August 23rd, 2017

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A provincial program to cut everyday energy use is having a big local impact after only a few months, the head of Energy Efficiency Alberta told the Medicine Hat News Tuesday. Monica Curtis is in charge of the Alberta government agency that aims to educate Albertans about reducing, subsidizing some power-saving measures and

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  • Man’s best friend stolen with truck

    Brad Kuich of Kelowna had his car stolen in Medicine Hat Tuesday, but he lost something he regards as much more valuable: His nine-month-old pup, Belle, a black and white border collie. Kuich, who owns land in the Oyen area and was in southern Alberta for business reasons, stopped at the Medicine Hat Mall to ... Read More »

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  • Family not done asking questions

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade It has already cost $70,000 in legal fees and family members of a man who died while in Medicine Hat Regional Hospital’s psychiatric ward feel they still don’t have the truth about what happened. The report from a public inquiry into the death of Glenn Piche in 2013 has nine recommendations, including ... Read More »

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  • Parkview stretch gets speed limit increase

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The rate of traffic will rise on stretches of Parkview Drive this week — a move city councillors hope will show the public progress on a greater speed limit review throughout the city. Council voted through all three readings of the bylaw on Monday night. By 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, crews began replacing ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Huff and Puff team wins in St. Albert

    Medicine Hat News Smart, consistent hitting gave Medicine Hat’s Huff and Puff men’s slow pitch team a tournament win in St. Albert this past weekend. In a round robin, the 70-plus squad beat an Edmonton team 20-3, the Northern Slammers 23-10, the St. Albert Dynasty 17-9 and Calgary’s Bill’s Pick-Ups 15-4 to leave no doubt ... Read More »

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  • Champions race highlights this past weekend at Medicine Hat Drag Strip

    Medicine Hat News There were lots of winners at the Medicine Hat Drag Strip this past weekend for their third-last set of races for the season. But with scheduled WDRL cars cancelled, one impromptu set of races drew some extra attention. Sunday’s class winners squared off in what was billed Member Track Madness, with Dunmore’s ... Read More »

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  • Coehoorn looks back on career with Eskimos

    Justin Seward Alberta Newspaper Group Former Edmonton Eskimo wide receiver and Redcliff native Nate Coehoorn decided to hang up the cleats from the gridiron for good this past April after six seasons, but not before winning a title with the green and gold. The 30-year-old won the 2015 Grey Cup with the Eskimos and it ... Read More »

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  • Laughter may be only medicine to deal with world’s current absurdities

    TIM KALINOWSKI tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com Twitter: MHNTimKal Some days you have to find ways to laugh. Given much of the “real world” is a joke right now, and not a very funny one at that, a sense of humour is pretty much mandatory as a coping mechanism. When thinking of old school humour, the first name which ... Read More »

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  • It’s all about the optics

    The controversy swirling around Derek Fildebrandt has finally prompted the United Conservative Party MLA for Brooks-Strathmore to step down from the party caucus. Fildebrandt issued a statement last Tuesday announcing his departure from caucus and noting “This young party cannot afford to be distracted from the formative period that it is in right now as ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Logical myths of vote-splitting

    Second of four parts Faron Ellis and George Rigaux Much was said about vote splitting during the run-up to Wildrose and PC members’ endorsement of the United Conservative Party. Since then, more speculation about how many former PC and Wildrose voters the UCP will attract has ensued. Unfortunately, the simple math most often used — ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Local MLA is anything but clear, certainly confused

    Re: “MLA Report: Let good people do good things with their time and money,” Aug. 18 Ronald Reagan may (or may not) have “understood the vast potential of a giving, caring, conservative culture,” but Kenney doesn’t seem to care enough about this to crystallize the idea. According to a news report on Aug. 2 “Kenney ... Read More »

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  • Put microchips in government charge cards

    To MLA Robert Wanner, chairman of the Committee on Accounts, and MLA Thomas Dang, chairman of the Subcommittee on MLA Expenses. While I see great potential in the subcommittee’s focus, a lot of that goodwill from the past eleven and a half months has been destroyed by Strathmore-Brooks Independent MLA Derek Fildebrandt in the last ... Read More »

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  • Thumbs down to a pair of politicians

    Premier Rachel Notley, along with junior Minister of Veteran Affairs and Trudeau Liberal mouthpiece in Alberta Kent Hehr, recently presided over groundbreaking ceremonies for Enbridge’s Line 3. Line 3 will export crude oil to U.S. Midwest refineries even though 99 per cent of Canadian crude oil already goes to only one customer — the U.S. ... Read More »

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