August 29th, 2016

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rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken When Saskatoon’s Isaac LaBelle got an invitation to Medicine Hat Tigers camp, he knew there would be an open spot between the posts on the line. In fact, he spent his off-season training alongside the team’s recently departed netminder, Mack Shields. “Mack’s a good friend of mine,” said LaBelle, who recorded a 2.51

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  • Postal workers won’t be accepting overtime as work disruption starts

    Barring an eleventh-hour solution, postal workers in the region are in a legal position to start work disruption today. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) served a 72-hour strike notice to Canada Post on Thursday and are in a legal position to begin job action. Doris Salmaso, vice-president of the CUPW Local 776, which ... Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Child dies after bike and vehicle collision near Taber

    Medicine Hat News One child is dead following a collision between a bicycle and vehicle Saturday near Taber. Taber RCMP, fire and medical services responded to a call at 4:40 p.m. on Aug. 27, where investigators have determined that the bicycle and motor vehicle were both traveling northbound on Range Road 174 just south of ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Educational wetlands walkway opens

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The Medicine Hat Interpretive Program now has an easier way to teach Hatters about the wetlands in the region. The program officially opened a dock built by the city, with grant money from the Land Stewardship Centre of Canada, behind Lorne Holden Field in Kin Coulee Park on Saturday. The dock gives the ... Read More »

    9 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Youth shines in intrasquad showcase

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The youth of the Medicine Hat Tigers was in the spotlight Sunday at the Canalta Centre. With only a handful of vacancies on the pre-season roster, and even fewer remaining for the opening day lineup, 16-year-old Gary Haden understands just how crucial each opportunity can be. So when given a chance during the ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Heller, Dai win singles titles at Hat Open

    Medicine Hat News Calvin Heller and Xiaojiang Dai are the 2016 Medicine Hat Open singles tennis champions. Heller defeated Sydney Ebio in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, to take the men’s title of the weekend’s event, hosted by the Medicine Hat Tennis Club, while Dai outlasted Tracy Heller, 7-6, 7-6, to win the women’s side. In ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Backup battle: Three in Tigers camp looking to make team

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken When Saskatoon’s Isaac LaBelle got an invitation to Medicine Hat Tigers camp, he knew there would be an open spot between the posts on the line. In fact, he spent his off-season training alongside the team’s recently departed netminder, Mack Shields. “Mack’s a good friend of mine,” said LaBelle, who recorded a 2.51 ... Read More »

    9 hours ago


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Opinions

  • Guest Column: A bitter batch of beer protectionism in Alberta

    CALGARY The Alberta Small Brewers Development Program is a classic example of government intervention in the market: Many will suffer for the benefit of a select few. Many people have suggested that the program is a means to improve the provincial economy. But will it really promote economic development in Alberta? Let’s take a closer ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Mandatory voting is low-hanging fruit

    In the garden of electoral reform, mandatory voting is a low-hanging fruit that all parties seem content — for now — to leave on the branch. That may change if a special parliamentary committee on electoral reform appointed to make recommendations to Justin Trudeau’s government ends up deadlocked over the big-ticket item on its agenda. ... Read More »

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  • Governments at all levels have a spending problem, not a revenue problem

    The NDP government’s first quarter fiscal update has resurrected the idea of a provincial sales tax as though it would magically solve all the financial woes in Alberta. It does not matter how much revenue you give to any government it will never be enough. Governments actually have a spending problem — not a revenue ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Seeing abuse everywhere

    Re: “David Carter speaks up on being sexually assaulted,” Aug. 16 I can understand how the Theo Fleury interview triggered Mr. Carter’s trauma. My PTSD/CPTSD went untreated and undiagnosed and was caused by severe child abuse that started when I was four years old, when my mother put my arm into the wringer on an ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Questions about Elections Alberta, PC leadership race

    On August 12, the Globe and Mail reported that Jason Kenney “is scouring Alberta for support and cash” and that the NDP has asked Elections Alberta whether these fundraising rules violate provincial spending laws. Alberta not only prohibits contributions prior to a campaign, it also defines when a campaign begins. In the case of a ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • What is the return on ‘green’ investments?

    Re: “Premier should lead green charge,” Aug. 13 What Mr. Hudema and all the other people who profess to be concerned about saving this planet from human destruction fail to grasp is that the true meaning of being “green” is to stop the massive destruction of the worlds resources and the environmental damage being done ... Read More »

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