May 26th, 2015

Featured Story @MHNLefebvre Normally, the Medicine Hat Public Library frowns on patrons not returning books to the library. However, a new program offered encourages readers to leave their books around the community.The library officially launched its participation in BookCrossing on Sunday, giving patrons a choice of 100 books to take, read and leave around for someone

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  • City to look at payday loan impact @MHNprevell The city’s Social Development Advisory Board will be researching and evaluating the impact payday loan outlets have on Hatters. “We figured this is a goal that fits very well with what Medicine Hat is already known for across the province, across the country, in taking care of its residents, taking care of its ... Read More »

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  • Correction

    Medicine Hat News While it may be just a matter of time, our story in Monday’s paper saying Medicine Hat MLA Bob Wanner was named speaker of the legislature was wrong. Wanner has been endorsed for the speaker’s position by the NDP caucus, but a secret ballot vote to determine the identity of the speaker ... Read More »

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  • Elizabeth Street School to be suggested for historical designation @MHNprevell Medicine Hat’s public services committee will be recommending to council that the old Elizabeth Street School be designated as a historical resource. “This (building) is well worth preserving, I would say let’s do it,” said Coun. Les Pearson at Monday’s committee meeting, citing the unique architecture of the school, which was built in ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Esks ready for the next level

    Are statistics for losers? The 2014 Edmonton Eskimos led the CFL in total offence and were second in points scored. Their passing game was best in the west, the ground attack second only to Calgary’s. Defensively, they were scored on the least, surrendered the fewest yards and had the most interceptions. Only Saskatchewan recorded more ... Read More »

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  • Talons gain momentum for playoffs @MHNMcCracken The Eagle Butte Talons enter the Tier 2 post-season feeling savvy after ending a long losing streak to the Hat High Mowhaks Monday at Athletic Park. A 12-5 exhibition game victory won’t put them into the top tier for Southern Alberta High School Baseball League playoffs, but it could help anyhow. “It was ... Read More »

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  • New duds, familiar results for Hat lacrosse teams

    Medicine Hat News Sporting bright new uniforms, Medicine Hat’s minor lacrosse teams must’ve had some extra pride in their step because there were plenty more wins reported than losses this past weekend. The midget Sun Devils put up nine goals in each of their Saturday games at the Kinplex, beating the Swift Current Rampage and ... Read More »

    36 mins ago

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  • Notley walking the walk on women’s issues in Alberta

    Rachel Notley is taking the “old boys” out of the Old Boys Club. Literally. Of the 53 seats won by the Alberta NDP, almost half were won by women. Sunday’s swearing-in ceremony also brought a cabinet sitting at 50/50 when it comes to gender parity. But on top of this, Notley has also assigned a ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Bloc’s demise would dim Péladeau’s sovereignty dreams

    MONTREAL The Parti Québécois chose media tycoon Pierre Karl Péladeau as its leader 10 days ago based on the belief he would breathe new life into the flagging cause of sovereignty and do so quickly. For the baby boomers who make up the backbone of the PQ, time to reach the coveted destination of independence ... Read More »

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  • Talk of the Town: Personal community policing is starting to gain popularity

    In part, due to the recent racial unrest in the U.S., more emphasis than usual is being put on developing community policing strategies aimed at calming people rather than intimidating them. Part of this became evident this week when U.S. President Barack Obama announced new restrictions on the military style equipment that the U.S. in ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Kudos to Tripp for standing up for what she believes

    I do not agree with Suzanne Tripp and her issue with the Mohawks name along with the logo. However I do respect the fact that she has the fortitude to stand up for something she believes in, even with all the criticism and personal attacks towards her for doing so. I have always said that ... Read More »

    32 mins ago
  • New government doesn’t show proper respect for the Lord’s Day

    It seems that the new government of Alberta does not respect Sunday as a day recognized by Christians as the Lord’s day. “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s,” spoken by Jesus Christ. Being sworn in on a Sunday certainly sends the message that the New ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Equality for women should be the goal

    I have been called misogynisticby someone in the city who doesn’t know me at all. The irony about being called this horrible name is I have never beaten any woman, I’m always on the women’s side.I have been an advocate of women forever. In my opinion, it is disturbing that when it comes to apaycheque, ... Read More »

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