May 26th, 2018

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The Medicine Hat SPCA is holding one of its biggest fundraisers of the year this weekend. The group will be hosting its fourth annual Katch N’ Kennel Fun Festival event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the shelter, with the hopes of raising some funds and getting some animals adopted into their

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  • Integra Air closes its Medicine Hat operation

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A company that has held a prominent role in the local aviation industry has closed its Medicine Hat operation. “Right now we have nothing in Medicine Hat,” said Integra Air CEO John Macek. Integra held the fixed-wing air ambulance contract for Medicine Hat for many years, but in September, 2017, Alberta Health ... Read More »

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  • No deal yet, but berm work continues

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A new phase in the Industrial Avenue Berm will leapfrog private land where an agreement is still outstanding for the city to buy and build flood defences, planners revealed on Wednesday. Work north of a spur rail line near Medalta Potteries has been underway since last fall, and a contract could be awarded ... Read More »

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  • Kidney Walk has special meaning for the Boksteyns

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade For a local couple Sunday’s Kidney Walk has special meaning on a number of levels — some very personal. John Boksteyn was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in his early 40s and has been on the transplant register for four years. Two years ago John began dialysis, which takes four to ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Trio medals at national karate competition

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney A trio of local karate experts have qualified to represent Canada at an international competition in Ireland. Sheridan Mergel, Dat Le and Kade Kleinknecht of Blue Dragon Martial Arts all medalled this past weekend a the World Karate Championships’ nationals in Ottawa and Gatineau this past weekend, displaying a dizzying array of skills. ... Read More »

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  • Coehoorn’s Corner: Wyrostok has great work ethic

    In this edition of Coehoorn’s Corner, I would like to highlight another one of our amazing athletes; Caleb Wyrostok is a local hockey player who has a lot of determination and a plethora of talent to go with it! I love to brag about our Athlete Enhancement Program members, and Caleb makes it very easy ... Read More »

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  • Toughing it out at zones

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney As a top-ranked club track athlete, Madison Kane-Rissling shouldn’t have had much to worry about at Thursday’s South Zone championships. On any other week the Grade 12 Monsignor McCoy star could cruise through to provincials. Not so much when she was so sick she could barely speak. And yet, there she was at ... Read More »

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  • Reduce, reuse, recycle: It all starts with you

    The city has gone to great lengths to make recycling easier and more convenient and that is a good thing. It is still up to us to reduce the amount of recycling we need to do and that is key. The better way is still to reuse items again and again and again. When you ... Read More »

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  • Tinkering for tinkering’s sake?

    Would you support term limits to get so-called “career politicians” out of local government? How about a law preventing qualified candidates with experience from seeking public office? To most ears, the first likely resonates, while the second sounds like pure silliness. Yet, those are the same question, expressed from two sides in the debate about ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • It’s when, not if, for pipeline

    Pipelines make money. It’s not just the oil and gas producers who make a profit when their products are shipped to market. The pipeline operator earns a healthy return as well. That’s why the suggestion that the provincial or federal government — or both — should put public money into the TransMountain pipeline expansion project ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • British Columbia is holding the entire country hostage

    Despite the court decisions in British Columbia, and the direction and support by the federal government, on the Kinder Morgan pipeline, it appears that things are heating up rather than cooling down. Much of this conflict is bizarre: – Not only was this project approved by the federal government, but it had actually been approved ... Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • Think before you speak

    Re: “Racist rant shines light on an uncomfortable truth about society,” May 15 Peggy Revell really did an outstanding, thoughtful job with this piece. I hope many people read it and look at themselves and consider what they are going to say before they say it. Annette Lozo Medicine Hat... Read More »

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  • Federal carbon tax price tag still a secret

    Re: “Carbon pricing, the national divider,” May 14 Despite repeated questioning by the federal Conservatives, the price tag for the Trudeau Liberal government’s carbon tax is still a secret. Some numbers are available, however. In Economic and Fiscal Outlook, the April 23, 2018 report from the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, it was projected ... Read More »

    21 hours ago


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