November 27th, 2020

Opinions

No Nonsense Health: Sometimes it takes an apple to hit you on the head

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on April 24th, 2020

Sir Isaac Newton discovered the law of gravity when a falling apple hit him on the head. Now, as the healthcare industry scrambles, an enterprising fruit farmer has discovered a smart way to resolve the shortage of masks. Using technology built to protect consumers from fruit-borne listeria or other bacteria, food industry equipment can be ... Read More »

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Things seem to change after PM’s wife tests positive for COVID-19

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on April 24th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade More than two months after Canada knew the ravages of COVID-19 in China, we continued to hear from Canadian officials that the risk was low here. So what drove the message home on March 12? On Jan. 31 the front page headline said “Global emergency declared”. The photo shows passengers arriving at Toronto’s Pearson ... Read More »

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Your Money: Your money in the age of uncertainty

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on April 18th, 2020

After a decade of steady growth, the financial forecast shows signs of turbulence ahead. How will you avoid knee-jerk reactions when your wealth plan gets rattled? If you also feel like panicking about the current events, you have a wide variety of things to choose from these days. The global economic climate is in the ... Read More »

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Science Smarts: Budding scientists, watch what happens right before your eyes

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on April 18th, 2020

I often get many requests for junior and senior high students and often neglect these budding scientists in my writing each week as the materials can often be a bit more complicated to get. I put myself up to the challenge and I think I have done it this week. I have come up with ... Read More »

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Library Chat: Library providing a valuable service

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on April 16th, 2020

The library has made the difficult decision to temporarily lay off 23 of our 36 staff.  We are closed to the public and we just don’t have work for staff who normally check books in and out, return books to the shelves and help customers at our service desks.  This was necessary but painful and ... Read More »

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News Editorial: What other information is being withheld?

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on April 16th, 2020

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade An unprecedented influx of news, at every level of government, has revealed some stars and some very serious flaws. Alberta has been recognized as a good example of stockpiling of equipment and having that inventory on computer in order to track those supplies. That other provinces and the federal government did not do so ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Compassion ties us all together

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on April 16th, 2020

“Let’s all focus on the people who are helping, and be one of them.” ― Peta Kelly, Cypress-Medicine Hat and area, has in true form stepped up to help the community as a whole during this unprecedented time of crisis. We have had a few different crisis in the past here, mostly centred around floods, ... Read More »

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COVID crisis is no excuse for education layoffs

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 31st, 2020

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel With a proverbial snap of the fingers, Premier Jason Kenney eliminated one per cent of Alberta’s entire workforce. In the midst of an unprecedented global health crisis, the government announced a temporary layoff of 26,000 workers – educational assistants, clerical workers, substitute teachers, bus drivers and custodians – as if more unemployment will make ... Read More »

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Laying It Out: We need a new health minister, stat

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 28th, 2020

Enough is enough. People will die here. Ongoing adjustments to the Medicine Hat News has left Laying It Out with a lot less space to work with than previously, so we’ll have to get straight to the point. Tyler Shandro should resign immediately as Alberta’s minster of health, and if he won’t resign then the ... Read More »

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Laying It Out: This crisis is distracting, don’t let it be

By Medicine Hat News Opinion on March 21st, 2020

If you’d like to place a bet on who is playing political games at a time when the focus should be on anything but, look for the one who makes a point of saying, “Now is not the time to play politics.” With everyone’s attention squarely on the spread of COVID-19 and what it will ... Read More »

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