August 24th, 2016

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Medicine Hat motorists will have to keep their eyes on the road and their foot off the gas for a little longer in areas of the city next month. Starting Sept. 1, all school and playground zones in the city limits will be in effect between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 9

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  • Wildfires add $527M to deficit

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The Fort McMurray wildfire is behind an increase to Alberta’s projected deficit by more than $500 million, says the government. Finance Minister Joe Ceci revised the government’s projected deficit to almost $11 billion on Tuesday in his first-quarter update. That is up from $10.4 million, an increase of $527 million over the ... Read More »

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  • Emergency alert system launches this fall

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A new system to warn Hatters and other southeast Albertans of impending disaster by phone, email and text message will be launched this fall. Emergency planners say its success depends on residents taking the initiative to sign up for the alert system known as “Notify Me Now.” Shortly after the 2013 flood, the ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • School zone rules change Sept. 1

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Medicine Hat motorists will have to keep their eyes on the road and their foot off the gas for a little longer in areas of the city next month. Starting Sept. 1, all school and playground zones in the city limits will be in effect between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 9 ... Read More »

    14 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Seniors medal at national games

    Medicine Hat News A trio of Medicine Hat athletes went to the Canada 55-plus Games and made the most of their opportunities. All three claimed medals at the event which concluded last week. At Brampton, Ont., the pickleball team of Gordon Masson and Tim Jacobs lost but once in the round robin of the 65-plus ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Hat’s Hodgins second at junior golf tournament in Jasper

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s Ryan Hodgins was close to the top of the leaderboard at a junior golf event in Jasper last week. Hodgins, 14, finished second at the Maple Leaf Tour’s International Players Championship which concluded Thursday. Calgary’s Marko Banic won the 54-hole event with a score of 224 —11 over on the ... Read More »

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  • Rams, Dinos return Thursday

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney How well did last year’s university football game at the Methanex Bowl fare? Well enough the teams are coming back. Medicine Hat is again playing host to the University of Calgary Dinos and University of Regina Rams with this year’s exhibition contest set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Understandably, there are ... Read More »

    14 hours ago


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  • Kids today have their own timeline for matrimony

    When it comes to “I do,” the younger generation is increasingly saying “Not yet.” According to the 2011 census from Statistics Canada, the number of 20-29 year olds living in couples has continued to decline. The census found 30.8 per cent of young adults in their 20s were in couples, down from 32.8 per cent ... Read More »

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  • Governments have no right to dictate dress

    War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. Perhaps add it to George Orwell’s list of contradictory statements that it’s liberation and equality to dictate what women can and cannot wear. At least, that’s the logic behind several coastal towns in France enacting bans against the so-called “burkini” — a bathing suit which covers ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Guest Column: Relay For Life is a valuable event and needs support from Hatters

    Since 2002, the Canadian Cancer Society has been bringing the community together to raise funds in the fight against cancer. One of the ways they do this is through an event called Relay For Life. The early years of this event were tremendously successful. The money raised was used for research and to support people ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Rancher speaking out should do something about the elk himself

    Re: “Rancher calls for action to reduce elk numbers at Suffield,” Aug. 2 I see the Annual Jeff Lewandoski Rant to kill the elk has started. I really think he just likes to hear himself talk. I might have some sympathy for the man if when he plants crops that attract elk that he would ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Watson a great ambassador for community, country

    The world is getting smaller each and every day and the fact that a young lady from Seven Persons/Medicine Hat was prominently showing her talents at the 2016 Olympics proves the point. The Medicine Hat and District Track and Field Society takes special pride in Sage Watson’s achievements and her accomplishments locally, provincially, nationally, internationally ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • How can the NDP get it so wrong?

    Alberta’s downturn is the worst for economic growth in decades. Oil and gas companies are folding and new drilling is almost non-existent. Yet many companies have left us for drilling and investing elsewhere. The world oil and gas prices are the same there, so that’s not the foremost issue. The key issue is we have ... Read More »

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