February 23rd, 2017

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat has a Heritage Savings Fund. The long talked about reserve officially came into being on Tuesday night as city council approved a bylaw to create and govern the money. It will be the destination for future energy division dividends, then a portion of interest earned will serve as a revenue source

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  • Police seek Lethbridge man for Park Lane armed robbery

    A Lethbridge man is sought in connection with an armed robbery at Medicine Hat’s Park Lane Motel on Feb. 10. Medicine Hat police say they have identified Kenton Matthew Boyle, 30, as the lone male responsible for the armed robbery. Police say Boyle used a dark handgun in the robbery and made off with cash ... Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Council approves Hat heritage fund

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat has a Heritage Savings Fund. The long talked about reserve officially came into being on Tuesday night as city council approved a bylaw to create and govern the money. It will be the destination for future energy division dividends, then a portion of interest earned will serve as a revenue source ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Changes could be in store for airport entranceway

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Changes could be coming to the main entrance to the Medicine Hat Regional Airport as a new proposal would market commercial land as well as clean up the area near Gershaw Drive. A city committee heard Wednesday the $2.5 million land department project would be a scaling back of existing plans, but would ... Read More »

    9 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Incoming reinforcements

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Seven weeks of aching for the game may finally reach an end Friday for Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman David Quenneville. The 18-year-old blueliner has been recovering from a broken leg since early January, but pending approval at this morning’s re-evaluation, Quenneville might just be ready to rejoin the ranks at a very opportune ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Rattlers hitter Helland-Hansen named ACAC MVP

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Isak Helland-Hansen retained his crown Wednesday at Red Deer College. The Medicine Hat College Rattlers outside hitter earned the title of Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference men’s volleyball player of the year for the second straight season after a stellar year on the court. “I think he’s shown a lot of maturity this year, ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Rattlers’ Helland-Hansen retains ACAC MVP status

    Isak Helland-Hansen retained his crown Wednesday at Red Deer College. The Medicine Hat College Rattlers outside hitter earned the title of Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference men’s volleyball player of the year for the second straight season after another stellar year on the court. The Oystese, Norway product recorded a staggering 202 kills over the course ... Read More »

    21 hours ago


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  • A community’s brand should have an eye on the future

    When it comes to branding a community or business, does it really matter what brand you have? Marketing jargon states building a brand is essential to the long-term success of your business. They will cite the brand recognition which comes with products like Coca-Cola or Ford motor company as being classic examples of this type ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: All of Canada benefits from a strong Alberta economy

    VANCOUVER The first batch of census data was released recently, giving Canadians a peek at how the country evolved between 2011 and 2016. One of the biggest stories is the substantial growth of Alberta. The province’s rapid population boom until 2015 helped re-shape the country as Alberta churned out high paying jobs while other provincial ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Meeting polite but inconclusive

    OK. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have met. They did not get into a slanging match. They did agree that Canada and the U.S. are the best of pals. They issued a bland but not unimportant joint communique. Now what? The consensus in Canada seems to be that Trudeau’s first face-to-face ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Many things can put democracy in peril

    Re: “Democracy in peril from the left,” Feb. 11 The column by Paul McLennan is interesting and perhaps a little frightening. Considering the practice of all newspapers, Mr McLennan is probably not the author responsible for the headline, but regardless, one needs to be aware that democracy can be in peril from the right as ... Read More »

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  • Enforce border rules

    I am an immigrant and a veteran. I watched on CTV News as RCMP officers loaded migrants suitcases into their Ford Escape, I think, and drove these migrants to the border crossing. I respectfully suggest they should have sent them back immediately to the U.S. Border Patrol. This sort of migration undermines the acceptance of ... Read More »

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  • Long-term solution for waste management needed

    I recycle, as does all most everyone I know, in some form or another. I don’t think I do it to save the planet. I think I do it mostly to put a little change in my jeans and also because of the warning years ago that our landfill would be full by by the ... Read More »

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