November 23rd, 2017

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant DUNMORE Members of the Hilda Community Association says help is needed to get people back on their feet after a massive prairie fire swept through the region last month. But beyond refencing pastures and lobbying the province to make disaster aid available, they say Cypress County should take preventative measures and review operations

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  • Dental fee guide introduced

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade For the first time since the 1990s, Alberta is getting a dental fee guide that will be a tool to bring costs more in line with other provinces, Alberta Health announced Wednesday. The new Alberta dental fee guide suggests an average reduction of 8.5 per cent for 60 common dental procedures compared ... Read More »

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  • Lodge hosts Christmas Lobby Party for SCF

    Medicine Hat News Christmastime has arrived. At least it felt that way Wednesday night, as the Medicine Hat Lodge invited local families to celebrate the upcoming holidays with its third annual Christmas Lobby Party. “It really kicks off the season,” said Lodge sales manager Jill Scherer, and the event is a way for the Medicine ... Read More »

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  • Member wants more oversight for MPC

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant What’s the role of the municipal planning commission — one member of the development oversight body wants to know. Frank Devine, a local realtor who sits as a public member, moved Wednesday to table a proposed bylaw change giving additional approval power to planning staff. That won’t be taken up again until the ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hatter Taupert invited to Canada’s World Junior A Challenge selection camp

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s Jordan Taupert has been named to Hockey Canada’s selection camp roster for the 2017 World Junior A Hockey Challenge. The 19-year-old right winger has been taking the Alberta Junior Hockey League by storm with the Drumheller Dragons. In just 25 games, Taupert has logged 13 goals and 19 assists to ... Read More »

    48 mins ago
  • Earls the team to beat in Hat men’s soccer league

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Senior Men’s Soccer League is well underway, and Earls have established themselves as the team to beat. Earls rallied to a 6-3 victory over the Rattlers Athletic Soccer Club’s under-17 squad Tuesday at the Family Leisure Centre with goals from six different players to stretch their lead on the ... Read More »

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  • CFL set tohonour its best

    Tonight the CFL will honour its best at the Shaw Centre. I am honoured to be one of the 89 voters from the Football Reporters of Canada and the nine head coaches to vote on the awards. The envelope please. The Most Outstanding Player Award always garners the most attention. Tonight’s story line is especially ... Read More »

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  • Time to get started on the long view of flood protection

    It is time that Albertans put the cart behind the horse when it comes to preventing major floods in southern Alberta, but unfortunately we’re still arguing about who owns the cart. More than four years after massive, damaging and widespread floods in the province, berms are mostly in place in Medicine Hat, and other communities ... Read More »

    53 mins ago
  • How much genius was lost due to abusers?

    Forgive them their trespasses, for they are a genius. This sort of sentiment has permeated the arts, politics, academics, science, business and much more over the centuries. It’s one that has given countless so-called geniuses a carte blanche when it comes to egregious of behaviour such as pedophilia, sexual harassment, bullying, racism and much more. ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • National Affairs: Veterinarian’s case underscores Canada’s weak animal cruelty laws

    How far have we come in protecting animals? Based on money spent in the pet industry, you might be forgiven for thinking we have come a long way. Many owners spend handsomely on their dogs, cats and other pets. They feed them special diets, arrange to have them walked and, in some cases, take them ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Friends of Medicare has questions for AHS about closing of Six West

    The closing of Six West at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital raises far more questions than answers. When only 50 per cent of its palliative beds are occupied, why is closure the only solution? Why did AHS not consult with our local hospice, palliative providers and other health care professionals in the Palliser region to ... Read More »

    53 mins ago
  • A reward goes counter to the spirit of volunteering

    Re: “MLA Report: The strength of communities is the true Alberta Advantage,” Nov. 17 I read the clumn by Drew Barnes, MLA and I agreed with everything he had written — until the last part where he stated volunteers should be thanked by rewarding them with a tax deduction. My husband and I have volunteered ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Why the rush to legalize marijuana?

    Why is the federal government in such a hurry to pass its marijuana legalization legislation when there are still so many questions and so few answers? Just last week, the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police said that the legislation is coming too fast, stating that, “There is insufficient time to prepare the necessary legislative ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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