March 22nd, 2018

Featured Story @MHNMcCracken Forty-seven years ago, one organization came into existence and changed the fabric of Medicine Hat as we know it — and they did it by playing a game. Names like Lanny McDonald, Tom Lysiak, Kris Russell and Willie Desjardins will forever hold a place in the hearts of thousands of Hatters all because

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  • Thanks, Hat. What about us? @CollinGallant A blockbuster deal to bring a $100-million data processing to Medicine Hat wasn’t the only iron in the fire for the local power utility, and now competitors are asking why their proposals were seemingly left behind. One is exploring legal options of whether the city can be compelled to provide them power to ... Read More »

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  • Save Old Souls uses leftover funds to create endowment for the SPCA @MHNprevell Save Old Souls Senior Canine Rescue Society may have closed down, but its legacy will live on in the form of an endowment fund for the Medicine Hat SPCA. “It was a very hard decision,” Save Old Souls president Trudy McKinnon of 2017’s closure and having to decide what to do with financial ... Read More »

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  • Annual report shows Invest Medicine Hat luring $9M in new business, with much more expected to formulate in 2018 @CollinGallant Business attraction efforts by a city contractor have led to nearly $9 million in new business investment, according the new annual report of Invest Medicine Hat — though deals valued at 20 times that are in the final stages of development. That figure does not include the recently announced data processing centre handled ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Student-athletes help out @MHNRooney The college golf season ended in October, but Brett Griscowsky knows he’s a Rattler all year long. The soccer and futsal seasons produced thrilling moments for Jordan Fauth, but so too did the players she coached. Wins and losses aside for Medicine Hat College, it’s been a rewarding past year for their student-athletes ... Read More »

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  • Rassell, Quenneville add another unique chapter as teammates @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers veterans Mark Rassell and David Quenneville spent the year rewriting franchise history, so it seems only fitting they share one final milestone to close out the regular season. With an assist in Friday’s road game against the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Quenneville matched his captain’s 80 points to make them the first ... Read More »

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  • Back from the brink @MHNMcCracken Michael Bullion’s bags were packed. The 20-year-old Alaskan netminder was saying goodbye to friends and teammates, ready to walk out the door and close the book on his Medicine Hat Tigers career — then, out of the blue, he was offered a final chapter. Bullion knew he was the odd-man out entering training ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Trump should put away childish things

    President Donald Trump and I have things in common. We are, for example, the same age and both males. We also watched a lot of television when we were boys. We did not view the programs together, physically in the same room, but we might as well have been on the same couch. We surely ... Read More »

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  • Deportation just shifts the problem somewhere else

    Good riddance. It’s the sentiment of many Canadians have when it comes to announcements like the one last week that Tooba Yahya is stripped of her permanent residency by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Yahya, alongside husband Mohammad Shafia and son, Hamed, were found guilty in 2012 of first-degree murder over the deaths ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Where did all your freedom go?

    Imagine a time when you are the only person around and you are free to do whatever you want. You can go naked, weather permitting, and you can shout, say and do anything you want — complete freedom. OK, maybe complete freedom would not be ideal. You might want a spouse to love and communicate ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Tax-and-spend socialist job creation at work

    Re: “Barnes, Kenney shallow on carbon tax,” March 9 In Mr. Cote’s letter he suggests that politicians who are pro-carbon tax are progressive new-age thinkers and those that oppose are past their due date. Alberta has not reduced any other taxes to directly compensate for the carbon tax unlike B.C. that has a revenue neutral ... Read More »

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  • Petition aims to get a tax credit for Citizens on Patrol members

    Citizens on Patrol is doing something about rural crime, and making a difference! This has been a long and brutal winter and these people have been out there without fail — regardless of health & personal issues, -40 C and vehicle failure. They got your back, now let’s do something for them! There is a ... Read More »

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  • Canada should take the lead on tuberculosis

    I am repeating myself, as this question bears repeating with March 24, World TB Day, rapidly approaching. Why does tuberculosis persist, indeed, why does TB still exist? This is a curable disease and it is not limited to hard to reach corners of the world, it is alive and well, in fact thriving, in our ... Read More »

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