September 2nd, 2015

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prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell As Medicine Hat College celebrates heading into its 50th year, the local institution is hoping to mark the occasion with good deeds and “50 Acts of College.”“What we’re really trying to do is have a positive impact on the community,” said Colleen Graham, marketing and communication co-ordinator. “And engage the community and the

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  • Officers not guilty: Trio acquitted on aggravated charge, one found guilty of common assault

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig Three city police officers were found not guilty of an alleged 2012 aggravated assault Monday. But a Queen’s Bench justice stopped short of exonerating police actions in levelling a guilty verdict to common assault against one of the three.In rendering his verdict, Justice David Gates stated MHPS Const. Robert Angstadt’s actions against James ... Read More »

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  • City’s finances looking OK despite oil and gas returns

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat’s balance sheet improved in the second quarter thanks to land sales, jobs left vacant at city hall and stronger than expected returns on investments, according to documents presented Monday. However, low oil and gas prices continue to concern finance officials who, for the second time this year, said they are being ... Read More »

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  • Hay burns after wind blows tree into power line

    Medicine Hat NewsA wind-snapped tree near a rural power pole caused about $100,000 worth of hay bales to burn on Monday west of Medicine Hat before fire crews from four regional departments got the blaze under control.Cypress County Fire Chief Dennis Mann told the News that high wind just before noon pushed a tree into ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Grose takes top spot at Tim Horton’s Junior Open

    Medicine Hat NewsTwenty-five young athletes took to the court for the 2015 Tim Horton’s Junior Open, Saturday at the Medicine Hat Tennis Club.Michael Grose took top spot in the Teen Open, defeating Megan Ciona in four sets (6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3).In the 14-and-under division, Landon Scholly defeated Dannon O’Driscoll 6-1 to take the championship, while ... Read More »

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  • Inside the CFL: Kelly: Roughriders, Blue Bombers need complete coaching overhaul

    Fire the coaches!At this, the halfway mark of the 2015 CFL season, with the Labour day classics ready to kick-off the stretch run, drastic action must be taken in Winnipeg and Saskatchewan. Under head coach Corey Chamblin the Roughriders are 0-9. He has made poor decisions throughout this campaign but pulling quarterback Brett Smith in ... Read More »

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  • Royalty on the links

    bpenton@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrucePenton If there’s anything such as royalty in Canadian men’s amateur golf circles, then it’s safe to say His Royal Highness is on the grounds this week at Desert Blume.Vancouver’s Doug Roxburgh — who has won six national amateur titles during his illustrious career — is in the field of 156 of the best ... Read More »

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  • A lot of hurt caused by Ashley Madison hack

    What to make of the peculiar case of Ashley Madison. The infamous site —which aims to connect married folk with cheating opportunities —ballooned on to the world stage last month after hackers stole data about the site’s 36-million members, including email addresses, account information, private messages and billing details. There was an irony to the ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs:After Duffy, can voters trust Tories?

    MONTREAL By the time Mike Duffy’s trial wraps up later this year, voters will already have rendered their election verdict on Stephen Harper. But regardless of whether the disgraced senator turns out to be guilty in the eye of the law, in the court of public opinion the tenuous case designed to insulate the Conservative ... Read More »

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  • Childhood obesity a complex issue, and there’s plenty of blame to go around

    There has been no shortage of news in recent years about the childhood obesity epidemic in North America and beyond. Now we know who’s to blame: Parents.At least, that’s the opinion of more than two-thirds of doctors polled recently by SERMO, a social network for physicians.In the survey which received 2,258 responses from doctors around ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Minimum wage: Rising tide lifts all boats

    I support the provincial government’s plan to raise Alberta’s minimum wage, in increments, to $15 per hour by 2018. I do not understand the opposition to this plan, voiced by business organizations. Firstly, the minimum wage will apply to all businesses, therefore no business will have an advantage or disadvantage against competing businesses. If costs ... Read More »

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  • Photo radar the biggest scam foisted on citizens in many years

    Re: “Police should justify each photo radar location,” Aug. 12. The letter from Mr. Doug Hill in the paper put fire in my belly. The photo radar implementation in Alberta is the biggest scam to be foisted on our citizens for many years. What the people of Medicine Hat must understand is that our police ... Read More »

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  • Seniors’ centre debate becoming a comedy act

    It seems the seniors’ centre is becoming a comedy act at city hall. Every council meeting seems there seems to be a new version of the proposed centre. According to the mayor, 20 per cent of Medicine Hat’s population is seniors; that’s about 12,600 people. Prior to the flood in 2013 the Veiner Centre was ... Read More »

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