January 25th, 2022


Laying It Out: Ready or not, here we come

By Scott Schmidt on October 30th, 2021

It always unfolds the same way. Someone comes forward regarding inappropriate conduct from a person of authority, and it gets swept under the rug. One day the incident comes out and people close to it act like they never knew. The fact you can’t actually tell whether I’m talking about the premier’s office, or the ... Read More »

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Just Pondering: Learning the art of laziness

By Allyson McCaw on October 28th, 2021

So, that time of my life has arrived – retirement. I have been thinking more and more about the old adage “time stops for no man” and watching the sand flowing through the hour glass way too fast. I feel a shift in the universe and a gentle hand on my back nudging me closer ... Read More »

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The Human Condition: Making sense of gender

By Daniel Schnee on October 27th, 2021

Is gender a fact? Yes and no, depending on who you ask. The idea of being transgender seems to be debated on a single front, but the terms are actually different, like arguing that peaches make the best pie while someone counter-argues that carrots are orange. Some say “gender is a fact,” meaning biology and ... Read More »

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Laying It Out: Electing women on purpose? Works for me

By Scott Schmidt on October 23rd, 2021

Had this week’s historic election occurred prior to 2013, the five women elected to Medicine Hat city council would have been called aldermen. So, for the weak-minded men who not only had the unfunny misogynistic thoughts but went online to make sure we all knew what zeros they are, yes, electing five female councillors and ... Read More »

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MP Report: Pandemic fight requires unity, not division

By Glen Motz on October 22nd, 2021

As Canada continues to navigate this ever-evolving pandemic, the push for mandatory vaccinations has become central to the discourse on how to stop the virus. The health risks from COVID-19 remain high among the unvaccinated and immunocompromised. Vaccines are showing to be the best, safest, and lowest cost method to prevent severe COVID-19 cases, lockdowns, ... Read More »

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For What It’s Worth: It’s time to end nuclear paranoia

By Cash Moore on October 21st, 2021

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about diversifying Alberta’s energy sector. These discussions have mainly focused on transitioning to solar and wind while largely excluding nuclear. This is despite the fact that nuclear power emits zero carbon emissions and can produce far more electricity more efficiently compared to solar and wind. ... Read More »

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The Human Condition: The Law of Yante

By Daniel Schnee on October 20th, 2021

A few years ago while visiting the local university’s anthropology museum in Lund, Sweden I met a young graduate student who spoke English with native fluency. It was extraordinary to hear. She had no accent, and used terminology that was far beyond advanced. On that same trip I also happened to meet a professional chef ... Read More »

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Laying It Out: Even in democracy, you gotta be lucky to be good

By Scott Schmidt on October 16th, 2021

Heading into Monday’s hotly contested municipal elections around Alberta, a couple things are essentially certain – a whole lot of turnover will occur, and a relatively few number of Albertans will decide most of it. Voter turnout at all levels is suspect at best, but at the municipal level it can get downright sad. It ... Read More »

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City Notebook: Monday is anyone’s guess

By COLLIN GALLANT on October 16th, 2021

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant There’s a thing in university called political science, but there’s no denying that real life politics is real life getting a bit difficult to decipher. Can anyone honestly say what’s happening in Medicine Hat voters’ minds? Especially when human interaction is limited in a still very isolating pandemic? Maybe with yourself, or your friends ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Equalization on the ballot

By Drew Barnes on October 15th, 2021

On Oct. 18, Albertans have an opportunity to send a strong message to Ottawa, and demand a fair deal for our province. That’s why I am encouraging all Albertans, regardless of their political affiliation, to vote YES in the equalization referendum. Equalization is one of three federal transfer programs that chronically short change our province. ... Read More »

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