April 28th, 2015

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prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A young Hatter is tops in the province when it comes to the trades.Brandon Sauer, 22, was presented with the top apprentice award for bodyshop — a recognition for graduating with the highest combined mark during the final period of apprenticeship.“Basically it’s an honour to represent the guys that are in my trade,”

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  • SALH member off to Netherlands for liberation anniversary

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade A local member of the South Alberta Light Horse will be participating in ceremonies next week in the Netherlands to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of that country in the Second World War. “This is a huge honour to be selected. I’ll be part of the ceremonial guard,” said Master Cpl. ... Read More »

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  • Presentation against mandated gay/straight alliances tonight

    Medicine Hat News Canadian Family Action will be hosting a presentation tonight on religious freedom and the province’s Bill 10. The event will take place tonight from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Medicine Hat Lodge, and will feature a presentation by John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitution Freedom, talking about Bill 10 (which ... Read More »

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  • Hatters connected to Nepal residents wait and worry

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Nepal is thousands of miles away but Hatters’ hearts are with their friends in Nepal hit by a massive earthquake, and with more than 4,000 people now presumed dead. “It’s devastating,” said Tami Ellis, who has been to Nepal seven times, and usually would be at the Everest base camp this time of ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Junior Colts get by a younger Mohawks lineup

    Medicine Hat News The winning streak came to an end for Hat High’s Mohawks, though the victors were quick to add an asterix. Monsignor McCoy’s junior varsity Colts won 13-3 in six innings Monday at Athletic Park, but coach Rob McDonnell made sure to note the “Mohawks squad… was comprised mainly of their younger players.” ... Read More »

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  • First games in the books

    Medicine Hat News There’s a lot of room for improvement but also a lot of excitement for what’s to come for minor lacrosse players in Medicine Hat after the first weekend of league play. Kids all the way from novice to midget age groups were in action, with varying degrees of success reported. For the ... Read More »

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  • Drawing from experience

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken CALGARY The Calgary Flames have been underdogs all season long. They’ve been counted out. They’ve been written off. But they’re still around as the NHL post-season narrows to eight teams. With six rookies on the roster, Calgary has an underwhelming amount of NHL playoff experience, especially when compared to teams like the Vancouver ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Separating fact from fiction in education

    Classrooms bursting at the seams, families drowning in debt from school fees —there’s a lot of rhetoric this election over the education system. But Medicine Hat isn’t like Calgary or Edmonton — so looking at facts and figures is important to get past the political noise. For one, Medicine Hat isn’t exactly bursting at the ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Harper’s anti-union bill rises from dead

    OTTAWA Stephen Harper’s notorious, proposed anti-union legislation is still floundering in its fourth year, unloved, unnecessary, unfair and largely unconstitutional. But not dead. Bill C-377, first introduced by British Columbia Conservative backbencher Russ Hiebert in December 2011, has been revived by a Senate committee and there was Hiebert this week, again staking his claim to ... Read More »

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  • You may not like the NDP, but Notley was a clear winner in debate

    You may not like the NDP, you may look at the party’s past and present provincial governments in B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario and question whether Alberta’s version is the right fit for this province — or any province for that matter. You may even despise the NDP’s platform in this election. But Alberta NDP ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Sharing and cycling safety on our streets

    It’s that time of year again when the snow is gone and pedestrians, runners, and cyclists are out in great numbers enjoying the fine weather ramping up their exercise routines. This is a timely reminder to motorists to graciously share the road with cyclists. This is the policy of the City of Medicine Hat. Cyclists, ... Read More »

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  • Is grave harm being done to democracy?

    What in the world has happened to the right-wing political parties of Alberta? We’ve lived through the left-wing policies of Ed Stelmach (changes to oil royalties, the health “superboard” fiasco) and the wild excesses of Alison Redford. The PCs promised change when Jim Prentice took the reins. And what about Danielle Smith and her floor-crossers? ... Read More »

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  • Corporate tax hikes would be bad for Alberta

    “Increase the personal income tax rate for the rich and the corporate tax rate for corporations.”This platform appears to be resonating with more Albertans in the current provincial election.”Rich” and “corporations” mean to themtoo much money and extraordinary profits, and conservative-leaning governments never make them pay their fair share.Consequently the taxpayers with less have to ... Read More »

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