August 5th, 2021

Opinions

MLA Report: Corporate welfare does not create long-term prosperity

By DREW BARNES on July 30th, 2021

With a federal election likely coming soon, we can expect to hear a lot of debate over Canada’s economy. There’s good reason for this. Under Trudeau, the Liberal government has consistently attempted to take the shortcut to economic growth, running up billions in debt while funding massive corporate welfare schemes in the name of short-term ... Read More »

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Just Pondering: Be kind

By Allyson McCaw on July 22nd, 2021

First off today I want to thank everyone that has been so kind to comment on my little articles and pass on support. It truly has been overwhelming to think that my simple words could evoke any kind of response and your feedback means the world to me. So I thought today I would just ... Read More »

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For What It’s Worth: Return to normalcy with no strings attached

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on July 15th, 2021

On Monday, Premier Jason Kenney reiterated that Alberta will not be mandating vaccine passports in any form. This means the government will not force individuals to provide proof of vaccination in order to access services and events within the province’s borders. This is a win for civil liberties in a time where they have been ... Read More »

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The Human Condition: The Tepee or the fireworks?

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on July 8th, 2021

On the front page of the Saturday, July 3 edition of this paper was a beautiful image of Canada Day fireworks at night, a reminder of 1867 when four British colonies were brought together to form the Dominion of Canada. Soon afterward the Medicine Hat News was founded, a paper only 18 years younger than ... Read More »

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Viewpoint: Where to from here?

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on June 30th, 2021

Research Co. conducted an online survey recently to find out, where to from here? Twenty-five per cent of responding Albertans support independence, but the majority do not. Independence for the three westerly provinces is at 29% in Alberta/Saskatchewan, but only 12% in British Columbia. Forty-five per cent of British Columbians believe the federal government is ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Hot weather, hot topics and a nation looking forward while facing its past

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on June 26th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A heat wave, a suddenly passionate discussion about national identity and the rip-roaring end to pandemic health restrictions should make for an interesting week to come. Temperatures in the 40C range are expected next Thursday, right about the time we’re trying to figure out how to celebrate Canada Day and navigate crowds after 16 ... Read More »

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Why social media should be part of your life (even just a little bit)

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on June 25th, 2021

Do you need to be part of the social media scene? Only you can answer this question. For the sake of definition, social media is a collective term for websites and applications (apps) which focus on communication, community-based input, interaction and content-sharing Most of us believe we have a good understanding of social media and ... Read More »

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Just Pondering: Finding youth in senior years

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on June 24th, 2021

Sunday was Father’s Day, and my thoughts turn to my dad who passed away over nine years ago. Seems like yesterday he was sitting at my table, telling me a story that always ended in laughter. My grief has abated and that sharp pain is replaced with so many memories and a smile. So it ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Rural values are Alberta values, Part 3

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on June 18th, 2021

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging One of the most common concerns I hear from folks is that our governments are getting away from the core values that once made our province and our country strong. This is of great concern to me, because we didn’t come by our values the easy ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Circular economy? More like a web

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on June 12th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Maybe its the ebbing of widespread and internal sense of terror felt during the global pandemic, but economic observers in the region have gained a spring in their step. “Better days are ahead,” declared Coun. Phil Turnbull at council this week at the end of a fairly concerning presentation by the city’s chief financial ... Read More »

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