May 5th, 2016

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prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell The City of Medicine Hat is on standby to provide what assistance it can as wildfires devastate Fort McMurray and area. “Through our municipal partnerships and through the provincial operations centre we’ve been asked to provide a list of resources that we can send up,” said Joe Cartwright, director of emergency management with

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  • City ready to send help to Fort McMurray when asked

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell The City of Medicine Hat is on standby to provide what assistance it can as wildfires devastate Fort McMurray and area. “Through our municipal partnerships and through the provincial operations centre we’ve been asked to provide a list of resources that we can send up,” said Joe Cartwright, director of emergency management with ... Read More »

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  • Record-threatening temperatures all week

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre It’s going to get hot, hot, hot in Medicine Hat this week. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Tuesday for southeast Alberta, with above normal temperatures in the forecast this week for Medicine Hat, Cypress County, Bow Island and Special Area 2, which includes Bindloss, Empress, Jenner and Dinosaur Provincial Park. “There’s ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • City debates curbside recycling

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Officials with the City of Medicine Hat’s landfill say residents want better recycling options and many are willing to pay more if curbside pickup was added. However, the owner of one local company that picks up cardboard, paper, plastics and other recyclables says the private sector options should be promoted, instead of expanding ... Read More »

    20 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Gymnasts earn 31 medals

    Medicine Hat News Salta Gymnastics Club members were in Okotoks this past weekend and unsurprisingly returned home with a vat of medals. At the Mountain Magic Invitational, 13 Salta girls combined for 31 top-three finishes. Olivia Chenard swept the gold medals in her Level 2 division for six- to eight-year-olds. Her four event scores were ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Mohawks come from behind to defeat Talons

    Medicine Hat News In high school baseball, nothing is ever certain. For a while Tuesday it looked like Eagle Butte’s Talons were going to invoke the mercy rule on Hat High’s Mohawks at Athletic Park. Instead, a huge inning turned the tides and it was the boys in green —not teal —emerging with an 11-8 ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Team Canada teammates square off

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney You know Tavin Straub and Andrew Carmichael would love to play on the same city league team, but it wouldn’t exactly be fair. So when the two Team Canada under-18 ball hockey teammates squared off Tuesday night at the Moose Rec Centre in Medicine Hat, there were bragging rights at stake. “We egg ... Read More »

    20 hours ago


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  • Workplace stigma surrounding mental health must change

    May 2-8 has been designated as Mental Health Week by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the goal of helping erase the stigma towards mental health in society and the workplace. Throughout the country, communities and organizations will be hosting events and discussions to help break down the barriers between people who a struggling ... Read More »

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  • Long-form census data valuable for all Canadians

    Know thyself. The ancient Greek adage rings true to this day. It’s generally good advice for individuals, but also communities and countries. Which is why Canadians should welcome the return of the mandatory long-form census this week — dumped by the previous Conservative government in 2010 to much outcry. The reasoning was over complaints that ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: The Canada Health Act — DNR

    A recent opinion from a Saskatchewan doctor laments the fact that the provisions of the Canada Health Act are not being vigorously enforced. As a result, doctors and clinics are extra billing for services in some instances. Some people find this to be a terrible thing and the beginnings of a two- tier health care ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Hat library can be the answer if you believe there’s ‘nothing to do’ in the city

    In response to the recent ‘comment’ “Be the change you want to see in Medicine Hat” As Charles Lefebvre wrote, the complaint we often hear in Medicine Hat is “there’s nothing to do.” This sentiment, as Lefebvre summed up in a statement is indeed “maddening.” At the Medicine Hat Public Library we work hard to ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Alberta budget: Fantasy and fallacy

    Our budget of higher taxes, huge debt, little fiscal prudence, and unnecessary climate intervention is based on a lot of fantasy and fallacy that ultimately leads to taxpayers increasingly burdened with multiple spinoff costs. One major fantasy is that embarking Alberta on the “world’s most aggressive climate plan” will actually save the world! We all ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Earls applauded for stand on beef

    It can be frustrating when so many people can’t see past their own nose. People would do good to stop resisting change. Adapt or die. Healthy eating, and humane treatment of animals — how is that a bad thing? Whether we can prove the beef Earls will source from the U.S. is what they say ... Read More »

    2 days ago