May 25th, 2017

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tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat College is preparing for its second annual Pathways Gala, June 10, in support of the Pathways Student Life Enhancement fund. “Any student can access this fund; whereas a scholarship or bursary is more criteria-based,” explains MHC’s manager of fund development Linda Tooth. “This one is a fund available to all students

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  • Still unclear how CanWest will run air ambulance

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Two months after an Alberta Health Services announcement that CanWest was the successful bidder for fixed-wing air ambulance service, including the base in Medicine Hat, it is unclear how it will meet requirements. An AHS announcement, dated March 21, states CanWest was awarded the RFP for Medicine Hat, Calgary, Edmonton, Slave Lake, ... Read More »

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  • Province praised for grant funding

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City councillors are lauding a provincial government decision to keep additional dollars for community support programs in the budget. Last year, the city and local groups scrambled to allocate a 10 per cent increase to Family and Community Support Service grants in the NDP’s first full-year budget. That was billed as a “one-time” ... Read More »

    36 mins ago
  • City expected to extend fire agreement with county through rest of the year

    Medicine Hat News The City of Medicine Hat will likely extend a firefighting agreement with Cypress County until the end of this year while that jurisdiction determines how best to provide fire coverage to its residents. This spring county council voted to explore creating a county department as an alternative to signing a new coverage ... Read More »

    35 mins ago

Local Sports

  • Fight Night goes international

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The world will be watching when Medicine Hat’s Rick Bitz makes his mixed martial arts debut at Fight Night 3. Bitz was on hand to share the announcement that Z Promotions have partnered up with the Fight Network to provide live, international coverage of the third mixed martial arts event at the Canalta ... Read More »

    28 mins ago
  • This one tip could change your life forever*

    People are always in search of that one quick tip which will change their game forever. The quick tip mentality has been around for ages and it is not just limited to golf. You will find it exists in business, health and wellness, investments and virtually every other avenue of life. Can a quick tip ... Read More »

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  • Gymnasts twist, flip way to plenty of podium spots

    Medicine Hat News Redcliff’s Twist and Flip gymnastics club was in Calgary May 12-14 for the Hollywood Classic where a pair of their athletes won their division’s all-around categories and several others stepped up to the podium multiple times. Nicky Kovalev’s sweep of the gold medals in his Level 3 13-and-over category made him an ... Read More »

    28 mins ago


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  • Homicide victims’ names shouldn’t be kept from public

    People don’t ‘pass away’ in the newspaper. Nor does the newspaper have anything to do with their deaths. These are two key points for Alberta’s police chiefs to consider in the current debate about how and when names of murder victims are released. In late April, Edmonton police chief Rod Knecht announced his department would ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Show us Alberta’s plan to balance the budget

    Steve Lafleur and Ben Eisen Troy Media VANCOUVER In a recent conference call with reporters, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci said his government “has a clear plan to return (the budget) to balance.” This is news to Albertans, since the latest budget only contains estimates up to the 2018-19 fiscal year (for which a deficit ... Read More »

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  • Roger Moore brought humour to iconic role

    When it comes to James Bond films, there is the Sean Connery camp, those who like his serious, uber-masculine, hyper-violent, patriarchal and suave take on the spy, and then there is the Roger Moore camp, those who enjoy pure fun, campy style, silly hijinks and sarcastic quips. Moore’s version was a lot like the Hugh ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Lack of loyalty to electorate shown again

    Re: “United right gets mixedlocal reviews,” May 20 So, the “past-president of the local PC riding association, a former PC MLA in Medicine Hat and member of the party, (Blake) Pedersen is disappointed he had to learn about the deal from the media instead of a friendly email from the party.” Well Blake, now maybe ... Read More »

    32 mins ago
  • Politics of the downtown lot

    So after 40 years it is time fix the lot at 603 First St. S.E. In 40 years hardly a bite when it comes to selling! My impression of events is somewhat different and also that of many I have spoken to in regards to the topic, and it is not a lack of interest ... Read More »

    23 hours ago
  • Canadian farmers need to stand up for world-class system

    Recently there has been a public push by the Western Canadian Wheat Growers to change the Canadian varietal registration and grading system to allow American grown wheat full access into our export system. As usual, their simplistic approach ignores the economic pitfalls that Canadian farmers will face should this occur. Canada’s grading system is unique ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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