May 26th, 2016

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre An increase in user fees to the newly expanded Family Leisure Centre has been proposed and sent to city council. During Tuesday’s public services committee meeting, members heard about the proposed fee changes, which would take effect when the expansion to the facility officially opens in June. “We have a whole new facility

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  • School board hosts feedback session on LGBTQ policies

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell From gender-neutral washrooms, to bullying, to parental consultation — pages of input were collected Tuesday evening as SD 76 works to implement policies to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer students. “The hardest kinds of conversations to have are those where consensus is difficult to arrive at, or where maybe consensus is ... Read More »

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  • Ontario teen wanted for text threats to local teens

    mlacelle@medicinehatnews.com @lacelle_megan An Alberta radius arrest warrant has been issued for a 17-year-old female in Elliot Lake, Ont. in connection with threatening text messages received by youths in Medicine Hat two months ago. “People need to be aware that you can be held accountable for what you say on social media; in this case it’s ... Read More »

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  • SD 76’s unique approach aimed at hearing every voice, every concern

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell With crowds expected for Tuesday’s public meeting, SD 76 opted to take a different approach than having person after person stand up to talk in front of the audience. Attendees were randomly assigned to tables with others from the community. At each table was a facilitator/school principal who led each group through three ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Athletes run toward provincials

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Medicine Hat area high school students ran fast and jumped high toward provincials on Wednesday, as the Senior High School Track and Field Zones took over the Medicine Hat Rotary Club Track. By the end of the day, multiple students qualified for spots at the provincial track and field championships, scheduled to take ... Read More »

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  • South wins Senior Bowl again

    Medicine Hat News For the second year in a row Medicine Hat high school football players were on the winning side at the Football Alberta Senior Bowl. At Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium Monday, the South team beat the North 39-6. Hat High offensive lineman Kirkland Lawrence and defensive back Tashinga Chikonyora both played in the game. ... Read More »

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  • Rain wipes out most of Legion teams’ weekend

    Medicine Hat News A predictably rainy long weekend saw all three Medicine Hat American Legion teams limited in their attempts to play ball, but it wasn’t a completely wasted trio of trips west. In Vauxhall, the AA Moose Monarchs followed up a Friday win with a 15-5 loss to the host Jets Saturday before the ... Read More »

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  • Let’s move past ‘Elbowgate’

    Anyone who held the opinion that our elected officials are basically overgrown children had their beliefs confirmed last week. In case you’ve been under a rock, during a vote last week in the House of Commons on the Liberal government’s assisted dying bill, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left his seat, grabbed Conservative Party whip Gord ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Grits were elbows-up before PM got physical

    OTTAWA Strip away the contrition, the high dudgeon and the blinkered Liberal apologists suggesting we should just get past the sorry spectacle in the House of Commons last week and you are left with an unassailable truth. The Justin Trudeau Liberals have been treating the Commons as an annoyance, an inconvenient necessity that merely gets ... Read More »

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  • Talk of the Town: Accolades for Rachel Notley for her handling of fire crisis

    Premier Rachel Notley’s popularity rating has taken a bit of a beating in the recent economic downturn. However, her handling of the Fort McMurray fire to date is receiving accolades from even her harshest critics. Even Wildrose Leader Brian Jean commended her for insuring that all involved politicians, regardless of their political orientation, received up-to-date ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Efficiency, effectiveness can be maintained

    Having just completed the survey circulated by the City of Medicine Hat (Financially Fit for the Future), my first thought was when it comes to decisions in regards to spending exorbitant amounts of cash (Canalta Centre) the city needs no advice or help from the citizens who fund it. However now that the well has ... Read More »

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  • Conservative bylaw unlikely to win fans among the general electorate

    The principles of our western democratic political system are regularly under threat; therefore, ongoing attention is required especially by our leadership at all levels to protect and to enhance these principles whenever possible. Unfortunately our governments, political parties and even individuals fail quite regularly to heed this concern. A case in point is the local ... Read More »

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  • Suggestions for the city

    The City of Medicine Hat survey is another slanted survey. I think what needs to be done is to review staffing levels and pay in administration, police department, offices and senior levels, and then retain the people who actually do the work in the city. Since moving here in 1986 we have seen departments grow ... Read More »

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