January 25th, 2022

Opinions

City Notebook: Sometimes it’s hard not to want what they have

By COLLIN GALLANT on December 4th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant In the world of southeastern Alberta, where it’s often said that self-reliance, ingenuity and get-to-it spirit are second to none, no where no how, it looks like Lethbridge is again eating what we’d like to order for lunch. Lethbridge College will apply to become a poly technical institute, the Lethbridge Herald revealed this week. ... Read More »

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Lush is selectively quitting social media, can you?

By NICK KOSSOVAN on December 2nd, 2021

Last week, Lush Cosmetics announced removing themselves from four major social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. They claim they’re, protesting the “serious effects” social media has on users’ mental health and wellbeing. Ironically their announcement garnered them plenty of free publicity in the traditional sense. “We wouldn’t ask our customers to meet us ... Read More »

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Digitized Koffee: Lush is selectively quitting social media, can you?

By NICK KOSSOVAN on December 2nd, 2021

Last week, Lush Cosmetics announced removing themselves from four major social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. They claim they’re, protesting the “serious effects” social media has on users’ mental health and wellbeing. Ironically their announcement garnered them plenty of free publicity in the traditional sense. “We wouldn’t ask our customers to meet us ... Read More »

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The Human Condition: The white board

By Daniel Schnee on December 1st, 2021

As an anthropologist I am fascinated by how modern technology has facilitated people being increasingly (and malignantly) self-centred. This new form of cyber-narcissism is a kind of spiritual blindness, and a psychological threat to the individual in its grip. I discovered a solution to this problem though, in a college classroom. As both a university ... Read More »

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Just Pondering: ‘Tis the season

By Allyson McCaw on November 30th, 2021

So it’s Christmas time again. I don’t know about you guys but to me it seems that our last Christmas was a million years ago! So much has transpired over the past 12 months and it is like time was in slow motion. I feel like I actually lost a year somewhere. However, having said ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Keep an eye on base decisions

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 27th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Hatters are right to worry about an eventual loss of British Army Tank training at CFB Suffield. The News broached the subject last spring and was accused of being a sour puss, but this week reports that the British Army was ready to close the base entirely was met by a sort of non-denial ... Read More »

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Laying It Out: Children dying while in government care goes well beyond who is in charge

By Scott Schmidt on November 27th, 2021

A story this week highlighted data released by the Ministry of Children’s Services showing 34 deaths since April 1 among children, youth or young adults receiving government service intervention. That total equals the record set in the fiscal year of 2020/21, and with four months before April 1, there’s little doubt a new high will ... Read More »

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MP Report: Throne Speech leaves Canadians wanting

By Glen Motz on November 26th, 2021

The House of Commons began with the Speech from the Throne where the government traditionally lays out their priorities. Having just returned from an election where I heard from many in our communities, I listened intently to the Throne Speech hoping to hear about jobs, affordable living, combating excessive inflation and securing the future of ... Read More »

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The Human Condition: The rock garden

By Daniel Schnee on November 24th, 2021

In the city of Kyoto, Japan there is a world renowned Zen rock garden of immaculate design. And if you visit, you may notice that one of its 15 stones is obscured from view, no matter what angle you view it from. It is a beautiful reminder that there is always some view point we ... Read More »

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City Notebook: It’s pretty complex, being green…

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 19th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The News used up a lot of trees this week reporting on changes proposed to bring more battery storage to Alberta’s power grid – part of a plan to modernize the utility sector with new technology and draw big investments. That’s the real goal of the government, which has walked a tight-rope pretty successfully ... Read More »

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