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J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald Retired American astronaut icon Buzz Aldrin sees a future where humanity has set up a permanent home on Mars, with Canada playing a significant role in getting there. In a Lethbridge Herald exclusive interview, Aldrin spoke from his home in Satellite Beach, Fla., on Thursday morning. Aldrin was the Lunar Module

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  • No local allegations toward former teacher facing child porn charges

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The superintendent of the southern Alberta French school district says there have been no criminal allegations involving students at ƒcole Le Ruisseau in Brooks in connection with a former teacher who is now facing charges in relation to an alleged pedophile network. Jacqueline Lessard, directrice générale at Conseil scolaire FrancoSud, said the school ... Read More »

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  • On your mark, get set…

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre It’s finally here. Years of organization, months of detailed planning and several days of setup and heavy lifting have led to the opening of the Alberta Winter Games in Medicine Hat. On Saturday, more than 2,500 athletes from around the province will arrive in the city, get registered, and compete for medals in ... Read More »

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  • Canada important for Mars settlement? Buzz Aldrin says yes

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Herald Retired American astronaut icon Buzz Aldrin sees a future where humanity has set up a permanent home on Mars, with Canada playing a significant role in getting there. In a Lethbridge Herald exclusive interview, Aldrin spoke from his home in Satellite Beach, Fla., on Thursday morning. Aldrin was the Lunar Module ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Alberta Winter Games: All roads lead to Medicine Hat

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Athletes are on their way. Food is being prepared. Programs are printed. Venues are ready. The stage is set for the Alberta Winter Games. How does it feel after two years of planning to be on the precipice? “I think more excitement, I don’t think we’re really nervous at all,” said Games manager ... Read More »

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  • Hard times for Tigers

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers are 60 minutes away from a well deserved five-day break from competition, and potentially snapping a seven-game losing streak in Swift Current when they meet the Broncos at 6 p.m. Saturday. Medicine Hat and Swift Current are deadlocked in the standings at 44 points — while the Broncos have ... Read More »

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  • Veterans lead in last games at Snake Pit

    Medicine Hat News In the last game at the Snake Pit of their careers, three Medicine Hat College women’s volleyball players led the way. Fourth-year outside hitter Sarah Burris, plus third-year middle Nicole Cooper and third-year libero Christine Fisher were front and centre in an impressive 3-0 (25-20, 27-25, 25-20) win Friday over the SAIT ... Read More »

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  • Hard truths about Alberta in B.C. throne speech

    The uproar over the B.C. Legislature speech from the throne this week utilizing Alberta as the poster boy example of the way a province shouldn’t be managed should be tempered by at least one thing. It’s true. It can be debated as to the propriety of using such a platform to highlight Alberta’s woes and ... Read More »

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  • Talk of the Town: Refugees, economy among beefs with federal, provincial governments

    For most of us this has been an exceptionally mild winter which ought to have a lot of us smiling but instead a large number of Hatters continue to have beefs about Premier Rachel Notley, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and other politicians. Although the dry weather has been welcome by some people, farmers in particular ... Read More »

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  • Removing stigma around dementia will help us all

    It’s time for a paradigm shift when it comes to casual remarks we make about dementia. A lapse in a thought process or forgetting something has many of us calling it a “seniors moment” or an “Alzheimer’s moment” that is often accompanied with laughter. The laughter spills over to all those within earshot. If you’re ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Move of housing to cabinet level applauded

    Premier Rachel Notley should be complimented for elevating housing to a cabinet-level priority under minister Lori Sigurdson. Our association hosted a meeting last week of government, industry and non-profit groups to share ideas about housing affordability across the income spectrum. We hoped to illustrate that the provincial government has a hand in housing through multiple ... Read More »

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  • Why not the Prairie pipeline proposal?

    Things are looking poorly for Alberta’s energy sector and in turn the economy of the province. The Northern Gateway pipeline to the west and the Energy East pipeline southeast lack support from B.C., Quebec and aboriginal nations (though I have seen reports that 70 per cent of the latter are in favour). As for the ... Read More »

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  • Maybe Harper was right about Trudeau

    Re: Guest column, “In dumping Harper, voters chose reason over fear, hope over secrecy, vision over nastiness,” Feb. 6 So much for reason over fear, hope over secrecy and vision over nastiness as, only a few months into Justin Trudeau’s administration, he decides to play politics with the many struggling Canadians’ economic plight. When Trudeau ... Read More »

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