September 26th, 2017

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The decision to revert to the old transit system will return to council next Monday after two groups say it would be premature to give up on the new one. The new system needs time to be tried and tweaked with consideration given to the option of some weekend and evening service,

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  • Swedish company buys Cenovus assets on Suffield Block

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The new owners of oil and gas interests on the Suffield Block called it a unique asset that has been “undercapitalized” in recent past, but a $512-million purchase could pay big dividends in the their hands. Swedish energy firm International Petroleum Corporation announced Monday in Stockholm that it had bought the huge range ... Read More »

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  • Transit 180° could be a 360°

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The decision to revert to the old transit system will return to council next Monday after two groups say it would be premature to give up on the new one. The new system needs time to be tried and tweaked with consideration given to the option of some weekend and evening service, ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Ice-time crunch follows Arena closure

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The closure of the Arena in Medicine Hat has had an undeniable spillover effect on all hockey in the city, states Travis Tubman, organizer of Average Joe’s Recreational Hockey League. Ice time in Medicine Hat right now is $240 per hour, up $40 from last year, and it is difficult to book any ... Read More »

    6 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Inside the CFL: Connor McGough looks back on his Hat roots

    Last spring, Medicine Hat’s Connor McGough was picked fourth over-all by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the highest a Gas City player has gone in the draft. A product of the local minor and high school football system, McGough is mature beyond his years, a tremendous young man who is likely to enjoy a long career in ... Read More »

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  • Harlem Globetrotters put on a show for Medicine Hatters Monday evening

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker There are some things in life that people just need to see. The Harlem Globetrotters are one of them. The team took over the Canalta Centre Monday night to give more than 1,000 Hatters a show they won’t soon forget. “We want to put on a show that really entertains people — we ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Cubs win season opener in overtime

    The Medicine Hat Cubs kicked off the Heritage Junior B Hockey League season with an overtime thriller Saturday in Didsbury. Bailey Taylor scored five minutes into the third to force overtime then struck again in sudden death to send the Cubs into the season on a high note with a 6-5 victory over the Mountainview ... Read More »

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  • The loudest voices against tax reform are not neutral

    Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s proposals for tightening tax breaks associated with private companies is generating several kinds of response on social media and in mainstream media. The most evident is an impressive deluge of evidence-free rhetoric claiming that the proposals are an attack on everything from the middle class to maternity leave for female ... Read More »

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  • Alberta could follow other provinces’ leads in setting rules for pot sales

    With the nation-wide legalization of recreational marijuana coming up in July 2018, the clock is ticking for Alberta to put in place its own set of regulations. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is essentially legalizing weed while dumping the logistics of its distribution on the provinces. If anything goes wrong, he can blame the provincial governments ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Guest Column: Tax system fairness should be the government’s end goal

    “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.” — Donald Rumsfeld Sometimes the most knowledgeable person in a room ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • NDP policies appear to be having positive economic effects

    The decline in Alberta’s GDP began at the start of 2015, five months before the NDP assumed power. This decline is likely due to a combination of the drop in the price of oil and the policies of the previous government, not the NDP. Even though oil prices have stagnated during the two years of ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Taxing businesses is taxing the rich?

    Businesses exist because people have invested in productive assets like land, buildings, machines and employees. These businesses provide goods and services that are voluntarily purchased or, in other words, things that people need or want. Taxes decrease the productivity of businesses which means less product, less employment, less income to buy other products. Taxes decrease ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Speaker should be given the chance to do his job

    It came to my recent attention from a NDP news release has accused Jason Kenney of withholding information regarding the UCP caucus deficit. It is the Speaker of the House who should know about this, as he is the one that controls the purse strings of the legislative house. I know a complaint has been ... Read More »

    6 days ago


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