May 25th, 2015

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The helipad and trauma elevator shaft is now dominating the skyline when you look at the new wing of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital.Located on the roof of the sixth floor, which houses the mechanical systems for the hospital, the helipad is surrounded by a flange of safety netting.From the helipad there is

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  • Wanner named legislative speaker

    gslade@medicinehatnews.comThe new speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta is Medicine Hat’s NDP MLA, Bob Wanner.The NDP caucus endorsed Wanner on Sunday when 11 MLAs took the oath of office for cabinet positions in front of the Legislature.“I’m really quite humbled by the support from Rachel and the caucus,” said Wanner in a telephone interview ... Read More »

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  • Chamber AGM wraps up with talks on possible minimum wage hike

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Representatives from Chambers of Commerce across the province wrapped up three days of networking and policy development at the 77th annual Alberta Chambers of Commerce provincial conference on Saturday.The conference finished up on Saturday with the policy development meeting at the Medicine Hat Lodge involving all chambers. On the agenda for was examining ... Read More »

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  • Helipad system taking shape

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The helipad and trauma elevator shaft is now dominating the skyline when you look at the new wing of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital.Located on the roof of the sixth floor, which houses the mechanical systems for the hospital, the helipad is surrounded by a flange of safety netting.From the helipad there is ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Sun Devils open road trip with back-to-back victories

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Sun Devils cruised to a pair of lopsided victories on the road this weekend to improve their Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League Junior B Tier II record to 6-1-0. Sun Devils captain Jeff Steiert carried the offence Sunday in Red Deer against the Renegades, putting the ball in the net ... Read More »

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  • Rangers take Swish n’ Dish title as hosts

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Rangers under-15 girls basketball team bounced back from an early loss to clinch a championship as hosts of the Swish n’ Dish tournament at the Southridge YMCA this weekend. After falling in a semifinal match to the Cardston Cougars Saturday morning the Rangers regrouped on the B side of the ... Read More »

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  • Nate Coehoorn spends weekend giving back to the Hat

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver Nate Coehoorn spent his weekend giving back to the community that fostered his football career.The Redcliff native and former Hat High Mohawks standout was on the links at the Medicine Hat Golf Club’s CFL Alumni Tournament Friday to raise funds for the United Way, then Saturday he hosted his ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • National Affairs: Bloc’s demise would dim Péladeau’s sovereignty dreams

    MONTREAL The Parti Québécois chose media tycoon Pierre Karl Péladeau as its leader 10 days ago based on the belief he would breathe new life into the flagging cause of sovereignty and do so quickly. For the baby boomers who make up the backbone of the PQ, time to reach the coveted destination of independence ... Read More »

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  • Personnel cuts always difficult decisions for managers to make

    Yes, the Medicine Hat News is sending its ad-building work overseas, starting in August.Yes, four local people won’t be working here as a result of that move.And yes, it was one of the toughest moves managers of Alberta News Group ever had to make, just as it was tough to reorganize the editorial department a ... Read More »

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  • If appeal boards can’t make sensible decisions, bring on the computers

    The salaries, expenses and perks of people “serving” on various boards and panels will be scrutinized by the new NDP government in the coming days, confirmed Premier-designate Rachel Notley in a teleconference on Wednesday. That is a very good thing. If you appeal a decision and go before an appeal board, made up of numerous ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Equality for women should be the goal

    I have been called misogynisticby someone in the city who doesn’t know me at all. The irony about being called this horrible name is I have never beaten any woman, I’m always on the women’s side.I have been an advocate of women forever. In my opinion, it is disturbing that when it comes to apaycheque, ... Read More »

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  • New government doesn’t show proper respect for the Lord’s Day

    It seems that the new government of Alberta does not respect Sunday as a day recognized by Christians as the Lord’s day. “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s,” spoken by Jesus Christ. Being sworn in on a Sunday certainly sends the message that the New ... Read More »

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  • NDP-fear-mongering letter was ‘nonsense’

    Re: NDP . . . reasons to “fear-monger” Wow, where was Scott Anderson before the election? If only he had told me these things to watch out for from the NDP before the election, I could have voted a different way. Four more years of corruption, mismanagement and handouts to oil/corporate interests sounds much better ... Read More »

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