October 23rd, 2017

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rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Dawson Heathcote must have had a horseshoe in his hockey pants on Friday night at the Canalta Centre. The 17-year-old rookie forward capitalized on a pair of fortuitous bounces then worked his way onto the highlight reel with an impressive individual effort to complete his first career hat trick — with his fourth

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  • Police arrest suspected bank robber

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat police have arrested one man from Winnipeg for robbing two city banks within an 18-hour period last week. Police announced the arrest Saturday, saying a 53-year-old man was taken into custody without incident. Police located the man at a local hotel, said StaffSgt. Jason Graham. “I’m not prepared to say ... Read More »

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  • Officials rule Samraj can remain as library employee while on council

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Kris Samraj scored a notable vote total in his first foray into city politics, and it won’t even cost him his day job. He placed second among vote getters in the Oct. 16 municipal election — winning the 37-year-old librarian a seat on city council in his first run for office, and surprising ... Read More »

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  • Coming together to lend a hand

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker More than 200 Lions Club members from across southern Alberta gathered at the Medicine Hat Lodge this weekend for the group’s regional convention. The local Lions Club was challenged to provide services in the community in four areas, and a large part of the convention was used to sort and package goods the ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Cubs drop to .500 with loss to Flyers

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Cubs fell short of a home-and-home sweep over the High River Flyers on Saturday night at Bob Snodgrass Arena. After picking up a 5-2 win on home ice Friday, the Cubs fell victim to the wrong end of the same score the next night in High River. Evan Pakkala ... Read More »

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  • Keeping track of mental and physical training leads to athletic success

    You may have heard the phrase before; winners keep score. This is not meant to be a negative thing, saying that winners are only focused on score. Rather, I think this statement more represents that winners are aware of the energy and effort that they are putting forth in order to earn their successes. Winners, ... Read More »

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  • Rattlers soccer squads close out regular season with splits

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat College Rattlers women’s soccer team closed out the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference regular season with a weekend split following a 4-1 win over the Olds Broncos at the Snake Pit on Saturday and a 4-0 loss to the SAIT Trojans Sunday. Rattlers midfielders Jadyn Fode and Jordyn Bell both ... Read More »

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  • NHL Flames lose political fight to Nenshi over arena

    Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi won a third consecutive term on Monday, confounding pollsters who predicted his political demise was imminent. Nenshi, who was voted world’s top mayor by the World Mayor Project in 2014, was reported to be down between nine and 17 percentage points to challenger Bill Smith in multiple polls by Mainstream Research, ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Within our democratic society,we can and should do better

    The first thing on my list on Oct. 16 was to visit the Family Leisure Centre to vote. My obligation fulfilled, I got on with the rest of my day. There was maybe a little wisp of smugness in my smile but I knew I had done nothing heroic. It had taken only a few ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: Standing up for our energy sector by standing up to Ottawa

    As shadow minister of energy and a proud Albertan I was very saddened to hear the news that TransCanada Corp. is pulling out of the Energy East Pipeline project. This project would have had the capacity to transport quality Albertan oil and gas to Eastern Canadian markets, thereby reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Public school boards association in Alberta indeed supports access to separate education for minority faiths

    On behalf of the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta, I would like to address some misinformation in the Sept. 19 article headlined “Catholic board election attracts packed ballot.” One of the people quoted in the article stated that “the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta questions the legitimacy of the constitutional right of Catholics ... Read More »

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  • Grateful to those who made sacrifices so our country can remain safe

    When you see all the natural disasters and violence happening in the world, it makes one very grateful to live in the wonderful country of Canada. We have so much when so many other countries suffer poverty, hurricanes, sickness, etc. Next month we will celebrate Remembrance Day where we remember those who fought and many ... Read More »

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  • Helpful Hatter

    On Oct. 13, my wife and I were frantically searching for the Pattison Funeral parlour on South Railway Street. We were stuck at the bottom of Fifth Street with no way to turn right. But lo and behold, there was a white half-ton with a very obliging citizen who said “follow me.” So we did, ... Read More »

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