February 22nd, 2018

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Curbside recycling in Medicine Hat will have a familiar look for residents, according to landfill officials and the company contracted to pick up blue bins when they are delivered this spring. Brian Murphy, the city’s general manager of environmental utilities, said the department is on schedule to start pickups later this spring. “We

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  • RCMP seek pair believed to have stolen from Redcliff’s AG Foods

    Redcliff RCMP are looking for two men they believe broke into offices at AG Foods in the town in the early evening on Wednesday night. Police say that two culprits got through an office door and stole an undisclosed amount of money at about 6:40 p.m. Both men are older, with one wearing a black ... Read More »

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  • Curbside recycling nears its start date

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Curbside recycling in Medicine Hat will have a familiar look for residents, according to landfill officials and the company contracted to pick up blue bins when they are delivered this spring. Brian Murphy, the city’s general manager of environmental utilities, said the department is on schedule to start pickups later this spring. “We ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Quick court date for man accused of falsely reporting river accident

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A man charged with public mischief following a false report about someone falling into the South Saskatchewan River had a brief court appearance Wednesday. The court heard that the Crown has approved Drew Tweed, 41, for a diversion program, which will require him to be assessed, connected with community resources and have to ... Read More »

    7 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Almost coming in under the radar

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It would be easy to look at the Medicine Hat College Rattlers men’s volleyball season and assume they’ll be an afterthought as hosts of the conference finals that get started today in the Snake Pit. At one point they dropped nine straight league games. They’ve only won four the entire second semester — ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Time is now for top teams to show their best

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney They’ve had the best record in the entire conference the last two years running, so it’s probably time to give the Keyano College Huskies their due. The Fort McMurray school had a 22-2 mark a year ago, and now a 21-3 season has them seeded first entering the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Calderon raises the bar as a young powerlifter

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney As his coach puts it, Keanu Calderon is probably the strongest 14-year-old in Medicine Hat. The Medicine Hat powerlifter put his name in the record books with a series of successful attempts at the Raw Powerlifting Iron Challenge Saturday at Temple Fitness —one of many local athletes to do so. “He’s literally stronger ... Read More »

    7 hours ago


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  • Wanted: More entrepreneurs willing to open their wallets

    The loss of the Spitz plant in Bow Island is a blow to that town and, more generally the regional economy that for some time now has been pumping itself up as a destination for value-added agricultural production. The story behind the sunflower seed company, which started 30 years ago as a better use for ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Something can be done to curb gun violence

    We are not hopeless in this. As we absorb the news of another school shooting, as more students learn what it means to feel terror in a supposed place of safety, as more parents hear the most devastating news possible, we cannot forget that we can do something. It doesn’t always feel like that, as ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Do we still value democracy?

    Do people in North America still support democracy?This is an urgent question as Canadians face a turning point in history, a place where brute force and ignorance are making democratic debate impossible. But in this era of dangerous chaos, the right wing of our political house appears disinterested in meaningful discussion: “A fire in the ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Need RCMP action to stop rural thief

    Area business and ranchers are not happy with the local RCMP detachment. There is a prowler breaking into rural property. Reported with a very clear description, Dodge truck, white with black passenger door and fender, diesel, flat deck, dually with one odd tire tread on rear. Suspect is about 6-foot, larger build, tattoos around neck. ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Federal gov’t summer employment program is discriminatory

    In my view, the federal government is discriminating against those who do not share its moral values in the Summer Employment Grant Program. I think it is an assault on freedom of religion and freedom of conscience in Canada. Val T. Felesky Medicine Hat... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Early tribes were, in fact, well organized

    Thank you to this newspaper for publishing letters to the editor. It is always interesting and educational to read different people’s points of view. I find it much more interesting to read those than the reprinted editorials. I also enjoy the articles written by the local writers on your staff. I read Mr. Mueller’s recent ... Read More »

    1 day ago


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