April 28th, 2017

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tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Students at Notre Dame Academy had a chance to speak with astronaut Lt. Col. Jeremy Hansen of the Canadian Space Agency via live teleconference Wednesday afternoon. Hansen spoke to students about a wide range of topics, including human health in space, future Mars exploration and the day-to-day duties expected of astronauts. All of

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  • Sale poises city for the future: officials

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The Gas City is not immune to challenges in the natural gas sector, say members of Medicine Hat’s city council. Elected representatives restated Thursday that a major divestiture of city-owned wells leaves the energy company in better shape for the future after years of low profits and rising estimates to abandon its aging ... Read More »

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  • Couple saves preschool after seeing plea for help

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal A pair of angel investors have bought the old Riverside Scout Hall, and have further agreed to extend a long-term lease to the non-profit Medicine Hat Community Preschool. The preschool had approached the News earlier this year with the hopes of finding a new location in the city after its lease ran out ... Read More »

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  • Murder accused will have preliminary hearing set on May 11

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell One of two men facing second-degree murder charges over a New Year’s Eve homicide will be heading to a preliminary hearing. Defence counsel for Luke Boxell appeared in Medicine Hat Court Thursday to request an adjournment to May 11, at which point a date for the preliminary hearing will be set. Boxell, alongside ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Local schools finish strong at badminton zones

    Medicine Hat News A total of 11 local athletes left the court at Medicine Hat High School and the Family Leisure Centre with medals after Wednesday’s Alberta Schools Athletics Association zone badminton championships, with three local schools sending representatives to provincials. McCoy’s Jordyn Fournier helped lead her school to the 3A zone banner with a ... Read More »

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  • Never settle

    There are two types of people in the world: people who will not settle for anything short of excellence and people who want to get by on the bare minimum. One of the greatest ways that I have found to differentiate these two distinct types of people is to schedule two weekly 6:30 a.m. workouts ... Read More »

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  • Hat boxer Lacroix to battle for national gold

    Medicine Hat News Janick Lacroix is one bout away from becoming a national champion. The Medicine Hat Boxing Club fighter defeated Ontario’s Steven Drmic via unanimous decision Wednesday night in Quebec City to lock up his place to in Friday’s 70-kilogram junior male gold medal match. Lacroix reached the semifinal by way of a referee-stopped ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • MLA Report: Rest of province trying to catch up with Medicine Hat progress

    Medicine Hat is not the “forgotten corner” of Alberta. The main reason for this is we are now seeing the rest of the province trying to catch up to the progress this city has made. We are leaders who have struck out on our own in maintaining municipal control over our utilities. Instead of waiting ... Read More »

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  • Whose side are you on? Trump’s or Canada’s?

    The time is coming quickly for many Trump fans in Canada to pick a side, either the country in which they live, or the leader they wish they had. A large number of Albertans were buoyed last November when Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election. He promised a swift return to “common sense” in ... Read More »

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  • We can all do more

    In case anybody was interested, last Saturday, April 22, was Earth Day. Every year it comes, and every year its significance is either completely overlooked or diminished down to, say, a super model (like Gisele Bundchen) posing in a dancer’s stance on a beach in a revealing bikini. Nothing against Ms. Bundchen, she is deservedly ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • On the necessity of citation

    There has been an ongoing thread in the Medicine Hat News, both in Letters to the Editor, and Ticked Off and Tickled Pink, about the necessity of citing source material. My sense of bemusement was quickly overtaken by bewilderment, which, in turn, gave way to rosy faced embarrassment. Although an avid reader of the News, ... Read More »

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  • Tribute to soldiers must be done right

    The proposal initiated by Royal United Services Institute to place numerical symbols on a hillside overlooking the river adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway as a tribute to the soldiers of Medicine Hat who fought in the Great War is short-sighted and poorly conceived. To that end it should not be initiated as is unless revisited ... Read More »

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  • NDP should teach correct principles, then step aside

    Re: “Carbon tax an appropriate, rational response,” April 19 David Gue writes that the carbon tax is just a new normal in our world and a totally appropriate method to deal with the “problem” of greenhouse emissions. 1. Gue suggests that the only position held by the scientific community is that of anthropomorphic climate change. ... Read More »

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