February 11th, 2016

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Uber has plans to be in Medicine Hat by the end of the year, says a local taxi company. The timeline was revealed by Uber about 10 days ago at a meeting in Red Deer attended by about 50 applicants, said Kasey Schenkey, general manager, Deluxe Central Taxi. “They were very open

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Local News

  • AWG organizers must feed thousands every day

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell It takes a lot of food to fuel the Alberta Winter Games. Just a few items on the grocery list: More than 3,000 pounds of roast beef, a thousand pounds of potatoes, 100 cases of eggs, 120 pounds of romaine lettuce per meal, 7,500 apples, 4,000 oranges and a few thousand bananas.”There are ... Read More »

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  • Local MLA says PC gov’t should have known better

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade There were several serious floods in the province that should have dictated what was required for the government to handle the Disaster Recovery Program, says a local MLA. It started with the 2010 Cypress County Flood, the 2011 flood in this region and the 2013 flood that affected a large portion of ... Read More »

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  • Plan to open detox for April

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The plan is to have clients moved into the new residential detoxification facility by the beginning of April, says Alberta Health Services. Furniture is arriving and the finishing touches are taking place. “We’ve worked on blending with the environment and creating a spa feeling that is healing and rejuvenating,” said Rita Duren, ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Colts continue hot play

    Medicine Hat News Monsignor McCoy’s varsity boys basketball team improved to 7-1 in Southeast Basketball Conference play with a 98-70 win over Eagle Butte Wednesday night. The Colts had lost their first game of the regular season way back in December but have dominated since, and host Crescent Heights in a rare Friday game starting ... Read More »

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  • Draw to the button decides Afinal at Senior Bonspiel

    Medicine Hat News Top spot came down to a draw to the button Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Curling Club’s Senior Bonspiel. In the A event final, Daryl Hubich and Lloyd Robinson’s teams were tied through eight ends, forcing the tiebreaker. Hubich, with Larry Wentland, Don Borrowman and Debra Hubich, won it. No final score ... Read More »

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  • Helewka tricks the Tigers

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Red Deer Rebels completed a season sweep of the Medicine Hat Tigers Wednesday at the Enmax Centrium with a 4-1 victory, successfully avenging last year’s five-game playoff loss at the hands of the Tabbies. The Tigers held Red Deer to a scoreless stalemate through 20 minutes, but Rebels forward Adam Helewka —acquired ... Read More »

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  • DRP deserved being raked over the coals by auditor general

    Wednesday’s findings of the auditor general that the Disaster Recovery Program was not managed effectively should be of little surprise to Medicine Hatters. We at the News have heard complaints from DRP applicants ever since major flooding hit the Hat in June 2013. Similar consternation persisted in Cypress County after widespread flooding in 2010 and ... Read More »

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  • Medicine Hat primed and ready to stage great Alberta Winter Games

    The result of years of preparation, organization, planning and mobilization will be visible in Medicine Hat starting this weekend and into next week as the city plays host to the 2016 Alberta Winter Games. More than 2,300 athletes and their families, coaches and spectators will be making their way into the Gas City to compete ... Read More »

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  • Plan to clean up abandoned wells makes perfect sense

    As job loss and economic downturn continues for Western Canada, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall put forward on Monday a proposal that oil and gas workers who have currently lost their jobs be put to work cleaning up abandoned wells. Wall estimates that it would speed up the decommissioning and reclamation of 1,000 non-producing wells, and ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • 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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  • No-brainer steps for cycling safety

    Most states in the U.S. and Ontario (and soon Manitoba) have in place a state/provincial traffic law that states any vehicular traffic on a roadway that passes a cyclist must allow a three foot-one metre distance between the passing vehicle and the cyclist. This law most importantly makes very clear that roadways are shared routes ... 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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