May 30th, 2016

Featured Story @lacelle_megan Ryan Scott, 29, was one of the 100 people who lost their job after Calfrac shut its doors in the beginning of March. He is one of the faces of the the roughly 9.1 per cent of unemployed individuals in the city of Medicine Hat, according to Statistics Canada. Scott, a trained mechanic,

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  • A celebration of women @MHNLefebvre Women had an opportunity to connect with each other this weekend, as A Lady’s Affair, a trade show dedicated to supporting women in business in the city, took over the Cypress Centre auditorium. “For the first ‘A Lady’s Affair,’ we’ve had a tremendous time,” said Kerri Sandford, associate publisher/managing editor for the Medicine ... Read More »

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  • More than 500 come out to conquer the coulee @MHNLefebvre They cross the finish line, covered in sweat, mud, grass and other signs of a tough race, but on their faces are smiles and a sense of accomplishment. For the fourth year now, Hatters came out to Kin Coulee Park to challenge themselves at the Conquer the Coulee obstacle race held all day ... Read More »

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  • Events Calendar May 30-June 5

    May 30 — Understanding MS: Living with MS, MH Public Library, 6:30-8 p.m. May 30 — Sunrise Rotary Ride the Road to Reading Wrap-up Party, MH Public Library, 7 p.m. May 30 — Just Docs presents “How to Change the World,” MH Public Library, 7 p.m. May 31 — St. Mary’s Spring Concert, Esplanade, 7 ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Mavericks blow the doors off Bombers to open season @MHNMcCracken Welcome to the Western Major Baseball League, Brooks Bombers. A six-run first inning paved the way to a 14-6 blowout as the Medicine Hat Mavericks opened their 2016 campaign with a resounding victory on the road. “It definitely was very nice to see the guys come out swinging right away,” said Mavericks head ... Read More »

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  • Underdog Mohawks clinch SAHSBL title @MHNMcCracken Strike early, strike hard. That seemed to be the mantra for the Hat High Mohawks varsity baseball team, who battled from fourth seed to clinch the Southern Alberta High School Baseball League title with a 14-6 win over the Eagle Butte Talons Sunday at Jefferies Park. “It feels fantastic. I was confident in ... Read More »

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  • Inked @MHNMcCracken It didn’t take long for Josh Williams to make an impact on the Medicine Hat Tigers. On the morning of his second day at orientation camp, the fifth overall 2016 WHL bantam draft pick officially committed to the Tigers by signing a standard player agreement. “It feels good. It’s a bit of weight ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Give these important issues some serious thought

    There are many issues facing us today that should require us to research all sides of the issue before committing to a position rather than just following the other sheeple who profess to know what they are talking about. Many of these issues and how we handle them can have a direct bearing on our ... Read More »

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  • The Sniff Test: A lot of twits on Twitter and class from Brian Jean

    Twitter is the gossip grapevine we love to hate when we’re trying to be respectable. But, really, we genuinely love the immediacy, the unguarded bluntness, the delicious sense of ungoverned gossip. Today when things happen, we’ve “heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend,” who probably heard it on Twitter. Unsurprisingly, the ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Don’t be ‘adultish’

    I’ve reached an age now where I should begin to think about acting my age. Have always had trouble with that. Just don’t feel or think older than about 45. Of course, the mirror, and all the younger people around me, scream the opposite. Still, my motto since I was 30 has been, “Don’t Be ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Actually, there are some relatively easy answers about how to cut $500,000 from city budget

    Re: Financially Fit for the Future The city is asking for ideas where to cut $500,000 out of next year’s budget and Corporate Services Commissioner Brian Mastel is quoted as saying “there are no easy answers.” I beg to differ. The Medicine Hat News reported May 19 that wages and benefits for city employees in ... Read More »

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  • Efficiency, effectiveness can be maintained

    Having just completed the survey circulated by the City of Medicine Hat (Financially Fit for the Future), my first thought was when it comes to decisions in regards to spending exorbitant amounts of cash (Canalta Centre) the city needs no advice or help from the citizens who fund it. However now that the well has ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Conservative bylaw unlikely to win fans among the general electorate

    The principles of our western democratic political system are regularly under threat; therefore, ongoing attention is required especially by our leadership at all levels to protect and to enhance these principles whenever possible. Unfortunately our governments, political parties and even individuals fail quite regularly to heed this concern. A case in point is the local ... Read More »

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