June 28th, 2017

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The Family Leisure Centre expansion has been well-received by the general public, which is increasingly taking advantage of new space, according to an update this week. However, almost six years after the $36-million project was first envisioned, one city councillor is wondering how the city will plan for its next long-term project. Administrators

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  • Fair Entry pass applications approved

    Medicine Hat News About 85 “Fair Entry” pass application have been approved, according to commissioner Karen Charlton. The program discounts entry at some city facilities if low income or other circumstances are met. It was created to offset increases for some of council approved general increase in admission fees as a strategy to better makeup ... Read More »

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  • Local officials tout NDP’s income adjustment to qualify for subsidized housing

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Local housing advocates are applauding a move by the province to adjust income levels for those who can access subsidized housing in the province. Welcome, as well, is a new concentration on supportive living spaces — wherein on-site social workers or councillors work with tenants on health and addiction issues, or other reasons ... Read More »

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  • Larger FLC a gem, so what’s next?

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The Family Leisure Centre expansion has been well-received by the general public, which is increasingly taking advantage of new space, according to an update this week. However, almost six years after the $36-million project was first envisioned, one city councillor is wondering how the city will plan for its next long-term project. Administrators ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Pickleball players advance

    Medicine Hat News Ten Medicine Hat and three Lethbridge seniors whacked their way to spots at the Alberta 55-plus Summer Provincials in pickleball this past weekend. At the Strathcona courts, zone winners in men’s, women’s and mixed divisions for three age groups were decided. Guy Riddell won in two divisions, pairing with his wife Linda ... Read More »

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  • Dragon boat teams race hard

    Medicine Hat News With up to 20 paddlers, there’s a lot of coordination required to race in a Dragon boat. Four Medicine Hat teams put their synchronicity skills to the test in Lethbridge this past weekend. Women’s teams known as the Snapdragons, Thunderstrokes and Sister Power plus a mixed team called Prairie Fire all hit ... Read More »

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  • Ring around the gold

    Medicine Hat News One Medicine Hat horseshoe thrower came back from Calgary this weekend with a gold medal. Larry Fassnidge was one of three Medicine Hat throwers to attend the provincial horseshoe tournament this weekend, and he was able to finish first in his division bringing home a cash prize. Medicine Hat Horseshoe Club president ... Read More »

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  • Happy birthday

    As Canada’s 150th birthday bash approaches this Saturday, many are thinking about what they love best about Canada, and the significance of this historic moment. There is no definitive list of what makes us Canadian, but there are certainly some cool aspects to consider when thinking about our country as a whole. Anne of Green ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: What to watch on Parliamentary break

    Parliament stands adjourned until mid-September but that does not mean the business of politics is on pause. Here are three must-watch political stories of the summer season. 1. This is the week when a 16-year Liberal reign is expected to end in British Columbia. The provincial legislature will vote on an NDP non-confidence motion in ... Read More »

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  • Some stars shine on Parliament Hill, but some not so much

    With the House of Commons adjourning for the summer, time for a look in the rearview mirror at four leading MPs who were on their game over the first half of the parliamentary year … and at one who was off. 1. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale took almost two years to come up with ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Feds should promote access to education for all

    Recent weeks brought us two very different announcements by the Trudeau government. First, a $14 billion increase to the defence budget. Two days later, an amount one per cent that size for the promotion of women internationally that isn’t even new money but is instead coming from existing — and dwindling — aid funds. Women ... Read More »

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  • Lodge management worried about its own interests in casino dispute

    Re: “Gloves off over casino move” – Medicine Hat News, June 14 You have to be kidding meÉ Medicine Hat Lodge manager Raj Lokhande was quoted as saying, “Gaming revenue would drop at a proposed location that’s two-thirds the size, not to mention a hit to tourism. Local groups provide volunteer workers to the casino ... Read More »

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  • English visitors enjoyed their time in Medicine Hat

    We spent from May 27 to June 9 on a visit to Medicine Hat from England, to meet up with my son and his wife and my grandchildren. We would like to compliment your town on the cleanliness and civility we experienced from everyone we met — be it stores, restaurants, bus drivers, museums and ... Read More »

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