January 24th, 2017

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The authors of the 2017-18 city budget say it delivers what council asked of them and fills about one-quarter of a budget hole left by low oil and gas profits. The document, presented to council on Monday night, states that after two years, $6.8 million will be made up though a combination of

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  • Ceci seeks public guidance on budget

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Consultation and number crunching — Alberta’s finance minister made a brief stop in Medicine Hat Monday for budget talks with local representatives. “People get that we have a fiscally challenged situation in the province, and I tell them that we don’t have a lot of fiscal headroom for new expenditures,” said Finance Minister ... Read More »

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  • Taxes, cuts trim budget gap

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The authors of the 2017-18 city budget say it delivers what council asked of them and fills about one-quarter of a budget hole left by low oil and gas profits. The document, presented to council on Monday night, states that after two years, $6.8 million will be made up though a combination of ... Read More »

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  • City council takes knife to capital plan

    Medicine Hat News The biggest items in the new city budget involve the relatively run-of- the-mill areas of road rebuilding and storm sewer drains — quite a change from the last six years. The city’s new two-year budget, approved on Monday, plans to spend $31.6 million on capital projects this year and $23.9 million next. ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Rattlers minor soccer teams pick up wins at home indoor tournament

    Medicine Hat News Two home teams won gold at a boys indoor soccer tournament at the Family Leisure Centre this past weekend. Both the under-12 and under-16 Rattlers Academy Soccer Club teams finished first place in their respective four-team divisions. In the under-16 Tier 3 division —which also included the under-14 Tier 2 Rattlers, the ... Read More »

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  • Minor hockey:Bantam players make impact on Brooks team

    Medicine Hat News Without a bantam rep team to play with in their home city this season, two Medicine Hat hockey players are having a great time with Brooks’ Prairie Thunder instead. Goalie Hayley Whelan and forward Matayah Metz have helped the Thunder to a 9-1-1 record in the Rocky Mountain Female Hockey League’s bantam ... Read More »

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  • Good grades: Hat-area basketball teams fare well in provincial rankings

    Medicine Hat News High school basketball rankings were released Monday, with a handful of Medicine Hat and area teams getting noticed. Monsignor McCoy’s girls are unsurprisingly near the top in the 3A rankings at No. 2, right behind defending champion WR Myers of Taber. Head coach Janice Laing was among those in attendance when Myers ... Read More »

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  • Federal government can do more to get medical marijuana to veterans

    I believe the federal government is giving us the big screw. It says it can’t afford supplying veterans with marijuana for pain relief. It should cost the government $0. They confiscate loads of marijuana at the border. Why not give it to the veterans? Or allow them to grow their own? Politicians should have their ... Read More »

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  • Rec facilities should be preserved

    What will make the news in 2017? For one thing, the city will, in my opinion, shut down at least two community skating/ hockey rinks — that’s in addition to the arena closure. Council sent up trial balloons this past year just to gauge public response. The public, as always in Medicine Hat, never blinked. ... Read More »

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  • Banff Mountain Film Festival a great bargain

    On Jan. 16, along with a few of our friends, we found ourselves seated at the Monarch Theatre to take in the Banff Mountain Film Festival. This is the fourth year in a row we’ve attended and each year, the tickets need to be bought earlier and earlier as the popularity of this event continues ... Read More »

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