June 23rd, 2018

Opinions

Guest Column: Work hard because you enjoy it, not simply to ‘get ahead’

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 23rd, 2018

None of us deserve the sunshine that warms the air and paints the world. None of us deserve the rain that washes away the dust and feeds the flowers and the trees. None of us deserve the dog’s trust and happiness when we arrive home, or the cat’s petulant acceptance of our existence in her ... Read More »

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MLA Report: No need to ‘wallow in the darkness’

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 22nd, 2018

I am proud of Medicine Hat. I love the people in the city and surrounding county, the landscape and the opportunities our area provides for youth, families and seniors. It is a city of industry and innovation. A city with self-determination. Most importantly, Medicine Hat is my home where my wife and I raised our ... Read More »

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A tragic year off the ice

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 21st, 2018

Sports are important to a lot of people, especially in southern Alberta. But the community is often faced with reminders that matters of life go far beyond the fields or arenas offered by sports. The year 2018 isn’t even halfway done yet and already it will go down as an awful year for the Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Canada needs an official poverty line

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 20th, 2018

Poverty is hard to measure. There are many aspects besides living on low income, including having disabilities or costly health problems, not being able to find decent housing, not being able to understand and communicate in an environment with increasing technological and legal complexity, and being unable to find nutritious food at reasonable prices. Still, ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Global ‘china shop’ teetering

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 16th, 2018

A bull in a china shop. I’ve puzzled over that phrase for years. Why would someone bring a bull into a china shop? What is a china shop anyway? And how would you ever get that bull into or out of that shop? In recent days I’ve come to understand the concept of the china ... Read More »

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Ford’s Ontario win bodes well for Jason Kenneyand the UCP

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 16th, 2018

Doug Ford’s resounding victory in the June 7 Ontario provincial election sent shockwaves through Canadian politics. Canada’s largest province has elected a brash Diet Trump, who, like the UCP, has made clear his opposition to one of Justin Trudeau’s signature policies — nation-wide carbon taxation. While pollsters had him neck-and-neck with Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats, ... Read More »

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NDP shows lack of political courtesy, and a sense of arrogance

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 15th, 2018

It looks as though we are seeing a sense of arrogance with Alberta’s NDP government that we saw with the decades-old Progressive Conservatives that were tossed out with disgust by voters a few years ago. This week the minister for agriculture, Oneil Carlier, arrived in Medicine Hat before making his way to Hilda to see ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Are we getting full value for our money?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 15th, 2018

There is no disputing the fact that Alberta has a spending problem. Our per capita program expenses are the second highest in Canada. We spend $12,717 per person in Alberta, even as we run a deficit approaching $10 billion. By comparison, neigbouring British Columbia spends $2,500 less. Alberta’s NDP government has taken the position that ... Read More »

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Overall, Alberta’s economic situation looking brighter

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 14th, 2018

If you want to find something wrong with the Alberta economy, you don’t have to look very far. Gas prices are high. Power rates are rising. Too many are still unemployed. Business groups are worried about government regulations and the cost of rising wages. Yet it’s hard not to trip on positive economic news in ... Read More »

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A simple gesture can make a huge difference to someone suffering from depression

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 12th, 2018

It was startling news for many last week as famous chef and food writer Anthony Bourdain, 61, and iconic fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, both died by suicide. Whether it’s Robin Wiliams or Alexander McQueen, Kurt Cobain or Hunter S. Thompson the deaths of famous, talented and celebrated people is a stark reminder that mental ... Read More »

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