August 26th, 2016

Featured Story @MHNLefebvre Cowboys and cowgirls from across the prairies will be descending on Medicine Hat to remember people and friends lost who have influenced them. The 2016 Memory Lane Memorial Team Roping Event takes over the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Grandstand over the Labour Day weekend. The roping begins at 9 a.m. on Sept.

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  • 62 Desert Blume lots set to hit the market @CollinGallant High-end home construction appears to be chugging along in the area, despite delays in some premier communities, stalled activity in others and a general feeling of economic uneasiness in the region. Meadowlands plans to complete final servicing this month to open Desert Blume Phase D South in the hamlet on the city’s southern ... Read More »

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  • Cop, fire wages not what you think @CollinGallant Medicine Hat’s police officers are not the highest paid in Canada, despite popular belief, and have actually been among the lowest paid in the province since 2010. Similarly, new figures from Alberta Labour Ministry show local firefighters earned one-cent per hour above the bottom salary in Alberta when the local contract expired in ... Read More »

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  • Scream for ice cream Saturday to support Medicine Hat Family Services

    Medicine Hat News Hatters can scream for ice cream Saturday while helping a local organization. Medicine Hat Family Services will host its first ever “You Scream for Ice Cream” at Sobeys from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the event, volunteers and board members will be serving ice cream at $1 per scoop to benefit ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Rubins looks to make an impact with Tigers @MHNMcCracken It’s a long trip from Latvia to Medicine Hat, but Kristians Rubins is in for the long haul. The 18-year-old Latvian defenceman joined the Medicine Hat Tigers through the CHL import draft in June and after touching down in Canada last week he says he can’t wait to hit the ice and pursue ... Read More »

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  • The heat is on @MHNMcCracken The newest eligible class of Medicine Hat Tigers will certainly be feeling the pressure when training camp kicks off today at the Canalta Centre. With 20 players returning from last year’s roster and two more added in the import draft, the Tigers only have room for a few new players on the opening ... Read More »

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  • Night to remember for hometown boys @MHNRooney Judging by the volume of his celebration, this wasn’t any other touchdown for Anthony Anderson. The University of Calgary Dinos halfback collected a pass in the end zone at the Methanex Bowl Thursday in an exhibition tilt against the University of Regina Rams, and yelled loud enough to draw a flag. Unfortunately for ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: Congratulations to Medicine Hat’s Olympians

    Track cycling is a sport which sees competitors on bicycles with no brakes travel at speeds that would see a Medicine Hat motorist receive a photo radar ticket. And they do so while racing millimetres of each other on a banked track with little more than a skin-tight singlet and light crash helmet for protection. ... Read More »

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  • Governments at all levels have a spending problem, not a revenue problem

    The NDP government’s first quarter fiscal update has resurrected the idea of a provincial sales tax as though it would magically solve all the financial woes in Alberta. It does not matter how much revenue you give to any government it will never be enough. Governments actually have a spending problem — not a revenue ... Read More »

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  • Medicine Hat is a great sports city, and we should host more

    It’s time Medicine Hatters got active and organized in attracting tourism, events and tournaments to our city. A good start would be getting off your hands and heading to the Methanex Bowl tonight for the semi-annual meeting of the Calgary Dinos and Regina Rams in university football preseason action. It’s the fourth such game to ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Questions about Elections Alberta, PC leadership race

    On August 12, the Globe and Mail reported that Jason Kenney “is scouring Alberta for support and cash” and that the NDP has asked Elections Alberta whether these fundraising rules violate provincial spending laws. Alberta not only prohibits contributions prior to a campaign, it also defines when a campaign begins. In the case of a ... Read More »

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  • What is the return on ‘green’ investments?

    Re: “Premier should lead green charge,” Aug. 13 What Mr. Hudema and all the other people who profess to be concerned about saving this planet from human destruction fail to grasp is that the true meaning of being “green” is to stop the massive destruction of the worlds resources and the environmental damage being done ... Read More »

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  • Rancher speaking out should do something about the elk himself

    Re: “Rancher calls for action to reduce elk numbers at Suffield,” Aug. 2 I see the Annual Jeff Lewandoski Rant to kill the elk has started. I really think he just likes to hear himself talk. I might have some sympathy for the man if when he plants crops that attract elk that he would ... Read More »

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