September 25th, 2017

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Concerns about the ramifications of a proposed federal tax change affecting business owners and farmers in particular attracted a large crowd at a meeting on Friday. Farmers used to be able to transfer their land to succeeding generations and keep the farm in the family. The farmer under the proposed tax system

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  • Tax changes under fire

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Concerns about the ramifications of a proposed federal tax change affecting business owners and farmers in particular attracted a large crowd at a meeting on Friday. Farmers used to be able to transfer their land to succeeding generations and keep the farm in the family. The farmer under the proposed tax system ... Read More »

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  • Ranchers pleased after meeting with base

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Those affected by the Bindloss fire met with representatives from CFB Suffield on Thursday and are calling it a positive experience. “It was a constructive meeting, very good. The people from the base were very professional in what they did, and sincere,” said Jim Hern who with his wife Carol are ranchers ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Gap to city’s debt ceiling sure to shrink

    Medicine Hat News Off-loading 1,500 low-return natural gas wells could put the city’s energy division in the black this year, but the loss of revenue will further shrink room under the city’s debt ceiling, though not by a critical amount, administrators say. Municipal debt limits are calculated by a provincially mandated formula that in Medicine ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Sports

  • Tigers blank Hurricanes in home opener

    The Medicine Hat Tigers bounced back in a big way in Saturday’s home opener at the Canalta Centre. After allowing 42 shots on goal in Friday’s season-opening loss to the Lethbridge Hurricanes, the Tabbies dug in their heels defensively and held the ’Canes to just 22 chances while peppering opposing netminder Stuart Skinner with 43 ... Read More »

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  • Cubs kick off HJHL season Saturday

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Travelodge Cubs will drop the puck on the Heritage Junior B Hockey League season Saturday in Didsbury against the Mountainview Colts. The Cubs are coming off an 8-24-6 record last season, but enter the year sporting a new look with a blue-and-grey colour scheme after taking on a sponsor ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Vikings stay hot with landslide win over Colts

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker It was a cold, rainy night, but that couldn’t stop the red hot Crescent Heights Vikings. Within four plays, and under one minute into Friday night’s Rangeland FootballConference game against the Monsignor McCoy Colts at the Methanex Bowl, the Vikings had a lead. They didn’t look back. The opening score came off of ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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  • Guest Column: Tax system fairness should be the government’s end goal

    “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.” — Donald Rumsfeld Sometimes the most knowledgeable person in a room ... Read More »

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  • Alberta could follow other provinces’ leads in setting rules for pot sales

    With the nation-wide legalization of recreational marijuana coming up in July 2018, the clock is ticking for Alberta to put in place its own set of regulations. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is essentially legalizing weed while dumping the logistics of its distribution on the provinces. If anything goes wrong, he can blame the provincial governments ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • MLA Report: Investments, not corporate welfare

    I don’t believe a $23 million infrastructure investment split between the federal and provincial governments to help facilitate the building of a $360-million potato-processing facility is, “corporate welfare.” What I do believe is such an investment such as that made to develop the Cavendish Farms facility is just that — an investment. An investment that ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • NDP policies appear to be having positive economic effects

    The decline in Alberta’s GDP began at the start of 2015, five months before the NDP assumed power. This decline is likely due to a combination of the drop in the price of oil and the policies of the previous government, not the NDP. Even though oil prices have stagnated during the two years of ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Taxing businesses is taxing the rich?

    Businesses exist because people have invested in productive assets like land, buildings, machines and employees. These businesses provide goods and services that are voluntarily purchased or, in other words, things that people need or want. Taxes decrease the productivity of businesses which means less product, less employment, less income to buy other products. Taxes decrease ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Speaker should be given the chance to do his job

    It came to my recent attention from a NDP news release has accused Jason Kenney of withholding information regarding the UCP caucus deficit. It is the Speaker of the House who should know about this, as he is the one that controls the purse strings of the legislative house. I know a complaint has been ... Read More »

    5 days ago


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