January 19th, 2021

Opinions

Letter from the Editor: Changes to Comments

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on January 16th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com To our valued readers, Having just taken over the city editor’s desk, I figured it’s a good time to address a few changes being made to the Comments section moving forward. If there’s one thing I’ve learned since joining the Medicine Hat News in 2014, it’s that this city is home to a wide ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Accountability to voters is paramount

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on January 15th, 2021

Let’s start off with understanding that I completely support recall legislation, term limits, and citizen initiate referendums. Accountability to the voters is paramount, always, and tools that can be added to ensuring that are important and should be brought in. As an elected person, that is who I am accountable to, and I always remember ... Read More »

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The Human Condition: Is anxiety worthy of AISH?

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on January 14th, 2021

As we continue to live under the conditions of a pandemic, it is important to continue discussing the sociopolitical matters that affect Albertans no matter what conditions we find ourselves in. And as we face increased deficit, and a provincial debt over $97 billion dollars, the pressure is on to survive on less income. No ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Reflecting on past challenges

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on January 13th, 2021

Reflection is always an essential part of planning for the future. What has given us strength? What have we overcome? What milestones have we reached? As we put 2020 behind us, what will help us to move forward and embrace new opportunities? What values and experiences have defined us? What has shaped our behaviours and ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Navigating the Donald

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on January 9th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Was it only four years ago that this column stated that sooner or later people would have to figure out a way to deal with Donald Trump? That was aimed at the Democrats, who’d been shocked they could lose to such a man in late 2016, and to protesters, who were generally well behaved, ... Read More »

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MLA Report: The year that was – 2020

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on January 8th, 2021

Undoubtedly, the past year will be remembered as a difficult one. Difficult for workers, employers, agricultural producers, the energy sector, small business operators, seniors, students and families. With added restrictions and loss, we’ve all had a tough time. For Alberta, the pandemic was another blow to our economy and our hopes. Throughout the hardships of ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Agroecology brings careers and innovation

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on December 31st, 2020

Agriculture is a foundational element of our regional economy and I’m proud to be part of the team bringing Medicine Hat College’s new Agroecology program to life. Sometimes overlooked and underappreciated, agriculture provides jobs and business opportunity today and I’m confident the future holds increasing investment and success. Our new diploma program will serve individual ... Read More »

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Dahlman: Conspiracy, fighting ‘big brother’ while ignoring the professionals

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on December 26th, 2020

This time should be a celebration of all that we are thankful for from the past year, no matter what your spiritual beliefs are. However, this year has been anything but a celebration for most. We can try to learn from all that we have been through but for many this year, it has been ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Shop local this Christmas

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on December 18th, 2020

Christmas is just around the corner, and it will be very different this year for many of us. In the run up to Christmas, shopping is often on the “to do” list. This year, more than ever, I would ask Cypress Medicine Hatters to Shop Local. Support Medicine Hat and support Albertans. We should always ... Read More »

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