June 24th, 2017

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker When people think of police service dogs, the first thought is often of a German shepherd that can track, chase and take down a criminal. While the Medicine Hat Police Service does employ three service dogs in its K9 Unit, it is also the workplace for one victim service dog. Mulder, a three-year-old

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  • After the Fire program aims to make Hatters feel safe

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat firefighters were out in the South Ridge area Thursday knocking on doors as part of their “After the Fire” program, following a devastating fire which two weeks ago destroyed two homes in the neighbourhood and badly damaged a third. “The After the Fire program is an opportunity for our fire service ... Read More »

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  • City land plan faces hurdle

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A city proposal to help its land department maintain a limited marketshare faces two major hurdles, according to a private developer in Medicine Hat, which argues both roadblocks are formed because of the city’s very presence in the business. The city land department’s 2016 annual report states it is staying out of the ... Read More »

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  • Grade 2 Herald School students get bugged

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Herald School Grade 2 students want to get a message out to the community to respect insects and the role they play in the eco-system. Over the past month students have been researching various bugs and getting some hands-on experience studying them in the classroom through their growing butterflies project and outside in ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Zach Fischer drafted to Flames at 140th overall

    Medicine Hat News The Calgary Flames added some size and grit to their system on Saturday by selecting Medicine Hat Tigers forward Zach Fischer in the fifth round with the 140th overall selection in the NHL entry draft. Fischer is coming off a career year with Medicine Hat. The 19-year-old Lloydminster product recorded 34 goals ... Read More »

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  • Three Tigers selected in NHL entry draft

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken It was an exciting day at the NHL entry draft for the Medicine Hat Tigers. Mason Shaw, Zach Fischer and Jordan Hollett all had their names called to various big league franchises at the United Centre in Chicago, and Tigers head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston says they should all be proud ... Read More »

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  • Koenig leads Knights to doubleheader split

    Medicine Hat News The Lewiston Redbirds jumped all over the Medicine Hat K of C Knights to kick off Friday’s American Legion Baseball A doubleheader at Athletic Park, opening the set with an 11-2 drubbing — but Dylan Koenig stepped in to silence the bats in game two and earn a split with a 9-4 ... Read More »

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  • Body counts often the leadup to society’s valuable ‘red tape’

    Red tape, regulation, and bureaucracy are absolutely wonderful. That sentence will likely make some politicians’ blood boil, the politicians whose solution for all society ills is to slash all these things. Especially if it means less spending and lower taxes. But it’s also what comes to mind following the catastrophic destruction last week when a ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Trudeau’s security bill looks a lot like Harper’s

    With its new national security legislation, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has pulled off quite a coup. It has kept some of the worst elements of former prime minister Stephen Harper’s widely discredited Bill C-51. But so far, it has managed to do so without creating much political flak. When Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale unveiled ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: Gov’t is spending, but spending wisely

    Medicine Hat is currently seeing someofthe highest employment numbers in the past two years, according to the latest Medicine Hat-specific Statistics Canada job report. The year-over-year Statistics Canada results for May show 4,300 more Hatters employed, 2,300 fewer unemployed and a jobs outlook which is outperforming many regions in neighbouring Saskatchewan and B.C. This government ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Feds should promote access to education for all

    Recent weeks brought us two very different announcements by the Trudeau government. First, a $14 billion increase to the defence budget. Two days later, an amount one per cent that size for the promotion of women internationally that isn’t even new money but is instead coming from existing — and dwindling — aid funds. Women ... Read More »

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  • Lodge management worried about its own interests in casino dispute

    Re: “Gloves off over casino move” – Medicine Hat News, June 14 You have to be kidding meÉ Medicine Hat Lodge manager Raj Lokhande was quoted as saying, “Gaming revenue would drop at a proposed location that’s two-thirds the size, not to mention a hit to tourism. Local groups provide volunteer workers to the casino ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • English visitors enjoyed their time in Medicine Hat

    We spent from May 27 to June 9 on a visit to Medicine Hat from England, to meet up with my son and his wife and my grandchildren. We would like to compliment your town on the cleanliness and civility we experienced from everyone we met — be it stores, restaurants, bus drivers, museums and ... Read More »

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