January 20th, 2018

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The direction of the city government for the next four years will be hashed out this weekend. City council members, elected to terms in October, will take part in meetings this weekend to lay out ideas and develop strategic priorities for the group in the coming term. That in turn will guide policy

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  • Council looks to set priorities

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The direction of the city government for the next four years will be hashed out this weekend. City council members, elected to terms in October, will take part in meetings this weekend to lay out ideas and develop strategic priorities for the group in the coming term. That in turn will guide policy ... Read More »

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  • Oil here, helium there (officially)

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The bit is spinning for the City of Medicine Hat’s drilling program, but it is not yet specifically seeking helium at potential oil well sites in the province of Alberta. Conversely, city administrators — who believe they’ll find both the inert gas and conventional crude in several strategic locationsö is officially seeking helium ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Bail revoked for man charged with trafficking meth

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Bail was revoked Thursday for a 28-year-old Medicine Hat man facing charges for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine. Brennan Trevor Osborne appeared by closed-circuit TV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre, with the judge agreeing with the Crown that bail should not be granted following Osborne’s most recent arrest, and that bail be revoked for ... Read More »

    17 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Raiders top Tigers in overtime

    The Medicine Hat Tigers were forced to settle for a single point on Saturday night at the Canalta Centre. Prince Albert Raiders defenceman Vojtech Budik scored exactly one minute into overtime to hand the Tigers their third consecutive in a 3-2 nailbiter. While the Tigers and Raiders traded a handful of chances and a pair ... Read More »

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  • Snapping skids and making history

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Rattlers women’s volleyball team put a six-game losing skid behind them Friday at the Snake Pit. While the Lethbirdge College Kodiaks managed to stave off a match point in the fourth set and force a tiebreaker, the Rattlers dug in their heels and secured their first victory since Nov. 18 ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Ultimate Cheer Fusion showcases season to come

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Medicine Hat’s Ultimate Cheer Fusion cheerleading group is gearing up for its first big competition of the year. After putting on a showcase for local fans Friday, the group will be heading to Lethbridge next weekend for a meet. “Right now it’s just us trying to perfect the routines,” said team co-owner Jenna ... Read More »

    17 hours ago


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  • National Affairs: The terrible part of NAFTA that Canada wants to keep, for now

    Canada is going all-out to save the North American Free Trade Agreement. The ruling Liberal government has even enlisted the help of the opposition Conservatives in this crusade. Rumours suggesting that U.S. President Donald Trump might kill the pact have cast a pall over official Ottawa. Yet a new study shows that in at least ... Read More »

    17 hours ago
  • Businesses, institutions need to be more personally accountable to the public

    The airline industry has reported an increase of violence from passengers towards staff and health-care staff are experiencing the same. Of nurses polled recently, 61 per cent reported a serious problem with violence in the past year, according to the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. Forms of abuse includes verbal, racial or sexual harassment, and ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • MLA Report: U.S. politics are obscuring important topics closer to home

    It seems these days that many Albertans have found rich entertainment watching American politics. Love or dislike what is happening south of the border, it is obscuring two things that are important, closer to home. First, for many years, there were three big names in Canadian conservative politics.Former prime minister Stephen Harper was one of ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Comments not rational, civilized or reasonable

    Re: “If our society doesn’t fight ‘forces of progressive leftist evil’ then evil wil win,” Jan. 5 What an interesting, but entirely unenlightening, letter from Leath Johnston. The first paragraphs of the letter got my attention, so I was hoping to find out more about how to “pushback . . . Mr. Mueller and his ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • NDP not evil, but the party has made its share of mistakes

    In the United States “forces of progressive leftist evil” lost the last federal election. The winners (and losers) and the world got Donald Trump. Were freedom, truth and reality really victorious? Never before except in the last provincial election did I ever vote anything other than conservative. But something had to change. After watching the ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • True leadership shown by one city councillor

    During the final city council meeting of 2017, rookie councilor Kris Samraj during his first council meeting raised a concern in regards to an established city program, Hat Smart. Not only did he raise his concerns but had the fortitude to vote against continuing the program in its current format, displaying the courage of his ... Read More »

    4 days ago


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