July 28th, 2016

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Medicine Hat News A dog mural recently installed at the Saamis Archeological Site is thanks to Dennis and LaDonna Schneider, and Bert and Donna Propp. The two couples were successful bidders at a recent Medalta black and white gala for a James Marshall brick relief mural. The eight-by-six-foot mural was then donated to the parks

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  • Woman slighted by bar washroom policy happy with result

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell There’s hope for education and positive change after a local bar’s mistreatment of transgender patrons spurred pushback. “I’m just so happy to see people coming together for positive change,” said River Rising, a transgender woman from Calgary, on the public response to her story of Medicine Hat’s Corona Tavern denying her access to ... Read More »

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  • New gene a breakthrough for ALS

    mlacelle@medicinehatnews.com @lacelle_megan The ice bucket challenge has led to more than just a brain freeze according to the ALS Society of Canada. David Taylor, vice-president of research with the society, says a new genetic cause of ALS has been discovered that could eventually lead to treatment of the terminal disease. The gene is known as ... Read More »

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  • Fraud numbers skyrocket in Medicine Hat

    Medicine Hat News Credit card fraud in Medicine Hat has increased 88 per cent since last year, according to the Medicine Hat Police Service. City police have investigated 210 fraud-related offences in the past six months, compared to 112 during the same time period last year. According the police, June had the largest increase in ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Thunder silenced at national tourney

    Medicine Hat News As it turned out, Medicine Hat’s under-14 Thunder softball team could’ve picked up a couple older players for their Canadian championship tournament. In Calgary this past weekend, the Thunder — a rare Alberta team registered with Little League’s softball division —got the chance to play off for a chance to go to ... Read More »

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  • Oldtimers ball tournament begins today in Gas City

    Medicine Hat News Some of them might have kids playing at a high level this time of year, but for this weekend some of the best older baseball players in Canada are converging on Medicine Hat. The Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation’s championships kick off tonight at Jeffries Field, with 27 teams in four age ... Read More »

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  • Injury hurts Monarchs at State

    Medicine Hat News A bit of bad luck cost the Moose Monarchs in their first game at the American Legion State AA Tournament. At Missoula Wednesday, starting pitcher Nate Stark hurt his ankle and had to leave in the second inning of a 9-5 loss to the Billings Scarlets. Head coach Cam Rittinger described the ... Read More »

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  • Twitter needs to find a way to eliminate abuse

    Another day, another story comes out about how people are still using the Internet to get away with things they would never say or do in public. Last week, comedian Leslie Jones, of Saturday Night Live and the Ghostbusters remake fame, began Tweeting screenshots of the offensive tweets she had been receiving in the wake ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: The mystery of Americans’ distaste for Hillary Clinton

    Republicans loathe her. Democrats suspect her. Polls show her to be one of the most unpopular presidential candidates in modern American history. What is it about Hillary Clinton? In theory, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for the U.S. presidency should be golden. She is experienced. She is moderate. A centre-right Democrat, she straddles the class ... Read More »

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  • Premiers push for pot policy

    WHITEHORSE Canada’s premiers are signalling they need swift action from Ottawa on recreational marijuana legalization to keep cannabis away from kids, motorists and criminals. With a federal panel set to deliver a report this November that will be the blueprint for legislation next spring, the provincial leaders say time is of the essence. “There’s real ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Tax evaders costly to the rest of society

    Recently we have been asked by the City of Medicine Hat to let them know how we feel cuts can best be made to city expenses. We ask you to consider not cuts, but to work at getting fair taxation at all levels of government. The fact is for the last several decades the wealthy ... Read More »

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  • Evening walk is marred by weeds, mosquitoes, dead trees

    I took my evening walk through the lovely graveyard of vacant lots (Sierra Estates), 20 acres of nice big weeds, with many hollows full of water, allowing a great breeding grounds for our sharp nose little friends, which welcomed my visit. On my way home along Sierra Blvd., I walked by about 20 dead trees ... Read More »

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  • AHS employees compensated in fair, competitive manner in order to attract the well-qualified

    Re: AHS big salaries revealed (MHNews, July 19 Alberta Health Services (AHS) employees in southern Alberta and across the province are dedicated individuals who work hard every day to provide communities with critical, compassionate and quality health care. All our employees, whether they are from Medicine Hat, Oyen or elsewhere in Alberta, deliver caring services ... Read More »

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