November 27th, 2020

Opinions

MLA Report: Alberta Recovery Plan addresses new reality

By medicinehatnews on July 24th, 2020

Part 1 of a two-part series. See Saturday for Part 2. Alberta is facing unprecedented times with the triple threat of a global economic meltdown, a crash in energy prices, and a world-wide pandemic – the extent and duration of which remains to be seen. That is why Alberta’s government is taking bold action to ... Read More »

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News Editorial: Accountability becoming a thing of the

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on July 24th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Gone are the days when people in positions of authority could be trusted and if they did slip up – they resigned. For weeks the WE charity debacle with the federal government has raged on. When it got really hot Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized, once again, for his lack of judgment, again, and ... Read More »

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Those who choose to not wear a face mask should not be shamed

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on July 17th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The face mask has just become an outward symbol of something that some people think we can do to protect ourselves but it has turned into a shaming exercise and now even a death. In a small town about 200 km from Toronto, a 73 year-old man was confronted by a store clerk on ... Read More »

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The whole world is searching for a cure

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on July 11th, 2020

The world is looking for a cure for COVID-19. I truly home that each of you remain safe and healthy until a vaccine is found. Have you ever gotten really sick? How did it affect you? When I was a teenager I got Scarlett fever. It’s not a common ailment but it can be very ... Read More »

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Differing approach between business and government

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on July 10th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade There is a stark contrast between the approach private businesses have taken during COVID-19 and that of government. Private businesses had to adapt to new requirements and protective measures for staff and customers seemingly overnight while continuing to serve customers. For government it appears there was no urgency to continue serving the public – ... Read More »

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What’s Up Doc?: Many challenges in overcoming COVID-19

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on July 7th, 2020

Globally, there have been more than 10 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 500,000 deaths (WHO statistics). It is estimated, more than one billion people face increased risk of severe COVID-19. Can we control this terrible pandemic? Hopefully, yes. But there are few challenges. First challenge: People with illnesses like diabetes, heart and lung problems and other ... Read More »

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Parks and Recreation: Water, from conservation to recreation

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on July 7th, 2020

Water is a resource that supports life on Earth and gives us the ability to landscape and recreate in areas around the world. While water flows readily from our taps, it is important to keep conservation in mind as it is finite, and we greatly depend on it. Water conservation prevents pollution, saves energy, reduces ... Read More »

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Laying It Out: Déjà vu all over again, but with a very sneaky twist

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on July 4th, 2020

Here we go again. The UCP is using more “bold, ambitious” action to bolster the economy and it’s going to attract all kinds of investment to Alberta when corporations fall over themselves to move here and take advantage of our competitiveness. We’re going to build, we’re going to diversify and we’re going to create jobs. ... Read More »

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MP Report: Parliament ‘virtually’ useless

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on July 4th, 2020

Traditional celebrations marking Canada’s confederation were side-stepped this July 1 in favour of virtual reality. I’m unsure how celebrating our nation’s significant milestone via a computer screen worked for you, but personally the experience was lackluster. What we learned this Canada Day, is that virtual replacement is a poor substitute for the real thing. The ... Read More »

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City Notebook: One week we’re the worst, one week we’re the best… or so we’re told

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on July 4th, 2020

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant In the same month that the City of Medicine Hat was the worst when it came to per-person spending in the province, it’s also the best when it comes to limiting wage growth in the public sector. That’s according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, which released two studies in the month, though critics frequently ... Read More »

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