September 21st, 2020

Ticked Off and Tickled Pink – Aug. 28, 2020

By Ticked Off - Tickled Pink on August 28, 2020.

Ticked Off

Apparently I missed the memo that signal light use is optional in Medicine Hat.

Tickled Pink

Tickled pink to be reminded that unlike the board game Risk, there are only seven continents. Central America is a subregion of North America. Alberta’s population is smaller in size than Guatemala, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. As well, there are three Canadian Provinces and 26 U.S. states with larger populations than Alberta.

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I honestly don’t understand how I have not heard one parent worry about protocols to protect their children from playing sports, but they are all worried about sending the kids back to school where they know protocols are in place to keep their kids safe. I would think it’s much safer in school than in a sports setting.

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With the nurse who found my cell phone outside the hospital entrance and turned it in, as well as the staff of diagnostic imaging who helped me look for it.

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I am totally appalled at the number of people that refuse to wear masks in public. If the province doesn’t mandate this, the city should, as Calgary, Edmonton and numerous places across the country have. Thank you Gordon Briosi for your submission to the Aug. 25 edition of the Medicine Hat News. I agree with you totally.

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To those advocating for mandatory masks in public. Common sense is more applicable and useful than questionable rules. Go ahead and wear a mask if you have to ride in an elevator or use public transportation. Remember that physical distancing is the primary tool in the fight against COVID. So walking across the street to the mailbox or shopping for groceries in stores with very wide, one way aisles makes distancing easy and masks unnecessary. Feel free to fine the dummies who go to beach parties but leave those with a modicum of common sense alone.

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People around here have no idea how to use a merge lane. You are coming from a 60 km/h zone and merging onto a 100 km/h zone. Why do people go straight into the 100 lane, still doing 50 or 60, when there is still another half mile of merge lane to get up to speed?

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So why aren’t seniors using the Veiner Centre? The city doubled the cost of membership, the exercise equipment was moved to the Strathcona Centre and there’s now a hefty fee for using what was once included with membership, there is a fee for every club that operates within the facility and the price of the meals has increased. So what exactly are you getting for your $100 membership fee; access to the building?

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It seems rather unfair that the decreased attendance at the Veiner Centre is being focused upon when it has been closed since March. There was a loss with the 2013 flood (remember all the seniors that filled City Hall at that time?) and with the length of time it took to get a new building. Seniors know that they are in a high risk group for COVID so will be cautious in resuming activities due to that factor. Give it as many years to recover as the downtime has been.

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Well Mr. Barnes, I think your gravy train is over. Few of us are interested in seceding. We are Canadians first and foremost. Albertans second. If you want to leave, the door is open. As for your boss Mr. Kenney, his handling of the pandemic has been terrible, if we wouldn’t have Dr. Hinshaw guiding us Alberta would be in much worse shape. The UCP cannot take credit for getting us through this. Thank you Dr. Hinshaw.

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