March 21st, 2018

Featured Story @CollinGallant Cryptocurrency is coming to town, and the power needed to seek out and trade the burgeoning commodity could mean cold hard Canadian currency for the City of Medicine Hat as well as 40 full-time jobs, say officials. Hut 8 Mining Corp., a publicly listed cryptocurrency company, and the city have an approved power

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  • The Hat welcomes the Hut @CollinGallant Many Hatters might say cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is out of this world, too good to be true, or have no idea where to start, but the man whose company is building a $100-million local data processing centre says it’s the wave of the future. Sean Clark, the interim CEO of Hut 8 ... Read More »

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  • City officials say power rates won’t increase @CollinGallant A massive power contract for a new data processing centre in Medicine Hat will not affect residential rates or how the city utility sets its prices, administrators were quick to say Tuesday. Hut 8 Mining Corp. will buy up to 42 megawatts of power from the city when the cyrptocurrency company is fully ... Read More »

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  • Suspicious package turns out to be someone’s forgotten bag

    Medicine Hat News The suspicious package found at Scotiabank this weekend appears to be a bag left behind by someone sleeping in the entranceway, say Medicine Hat police. “We looked at the video cameras, and found that a couple people were sleeping in the entrance,” said Sgt. Mike Fischer with the MHPS. “And when they ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Injuries a big factor in dropout

    Female participation in sport declines at twice the rate of boys by age 14. One of the main factors for this decline is the timing of puberty; growth and development is occurring at its peak rate in girls aged eight to 13, which is when many girls drop out of sport. A growth spurt can ... Read More »

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  • Salta gymnasts fare well at zone championships @MHNRooney Emma Flug didn’t exactly have high expectations for her balance beam routine at the Southern Alberta gymnastics championships this past weekend. “Usually I get last place on beam,” said the 10-year-old Salta Gymnastics Club athlete. Not this time. In the second rotation at the Altadore club in Calgary, Flug didn’t just stay on ... Read More »

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  • Hamblin hurt, will miss post-season @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers will be without their top centre when they open the WHL post-season on Friday against the Brandon Wheat Kings. James Hamblin has been ruled out for the entirety of the playoffs after suffering a wrist injury on a heavy neutral zone hit in the dying minutes of Saturday’s regular ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Trump should put away childish things

    President Donald Trump and I have things in common. We are, for example, the same age and both males. We also watched a lot of television when we were boys. We did not view the programs together, physically in the same room, but we might as well have been on the same couch. We surely ... Read More »

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  • Deportation just shifts the problem somewhere else

    Good riddance. It’s the sentiment of many Canadians have when it comes to announcements like the one last week that Tooba Yahya is stripped of her permanent residency by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Yahya, alongside husband Mohammad Shafia and son, Hamed, were found guilty in 2012 of first-degree murder over the deaths ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Where did all your freedom go?

    Imagine a time when you are the only person around and you are free to do whatever you want. You can go naked, weather permitting, and you can shout, say and do anything you want — complete freedom. OK, maybe complete freedom would not be ideal. You might want a spouse to love and communicate ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Petition aims to get a tax credit for Citizens on Patrol members

    Citizens on Patrol is doing something about rural crime, and making a difference! This has been a long and brutal winter and these people have been out there without fail — regardless of health & personal issues, -40 C and vehicle failure. They got your back, now let’s do something for them! There is a ... Read More »

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  • Canada should take the lead on tuberculosis

    I am repeating myself, as this question bears repeating with March 24, World TB Day, rapidly approaching. Why does tuberculosis persist, indeed, why does TB still exist? This is a curable disease and it is not limited to hard to reach corners of the world, it is alive and well, in fact thriving, in our ... Read More »

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  • An oversimplification in the Middle East?

    Negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians — at least this or another of bloodily feuding Palestinian factions — would be once more underway, but for the decision by the somewhat “erratic” leader of our neighbours down south, to name ancient Jerusalem again the capital of Israel. Many, many years ago it had been the spiritual and ... Read More »

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