May 25th, 2015

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Normally, the Medicine Hat Public Library frowns on patrons not returning books to the library. However, a new program offered encourages readers to leave their books around the community.The library officially launched its participation in BookCrossing on Sunday, giving patrons a choice of 100 books to take, read and leave around for someone

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  • Alberta-wide fire ban in effect

    The provincial government has applied a full fire ban to Alberta’s forests, coming into effect at noon today.The full fire ban prohibits all open fires, including campfires in campgrounds or backcountry and random camping areas, states a release from the province. This includes charcoal briquettes. Portable propane fire pits and gas or propane stoves and ... Read More »

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  • Chamber AGM wraps up with talks on possible minimum wage hike

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Representatives from Chambers of Commerce across the province wrapped up three days of networking and policy development at the 77th annual Alberta Chambers of Commerce provincial conference on Saturday.The conference finished up on Saturday with the policy development meeting at the Medicine Hat Lodge involving all chambers. On the agenda for was examining ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Wanner endorsed as legislative speaker

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Medicine Hat’s NDP MLA Bob Wanner could be the next Speaker of Alberta’s Legislative Assembly.The NDP caucus endorsed Wanner on Sunday when 11 MLAs took the oath of office for cabinet positions in front of the Legislature.“I’m really quite humbled by the support from Rachel and the caucus,” said Wanner in a telephone interview ... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Sun Devils open road trip with back-to-back victories

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Sun Devils cruised to a pair of lopsided victories on the road this weekend to improve their Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League Junior B Tier II record to 6-1-0. Sun Devils captain Jeff Steiert carried the offence Sunday in Red Deer against the Renegades, putting the ball in the net ... Read More »

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  • Rangers take Swish n’ Dish title as hosts

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Rangers under-15 girls basketball team bounced back from an early loss to clinch a championship as hosts of the Swish n’ Dish tournament at the Southridge YMCA this weekend. After falling in a semifinal match to the Cardston Cougars Saturday morning the Rangers regrouped on the B side of the ... Read More »

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  • Nate Coehoorn spends weekend giving back to the Hat

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver Nate Coehoorn spent his weekend giving back to the community that fostered his football career.The Redcliff native and former Hat High Mohawks standout was on the links at the Medicine Hat Golf Club’s CFL Alumni Tournament Friday to raise funds for the United Way, then Saturday he hosted his ... Read More »

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  • Equality for women should be the goal

    I have been called misogynisticby someone in the city who doesn’t know me at all. The irony about being called this horrible name is I have never beaten any woman, I’m always on the women’s side.I have been an advocate of women forever. In my opinion, it is disturbing that when it comes to apaycheque, ... Read More »

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  • New government doesn’t show proper respect for the Lord’s Day

    It seems that the new government of Alberta does not respect Sunday as a day recognized by Christians as the Lord’s day. “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s,” spoken by Jesus Christ. Being sworn in on a Sunday certainly sends the message that the New ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • NDP-fear-mongering letter was ‘nonsense’

    Re: NDP . . . reasons to “fear-monger” Wow, where was Scott Anderson before the election? If only he had told me these things to watch out for from the NDP before the election, I could have voted a different way. Four more years of corruption, mismanagement and handouts to oil/corporate interests sounds much better ... Read More »

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