June 23rd, 2018

Opinions

More difficult all the time to make ends meet in Alberta

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 4th, 2018

The sudden price increase at gas pumps is not the only adjustment Albertans are facing in ever-increasing costs. To put the recent increase at gas pumps into perspective it is worth noting how the price has changed in the last couple of years. Today 40 litres would cost about $53. A year ago we were ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Vote shines light on church hypocrisy

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 4th, 2018

In this collision between church and state, the state scored an overwhelming victory. In fact, Tuesday was a good day for our members of Parliament. When MPs voted (nearly) unanimously to call on Pope Francis to issue a formal papal apology for the abuses at Catholic-run residential schools, they were shining a bright light on ... Read More »

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The search for truth continues

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on May 3rd, 2018

Hatters may have strong views about a civil lawsuit that has been launched against the Medicine Hat Police Service, a local Crown prosecutor, and the Alberta justice system by a woman whose murder conviction was quashed two years ago. It could, however, be the only route the public will ever have to know anything about ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Law of the land must prevail

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 28th, 2018

There is no hidden corner in anyone’s brain that can make sense. A man jumps the curb with a van, jams his foot onto the gas pedal. The van, like an iron beast, rams, tosses, tramples, and tears at the sidewalk crowd. For almost a mile. Only seconds before, people had been immersed in their ... Read More »

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Wanted: Political leaders with courage to make tough decision on pipeline

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 27th, 2018

What we need is a leader with the courage to take a stand. A recent poll in Alberta has revealed the majority of the population has little hope of ever seeing a pipeline built — they have lost all hope — at least with the current government. They have also lost hope of seeing any ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Facts prove it: Positive signs abound

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 27th, 2018

Medicine Hat is seeing several large private-sector investments take place in and around our city. Indications are there are more investors looking to our city and province. Yet, some continue to paint the region and provincial economic fortunes as anything but positive. We’ve heard how the government is ruining the local economy, the business environment ... Read More »

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Paying for growth in Medicine Hat

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 26th, 2018

Medicine Hat council’s list of priorities for the next four years shows a lot of motherhood and apple pie —items that you couldn’t possibly argue against. Yet, many of them are holdovers or at least extensions from items on the last list, which the public questioned often and the last council couldn’t stop voting against. ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Committed to preventing elder abuse and supporting victims

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 25th, 2018

Re: “Elder abuse funding axed,” April 12 I am happy to respond to a recent article published in the Medicine Hat News that raised concerns about funding for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and elder abuse. As a daughter to aging parents, I know firsthand what it’s like to worry about your parents’ safety. ... Read More »

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Humboldt crash a stark reminder of the frailty of life and how we handle grief and loss

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 24th, 2018

Here is how things supposed to go: You’re supposed to live a long and happy life, filled with things like dancing on your wedding day, dancing with your children on their wedding days, doting upon grandchildren and great grandchildren, and getting old, fat and wrinkly with your sweetheart. And then, after a long life, you ... Read More »

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Universal pharmacare the right prescription

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on April 23rd, 2018

Pressure for pharmacare is building. In Ontario, it has become an issue in the provincial election campaign. Federally, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has promised to look into it. Now a Commons committee has thrown its weight behind the idea of a universal, national program to provide all Canadians with necessary drugs at little or no ... Read More »

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