November 22nd, 2017

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant DUNMORE Members of the Hilda Community Association says help is needed to get people back on their feet after a massive prairie fire swept through the region last month. But beyond refencing pastures and lobbying the province to make disaster aid available, they say Cypress County should take preventative measures and review operations

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  • County hopes for per-call fire help

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant DUNMORE Cypress County will seek a fire service agreement with the City of Medicine Hat that charges on a per-call basis, giving a new Dunmore department the option of calling Hat crews for assistance, after councillors narrowly approved the plan on Tuesday. A 5-4 vote will see administrators seek final terms for the ... Read More »

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  • Toronto company hired to ensure proper RFP process

    Medicine Hat News The services of a Toronto business were retained for the air ambulance request for proposals in order to provide “fairness advisory services,” says Alberta Health Services. AHS paid a total of $40,072 to Procurement Advisory Office to ensure the RFP met the standards that would enable an open, fair, transparent procurement process ... Read More »

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  • Psych evaluation extension given for man accused of extortion

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A four-week extension for further psychiatric evaluation was granted Tuesday for a Medicine Hat man accused of violent extortion, possibly linked to a recent homicide. Robert S. Hoefman made a brief appearance before the Medicine Hat Court by closed-circuit TV from the Calgary Remand Centre, with information from the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Inside the CFL: Splish, splash, Argos take a bath

    The first time Calgary and Toronto played for the Grey Cup was 1971. They lost the Cup to Montreal the year before and were determined to get back to the big game. The Stamps began the regular season with a bang, going 8-1 before finishing with a 1-5-1 whimper. They won the West by beating ... Read More »

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  • Local swimmers medal at Marlin Marquee Invitational

    Medicine Hat News It was a great weekend for local swimmers at the annual Marlin Marquee Invitational. There were nine teams totaling over 100 swimmers, some from as far away as Edmonton and Elk Valley, BC. Results: Medicine Hat Waves Aaron Kruger won six gold medals and has now achieved three qualifying times for Alberta ... Read More »

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  • Success all around for Medicine Hat Ringette clubs

    Medicine Hat News It was a great weekend for the Medicine Hat U10-2 Fireblades, keeping their undefeated record alive with two wins over the Airdrie Ring Devils. The Fireblades won the first game 10-2 , with hat-tricks from Leighton Wright and Sadie Berstad. Alyssa Guy picked up three helpers in the win. The Fireblades then ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • A reward goes counter to the spirit of volunteering

    Re: “MLA Report: The strength of communities is the true Alberta Advantage,” Nov. 17 I read the clumn by Drew Barnes, MLA and I agreed with everything he had written — until the last part where he stated volunteers should be thanked by rewarding them with a tax deduction. My husband and I have volunteered ... Read More »

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  • Why the rush to legalize marijuana?

    Why is the federal government in such a hurry to pass its marijuana legalization legislation when there are still so many questions and so few answers? Just last week, the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police said that the legislation is coming too fast, stating that, “There is insufficient time to prepare the necessary legislative ... Read More »

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  • Closing 6 West a major loss

    Re: The AHS decision to close Ward 6 West at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. On that unit are 12 palliative care beds. Reading this article saddened me. Several years ago the Palliative Care Unit opened on 6 West. It had been a dream for many health care professionals in Medicine Hat and it was ... Read More »

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