April 19th, 2015

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre A final candidate has emerged in the Cypress-Medicine Hat riding.Eric Musekamp, president of the Farmworkers Union of Alberta for the last 10 years, will be running under the Liberal banner in the upcoming provincial election. Musekamp joins Drew Barnes (Wildrose Party), Bob Olson (Progressive Conservative) and Bev Waege (NDP) seeking election in the

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  • Woman hospitalized after house fire

    Medicine Hat NewsOne person was taken to hospital following a house fire in Norwood Friday afternoon.Shortly before noon, Medicine Hat firefighters were called to a fire in a home at 25th Street and 13th Avenue S.E. Two engines and a ladder truck responded to the fire which had engulfed the inside of the home.“It was ... Read More »

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  • Information meeting on downtown rehab work

    Medicine Hat News The City of Medicine Hat will be conducting a public information session concerning infrastructure rehabilitation of the 400 and 500 blocks of Second Street downtown. The session will take place April 21 from 5-7 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church 504 Second Street S.E. (enter via side door). The information session follows ... Read More »

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  • City Notebook: Some progress would be nice

    For the record it’s been 17 months since the 2013 Municipal election.It’s been nine months since the City of Medicine Hat rejected the Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta as its conduit for new business development and four months since that contract ended unceremoniously.Sure, there have been drips and drabs of a general economic programs ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • So it comes to an end

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken CALGARYThe Medicine Hat Tigers had their playoff hopes come to an end in heartbreaking fashion Friday at the Scotiabank Saddledome.“That’s an understatement,” said Tigers defenceman Kyle Becker. “It’s a tough way to end off the year.”After carrying a 3-2 lead over the Calgary Hitmen into the final minute of regulation, the Tigers saw ... Read More »

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  • Huge badminton tournament in town

    Medicine Hat News One can see how the sport of badminton has grown in southern Alberta by walking into the gym at Notre Dame Academy Friday night. For four years, the academy and St. Mary’s School have partnered to host the Colts/Dawgs Mega Tournament, attracting hundreds of students from across the region, and organizers believe ... Read More »

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  • Hat Sports Podcast Volume 25

    Ryan McCracken and Sean Rooney sit down with Medicine Hat Tigers’ Trevor Cox in this special edition of the podcast.Yes, that’s what EA Sports thinks he looks like. It’s actually a photo of ex-Tiger and now Red Deer Rebel Riley Sheen, circa 2012 when he last played in the Gas City.As always, we welcome feedback. ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Don’t get mad, young people, get voting

    A study by Samara, an organization trying to increase civic engagement, shows politics is so repellent that young people are disengaging from democracy — they won’t vote now and they possibly never will. The study says young potential voters believe politicians are self-serving, won’t do what’s right, don’t want to make the country better and ... Read More »

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  • Alberta election is all about trust

    As odd as it may seem to have a party’s campaign focused on fixing problems which grew under said same party, that is what is happening in Alberta today. And the ruling PCs have a track record of winning that battle. If you are going to play the odds, you’d be hard-pressed to place a ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Supreme Court of Canada ruling means Quebec council doesn’t have a prayer

    Under the guise of a ruling on the place of the prayer at Saguenay’s City Hall, the Supreme Court of Canada has put a mirror up to the face of all Canadian legislators. The onus for maintaining a secular public space is on them and not on the individuals who toil in the public service ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Think long and hard before marking your ballot

    I urge all voters to think long and hard before marking your ballot. EveryPC leader since Ralph Klein apologizes for all the mistakes of the previous government and promises to fix all the screw ups of the past but nothing happens to fix anything. It’s not hard to figure out why — the fact is ... Read More »

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  • God’s always on time

    Re: “Today, we mourn,” April 5. Chelsea Mastermanmakes light of the timingof Christ’s deathon the cross: “In a world tilting increasingly on its axis, this death appears to have been very poor timing on God’s part,” she wrote.However, historyshows the contrary. God sent His son into the centre of world history. He engineered the circumstances ... Read More »

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  • Was party affiliation reason for assault charge?

    Re: “Man says he was flung off his feet by ex-candidate,” April 14. Huh? On the front page of the Medicine Hat News of April 14, it states: — Jason Soklofske insisted he could campaign within the apartment. (Indeed the Medicine Hat Police Service said this was so under Section 133 of the Elections Act). ... Read More »

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