May 28th, 2015

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade That her supportive living suite in a seniors residence was flooded twice in as many months and has not been habitable since Easter is simply too much stress, says a local senior.“I’m at my wit’s end. I’m angry and depressed,” said Elsie Bekker, 82, while wiping tears from her eyes. “I’ve thought of

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  • Premier’s health-care focus all about ‘stability’

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Whether the government will move ahead on the former premier’s decision to reintroduce an Alberta Health Service Superboard is still not clear but “stability” is influencing the government’s decision, says the new premier.“There has been a lot of discussion about governance of AHS and the relationship of AHS with the ministry and ... Read More »

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  • Overland flood insurance now available

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Homeowners can now buy overland flood insurance and that could change everything when it comes to assistance from the Disaster Recovery Program when there is a flood.“Disaster recovery programs only provide financial assistance for homeowners to repair or rebuild their primary residence and other uninsurable property damage and loss,” reads an Alberta ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Sports stars wanted

    Medicine Hat News As a youngster, you think your moves on the soccer field or your swing are the best in the world and guess what … they are. Parents love to celebrate their children’s accomplishments, no matter how small or big and the Medicine Hat News would like to be a part of it. ... Read More »

    15 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Slice of the Game: Time to bust some more myths

    Every industry has its fair share of myths and misconceptions and golf is certainly no exception.I spend much of my day on the lesson tee clearing up various myths. Let me shed some insight on the three common ones I have addressed this season.Myth No. 1: The key to hitting the ball farther is simply ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Mavericks get together for first practice ahead of WMBL season

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Minutes before the start of the Medicine Hat Mavericks’ first practice, the skies opened up.They tried to make a go of it, but the lightning kept flashing and the rain kept falling.If there were any complaints, they were drowned out by the thunder. Baseball season is here, and the reigning Western Major Baseball ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Under-14 team gold in Swift

    Medicine Hat News Defence won a championship for the Rattlers Athletic Soccer Club under-14 girls this past weekend. At Swift Current’s Soccerfest tournament, the Medicine Hat crew went unbeaten and with clean sheets through five games, bookending their weekend with 1-0 wins over Weyburn. In the first encounter it took a last-minute goal for the ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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Opinions

  • Social media can be dangerous to those who don’t know how it works

    It’s 2015. Do people still not realize how the Internet, especially social media, works?Yes, there seems to be an article or thinkpiece written about this issue every time a scandal or incident pops up, but until people get the hint, and learn to be responsible and understand the reach the Internet has, this is necessary.This ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Guest Column: Continuing to pay convicted politicians is just wrong

    These are tough times for Canada’s Senate. The so-called members of the Chamber of “sober second thought” may soon be driven to drink — hopefully not on the taxpayers’ dime. There is a seemingly eternal parade of bad news: from Mac Harb to Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin, to the never-ending trial of Mike Duffy, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Notley walking the walk on women’s issues in Alberta

    Rachel Notley is taking the “old boys” out of the Old Boys Club. Literally. Of the 53 seats won by the Alberta NDP, almost half were won by women. Sunday’s swearing-in ceremony also brought a cabinet sitting at 50/50 when it comes to gender parity. But on top of this, Notley has also assigned a ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • School name praises, not offends

    I’m writing regarding the Mohawk article (‘Mohawk’ moniker needs to go: petition, MH News, May 20) The slave auction can go, as it is offensive and wouldn’t represent the school very well. Hobo day is offensive to homeless people because students would dress as them, which would mean mocking them. The Mohawk issue should not ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Recent hospital patient impressed with care and the city of Medicine Hat overall

    With all the negatives in the media about our health care, I must say I believe the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital has got it together. I had a recent stay at your wonderful hospital and Station 5 East and have never been so impressed with the care that was provided. The doctors and nursing staff ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta’s Heritage Trust Fund could be in better shape than it currently is

    I recently wrote a letter to the News and was chastised by Jim Taylor in a subsequent letter for inaccuracy and lack of information.Perhaps he recognizes inaccuracy as his letter was hardly an example of accuracy. It doesn’t seem quite right or honest to challenge and critique someone for something that actually wasn’t said or ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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