June 19th, 2018

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prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell The Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society shared some of its successes on the national stage last week as part of the first-ever Women’s Shelters Canada national conference in Ottawa. “The conference brought together shelters from all over Canada — from Newfoundland to Vancouver and all over,” said MHWSS executive director Natasha Carvalho of

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  • Consent and access fee common in Alberta, but local councillors have varying ideas for alternatives

    Medicine Hat News City councillors narrowly defeated the idea of adding a municipal consent and access fee to City of Medicine Hat power and gas customers, but it’s not the first time the idea has been raised, or defeated in Medicine Hat. The practice is common elsewhere in Alberta, and involves private sector utility providers ... Read More »

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  • Utility fee defeated. Now what?

    cgallant@medicinehatnews @CollinGallant After a proposed major new utility fee failed at Monday night’s city council meeting, members approved a surprise amendment to nearly double a proposed tax increases to make up the difference, then tabled it. Tune in next time for the thrilling conclusion to Medicine Hat’s four-year city budget assumptions. It was a rolling ... Read More »

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  • Familiar name seeks Alberta Party nod

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Three issues are likely to dominate in the next provincial election, says a contestant hoping to win the Alberta Party’s nomination for the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding. Provincial debt, carbon tax and health care will be key in the election, Jim Black predicts. He says NDP government spending has ballooned, but some of ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Inside the CFL: Will Johnny be good? Unlikely

    Johnny Manziel is the third U.S. College Heisman Trophy quarterback to come to play in the CFL. Terry Baker (Oregon State) suited up with the Eskimos briefly in 1967 but was a bust. Toronto Argo quarterback Joe Theismann took the Argonauts to the 1971 Grey Cup game, losing to Calgary, advertised himself as “Theismann as ... Read More »

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  • Mavericks’ streak snapped

    Medicine Hat News For 10 straight games nobody could seem to tame the Medicine Hat Mavericks’ bats. The Mavs still put up some offence Monday in Edmonton, but their double-digit winning streak came to an end. At Re/Max Field, the Prospects earned an 8-5 win, never trailing and getting the go-ahead runs in the sixth ... Read More »

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  • Home track advantage at strip

    Medicine Hat News Drag racers brought the horsepower at the Medicine Hat Drag Strip’s points races this past weekend. In junior thunder, it was High River’s Morgan Caron dominating with wins both Saturday and Sunday. Redcliff’s Kyle Wagenaar took the Saturday junior lightning title before being eliminated by Medicine Hat’s Tanner Gaetz in Sunday’s semifinal ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Global ‘china shop’ teetering

    A bull in a china shop. I’ve puzzled over that phrase for years. Why would someone bring a bull into a china shop? What is a china shop anyway? And how would you ever get that bull into or out of that shop? In recent days I’ve come to understand the concept of the china ... Read More »

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  • Ford’s Ontario win bodes well for Jason Kenneyand the UCP

    Doug Ford’s resounding victory in the June 7 Ontario provincial election sent shockwaves through Canadian politics. Canada’s largest province has elected a brash Diet Trump, who, like the UCP, has made clear his opposition to one of Justin Trudeau’s signature policies — nation-wide carbon taxation. While pollsters had him neck-and-neck with Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats, ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: Are we getting full value for our money?

    There is no disputing the fact that Alberta has a spending problem. Our per capita program expenses are the second highest in Canada. We spend $12,717 per person in Alberta, even as we run a deficit approaching $10 billion. By comparison, neigbouring British Columbia spends $2,500 less. Alberta’s NDP government has taken the position that ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Elated after wonderful MyMH session

    I wish to say a hearty thank you to each of the persons involved with the MyMH visioning and planning team. I am feeling elated, thrilled and ever so optimistic after attending the visioning session June 12 at the Esplanade! A wonderful framework, display and visioning boards. I came with a long list of thoughts, ... Read More »

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  • Maligned ‘for words never said’

    On June 1, the Medicine Hat News published a story in response to my unpublished letter to the editor involving censorship with the Medicine Hat Public Library Facebook page. As a result of what I believe to be misrepresentations in this story, I have been publicly and unfairly maligned for words which I have never ... Read More »

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  • Heartwarming citizen assistance following crash

    A couple of weeks ago we were at Windmill Garden Centre to choose some bedding plants for our yard. While we were inside, our vehicle, which was parked on the street right in front along First Street S.W. was hit by someone who was heading in the opposite direction and crossed the centre line, hitting ... Read More »

    5 days ago

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