May 1st, 2016

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Barrie Strafford’s community service helped thousands and extended from Medicine Hat to Calgary to the Caribbean, but the philanthropist and founder of Riverview Care Home is remembered this week for the time he invested with individuals. The member of the Alberta Order of Excellence died Monday at his Calgary home. He was 87

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  • Barrie Strafford remembered as a man of the people

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Barrie Strafford’s community service helped thousands and extended from Medicine Hat to Calgary to the Caribbean, but the philanthropist and founder of Riverview Care Home is remembered this week for the time he invested with individuals. The member of the Alberta Order of Excellence died Monday at his Calgary home. He was 87 ... Read More »

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  • New tower could be part of Telus’s 2016 plan

    Medicine Hat News A new cellphone tower near the Saamis Tepee may be part of infrastructure spending planned by Telus this year. The telecommunications provider announced this week that its capital improvement plan in Medicine Hat calls for $7 million to be spent to increase coverage and speed of service. Officials say most of the ... Read More »

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  • Unite the right group hosting speaking engagement Monday at the Lodge

    Medicine Hat News An organization with the goal of uniting right wing parties in Alberta will be speaking Monday in Medicine Hat. The Alberta Prosperity Fund, founded in 2015, will be making a stop at the Medicine Hat Lodge at 6:30 p.m., with broadcaster Dave Rutherford speaking and listening to attendees. The organization describes itself ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hat High rugby squad tops Chinook

    Medicine Hat News The Hat High Mohawks senior varsity rugby team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 25-14 victory over the top seeded Chinook Coyotes, Thursday at the Methanex Bowl. The Mohawks continue their Alberta Schools Athletics Association campaign Saturday on home soil against the cross-city rival Crescent Heights High School Vikings. Due ... Read More »

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  • WWCFLset to showcase women’s tackle football at Methanex Bowl

    Medicine Hat News For the second year in a row, female athletes from the Western Women’s Canadian Football League will take to the gridiron at the Methanex Bowl for a full-contact exhibition game Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Calgary Rage and Regina Riot will be on hand to showcase their young and growing tackle football ... Read More »

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  • Mohawks ready for football camp

    Medicine Hat News The Hat High Mohawks high school football team will start working toward another competitive Rangeland Football Conference season Monday with the opening of spring camp. The Mohawks clinched a second-straight RFC championship in 2016 with a 20-14 victory over the Crescent Heights Vikings. The camp will run from Monday to Thursday at ... Read More »

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  • Heartfelt farewell as reporter rides off into the sunset

    As this is my final opinion piece for the Medicine Hat News as a reporter for this venerable publication which has served this community well for more than 130 years, I’ve been provided an opportunity to express my gratitude to the people of this city. I have had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout this ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Perhaps political tastes can change, so can we talk?

    She was just under two years old. We had come for a visit. She was sitting in her high chair at the table. Her dad asked her what she would like to eat now. “Proscuito?” she said. That word issuing out of the mouth of an infant seemed not only hilarious but also remarkable. Her ... Read More »

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  • Role of law, society in families

    How often have we heard, “Children are our future.” The implication is, we as a society, should do the best we can to raise them safely, provide them a good education and help them decide on a life of their own. But the reality is, every child grows up in a particular, maybe unique, situation. ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Lots are too small in new Saamis Heights subdivision

    Someone should be in line to lose their job over the new Saamis Heights subdivision Not one lot has been sold because they are too small — 39 feet wide, leaving 29 feet to build on. Some also have no back alley. Every time the wind blows, our area receives a lovely layer of dust. ... Read More »

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  • Don’t need Canada to return to the Dark Ages

    Re: “How the political left is threatening Canada’s freedom and democracy,” April 18 First of all, thanks to Paul McLennan for referring to those of us with contrary opinions as “our leftist friends.” That sits much better than being a “climate change fear-monger,” a sufferer from “Harperphobia,” and similar terms of endearment he has used ... Read More »

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  • Critical thinking needed to get the process right

    Re: “How the political left is threatening Canada’s freedom and democracy,” April 18 It cannot be wrong to encourage critical thinking in school or to promote the self-esteem of any student regardless of ability. Those making extra effort or having extra ability in our school system need no reward for success because success is its ... Read More »

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