December 16th, 2017

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade It looks like the vandals have won. The LED Christmas lights were stolen from one of the Trees of Lights at Carmel Hospice Thursday night, and the tree itself was vandalized, said Ryan Wiest, site administrator for St. Joseph’s Home. “It’s sad,” said Wiest holding up the top of the tree, about

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  • Thanks, but green isn’t the only industry: Barnes

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant New Democrats are calling this week’s green energy auction a victory complete with record-low prices for renewable energy and $1 billion of investment in rural Alberta. One opposition MLA where a new wind farm will be located is more skeptical about the long-term benefits of the program and the health of other sectors ... Read More »

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  • AHS hosting prenatal nutrition workshop

    Medicine Hat News Pregnant women are invited to register for Healthy Eating for Pregnancy, an Alberta Health Services prenatal nutrition workshop on Jan. 8 from 7-9 p.m. The free two-hour workshop is led by a registered dietitian, providing information about foods that meet prenatal requirements to benefit the health of both mom and developing baby. ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Hospice lights display ruined, again

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade It looks like the vandals have won. The LED Christmas lights were stolen from one of the Trees of Lights at Carmel Hospice Thursday night, and the tree itself was vandalized, said Ryan Wiest, site administrator for St. Joseph’s Home. “It’s sad,” said Wiest holding up the top of the tree, about ... Read More »

    9 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Tigers fall to Rebels on home ice

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers will be left with just one chance to shake off a losing skid before the break after Friday’s 4-1 setback at the hands of the Red Deer Rebels. Rebels goaltender Ethan Anders turned aside 27 shots to knock Red Deer off an 11-game losing streak while stretching Medicine Hat’s ... Read More »

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  • Helping out during the holidays

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker A local ringette team is trying to do its part to spread some holiday cheer this Christmas season. The girls of the U14A Tropics have decided to help out the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society’s Adopt a Family program to help get three single-parent families gifts for the holiday year. On top of ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Rebels hand Tigers fourth straight loss

    The Medicine Hat Tigers will be left with just one chance to shake off a losing skid before the break after Friday’s 4-1 setback at the hands of the Red Deer Rebels. Rebels goaltender Ethan Anders turned aside 27 shots to knock Red Deer off an 11-game losing streak while stretching Medicine Hat’s to four ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Partisan, yes, but of social justice

    Partisan: a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person. — Oxford Dictionary, online I admit to being partisan. However, rather than being a supporter of any party, I am a partisan of social justice, of the idea that all people should be valued equally, that privilege through birth, wealth, or connections, must not play ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: The most wonderful time of the year

    The Christmas season is upon us and there is so much to celebrate. Myself, I look forward to the time that I get to spend with my wife, children and family. It is always so special to be able to see distant family members, nephews and nieces and to enjoy each other’s company, away from ... Read More »

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  • Sask.-Alta. border issues starting to simmer

    The Saskatchewan government’s requirement of having only Saskatchewan licensed vehicles on government construction sites perhaps hits a nerve that runs much deeper. Saskatchewan’s infrastructure minister has given a range of reasons why he felt the new rule was necessary, including Alberta having similar rules and Alberta not having a sales tax. Presumably he felt this ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Science doesn’t align itself with religion

    Re: “Evolution remains an unproved idea,” Nov. 20 I won’t address everything but I would like to address a couple of points. Firstly, true science does not seek to align itself with any religion, ever. That would imply a very obvious bias which true science does not tolerate. True science is the process of experimentation ... Read More »

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  • Placement of advertisement irks subscriber

    As a long-time News subscriber, I was somewhat choked to find a half-front-page ad from a local auto dealer in a recent issue, below which was the story about aid for the Hilda wildfire victims. To add insult to injury, the paper is folded so as to have the advertisement prominent. If the newspaper was ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • An unbelievable list of ‘perpetrators’

    I grew up, from birth to the age of 14, during a more or less “warring” time, including the closing years of the Second World War. The steamroller of the Soviet advance on Berlin caused many traumatic memories, even for a young kid like me. Those memories would be the stuff of much longer ‘stories ... Read More »

    3 days ago


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