May 24th, 2016

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mlacelle@medicinehatnews.com @lacelle_megan The rainy May long weekend may have been a sore spot for campers, but for local farmers the moisture was “life-saving.” “I had it described to me by many people in the Cypress-Medicine Hat [riding] as a million-dollar rain,” said MLA Drew Barnes. “It was really needed and at a time when our

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  • Wet weekend ‘life-saving’ for local farmers

    mlacelle@medicinehatnews.com @lacelle_megan The rainy May long weekend may have been a sore spot for campers, but for local farmers the moisture was “life-saving.” “I had it described to me by many people in the Cypress-Medicine Hat [riding] as a million-dollar rain,” said MLA Drew Barnes. “It was really needed and at a time when our ... Read More »

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  • Road closure begins for downtown water and sewage infrastructure

    Medicine Hat News The intersection of Second Street S.E. and Fourth Avenue S.E. will be closed for approximately four weeks beginning today. The closure, part of the revitalization work on Second Street, will allow crews to begin installing new water and sewer infrastructure at the intersection. Full water and sewer services will be operational throughout ... Read More »

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  • Busy weekend for those with green thumbs

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Soggy weather did not stop Medicine Hat’s green thumbs from looking for the perfect perennials, petunias and vegetable seeds on Saturday. With the May long weekend typically signifying the start of the planting season, Hatters could be seen at greenhouses and garden centres around the city, looking for the right plants and seeds ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Crisis averted: Nightmarish start but dream finish as Mani wins second straight Victoria Day Classic

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Shiro Mani’s Victoria Day Classic title defence at the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club this weekend started out as the stuff of nightmares. The Fiji-born Calgarian got out of his car Saturday morning only to realize he’d forgotten his shoes at the hotel. “I had to rush back. I didn’t warm up, ... Read More »

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  • Bandits fall in RBC Cup semifinal

    Medicine Hat News The dream is over for the Brooks Bandits. After clinching the Alberta Junior Hockey League title, the Bandits were ousted from the junior A championship with a 4-1 semifinal loss to the eventual champion West Kelowna Warriors, Saturday in Lloydminster. Controversy shrouded the game’s final period, as a goal that would have ... Read More »

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  • Giants hire new GM

    Medicine Hat News The rebuild continues for the Vancouver Giants. After announcing earlier this month they’re moving from the Pacific Coliseum to the much smaller Langley Events Centre, on Thursday the WHL team put a new general manager in place. Glen Hanlon, 59, replaces Scott Bonner who resigned Dec. 8 after 14 years as the ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Grits were elbows-up before PM got physical

    OTTAWA Strip away the contrition, the high dudgeon and the blinkered Liberal apologists suggesting we should just get past the sorry spectacle in the House of Commons last week and you are left with an unassailable truth. The Justin Trudeau Liberals have been treating the Commons as an annoyance, an inconvenient necessity that merely gets ... Read More »

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  • Talk of the Town: Accolades for Rachel Notley for her handling of fire crisis

    Premier Rachel Notley’s popularity rating has taken a bit of a beating in the recent economic downturn. However, her handling of the Fort McMurray fire to date is receiving accolades from even her harshest critics. Even Wildrose Leader Brian Jean commended her for insuring that all involved politicians, regardless of their political orientation, received up-to-date ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: Believe it: Strength of Alberta is its people

    The American writer, James Lane Allen, famously said that “adversity does not build character, it reveals it.” Nowhere was this more evident than in Alberta over the past weeks. As a vicious wildfire swept through large parts of Fort McMurray and the northeastern part of our province, the people of Alberta, without hesitation, responded with ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • What we want, what we need

    These are trying times for the citizens of Medicine Hat. Just as it is for the province, the gravy train of high energy prices is, at least temporarily, over. The enormous cash infusions from gas, electricity and oil will not be available. This is not news. The Energy and Utilities Committee has, for some time, ... Read More »

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  • Keep the popcorn machine in Rona store, or else

    With the recent announcement by the Canadian Competition Board that Lowe’s will be allowed to own and control Rona, one more Canadian business bites the dust to another American corporate steamroller. The shareholders come first, money talks, and the consumer has to “suck it up” and carry on. So be it! However, by this letter ... Read More »

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  • Driver victim of non-notification policy

    I can say I am probably one of the first people who failed to be notified with this government’s faulty driver’s licence notification program. I have been driving around all week with an expired licence and I didn’t know because I wasn’t notified. This government said it was still notifying seniors and people with disabilities ... Read More »

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