October 28th, 2016

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween around Medicine Hat and Redcliff. Tombstones, pumpkins, skeletons and other assorted decorations related to the season are popping up in front of homes, catching the attention of people of all ages. Roy Jebson is one of those homeowners. His home on Sixth Street SW features

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  • Most popular local stories Oct. 21-27

    Politics and plane crashes fill our list of the popular stories on our website this week. The byelection win by Glen Motz on Monday and a small plane crashing at Hillside Cemetery caught readers’ attention, as did a drug bust near Seven Persons. Below are the most popular local stories from Oct. 21-27: 1. Tory ... Read More »

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  • HatSmart residents can get added value through province

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A provincial rebate program aimed at cutting back on electricity and gas use could have a multiplying effect when coupled with local City of Medicine Hat initiatives. The 2017 HatSmart program was presented to committee last week, and includes $300,000 to help customers insulate attics, buy washing machines and, for the first time, ... Read More »

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  • Ranches quarantined over bovine TB

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Thirty ranches near CFB Suffield are under quarantine as food safety officials test for bovine tuberculosis — a disease commonly carried by elk, which have been a long-standing point of complaint for area cattle producers. U.S. food inspectors detected the disease in September in one animal that had been shipped into that country ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Weekly minor football scores

    Medicine Hat News In peewee football this week both the Stampeders and Argonauts earned victories. On Tuesday the Stamps won 24-13 over the Grover Dental Roughriders, led by two Carter Giesbrecht touchdowns and another by Jory Graves. Kian Armstrong and Tavynn Schlaht responded with majors for the Riders. The Argos beat the Sports Connection Tiger-Cats ... Read More »

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  • Mohawks promise not to let their guard down in conference final

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Hat High Mohawks have been walking the line between excitement and anxiety all week in anticipation of tonight’s Rangeland Football Conference championship against the Strathmore Spartans. A victory would bring Hat High its third straight RFC title while launching the team into the provincial campaign on a high, but they’re not taking ... Read More »

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  • Women get to scout ahead of semifinal game

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat College Rattlers women’s soccer team will be playing the waiting game at the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference championship tournament today in Edmonton. After taking the South Division’s top seed with an 8-2-0 record, the Rattlers earned a bye into the tournament’s semifinal round, giving them a chance to scout any ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: City well positioned to answer demand for renewable energy

    The issue of climate change is one that is no small source of debate in Medicine Hat, the province, the country and across the planet. But there is little debate as to whether it is happening or not. In Alberta, every party represented in the Legislature are of the consensus climate change is real and ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Smartphone negatives keep piling up

    How smartphones have changed our lives hit home again this week on election day. If you’ve ever been to a candidate’s campaign headquarters on election night you will know eyes are typically focused on a huge screen displaying the latest results. With that collective focus there are groans if the person you have supported is ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • OK, time for action on some key issues

    The byelection in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner provided plenty of grist for the mill for pundits, publishers and everyday people. Politicians have spoken, as have the voters, and now the focus needs to be on what is required for this constituency. Hatters tend to see themselves outside of government and far away from Ottawa, even when they ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Byelection was a ‘catch-22’ for Prime Minister Trudeau

    I find it pathetic and appalling that the Conservative Party of Canada spin doctors are attempting to use the prime minister’s visit to Medicine Hat as a rallying cry for the election win by Mr. Motz. Most rational people would have realized very early that this byelection was a catch-22 for Justin Trudeau. A failure ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Is Notley serving Alberta’s best interests?

    The Alberta Wide Rally will be held on Nov. 5, at 12 noon, in cities across the province. We will have speakers who will express their stories on how the NDP policies are affecting their daily lives. All political parties are invited. We are non-partisan. Climate change at one time was called global cooling, when ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Carbon tax plan has too many risks

    Dr. Ian Lee of the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University has explained the model for our governments’ green plans. It is unusual that these left-leaning governments which have always questioned the market economy have opted for this model in dealing with carbon emissions. Their basic economic principle is that an increase in price ... Read More »

    3 days ago

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