January 25th, 2022

Opinions

City Notebook: Christmas a changing time

By COLLIN GALLANT on December 24th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Last Christmas the big controversy to strike a nerve was butter wasn’t melting at usual temperatures. At that time Calgary-based food writer Julie Van Rosendaal dug into the issue and surmised it might have something to do with new feed used by diary farmers. Fast forward to the summer heat wave, Van Rosendaal posted ... Read More »

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Just Pondering: Looking to the New Year

By Allyson McCaw on December 23rd, 2021

Well here it is almost Christmas and the New Year is staring us in the face. I know that for many of us we really don’t want to reminisce about last year as it was so tumultuous. And news is not so great for the future as we head into 2022. However, I was made ... Read More »

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The Human Condition: The East

By Daniel Schnee on December 22nd, 2021

One common question I get when lecturing or speaking at student gatherings is what it is like to live in Japan, or spend time in Asia doing research at various temples. This inevitably leads to some version of the following question, “Is the East better than the West?” in terms of lifestyle and spiritual values ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Strength through freedom

By medicinehatnews on December 21st, 2021

As badly as our governments struggle to deny it, these are hard times for Alberta’s families and communities. Whether it’s the pandemic, rising inflation, high unemployment, or ever-increasing taxes, far too many Albertans are fighting just to keep heads above water. It will be a difficult Christmas for many, and I encourage everyone to do ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Old ideas are new again

By COLLIN GALLANT on December 18th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant It’s the nostalgia season, again, and perhaps more than welcome in a world that’s so off kilter – again. It’s hard not to dwell on rising anxiety and frustration over new variants of the coronavirus. It’s also hard for a variety of other reasons, but we do it annually, and hopefully find some solace ... Read More »

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For What It’s Worth: Mixing sports and politics

By CASH MOORE on December 16th, 2021

Last week, citing human rights abuses by the Chinese government; Justin Trudeau announced Canada will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing. What this means is Canada won’t send any government officials to the Games; only coaches and athletes will attend. Following the announcement, there has been much commentary in newspapers ... Read More »

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The Human Condition: A call to action

By Daniel Schnee on December 15th, 2021

In 2015, the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission released a report containing 94 calls to action: a list of various acknowledgments and changes that federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous leaders could make for the betterment of Indigenous people, and indeed, all Canadians. I say all Canadians for two reasons. First, a fairer and more equitable ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Time is starting to tick away a little

By COLLIN GALLANT on December 11th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant So, what are Medicine Hatters to make about Medicine Hat’s new city council sending back a budget update twice now, each time asking for more information? Left with not much of an explanation, Medicine Hatters are making of it what they will. For many this adds fuel to a growing theory about rift between ... Read More »

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The Human Condition: A look at values

By Daniel Schnee on December 8th, 2021

As a member of the Bipolar Disorder community, I try to advocate for both my mentally ill brothers and sisters, and the kinds of values we should all share as a society. This week I fortunately, or unfortunately, get to do it again in response to a recent comment in the Medicine Hat News. A ... Read More »

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Laying It Out: This Christmas, imagine something better than this

By Scott Schmidt on December 4th, 2021

As the Holiday Season arrives, it feels like a number of people are putting emphasis on tighter budgets. Whether due to financial strain, or simply finding truer meanings behind the occasion, living with COVID-19 has seemingly changed how a number of people view this time of year. Predicting collective behaviour is difficult, so it’s entirely ... Read More »

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