September 27th, 2016

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Students at Mother Teresa School now have a space to ensure they’re in the right frame of mind to learn at school. The school recently opened up a Just Right Room, a space where students can learn coping strategies and emotional regulation to get ready to learn at school. The concept of the

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  • 24 assisted deaths in Alberta

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade There have been 24 medically assisted deaths in Alberta since June 17 and four of those were in in the south zone, says Alberta Health Services. These numbers are not considered an indication of requests to come, said Sean Chilton, AHS chief zone officer for the south zone. Some people may have ... Read More »

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  • Canalta Centre loses $440K, $80K more than expected

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Officials with the city and the company contracted to manage the Canalta Centre say the first year at the new arena was “a learning experience,” marked by lower than expected attendance and a larger than expected operating loss. Both parties say a downturn in the economy, a lack of acts touring Western Canada ... Read More »

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  • Long-term parkers likely to pay more next year

    Medicine Hat News The cost of monthly and annual parking passes at city-owned parking lots could be bumped up 10 per cent next year, though rates for daily and hourly parkers would remain the same, as well as meters near the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. The first increase since 2011 was presented to last week’s ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Rattlers men in good position

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney With no obvious No. 1 to turn to, the Medicine Hat College men’s golf team faced an uncertain future this year. Braden Schacher has stepped up to fill it, and in doing so has the Rattlers in position to challenge for a spot at nationals. Schacher’s final-day 73 at Raven Crest Golf and ... Read More »

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  • Champs crowned at speedway

    Medicine Hat News It was anybody’s race in three of four divisions that saw a checkered flag at the Medicine Hat Speedway Saturday night, as drivers fought to the wire for supremacy. A total of seven points separated first from second when you combined the gaps in elite street stock, renegade trucks and modifieds. That ... Read More »

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  • The difference between good and great

    Rodney “I don’t get no respect” Dangerfield would have felt their pain. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers flew into Calgary Saturday on a seven-game winning streak. And yet not a single pundit in the land of the CFL picked them to beat the Stampeders, who hadn’t tasted defeat since the first game of the season, a ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • From the American: Presidential election: The race nobody wins

    The Pulitzer Prize celebrates journalistic excellence, which is an odd legacy because Joseph Pulitzer wasn’t overly concerned with good reporting. The Pulitzer Prize webpage admits that during Pulitzer’s circulation battle with William Randolph Hearst, “there were no apparent restraints on sensationalism or fabrication of news.”An interesting aside is that Hearst was the inspiration for Orson ... Read More »

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  • Talk of the Town: Popular Spectrum Festival moving back downtown for 2017 edition

    After two years on North Railway Street due to construction downtown, Spectrum’s board has voted to bring the Spectrum Festival back downtown. In past years, the festival has been held in Lions Park, downtown, Kin Coulee Park and once again downtown. New and exciting things are always added to Spectrum to keep it the most ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Mastering the basics should be at forefront of education

    Decades of advising anyone and everyone to get a university education in order to get a good job that pays well may have done nothing more than created huge student loans. Statistics Canada a week ago released information about literacy skills and overqualification, according to a media report. The numbers showed one in eight employees ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Embrace mental illness — the good and the bad

    Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 2-8 and I think we need more to do more than just understand and be aware we need to embrace our mental illness — the good and the bad. Those of us who are mentally ill and those of us who live with people who are mentally ill know ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Columnist’s take on carbon levy ‘condescending’ and laughable

    I am a bit surprised that (Torstar columnist Chantal) Hébert uses Abacus to support her opinion on the proposed (existing?) carbon levy. If you need a good laugh just research Abacus’ poll prior to the last federal election! (NDP way out in the lead, for those people without access to Google). Maybe they have been ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • What’s in a name?

    I have nothing against modernism or that changes and improvements have been made over the past 40 or 50 years. Changes are usually for the greater good. But look what has happened to children’s names over that period of time. Boys’ names generally were Jack, Jim, Ken, Ron, Bob, Fred, Alan, Bill, Tom, Stan or ... Read More »

    6 days ago


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