October 27th, 2016

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rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Mason Shaw wasn’t happy with his start to the 2016-17 WHL season, but after collecting 14 points in his last five games to sit atop the league’s leading scorers, the 17-year-old forward says he’s at the top of his game. “I’m pretty happy with how my season is going so far. I worked

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  • Motz heading to Ottawa

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade It is off to Ottawa this weekend for Glen Motz, who won Monday’s federal byelection in this riding, but it may be another week or so before he is officially sworn in as an MP. The swearing-in takes place only after Elections Canada makes official the results of the byelection in Medicine ... Read More »

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  • Medicine Hat churches have varying thoughts on assisted death

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Some churches and pastors are making a distinction between the theological issue of medical assistance in dying and providing comfort and support. “Theologically I don’t think life is ours to take under any circumstances,” said Pastor Shane Hein of St. Peter Lutheran Church, who feels there are some exceptional circumstances such as ... Read More »

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  • MHPS adds two features online to improve service delivery

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Police Service announced Wednesday it is rolling out two online features to improve service delivery in the city. The first is online reporting for minor occurrences, where loss or damage is under $5,000, and there are no suspects. For example, in cases of property or vehicle damage, graffiti, lost ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • More champs from swim meet

    Medicine Hat News A second Medicine Hat swim club had multiple aggregate winners in Lethbridge this past weekend. In addition to two Medicine Hat Waves topping their respective age categories, as reported in Wednesday’s paper, the Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club had two aggregate champions. Emily Schlenker won the 13- and 14-year-old girls title by winning ... Read More »

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  • Millington wins

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s Talia Millington won her fight Saturday in Calgary, and left no doubt for the judges. Millington, in her second kickboxing fight ever, dominated Calgary’s Chanelle McLeod in all three rounds at the Journey Fight Series event, scoring a unanimous decision. The 110-pound matchup saw the Southern Alberta Combative Arts fighter ... Read More »

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  • Prkusic commits to NCAA

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s Nick Prkusic is focused on the Brooks Bandits this year, but he’s already got his future in line, too. The 19-year-old who played his last few years of minor hockey in the Gas City announced this week he’s committed to play for Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania starting next fall. ... Read More »

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  • OK, time for action on some key issues

    The byelection in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner provided plenty of grist for the mill for pundits, publishers and everyday people. Politicians have spoken, as have the voters, and now the focus needs to be on what is required for this constituency. Hatters tend to see themselves outside of government and far away from Ottawa, even when they ... Read More »

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  • Voter turnout shameful once again

    The byelection in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner has come and gone, and there is one number voters should be ashamed by. It’s not the final results of the election. Conservative candidate Glen Motz became MP-elect with 69.9 per cent of the vote during the election, with the Liberal Party’s Stan Sakamoto, his nearest challenger, receiving 25.6 per ... Read More »

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  • Liberals are taking a gamble by reversing election promises

    What’s a government to do when promises start to unravel? We’re about to find out. The Trudeau Liberals’ 2015 platform took quite a knocking this month. Electoral reform? Not if Canadians don’t want it, says Justin Trudeau, while continuing to resist the obvious mechanism — a referendum — for finding out whether they do. More ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Is Notley serving Alberta’s best interests?

    The Alberta Wide Rally will be held on Nov. 5, at 12 noon, in cities across the province. We will have speakers who will express their stories on how the NDP policies are affecting their daily lives. All political parties are invited. We are non-partisan. Climate change at one time was called global cooling, when ... Read More »

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  • Carbon tax plan has too many risks

    Dr. Ian Lee of the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University has explained the model for our governments’ green plans. It is unusual that these left-leaning governments which have always questioned the market economy have opted for this model in dealing with carbon emissions. Their basic economic principle is that an increase in price ... Read More »

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  • Everyone deserves to be treated equally

    Re: “Washroom accommodation in schools a nod to the new reality of our times,” Oct. 15 and “Governments are turning their backs on God,” Oct. 19 1 Corinthians 13 is declared to be a mandate to love others. A mandate is an official order or commission to do something, the authority to carry out a ... Read More »

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