May 2nd, 2016

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Barrie Strafford’s community service helped thousands and extended from Medicine Hat to Calgary to the Caribbean, but the philanthropist and founder of Riverview Care Home is remembered this week for the time he invested with individuals. The member of the Alberta Order of Excellence died Monday at his Calgary home. He was 87

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  • Police apprehend four youths with stolen truck

    Medicine Hat News Four youths were taken into custody Saturday morning after being caught with a stolen truck at Echo Dale Park. At approximately 11:30 a.m., police responded to a report of four suspects fleeing a truck which had become wedged in soft ground. Upon arrival, police confirmed the vehicle was stolen and set up ... Read More »

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  • Tories begin planning for byelection

    Medicine Hat News The Conservative Party of Canada is getting ready to hit the ground running for an upcoming byelection in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner Members of the party met through the riding on the weekend to discuss the byelection for the seat left vacant following the sudden passing of Jim Hillyer on March 23. “The board ... Read More »

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  • Shredding event helps Hatters keep personal info safe

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre A steady lineup of cars could be seen coming into the Alberta Motor Association parking lot on Saturday, not to renew insurance, but to destroy documents to ensure they didn’t fall into the wrong hands. AMA and the Medicine Hat Police Service organized a document shredding event on Saturday, giving Hatters a chance ... Read More »

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Local Sports

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    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken For Calgary Rage running back Tatrina Medvescek-Valentine, football is almost everything. Even the birth of her newborn son only kept Medvescek-Valentine off the gridiron for three weeks. “Itook two weeks off but I was right back the next week,” said Medvescek-Valentine, whose Calgary Rage fell 63-3 to the Regina Riot in Saturday’s Western ... Read More »

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  • Hat High improves to 3-1 with win over Vikings

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Hat High Mohawks varsity rugby club improved to 3-1 on the Alberta Schools Athletics Association season Saturday with a rousing 41-5 victory over the Crescent Heights Vikings at Medicine Hat High School. Mohawks head coach Quinn Skelton says the team has been looking to improve in a number of areas since the ... Read More »

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  • Koenig strong for Mohawks in win over Comets

    Medicine Hat News The Hat High Mohawks varsity baseball team rode an early lead to victory Saturday at Jefferies Park, earning a 13-3 victory over the Erie Rivers Comets in five innings. Mohawks starting pitcher Dylan Koenig took home the complete game victory after allowing three runs on three hits with four walks and 10 ... Read More »

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  • The Canada Health Act Ð 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 »

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  • Guest Column: Perhaps political tastes can change, so can we talk?

    She was just under two years old. We had come for a visit. She was sitting in her high chair at the table. Her dad asked her what she would like to eat now. “Proscuito?” she said. That word issuing out of the mouth of an infant seemed not only hilarious but also remarkable. Her ... Read More »

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  • Heartfelt farewell as reporter rides off into the sunset

    As this is my final opinion piece for the Medicine Hat News as a reporter for this venerable publication which has served this community well for more than 130 years, I’ve been provided an opportunity to express my gratitude to the people of this city. I have had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout this ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Lots are too small in new Saamis Heights subdivision

    Someone should be in line to lose their job over the new Saamis Heights subdivision Not one lot has been sold because they are too small — 39 feet wide, leaving 29 feet to build on. Some also have no back alley. Every time the wind blows, our area receives a lovely layer of dust. ... Read More »

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  • Critical thinking needed to get the process right

    Re: “How the political left is threatening Canada’s freedom and democracy,” April 18 It cannot be wrong to encourage critical thinking in school or to promote the self-esteem of any student regardless of ability. Those making extra effort or having extra ability in our school system need no reward for success because success is its ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Don’t need Canada to return to the Dark Ages

    Re: “How the political left is threatening Canada’s freedom and democracy,” April 18 First of all, thanks to Paul McLennan for referring to those of us with contrary opinions as “our leftist friends.” That sits much better than being a “climate change fear-monger,” a sufferer from “Harperphobia,” and similar terms of endearment he has used ... Read More »

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