March 1st, 2017

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A local plan to have fire crews attend medical emergencies when ambulances are not available or would take longer to arrive is “a Band-Aid” on an underfunded paramedic system, says the provincial head of the EMS worker’s union. Mike Parker told the News on Tuesday that slower arrival times in Medicine Hat and

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  • Fire plan just a Band-Aid: union head

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A local plan to have fire crews attend medical emergencies when ambulances are not available or would take longer to arrive is “a Band-Aid” on an underfunded paramedic system, says the provincial head of the EMS worker’s union. Mike Parker told the News on Tuesday that slower arrival times in Medicine Hat and ... Read More »

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  • Debate over sentencing length for convicted bank robber

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNPrevell Arguments over the sentence length for a man who robbed two Medicine Hat banks last April began Tuesday at the Medicine Hat Provincial Courthouse. Alebele Negussie, 24, in custody at the Calgary Remand Centre, appeared by CCTV. He entered guilty pleas to two counts of robbery, committed while on probation. The Crown asked ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Masterpiece on track for fall opening

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Eleven months after breaking ground for construction of a new seniors’ residence in Medicine Hat, the project more than halfway finished. “We are 60 per cent complete, on track to open late September early October, and are on budget,” said Tim Garforth-Bles, president and CEO Masterpiece Care Corp. A cold winter with ... Read More »

    6 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Pair of Hat ringette teams earn spots at under-14 Bprovincials

    Medicine Hat News Usually Medicine Hat can hope for one team to do well at a provincial tournament per age group. This year, one division will see two Hat teams vying for top spot. In under-14 B ringette zone playdowns this past weekend in Rolling Hills, both the Blaze and Vortex teams won their way ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • Recruiter coming

    Medicine Hat News High school football players take note: If you want to play at the next level, it’s time to start making connections. Recruiters for junior teams are often milling about but high school coaches will tell you it helps to go and talk to them if you can. To that extent, one junior ... Read More »

    6 hours ago
  • FAME: Timing girls’ training with growth spurts a smart move

    Development of female athletes is unique and cannot be equated to male athlete development without careful consideration. To optimally train female athletes, prevent injuries and promote female retention in sport long term, knowledge of female developmental stages is critical. Timing of growth spurts and puberty is vastly different for girls compared to boys. Training regimens ... Read More »

    6 hours ago


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  • National Affairs: Policy should drive NDP race

    Almost a year after the New Democrats made history of a kind by showing Thomas Mulcair the door, the party has finally corralled enough candidates to hold a proper leadership debate next month. The entries of MPs Peter Julian, Charlie Angus and Guy Caron in the race should put to rest, once and for all, ... Read More »

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  • Keeping your info safe in the digital age

    While this digital era of smartphones, tablets and social media has created an amazing communication age across the world, it is not without its thorns amid the roses. Privacy is one casualty of the new communication age. With smartphones and social media sites like Facebook it is nearly impossible to keep a low profile. We ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: The middle class is still waiting

    A funny thing happened on the way to Justin Trudeau’s new world of justice for the middle class: The federal government ran out of money. In Justin Trudeau’s recent speech in Hamburg, he told a blue-chip crowd in the German port city about the challenges of governing amid a rising tide of voter outrage at ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Who to believe on climate change?

    Premier Rachel Notley recently announced a budget of $600,000 to develop a program of educating Albertans on climate change. The question is what will be the science in this program. Climate change plans in this country are based on the Paris Agreement, which used the report of the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). It ... Read More »

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  • We shouldn’t repeat Europe’s error here

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on muslims created a lot of anger, but I doubt it was inspired by racial hatred. Charges of racism are made too freely in our intolerant society whether they are true or not, and an accusative media re-inforces the blame. I believe the motive was national security, as claimed. ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Diagnostic lab leaves big shoes to fill

    Medicine Hat Diagnostic Laboratory is applauded and thanked for the many years of excellent laboratory services to the physicians and their patients of southeastern Alberta. It is unfortunate that this diagnostic service will be ending by the end of March. Unquestionably AHS will have “big shoes to fill” as it assumes this responsibility. Time will ... Read More »

    4 days ago


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