June 28th, 2016

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Local businessman, sportsman and philanthropist Bill Yuill has been named to the Alberta Order of Excellence — a select honour bestowed by the Lieutenant-Governor to recognize those who have made elite contributions to the province. News of the award came as a surprise to Yuill, who said his selection, determined by a panel

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  • Alberta gives nod to Bill Yuill

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Local businessman, sportsman and philanthropist Bill Yuill has been named to the Alberta Order of Excellence — a select honour bestowed by the Lieutenant-Governor to recognize those who have made elite contributions to the province. News of the award came as a surprise to Yuill, who said his selection, determined by a panel ... Read More »

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  • ALERT bust leaves a dozen charged with trafficking

    mlacelle@medicinehatnews.com @lacelle_megan A dozen people have been charged after an ALERT crackdown on suspected drug dealers in Medicine Hat and Brooks. S/Sgt. Jason Graham said the individuals charged were “dial-a-dope” drug dealers, a term used for dealers who use their telephones to sell their products. “So we dial them up, make an order and meet ... Read More »

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  • MHPL seeks $107K loan for theatre fix

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The Medicine Hat Public Library has spent years planning for a major theatre renovation, arranging sponsorships, and, by roping in contractors and architects to work pro bono on grant applications. Now, with older grants set to expire, the City of Medicine Hat will consider loaning the library the final $107,000 of the project’s ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Dragonboat teams compete in Lethbridge

    Medicine Hat News Four Medicine Hat teams took part in the Lethbridge Dragonboat Festival this past weekend, with three of them claiming top-three results in their respective divisions. The Snapdragons women’s team raced to a time of 2:53.31 in their C division, good enough for a second-place finish. Also in women’s C, the Sister Power ... Read More »

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  • Inside the CFL: Kelly: Stamps boast best squad in the CFL

    Time for my Fearless Football Forecast otherwise known as Kelly’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostication. With apologies to Aristotle, “One game does not a season make.” The teams we saw last weekend will not be the same come Halloween. There are many twists and turns in an 18-game schedule. The defending Grey Cup champion Eskimo secondary isn’t ... Read More »

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  • Mavs at it again

    Medicine Hat News Heading into the ninth inning of Monday’s Western Major Baseball League game in Yorkton, the story looked obvious: The Medicine Hat Mavericks get cooled off by the Yorkton Cardinals, final score 7-3, move on to tomorrow’s rematch. Medicine Hat would still be first in the league, still the WMBL’s hottest team, still ... Read More »

    6 hours ago


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Opinions

  • Be mindful of the ripple effect of words, actions

    Unequivocally, no one truly thinks that there was malicious intent to promote physical harm against Premier Rachel Notley when the Big Country Oilmen’s Association put a cutout of the politician as a target on the 11th hole of the Brooks Golf Club during the association’s annual golf tournament earlier this month. As organizers have said, ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Path to power in Alberta tricky for Jason Kenney

    Jason Kenney wouldn’t tell me when we exchanged emails last week whether he’s going to leave federal politics to unite Alberta’s conservative forces. I suspect he doesn’t know yet. He did say he’s “getting very close to a decision.” Here are the options facing the Conservative MP for Calgary Midnapore. He could stay in federal ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Guest Column: Deciphering ‘political doublespeak’

    Drew Barnes’ June 17 column in the News was remarkably well written, with a single theme and voice, and a consistent structure. Well done Drew. The column, a report on the accomplishments and the goals of the Wildrose Official Opposition this past term, was an interesting checklist of partisan talking points and possible futures offered ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Do you love your care facility?

    If you don’t love your care facility it doesn’t really matter to one staff. My 96-year-old aunt with her certified service cat has lived in a Medicine Hat assisted living facility for more than four years and not really feeling the love.Yet, because the location is close by for her daughter to visit she has ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Greed behind the move to Vegas

    As anyone who follows the National Hockey League is aware, Las Vegas is officially the newest entrant into an already overcrowded club. If any rational person still had doubts about the league’s real priorities, this decision clearly unmasks the greed that dominates the NHL’s head office. In order to demonstrate Gary (Bagman) Bettman’s 20-plus years ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • CPC nomination voters should be as well informed as possible

    There were many Conservative Party of Canada memberships purchased recently in Medicine Hat as supporters realized the importance of having a chance to vote for the nominee that will hopefully win the by-election and speak for us in Ottawa. Being one of those purchasers, I attended the recent forum at the Medicine Hat Public Library. ... Read More »

    4 days ago