January 25th, 2022


Laying It Out: Affordable childcare is great, but the reason it’s finally here is not

By Scott Schmidt on November 19th, 2021

Not so long ago a narrative existed that women didn’t belong in the workplace, and aside from jobs typically associated with females, many thought it absurd when a married woman with children became interested in a ‘real’ career. And while it’s lovely to imagine progression in this area over the years, or how we somewhat ... Read More »

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MLA Report: The UCP: A failed experiment

By Drew Barnes on November 19th, 2021

It has been about one month since I launched the Rural Voice Discussion Paper, a proposal for a new approach to provincial politics in Alberta. The series can be found on my website, http://www.drewbarnes.ca/ In this report, I argued that over the past 50 years political parties have taken rural Alberta for granted while shifting ... Read More »

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For What It’s Worth: Kenney’s search for the middle ground

By CASH MOORE on November 18th, 2021

Since the onset of the pandemic, our premier hasn’t made many friends. Facing a leadership review in the spring and with an approval rating sitting at a measly 20%, Jason Kenney is by far the least popular premier in the country. The biggest gripe against Kenney has been his handling of Alberta’s COVID-19 response. Kenney’s ... Read More »

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The Human Condition: The freedom of speech

By DR. DANIEL SCHNEE on November 17th, 2021

While living in Japan, I read a fascinating book: a study of how a man can go from love of country to all out narcissism and insanity. Evil had always been buried within him, ready for action, but how this man thoughtfully and efficiently nurtured it was informative. Such works are a valuable resource for ... Read More »

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The Human Condition: White belt syndrome

By Daniel Schnee on November 10th, 2021

Tomorrow on Remembrance Day we remember our veterans and the wars in which they fought, and express extreme gratitude for their service which still resonates in our current laws and freedoms. I am extremely proud of my family on such a day: both my German ancestors and their Canadian descents. My 19th century relatives won ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Former councillor plans to keep sharing his voice

By COLLIN GALLANT on November 6th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Former city councillor Kris Samraj is back penning columns – online, not for the News – and promises to keep stirring the pot and stoking conversation about reforming local politics after not seeking a second term. A slew of column-style entries on his website written prior to the Oct. 18 election suggests live-streaming all ... Read More »

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Laying It Out: Don’t look back now, we aren’t finished yet

By Scott Schmidt on November 6th, 2021

A number of Albertans were angry with Premier Jason Kenney this week after comments about the fourth COVID wave, because some felt he directed blame toward the province’s top doctor. But while it’s easy to understand frustration toward the premier for his COVID failures, there’s really no point in wasting it on Kenney’s lack of ... Read More »

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Viewpoint: Climate change, front page news

By Larry Samcoe on November 4th, 2021

The 26th International Conference on Climate Change is currently in Glasgow, Scotland. World leaders and their delegates are addressing what many people consider a global emergency and what action is needed. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called 2021 the “make it or break it” for global action. He is worried because he hasn’t seen the ... Read More »

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The Human Condition: Who is Greta Thunberg

By Daniel Schnee on November 3rd, 2021

Several years ago an autistic Swedish teen named Greta Thunberg began asking her parents to make lifestyle changes to reduce their impact on the climate, including her famous mother giving up her operatic career so as not to engage in polluting via extensive travel. Later she would start intentionally skipping school to protest outside the ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Nothing against lawyers, but this council is a rarity

By COLLIN GALLANT on October 30th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A prominent note in last weekend’s Q&A with incoming mayor Linnsie Clark noted she is the first lawyer to be elected to the post in what we think is at least 100 years, but likely ever. This council will feature two legal professionals, though first-term councillor Ramona Robbins is now a senior administrator in ... Read More »

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