November 27th, 2015

Featured Story  @MHNGillianSlade This week was the first time they saw snow falling but they’re moving from the sunny climes of South Africa.Dr. Jani-Carlien van der Walt, 29, and her partner Tarryn Rusteberg, 32, who is a physiotherapist, have chosen to live in Medicine Hat after positive reports from many of their friends who have

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  • Farmers want clarification on new safety rules @CollinGallant Have you heard about the cow that had to wait until Monday to finish calving? Sunday was an NDP holiday. It’s one of many scathing online criticisms of proposed farm safety legislation that the province hopes to enact over the next 13 months. Farm safety advocates say the issue is being blown out ... Read More »

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  • Mayor:Reserves could lessen shock during switch from resource revenue @CollinGallant The process of making the City of Medicine Hat’s operations budget less dependent on volatile resource revenue could take eight years, but reserve funds would likely lessen the shock of tax increases, says Mayor Ted Clugston. Yet such a plan could dip deep into the city’s bank accounts and still include unpopular taxation ... Read More »

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  • 35 years of service

    Two of Medicine Hat’s finest celebrated their 35-year anniversaries with the police service this week. MHPS Chief Andy McGrogan and Insp. Glen Motz both began with the service as part of the 1980 city police recruit class. The News delved into its photo archives and picked two of the many times the two officers graced ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Coehoorn’s Corner: Post-secondary ambitions need some publicity

    I asked a couple of the Grade 12 athletes currently in our program what the most important thing an athlete desires when they are finishing up high school. Their responses were nothing that surprised me. They said they wanted exposure to get to the next level. I can relate to this. I remember being in ... Read More »

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  • Men look to widen gap behind them, women can move up @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat College Rattlers men’s volleyball team will look to break away from the rest of the pack this weekend in a pair of games against the Ambrose University College Lions. The Rattlers sit second in the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference South Division with a 6-4 record, just two points above a ... Read More »

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  • Talons drop opener

    Medicine Hat News Eagle Butte’s boys volleyball team opened 3A provincials Thursday with a loss. Facing the Barrhead Gryphons, Dunmore’s Talons fell 2-0 (25-15, 25-15), the first of five matches they’ll play in Grande Prairie, where the host Peace Wapiti Academy Titans are in Eagle Butte’s six-team pool. Today the South Zone champions face Edmonton’s ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Modern-day policing is challenging

    Re: “Society should expect a higher standard from police,” Nov. 13 I agree with Ms. Slade’s main assertion, but I disagree with her implied criticism of Chief Andy McGrogan and the Medicine Hat Police Service. I’m an old-timer who was taught that obedience to the law, and respect for authority was a requirement of being ... Read More »

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  • UK system would be good photo radar solution

    I attended the open house the Police Commission put on regarding photo radar. I was very happy with how welcoming the representatives were of the public’s input on the issue. I was able to speak with chairman Rolf Traichel (who is a charming and attentive individual), and offered my suggestion that Medicine Hat adopt the ... Read More »

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    Bravo! Bravo! Mr. Putin. Your vow to hunt down and punish those who bombed a Russian jet shows real determination and leadership to the world in the face of this horrific act. Maybe now you will be willing to “hunt down and punish” the Russian terrorists who shot down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 over the ... Read More »

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