Jason Kenney that he win the most seats in Calgary. Prognosticators said it was a three-pronged election … win two seats in Edmonton, win Calgary and everywhere else and that party would win. Many predicted the NDP would be strong in Edmonton and the UCP ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Maduro still in charge despite Canadian efforts

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 4th, 2019

The Canadian government’s call for peaceful regime change in Venezuela hasn’t quite worked out as planned. The country is in chaos after last week’s failed coup attempt by opposition leader Juan Guaido. Guaido himself remains free. But fellow coup plotter Leopoldo Lopez has sought sanctuary in the Spanish embassy in Caracas. As I write this, ... Read More »

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MP Report: Pattern of government failures challenging for Canadians

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 3rd, 2019

With fewer than six months until Canadians head to the polls, it is crucial that voters scrutinize the Trudeau Liberals disturbing pattern of failures. In 3.5 years, Trudeau’s numerous failures on the world stage have damaged Canada’s reputation and diminished future trading prospects. His refusal to be ethical and transparent has destroyed trust in our ... Read More »

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