July 29th, 2015

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amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig It’s a game that has been kicking around municipal parks across the country for a number of decades. Now Hatters will be taking a shot at a hole-in-one at a new Frisbee golf course slated to open at Central Park next month.The game, officially known as disc golf, is played in much the

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  • Added costs becoming a norm

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Members of a city committee say that even with new unexpected costs to a firehall relocation plan, the savings far outweigh the price. That said, two councillors added, budget additions to municipal city projects are becoming a point of irritation. Earlier this month the News reported that city documents showed an additional $750,000 ... Read More »

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  • AHS adds beds for acute care overflow

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade A bottleneck of seniors in acute care beds has Alberta Health Services responding with additional beds to address the crisis. A total of 12 new beds will be brought on stream at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, placed in a range of units wherever space can be found. The beds are expected to be ... Read More »

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  • Golf clubs stolen from Brooks Golf Club

    Medicine Hat News Brooks Mounties are on the look out for a number of golf club sets after the city’s namesake golf club fell victim to a break-in sometime during the overnight hours between Monday and Tuesday. RCMP report that a number of storage sheds were broken into at the Brooks Golf Club during the ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Monarchs enter State AA with a sunny disposition

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney There’s a light rain falling at the Moose Monarchs’ presumed last practice at home, but the mood is positively sunny. Laughter is the prevailing sound, aside from the ping of aluminum bat meeting ball. Players in the cage take their swings seriously, but everyone knows the important work has taken place over the ... Read More »

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  • Mavs solidify post-season plans

    Medicine Hat News A win over the best team in the Western Major Baseball League cemented the Medicine Hat Mavericks’ post-season plans. They’ll get a preview of their first-round series tonight. On Tuesday at Athletic Park the Mavs beat the Lethbridge Bulls 5-2, led by a home run and 3 RBI from outfielder Bryan Arthur. ... Read More »

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  • Risling in contention at provincial senior golf

    Medicine Hat News Kelly Risling has reason to look past this week’s Alberta Senior Men’s Championship, but in the moment there’s nothing better than seeing your name high up the leaderboard. The 59-year-old Medicine Hat golfer shot a 1-over par 73 at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club Tuesday, three shots off the lead. ... Read More »

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  • Winning COOL battle with the U.S. crucial to future of our ag industry

    Alberta’s agriculture industry is resilient. For generations, farmers and ranchers have accepted the need to adapt to changing climate conditions, altering global markets, and the many other forces outside their control. Recognizing the challenges producers face, the Alberta government, has — at least until now — always done its best to provide legislative and regulatory ... Read More »

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  • Shuttle service to the Canalta Centre makes the most sense

    The Canalta Centre will officially be open to the public for tours on Aug. 22, but getting people there and back may end up an issue as soon as the puck drops at the first Medicine Hat Tigers game or the first note of the first concert. The centre will be hosting up to 6,000 ... Read More »

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  • Eve Adams plays the role of supreme sacrificial lamb

    Terrorism, ending poverty, stopping climate change or taxation levels. No, none of these issues seem able to unite political party supporters from across Canada. But apparently the fall of floor-crossing MP Eve Adams can. The MP for Mississauga-Brampton South west jumped from the Conservative ship to the Liberals in February after her riding was split ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • More cheering and applause needed for parade

    Yeehaw! As my son and I donned our western garb early Thursday morning before setting out for the parade, it was with great enthusiasm. We live in an amazing city with great community. I grew up here, moved away, and chose to return to live in Medicine Hat a year ago because this is a ... Read More »

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  • Who will be most foreign-aid friendly?

    Next September at the UN, the bold sustainable development goals for year 2030 become official. They will chart our way to the end of hunger, extreme poverty, preventable child deaths, malaria and AIDS; to access to clean water, quality education, modern energy, climate change mitigation, promotion of peace, sustainable use of forests, oceans, etc. In ... Read More »

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  • Proportional representation protects Canada’s democratic system

    It would be tempting to speculate that the Alberta Conservatives would be inclined to consider the merits of Proportional Representation (PR) after their latest disaster at the polls. A proportional ballot would have left them with 24 seats and Jim Prentice could have stayed on as the leader of the official Opposition. The end result ... Read More »

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