August 29th, 2015

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Local postal workers say the change to community mailbox delivery was “rushed” through in Medicine Hat — traditionally a safe Conservative riding —ahead of this fall’s election where other parties have vowed to halt the process.Doris Salmaso, an area carrier and local union president, spoke after a morning meeting between local workers and

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  • Cadets, superiors beam on grad day

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig There were more than a few pounds of brass on hand — and an immeasurable weight of pride — as 21 cadets from the MHPS 17-week training program graduated Friday during a ceremony at the Esplanade in front of friends, family and future colleagues.“It feels great,” said MHPS cadet Martyn O’Donnell following the ... Read More »

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  • Games a go despite provincial takeover

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The province has taken over control of Hidden Valley Ski Resort in the Cypress Hills but the vice-chair of the Medicine Hat Alberta Games Society said the ski hill is still expected to host events for the 2016 Alberta Winter Games.“We’re going ahead, doing the planning and everything else,” said Ken Sauer.The Alberta ... Read More »

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  • Former mayor’s grandkids donate to the Esplanade

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Grandchildren of one of Medicine Hat’s former mayors have donated $9,000 to the Esplanade Museum. “I think the Esplanade is fabulous,” said Virginia Gordon, former mayor Walter Huckvale’s granddaughter, who was visiting from Kingston, Ont. this week. “Not many communities can do this. It’s a good mix and is in the centre of ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Positive thinking helps pave the way to success

    What do you think when you hear the word nerves? Do you get butterflies that make you excited to compete, or terrified of any upcoming performance? Whether or not you view things as threatening or challenging comes down to how you perceive the situation and all the components. Your level of confidence, your attitude, your ... Read More »

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  • Doyle punches in three as Vikings rout Wolverines

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Crescent Heights Vikings running back Steven Doyle put in a lot of work this off-season. And it showed Friday. The Grade 12 athlete punched in three touchdowns en route to a 40-0 victory over the Bow Valley Wolverines in Friday’s out-of-conference pre-season game at the Methanex Bowl, and he’s hoping to keep the ... Read More »

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  • Tigers enter new den

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers marched into their new den for the first time Friday morning to kick off training camp on a brand new sheet of ice at the Canalta Centre. Team Orange clinched the first-ever victory at the Canalta Centre against Team White in Friday morning’s scrimmage, 5-4, and Orange forward Mark ... Read More »

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  • Don’t worry your pretty little heads

    Those Hatters who think they’re entitled to know the financial deals on how the Canalta Centre is being run, what a bunch of maroons. I mean really, if they start thinking they own the place just ’cause they forked over $75 million to build the joint, the next thing they’ll think is they have some ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Sounds of silence from Tory candidates

    HALIFAX You may think you’ve heard it all before, but when you spend two weeks talking politics during an election campaign from British Columbia to Nova Scotia — as I have — it’s time to think again. You can hear an immigrant from Trinidad grill Liberal candidate Raj Grewal in a backyard on Bayridge Drive ... Read More »

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  • Power rests in the hands of the ‘news police’

    At the Mike Duffy trial the public was given a glimpse of the underworld of “communication” or what should be called “spin doctors” or “news police.” Not that long ago a national corporation managed with one public relations person to provide helpful advice to managers who were nervous talking to the media. Today at all ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Seniors’ centre debate becoming a comedy act

    It seems the seniors’ centre is becoming a comedy act at city hall. Every council meeting seems there seems to be a new version of the proposed centre. According to the mayor, 20 per cent of Medicine Hat’s population is seniors; that’s about 12,600 people. Prior to the flood in 2013 the Veiner Centre was ... Read More »

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  • Photo radar the biggest scam foisted on citizens in many years

    Re: “Police should justify each photo radar location,” Aug. 12. The letter from Mr. Doug Hill in the paper put fire in my belly. The photo radar implementation in Alberta is the biggest scam to be foisted on our citizens for many years. What the people of Medicine Hat must understand is that our police ... Read More »

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  • Make city a ‘destination’

    Earlier this summer my spouse and I spent a few days visiting your city. We decided we wanted to see what, if anything, there was to see in Medicine Hat.From a distance, we could find out very little. To our great surprise and enjoyment, we discovered Medicine Hat as a “destination” rather than a few ... Read More »

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