July 27th, 2016

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The Canalta Centre was a classic car lover’s dream on Saturday. The Centre, in partnership with the Cypress Car Club, hosted the Cars and Guitars Classic Rock Festival, featuring a free car show for the public in the parking lot Saturday afternoon. “I like to talk to people and talking cars,” said Don

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  • Corona quick to fix bathroom issue

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell The Corona Tavern says it has already made changes —including creating the option of gender neutral washrooms — after complaints from the public. “I’m not too old to learn. I’m always learning,” said Lorraine Schmaltz, manager of the Corona, after social media posts began circulating of a sign put up at the local ... Read More »

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  • Hillcrest Church kicks off a week of local pancake breakfasts with a large crowd

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Hillcrest Church made sure nobody left the parking lot with an empty stomach Tuesday morning as the church hosted its annual Stampede pancake breakfast. “It’s just fun to get out in the community and be with people,” the church’s Rebecca Schultz said during a break. Schultz says the church anticipates a large crowd ... Read More »

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  • Stampede Parade route changed

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell It’s clichéd but true: Everybody loves a parade — and tomorrow’s Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Parade has a new route for attendees to remember. “We’re looking at 115 registered floats,” said director Jim Balmer — a number that doesn’t even include dignitaries and other horses. “It’s going to be a good sized ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Monarchs look to surprise at State AA tournament in Missoula

    Medicine Hat News It took until the last weekend of the regular season for Medicine Hat’s Moose Monarchs to gain entry to the playoffs, but now that they’re in the goal is to do some damage. The American Legion AA team enters the Montana-Alberta State Tournament in Missoula today with a game against the Billings ... Read More »

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  • Mother Nature throws a bone

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Few people like the smell of a wet dog, but for the Medicine Hat Mavericks’ pitchers it may have been worth the stench. Thundershowers wiped out Tuesday’s Western Major Baseball League game against the Edmonton Prospects, also postponing the team’s Bark at the Park promotion. With arms in short supply and the playoffs ... Read More »

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  • Martial arts can do a lot more than teach you to kick

    This year marks my 20th anniversary in karate. And to say it had a positive influence on my life would be a massive understatement. Karate has 100 per cent shaped the woman I am today and many successes in my life are either directly related to my karate training or indirectly from the life lessons ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: The mystery of Americans’ distaste for Hillary Clinton

    Republicans loathe her. Democrats suspect her. Polls show her to be one of the most unpopular presidential candidates in modern American history. What is it about Hillary Clinton? In theory, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for the U.S. presidency should be golden. She is experienced. She is moderate. A centre-right Democrat, she straddles the class ... Read More »

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  • Twitter needs to find a way to eliminate abuse

    Another day, another story comes out about how people are still using the Internet to get away with things they would never say or do in public. Last week, comedian Leslie Jones, of Saturday Night Live and the Ghostbusters remake fame, began Tweeting screenshots of the offensive tweets she had been receiving in the wake ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • AHS employees compensated in fair, competitive manner in order to attract the well-qualified

    Re: AHS big salaries revealed (MHNews, July 19 Alberta Health Services (AHS) employees in southern Alberta and across the province are dedicated individuals who work hard every day to provide communities with critical, compassionate and quality health care. All our employees, whether they are from Medicine Hat, Oyen or elsewhere in Alberta, deliver caring services ... Read More »

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  • Good ag example set in Alberta

    The annual conference for federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers and deputy ministers is being held in Calgary this week. These agriculture ministers have a window of opportunity to ensure Canadian agriculture products remain welcome on global markets. Global markets demand basic employment, and human rights standards, some of which do not exist in Canada ... Read More »

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  • Childish behaviour by MLAs in Legislature

    I suppose I can consider myself a bit of a political junkie. I watch Question Period online when I am at home and record it when I am not. This is because I am waiting for the service dog issue to be settled and I believe in being an informed voter. Many times as I ... Read More »

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