August 1st, 2015

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant It’s not known how many local companies were directly hurt by energy market manipulation by TransAlta Utilities in 2010 and 2011, but during the same period the City of Medicine Hat collected an $8-million windfall.Local officials however, as well as the man launching a class-action lawsuit for power consumers, say the municipality was

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    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig Southridge residents who live near where a man was killed Sunday morning said the homicide which saw charges laid against the victim’s 29-year-old roommate Thursday is a crime out of character for the neighbourhood. Police allege Gregory Scott Dyrland, 44, was killed by his roommate James Michael Neil following an altercation between the ... Read More »

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  • City given keys to Canalta Centre

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The Canalta Centre is officially in the hands of the City of Medicine Hat. The handover of the building — constructed over the past two years — was officially set to occur at midnight on Friday between officials of PCL Construction and the arena’s private operator SMG-Canada. That’s one day ahead of Saturday’s ... Read More »

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  • Hatters likely to enjoy a mosquito-free long weekend

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Enjoy the long weekend without the annoying buzz of mosquitoes and those itchy bites. There is an opportunity to sit out on the deck or have a picnic without bothersome mosquitoes and we have the lack of rain to thank for that. “It is all down to lack of moisture,” said Craig ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Sun Devils on cusp of provincial title

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Sun Devils are two wins away from a Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League junior B Tier 2 provincial championship. After sweeping the Lethbridge Barracudas 2-0 on the road last weekend, the Devils enter the final best-of-three round against the North Division champion Rebels this Saturday and Sunday in Fort Saskatachewan, but ... Read More »

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  • Tarapasky shuts down Prospects to close out regular season

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat Mavericks starting pitcher Jason Tarapasky improved to 2-2 to close out the Western Major Baseball League regular season with a 7-2 win over the Edmonton Prospects. The victory was backed by a five-run second inning that saw Mavs outfielder Devin Johnson connect for an RBI double before coming around to ... Read More »

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  • Mavs face Dawgs Sunday to kick off WMBL playoffs

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Mavericks are set to defend their Western Major Baseball League title in another thrilling post-season run, and it all starts Sunday in Okotoks against the Dawgs. The Mavericks will be in tough after going 2-6 against Okotoks in the regular season series. Three of Medicine Hat’s six losses to ... Read More »

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  • Some MPs apparently happy with offering bare minimum to constituents

    Canned quotes, which are written up by a public relations or communications personnel for corporations and governments on behalf of business executives and elected representatives, are a regular feature in today’s press release landscape. Such prefabricated quoted statements usually go through a vetting process to insure the correct sentiment is put out for public consumption. ... Read More »

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  • Talk of the Town: Spectrum plans a return to North Railway in 2016

    The Spectrum board of directors announced this week that it will be returning for the second year in a row to North Railway Street for next summer’s Spectrum Festival. In making the announcement Spectrum Chair Lorraine Dalla-Longa cited the overwhelming support of North Railway residents and businesses along with support from Hatters at large for ... Read More »

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  • Voter fatigue likely to set in during extended federal election campaign

    If Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls an election this weekend, as he is expected to do, we could be facing one of the longest election campaigns in history. The theory is that the Tories have the most money to spend and the longer the campaign the more money they can roll out to persuade voters. ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Independent financial audit of city needed

    A recent front page Medicine Hat News headline in bold print read “Bring it all out: Dumanowski.” I thought ‘Wow, we are finally going to get a financial audit of the goings-on at city hall.’ The financial smoke and mirrors that have gone on for the past three city councils is enough to make a ... Read More »

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  • Who will be most foreign-aid friendly?

    Next September at the UN, the bold sustainable development goals for year 2030 become official. They will chart our way to the end of hunger, extreme poverty, preventable child deaths, malaria and AIDS; to access to clean water, quality education, modern energy, climate change mitigation, promotion of peace, sustainable use of forests, oceans, etc. In ... Read More »

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  • More cheering and applause needed for parade

    Yeehaw! As my son and I donned our western garb early Thursday morning before setting out for the parade, it was with great enthusiasm. We live in an amazing city with great community. I grew up here, moved away, and chose to return to live in Medicine Hat a year ago because this is a ... Read More »

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