November 24th, 2017

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Ranchers and farmers were severely impacted by recent wildfires, and on Thursday many opened their hearts and wallets to help victims, including Syd McCurdy, who lost nearly everything. A cattle auction raised more than $87,000, of which $70,000 will be for McCurdy and $17,000 for the Hilda Community Fire Relief Association, said

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  • Friends come together for Hilda victims

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Ranchers and farmers were severely impacted by recent wildfires, and on Thursday many opened their hearts and wallets to help victims, including Syd McCurdy, who lost nearly everything. A cattle auction raised more than $87,000, of which $70,000 will be for McCurdy and $17,000 for the Hilda Community Fire Relief Association, said ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • App will tell you all photo radar locations in Alberta

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel A University of Alberta computing science student has developed an app to track photo radar enforcement in major municipalities across the province, including the Hat. Benjamin Lavin said his app was originally geared toward Edmonton, but in the past few weeks it has expanded to the city’s suburbs and other major cities — ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • SCF gala kicks off Holiday Season

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel The Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund held its inaugural “Spirit of Giving Gala and Christmas Tree Auction” on Thursday evening at the Lodge. “We decided to do a premier holiday event of the year, showcasing eight corporately-sponsored Christmas trees,” said executive director Deanna Doerksen. “Funds raised tonight will go toward our programming ... Read More »

    18 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Blazers take down Tabbies

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Tigers were unable to ride a hot start to victory on Friday night at the Sandman Centre. The Kamloops Blazers rallied for four unanswered goals to erase an early 3-1 deficit and secure their third consecutive victory while knocking the Tigers off a two-game surge with a 6-3 win. ... Read More »

    15 mins ago
  • Three Tigers riding point streaks

    Medicine Hat News Mark Rassell, Max Gerlach and Gary Haden are streaking into Kamloops. The trio of Medicine Hat Tigers are all riding lengthy point streaks into tonight’s Western Hockey League matchup against the slumping Blazers, with the captain leading the way. Rassell holds claim to the longest active point streak on the team at ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Kwahommies hold their own

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Hat High Kwahommies opened the Alberta Schools Athletics Association 4A girls volleyball championship with a 1-2 round robin start on home turf Thursday. While they only have one Grade 12 on the entire roster and four Grad 10s on the starting floor, the Kwahommies kicked off the tournament with a 25-18, 15-25, ... Read More »

    18 hours ago


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  • Simplified tax system might be the answer for government’s embattled CRA

    We have all experienced the frustration of trying to get through to a real person in government but once we are through most of us believe the information provided is accurate. Apparently not. According to Auditor General Michael Ferguson’s report this week, more than 50 per cent of the people who called Canada Revenue Agency ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • MLA Report: Good news for Alberta: All economic indicators pointing in right direction

    Alberta is forecast to see real GDP rise to a staggering 6.7 per cent — more than doubling B.C.’s predicted 3.2 per cent growth rate and more than tripling Saskatchewan’s 2.1 per cent — according to the Conference Board of Canada’s latest report released this week. This is good news for Medicine Hat as Alberta ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Time to get started on the long view of flood protection

    It is time that Albertans put the cart behind the horse when it comes to preventing major floods in southern Alberta, but unfortunately we’re still arguing about who owns the cart. More than four years after massive, damaging and widespread floods in the province, berms are mostly in place in Medicine Hat, and other communities ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • No matter the reason for drug addiction, help is needed; it’s not a life choice

    Why do people becomes drug addicts and why should we help them? I keep on seeing comments in our newspaper about that. I would to like know that. What makes a person want to take drugs or alcohol in the first place to try to block out the pain of living in their day to ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Canadian customs should be followed

    Re: “Face coverings: Time for change rather than hollering ‘intolerance,'” — Nov. 16 I couldn’t agree more with Larry Samcoe’s letter to the editor. Face coverings are not a religious requirement but rather a political stance enforced by men. Canadian customs should be followed by everyone who wants to live in this country, regardless of ... Read More »

    18 hours ago
  • Friends of Medicare has questions for AHS about closing of Six West

    The closing of Six West at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital raises far more questions than answers. When only 50 per cent of its palliative beds are occupied, why is closure the only solution? Why did AHS not consult with our local hospice, palliative providers and other health care professionals in the Palliser region to ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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