December 4th, 2016

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prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Graduations, babies, baptisms, laughter, smiles, camping trips — a multitude of photos speak of happier times in Brenda Woloski’s life. “She was a very loving mother,” Sancia Woloski-Donovan says, reflecting on her mother whose life cut was cut short when she became the city’s third homicide victim of the year in November. Brenda

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  • A loving but troubled mother gone, Brenda Woloski’s family seeks answers about her death

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Graduations, babies, baptisms, laughter, smiles, camping trips — a multitude of photos speak of happier times in Brenda Woloski’s life. “She was a very loving mother,” Sancia Woloski-Donovan says, reflecting on her mother whose life cut was cut short when she became the city’s third homicide victim of the year in November. Brenda ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Big decisions coming for council

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Heading into December, members of Medicine Hat city council are facing their longest nights of the year — and not just because the winter solstice is approaching. On Monday, the mayor and eight councillors will hear proposed two-year budgets, including rate increases, for the city’s five separate utility departments. Those, as well as ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Power protection possible for city

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat’s power customers could be shielded from any new delivery charges on power bills caused by the New Democrat government’s phaseout of coal power or remaking of the provincial power grid. Or at least that’s the theory following a week’s worth of major announcements: That as a standalone producer, an “island” in ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Sports

  • Young squad caps wild comeback at curling playdowns

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Two Medicine Hat teams went head-to-head in the first round at the Southern Alberta Curling Association junior boys playdowns Friday, and it did not go to script. The older Derek Bowyer-led side —average age 20 —had a 5-0 lead over 15-year-old skip Connor Zeidell and his foursome, three of whom were in the ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • High school hoops season tips off

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Bodies were flying, arms flailing, the ball going back and forth like it was table tennis. The score after one quarter of Friday night’s season opener for both the host Crescent Heights Vikings and Highwood (High River) Mustangs in varsity girls basketball? A mere 6-4. It got better and it will get better ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Hometown dominance

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Avalanche ringette team made a statement Friday at the Kinplex by opening their Ed Horvath Interprovincial Classic under-19 B tournament on home ice with a resounding 10-3 victory over the Lacombe Edge. It was the first meeting of the year between the two teams, and Avalanche head coach Dieter Stanke ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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  • National Affairs: Oil pipeline offers little political gain for Trudeau

    MONTREAL It is a rare government decision that involves a lot of predictable political pain for little obvious electoral gain. For better or for worse, the approval by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline falls into that category. It is unlikely to win him supporters within the ranks of those who ... Read More »

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  • Urgent need to address seniors’ care

    This region of the province is home to about 300,000 people, according to Alberta Health Services (AHS) data. That number is expected to increase by 65,000 by 2034 and by then 21.3 per cent of the population will be older than 65 years. The so-called golden years of life can be fraught with concerns about ... Read More »

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  • Next oil boom? Let’s take full advantage

    After two years of waiting for the clouds to part over the oilpatch, Western Canada may be approaching a time when we will have to discuss not wasting the benefits of an oil boom this time. Some evidence of hiring is popping up, both anecdotally and in latest job figures. An OPEC agreement to control ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Edison was right: Future is in solar and wind power, not fossil fuels

    I commend our government on the progress they have made in being a world leader with climate change. I am also proud to be able to witness a very positive commitment for future generations that will be here long after all of us are gone. It is very brave for a government to introduce  controversial ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • CFIA wrong to order health herds of cattle to be destroyed

    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is now claiming a foreign TB virus has infected 10,000-plus head of cattle. Due diligence and testing by the CFIA surely would have prevented a shipment coming across our border. Ranchers already with the best beef, shipping cattle in from other places? We have documented problems with the aging, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Comments directed at MLA should be denounced

    I just heard the deplorable, sexist and degrading comments directed at the female MLA who then decided, and rightly so, she could no longer support a party that shares those views so she crossed over to a party which is inclusive and welcomed her with open arms. My question is: Where are those who are ... Read More »

    4 days ago


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