October 21st, 2016

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean was in the Hat Thursday evening to promote her Ready For Her campaign, with a panel held at the college. The panel included County of Newell Reeve Molly Douglass, Redcliff Coun. Chere Brown, Bassano Coun. Lynn MacWilliam as well as minister McLean, all women who had run

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  • Most popular local stories Oct. 14-20

    Byelection fever swept the city and our website last week. Coverage of the visit last week to Medicine Hat by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kept readers coming back, and the response to the frenzy by Conservative candidate Glen Motz was also a popular item. It wasn’t all politics though, as a big win at the ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Ambrose meets Tory faithful

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Glen Motz is a man who won’t forget his riding, said interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose at a rally in Medicine Hat on Thursday, who then hammered away at the federal Liberal party saying they only have a feigning interest in the riding. Ambrose is the second national party leader to visit the ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Interim Conservative leader doesn’t trust carbon tax

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Rona Ambrose says you can’t trust Justin Trudeau’s word on carbon tax and that her party with fight for Alberta’s interests against the federal Liberals. The interim Conservative Party Leader and Edmonton-area MP visited Medicine Hat Thursday to support party candidate Glen Motz’s byelection bid, toured a local greenhouse and met about 500 ... Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Golf Nationals Notebook: Teams posturing up for final push at CCAA golf finals

    Each of the past few years the Medicine Hat College Rattlers have qualified for golf nationals, coach Trevor Moore has filed a blog entry for each day of the trip. With Danielle Blackmer, Becky Martin, Nicole Schultz and Braden Schacher in Prince Edward Island for nationals this week, Moore’s daily notes continue today. Canadian Collegiate ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Hat Charity Classic makes a world of difference

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Every year curlers from across the globe descend on the Gas City for the Medicine Hat Curling Club’s annual Hat Charity Classic bonspiel. This year’s field includes a myriad of international talent — including squads from Scotland, Russia, the United States, China and Korea — all looking to strengthen their skill on the ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Drag racers hand out annual awards

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association handed out its awards this past weekend, spreading the love around after a busy summer at the strip. Class champions, rookies of the year, reaction time and sportsmanship awards plus a few specialty honours were bestowed at the banquet, though at least one driver’s season isn’t ... Read More »

    18 hours ago

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  • MLA Report: Principled leadership is more crucial than ever

    This time of year, as summer has officially ended and the leaves and snow start to fall, Albertans brace themselves for a long, cold winter. But there’s another season that starts to come around again as the Legislature resumes sitting: political season. If you’re not sure which one you look forward to less, you’re probably ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Premier needs to understand state of the province, not just state of the government

    For the unemployed, Premier Rachel Notley’s state-of-the-province address Wednesday not only brought no hope but was almost dismissive of their plight. She was resolute again that there would be no layoffs for teachers and nurses but there was no plan of action to get the people who have no job at all back to work. ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Leaders’ visits are nice, but progress is better

    Tracking visits by political leaders to the city is not an exact science, but it’s certainly fodder and the hottest of hot topics in Medicine Hat this week. After a campaign stop here by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week, Mayor Ted Clugston issued a sharp rebuke on Tuesday to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley for ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • On gov’t side? Or opposition?

    For years southern Alberta has been called the forgotten corner. For those same years we have been represented by the same political party. One can’t help but wonder if this is a coincidence. On Oct. 24, we have a chance to change this by playing personnel manager and can hire our member of parliament for ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Hopefully, city’s oil investment pans out

    The City of Medicine Hat finds itself between a rock and a hard place. The current climate of low prices and low demand means there is not enough extra revenue coming from the energy divisions to finance the city’s budget shortfalls. This falling revenue is common to all energy producers; it is not a failing ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Opportunity on Monday

    We have the opportunity on Oct. 24 to be on the inside looking out as opposed to the outside looking in. This would be progress. In the words of thoughtful human beings who are products of evolution, practitioners of introspection and examiners of the universe: “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise ... Read More »

    3 days ago

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