April 29th, 2016

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srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney The varsity boys rugby team wore blue shirts. Makes sense, after all they’re Crescent Heights. The junior varsity? Teal. Makes sense, they’re also Eagle Butte. If there was a third roster, it’d be red, given that some players on this team are also from Monsignor McCoy. It’s not quite accurate to say the

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  • TCH congestion an unfunded priority

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City officials are looking forward to talks about the reorganization of the Trans-Canada Highway and a tangled series of intersections on the west side of the city. The main part of the project — a new interchange where Highway Nos. 1 and 3 meet — was listed by the province as an unfunded ... Read More »

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  • Arrests made after road-rage-turned-robbery

    Medicine Hat News City police have arrested two individuals connected to a road rage incident last week that turned into an alleged kidnaping, robbery and assault. The initial incident stemmed from a roadside confrontation that occurred around noon on Friday over a dispute regarding erratic driving in the 4000 block of 13th Avenue SE. Police ... Read More »

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  • Two local schools make list of unfunded projects

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Connaught School and Ecole les Cypres are on the province’s list of unfunded capital projects included in the Budget 2016 capital plan. The list is “basically a priority list” for when the next phase of capital projects are announced, explained SD 76 secretary treasurer Jerry Labossiere, adding that there isn’t funding set aside ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hat team pulling together

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney The varsity boys rugby team wore blue shirts. Makes sense, after all they’re Crescent Heights. The junior varsity? Teal. Makes sense, they’re also Eagle Butte. If there was a third roster, it’d be red, given that some players on this team are also from Monsignor McCoy. It’s not quite accurate to say the ... Read More »

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  • Coach proud of team for great effort

    Dylan Purcell Alberta Newspaper Group LETHBRIDGE The LCI Rams won the game, but Medicine Hat High Kwahommies girls rugby coach Bill Ruzycki was pleased to see his team’s effort throughout. Ruzycki’s lineup includes players from Crescent Heights, Hat High, Eagle Butte and even Seven Persons as they pull in an all-sorts lineup to compete in ... Read More »

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  • Talons’ pressure pays off

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Always run hard through first base, coaches like to say. Hayden Klaiber is sure glad he listened. The Eagle Butte Talons designated hitter was looking to end Wednesday’s baseball game against Crescent Heights with a gapper to the fence, but had to settle for a ground ball to the right side in the ... Read More »

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  • Public should appreciate honest opinions from politicians

    Above all, people want honesty from their politicians, or at least they say they do. Yet, this week’s high-profile kerfuffle between Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Uber, and the reaction would suggest people would rather politicians agree with their own opinion. It also highlights the crucial difference between truth and honesty. An opinion, no matter ... Read More »

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  • Overhaul of Canadian content regulations is long overdue

    Canadian content could be getting a major overhaul in the coming years. On Saturday, federal Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced she will be leading public consultations about the government’s role in supporting Canadian content, looking for ways to update policies to fit in with the modern world. The last time Canadian content regulations were updated ... Read More »

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  • PM engaging in wishful thinking on Canadian foreign policy past and present

    Like a pinprick in a balloon, with air slowly leaking out — there’s a sense of deflation that the Liberal government doesn’t spell a radical shift from the previous Conservative government. At least that’s what it felt like when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quoted as saying that Canadian support for UN peacekeeping missions comes ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • It’s time to hustle after new industry

    One can only hope that the City of Medicine Hat has forsaken its 1980’s stated agenda of “not allowing any more smoke stack industries in Medicine Hat.” This rule morphed into the extreme of no more industry period and most businesses of any kind were dissuaded from locating here. The stated goal was to make ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Call the carbon levy what it is

    Our NDP government saw fit to add salt to the open wound that is the Alberta economy recently. Whether you are good at math or not, the introduction of a carbon levy will do doubt increase the cost of living in Alberta. The levy will have a ripple effect on the wallets of all Albertans, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Health column commended

    I would like to commend Gillian Slade for her column entitled “Speed up your recovery by taking care of yourself before going under the knife” published in the Medicine Hat News on April 25. Patients and surgeons are both interested in a rapid and complete recovery after surgery, and the ideas mentioned in the column ... Read More »

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