May 27th, 2018

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By Justin Seward Commentator/Courier Fire crews were called to Redcliff’s Red Hat Co-op after a structural fire broke out in the northeast corner of the building Saturday morning. Town of Redcliff’s fire chief Wade Gleisner said once town firefighters arrived on scene with their first engine, there was potential for the fire to get worse

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  • Fire crews quickly contain Saturday morning fire at Red Hat Co-op

    By Justin Seward Commentator/Courier Fire crews were called to Redcliff’s Red Hat Co-op after a structural fire broke out in the northeast corner of the building Saturday morning. Town of Redcliff’s fire chief Wade Gleisner said once town firefighters arrived on scene with their first engine, there was potential for the fire to get worse ... Read More »

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  • New friends, generations apart

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Handwritten, old fashioned letters are bringing joy as well as bridging a generation gap between students in Irvine and seniors in Medicine Hat. Smiles break out and there are murmurs of delight from a group of seniors at Chinook Village as letters from their pen pals at Irvine School arrived this week. ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Airport could become self-sufficient

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A new air carrier coming to Medicine Hat could balance the regional airport budget next year, making it nearly self-sufficient and no longer in need of taxpayer subsidy, a city committee heard on Wednesday. If so, it could join the municipal campground as one of the only non-utility civic enterprises to turn a ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Libke back for farewell season with Mavericks

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Mavericks starting pitcher Jared Libke is ready to return to the hill at Athletic Park for a third consecutive season, but his love for the city extends well past the mound. The 22-year-old righty joined up with the Mavericks in the 2016 Western Major League Baseball season, when he says owner-general ... Read More »

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  • Drag strip, speedway will be loud, but nobody louder than Dark Side Racing

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It’s going to get loud at Medicine Hat’s drag strip and speedway this weekend, but one ride has dibs on loudest. As both local auto racing associations pull out the green flag (or light) on their respective seasons, Calgary drag racer Kelly Fedorowich and her Dark Side Racing squad will get a couple ... Read More »

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  • Mohawks, Colts through to final

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney In the end it’ll be the matchup everyone expected in the Southern Alberta High School Baseball League’s Tier 1 final, but darned if the Brooks Buffalos didn’t try to spoil the party. The Buffalos put up seven runs in the second inning of a semifinal against Monsignor McCoy Friday at Athletic Park, but ... Read More »

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  • Ontario NDP surge could be good news for Notley

    Ontarians will most likely elect a new premier on June 7 and according to a poll released yesterday by the Toronto Star, NDP leader Andrea Horwath is firmly in majority government territory with a whopping 47 per cent support. If the polling stands, this could be a replay of 2015 in Alberta, with Premier Kathleen ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Vulnerable Ford must produce economic plan

    When Ontario’s election campaign began earlier this month, it was enough for Tory Leader Doug Ford to be the anti-Wynne. A good many Ontarians were sick of Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne and ready to support whichever party leader was best-positioned to deny her another term in government. In those early days, that leader was Ford. ... Read More »

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  • Reduce, reuse, recycle: It all starts with you

    The city has gone to great lengths to make recycling easier and more convenient and that is a good thing. It is still up to us to reduce the amount of recycling we need to do and that is key. The better way is still to reuse items again and again and again. When you ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Think before you speak

    Re: “Racist rant shines light on an uncomfortable truth about society,” May 15 Peggy Revell really did an outstanding, thoughtful job with this piece. I hope many people read it and look at themselves and consider what they are going to say before they say it. Annette Lozo Medicine Hat... Read More »

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  • Federal carbon tax price tag still a secret

    Re: “Carbon pricing, the national divider,” May 14 Despite repeated questioning by the federal Conservatives, the price tag for the Trudeau Liberal government’s carbon tax is still a secret. Some numbers are available, however. In Economic and Fiscal Outlook, the April 23, 2018 report from the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, it was projected ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • British Columbia is holding the entire country hostage

    Despite the court decisions in British Columbia, and the direction and support by the federal government, on the Kinder Morgan pipeline, it appears that things are heating up rather than cooling down. Much of this conflict is bizarre: – Not only was this project approved by the federal government, but it had actually been approved ... Read More »

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