April 20th, 2021

Opinions

Laying It Out: The anger is fair but blaming doctors is not

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 6th, 2021

It’s extremely important to show compassion for those expressing anger and frustration over what will soon be the one-year anniversary of Alberta’s initial COVID-19 health restrictions. I don’t see how anyone could be happy about where we are at. It’s been the year that felt like 10, and from the moment we heard what a ... Read More »

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Rebuilding economy a Conservative priority

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 5th, 2021

Conservatives are focused on re-establishing Canada’s economy in every part of the country and in every sector, through targeted planning on job creation and getting people back to work. The pandemic has become an extraordinary threat to the lives and livelihoods of Canadians that requires an extraordinary response. Conservatives supported, even enhanced the framework, for ... Read More »

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Viewpoint: How to build back better

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 4th, 2021

Canada, like the rest of the world has been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Efforts to better control its spread and to accelerate vaccinating the population have occupied our governments. Our next major undertaking is our country’s recovery. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented the government’s plan for recovery on Nov. 30. The federal government ... Read More »

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Another Thought Coming: Genocide … yes … no … maybe

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 2nd, 2021

Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, the day the west wind warning ended. Also, the day our government did something great, worthy of honour. They voted on a motion to declare that China is committing genocide against Uighurs and Turkic Muslims. The vote was 266 out of 338, and that is a big win. Canada will now ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Vaccines are rolling but we have a ways to go yet

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on February 27th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant This week provincial health authority began distributing the coronavirus vaccine to a large portion of the general public. After nearly a year Albertans should rightly see this as the beginning of the end of a long struggle and swift and seemingly titanic change. But the end it is not. The value cannot be overstated ... Read More »

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Comment: Saying goodbye

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on February 27th, 2021

Almost exactly four and a half years ago, I packed up a car full of stuff and drove across the country to start my career. When I first moved to Medicine Hat, I thought I’d be here for a year – tops. Quickly, like so many others, I established a life here and met so ... Read More »

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Laying It Out: A deficit of good ideas

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on February 27th, 2021

Can we officially lay to rest the myth about deficit spending, crammed down our throats by austerity-drunk “fiscal” conservatives and adopted by centrist and self-proclaimed left-leaning politicians around the world? Honestly. If Thursday’s Alberta budget doesn’t convince people the very idea of balancing the books any time soon is not just a fantasy but a ... Read More »

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Centralized vaccine booking resulted in obvious issues

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on February 26th, 2021

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The fiasco with about 230,000 Albertans trying to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine illustrates why one central system for the whole province is perhaps not the best plan. On Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. the HealthLink phone line was open for these calls and there was the option of an online booking ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Defending Alberta firearms owners and their property rights

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on February 26th, 2021

Alberta’s government is committed to protecting the property rights of responsible Alberta firearms owners. Unfortunately – with the recent introduction of nonsensical, made-in-Toronto firearms legislation that criminalizes law-abiding firearms owners while doing little to address the scourge of illegally-smuggled firearms, which are used in the vast majority of crimes – the same cannot be said ... Read More »

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Just Pondering: The love game for long haulers

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on February 25th, 2021

ell here it is, the end of February and Valentine’s Day has come and gone. For some of you, Cupid’s arrow has struck and wedding bells are in the future. Congratulations. I personally have been married for 33 years, and I might add to the same guy! It has been a journey like no other ... Read More »

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