September 30th, 2016

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The second annual #dominicstrong auction, held in memory of Dominic Rooney, is running until Sunday at 5 p.m. on its Facebook page. When Dominic was 11 months old he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. After approximately two years of treatment, he passed away. Early on his parents Sean and Trish Rooney have

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  • Most popular local stories Sept. 23-29

    A pair of stories about attendance at the Canalta Centre during its inaugural year were popular this week, topped by a story detailing the financial losses at the facility. The announcement that Save-on-Foods will be setting up shop in the old Walmart was also a draw for readers. Below are the most popular stories from ... Read More »

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  • Alberta’s labour minister defends minimum wage

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Alberta’s labour minister says raising the minimum wage will lift hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty, but was told during a meeting with local business interests that the government is “cutting the throat of small businesses.” Christina Gray toured Medicine Hat Thursday, announced a new labour force study, and met late ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • School divisions clarify emergency protocol language

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre SD76, the Prairie Rose School Division and the Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education are aiming to keep communication lines open and clear for media and parents in case of an emergency. In March, threatening text messages were sent to students in the Catholic school division and PRSD, prompting schools to take emergency ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Quenneville on his way up

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman David Quenneville waited all the way until the 200th pick to hear his name called at the 2016 NHL entry draft. While he was among the final 12 players to be selected by a big league club, the next day he was bound for New York with the Islanders. ... Read More »

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  • Tigers’ top line ready for a big year, showing promise already

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Chad Butcher is riding high after the first weekend of his final WHL season. The 20-year-old playmaker opened the 2016-17 campaign the way he finished the previous one, racking up assists on a line with Mason Shaw and Zach Fischer. Butcher feels they’ve all upped their game since missing out on the post-season ... Read More »

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  • This is their year: Rattlers’ Blackmer confident entering finals

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney One year she was taken to hospital from the course. Another year she missed conference finals when her grandma died. So pardon Danielle Blackmer for wanting to enjoy every second of her final year playing golf for Medicine Hat College. Even if she’s battling injury to do it. The fifth-year nursing student has ... Read More »

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  • Hockey violence: Have we lost our bearings?

    I have been to a number of Medicine Hat Tigers games, but was most disappointed with the game on Sept 24. What are we teaching our children? 1. We teach them it’s wrong to be a bully except when you’re in a hockey game because there we settle our differences by force. 2. It’s OK ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Paying donors for plasma doesn’t put patients at risk

    Re: “Guest Column: Blood supplies across Canada must be safeguarded,” Sept. 14 The recent guest column correctly infers that Canadian Blood Services plays a central role in the collection of plasma to create plasma-derived drugs. We do however need to clarify some of the information within the piece. Ms. Lanteigne leads with, “Private blood brokers ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Feds aren’t spending enough

    Our Bank of Canada does not have vaults filled with electronic cash. As remarkable as it may seem, the Bank (owned 100 per cent by the federal government) simply creates money whenever needed by computer entry. It follows that the federal government can never run out of Canadian dollars. This explains how immediately after the ... Read More »

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