March 26th, 2017

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tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal A panel of government experts from the Farmers’ Advocate Office and Alberta Utilities Commission met with about 40 landowners at the Cypress County office Thursday night to discuss the pros and cons of negotiating leases with renewable energy companies. FAO energy, utilities and policy specialist Michele Del Colle and AUC director of external

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  • From near and far to lay Mitzel to rest

    Jamie Rieger Southern Alberta Newspapers Family, friends, colleagues and fellow politicians joined together at the Foremost Community Hall Friday afternoon to celebrate the life of Leonard Mitzel, who passed away from cancer March 19 at the age of 71. People came from far and wide to fill the seats and offer condolences to a man ... Read More »

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  • Landowners have one chance to negotiate renewable energy lease

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal A panel of government experts from the Farmers’ Advocate Office and Alberta Utilities Commission met with about 40 landowners at the Cypress County office Thursday night to discuss the pros and cons of negotiating leases with renewable energy companies. FAO energy, utilities and policy specialist Michele Del Colle and AUC director of external ... Read More »

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  • Local CUPE members to review contract offer

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Members of the City of Medicine Hat’s largest union will consider a contract offer for ratification Monday night. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local No. 46 — representing about 850 city inside, outside and transit workers — will present a tentative agreement to a general, members-only meeting early next week. Details of ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Tigers jump to 2-0 series lead over Brandon

    Zach Fischer spent his Saturday night wreaking havoc on the Brandon Wheat Kings. The 19-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers enforcer scored twice while keeping the Wheat Kings on their heels with his bruising brand of play to help secure a 5-3 victory at the Canalta Centre and a 2-0 lead in the WHL’s Eastern Conference quarter-finals. Fischer found ... Read More »

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  • Tigers begin playoff quest with 7-2 drubbing of visiting Brandon Wheat Kings; Game 2 Saturday

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNMcCracken It took 239 regular season games for Clayton Kirichenko to finally get his chance in the WHL playoffs, but it was undoubtedly worth the wait. The Medicine Hat Tigers captain scored twice and added an assist to lead his team to a 7-2victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings in Game 1 of ... Read More »

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  • Kirichenko shines in playoff debut, Tigers take 1-0 series lead over Brandon

    RYAN MCCRACKEN It took 239 regular season games for Clayton Kirichenko to finally get his chance in the WHL playoffs, but it was undoubtedly worth the wait. The Medicine Hat Tigers captain scored twice and added an assist to lead his team to a 7-2 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings in Game 1 of the ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • National Affairs: Right, not fast, is the principle

    Bill Morneau works in a building named after Jim Flaherty. No pressure there. The very walls seem to ask why Morneau, a political rookie whose adult life before politics was spent in some fairly cushy corporate precincts, can’t seem to display the offhand charm and crusty wit of his late Conservative predecessor. If the walls ... Read More »

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  • Air travel takes another hit

    There are aspects of the banning of most electronic devices on flights from certain countries that just don’t add up. The U.S. announced this week that laptops, tablets, etc., will not be allowed in aircraft cabins of foreign airlines originating from about 10 countries/cities including Jordan, Kuwait, Cairo, Istanbul, Saudi Arabia, Casablanca, Morocco, Qatar, Dubai ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: Southeastern Alberta will benefit from renewable energy investments

    The latest Medicine Hat-specific employment numbers continue to show the strength of this community’s business sector as the city has added 4,500 jobs in the past 12 months, according to Statistics Canada. The latest numbers also reflect some of the lowest unemployment rates as well as some of the highest employment rates seen in the ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Len Mitzel was a true class act

    They say politicians are never truly appreciated until they are no longer politicians. That’s true in many cases but in few is that more poignant then when it comes to Len Mitzel. After covering the politics of southeastern Alberta for a decade as a journalist, few events stand out more in my memory than March ... Read More »

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  • A St. Patrick’s Day to be remembered

    Last Friday my husband and I, along with our three young boys, ate dinner out at the Box Springs Boston Pizza for St. Patrick’s Day, green drinks and all. When we were finished we were informed that a couple who did not know us had paid our bill and left before we could thank them. ... Read More »

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  • Sneaking a point in

    In this day and age, this is definitely a point to ponder. “Sneaking into a country does not make you an immigrant/refugee, anymore than breaking into a house makes you a homeowner.” (Author unknown.) John MacLaren Medicine Hat... Read More »

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