October 6th, 2015

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com@MHNLefebvre The Medicine Hat Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Week on  Saturday, giving Hatters information on how to keep their homes safe from fires.The department had trucks set up outside the Family Leisure Centre, and had information on display inside the centre, relating to this year’s theme, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep.”“We want

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    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant New transit service to the Canalta Centre, Box Springs as well as industrial areas in Brier Park, will begin in November, council heard on Monday night. But it’s only on a six-month trial for now, and not in the evenings when hockey games are on, but could eventually be extended to the Town ... Read More »

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    Grassy Lake A 45-year-old Taber man has been charged with four offences, including three counts of attempted murder, following an incident west of Grassy Lake Sunday. Taber RCMP say three people were stabbed at a family gathering at a residence five kilometres west of Grassy Lake, shortly before 10 p.m. When they arrived, RCMP found ... Read More »

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    Medicine Hat News What do you get for the Hatter who has everything? City officials hope it’s a universal gift card toward everything from municipal utility bills to pool admission. The City’s administrative committee is planning to sell universal City of Medicine Hat gift cards, council heard at its meeting on Monday night. The city ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Smash earn sweep

    Medicine Hat News It was a winning weekend for Medicine Hat’s Smash ringette team. The open B women’s team was in Lethbridge Sunday for a two-game set, and got every player on the score sheet in wins of 13-5 and 14-3. Kelcie Wilson earned wins in goal for Medicine Hat in both contests... Read More »

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  • Coehoorn has found a niche

    He works his tail off, always catches the ball when thrown his way and is one of the best blockers in the Canadian Football League. Redcliff native, Medicine Hat High School graduate Nate Coehoorn is Mr. Reliable for the Edmonton Eskimos who will face the Calgary Stampeders this Saturday for first place in the Western ... Read More »

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  • Tigers host Rockets

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Tigers play their second game at Canalta Centre tonight, and on paper it’s one of their toughest tests of the season. The reigning WHL champion Kelowna Rockets are in town for a 7 p.m. start, already off to a busy 4-2 start that’s seen them play more games in ... Read More »

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  • Crude oil will find a wayto market

    The leading Democratic presidential candidate has now given the thumbs-down to Canada’s Keystone XL pipeline. Hillary Clinton announced recently she opposes the pipeline from Alberta into the U.S., intended to ship crude oil to Gulf Coast refineries. However, that will not shut down Alberta’s oilsands; the oil will find another way to flow, as the ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Security issue cuts to the core of being Canadian

    Earlier in this campaign, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander was being pressed on the refugee issue when he uttered one of those plainly obvious bromides that delivered more depth than the sum of his words. “1979 is not 2015,” he said. By design or by accident, that very much distils the push and pull on the debate over ... Read More »

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  • International trade agreements should benefit all, not just some

    With an agreement in principle for this country’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership pending (at least, at the time of writing) Canadians should look at what such multi-national trade agreements achieve. But more importantly, what they are evolving into. The genesis for such agreements come from such initiatives as the Auto Pact in North America ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Oregon killer shouldn’t have been named

    Yet another shooting at a school in the U.S. This is the 45th school shooting this year in that country. The Associated Press wrote a story about the latest shooting and the Medicine Hat News picked it up, publishing it without even reading it by the looks of things. The sheriff in charge was so ... Read More »

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  • Blame the Germans

    To the question of refugees: It is the German government that made the Germans responsible for the Syrian people, causing a million-people run that they now want to push to other countries. A.W. Schneider Redcliff... Read More »

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  • Methanex tour enjoyable, informative

    I recently attended the Methanex Community Day at the plant on Box Springs Road. I grew up near a pulp and paper mill that employed half the city but poured mercury waste directly into the St. Lawrence River.The pungent smell of sulphur hung in the air all over the city with huge yellow mounds of ... Read More »

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