October 1st, 2016

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker The second annual #dominicstrong auction, held in memory of Dominic Rooney, is running until Sunday at 5 p.m. on its Facebook page. When Dominic was 11 months old he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. After approximately two years of treatment, he passed away. Early on his parents Sean and Trish Rooney have

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  • Per-ticket fee not cutting it

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Low attendance at the Canalta Centre has hurt the operational budget at the one-year-old, city-owned hockey arena, but may also have cut into payments to retire the capital cost of the building. This week a city committee received a report into the first 12 months of operations at the 6,100-seat arena, and heard ... Read More »

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  • Assisted death pace surprising officials

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The number of medically assisted deaths in Alberta continues at an unexpected pace, says Alberta Health Services. “It has been consistent with two or four a week,” said Dr. Jim Silvius, AHS medical director, who admits to being surprised at the consistency of that number. There have been 29 medically assisted deaths ... Read More »

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  • Sailors sent to Suffield after rape accusation will stand trial in N.S.

    Medicine Hat News Three British sailors who were temporarily stationed at CFB Suffield while awaiting court proceedings on rape charges have been committed to trial in Nova Scotia Provincial Court. Reports state that since the spring the three men have been free on bail conditions that allow their return to the United Kingdom. A preliminary ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Fog, familiar to Hat fans, haunts opener

    Medicine Hat News The Brandon Wheat Kings had their home opener marred by fog last Saturday at the Keystone Centre. A contest between the Wheat Kings and Moose Jaw Warriors grinded to a halt 14:23 into the second period due to heavy fog on the playing surface. The event — reminiscent of the 2007 fog ... Read More »

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  • Mohawks start slow, win big

    Medicine Hat News It was a slow start but Hat High’s Mohawks made sure there was no doubt in the finish on home turf Friday night. At the Methanex Bowl, the local high school football team was up just 1-0 through the first quarter of their exhibition game against Taber’s WR Myers Rebels. But the ... Read More »

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  • Firsts help Tigers to win

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken A pair of first career WHL goals paved the way to victory for the Medicine Hat Tigers on Friday night at the Canalta Centre. Latvian defenceman Kristians Rubins and rookie forward Ryan Chyzowski both notched milestone moments to push the Tigers to a second straight victory. Chyzowski was visibly elated following the goal, ... Read More »

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  • Hockey violence: Have we lost our bearings?

    I have been to a number of Medicine Hat Tigers games, but was most disappointed with the game on Sept 24. What are we teaching our children? 1. We teach them it’s wrong to be a bully except when you’re in a hockey game because there we settle our differences by force. 2. It’s OK ... Read More »

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  • Paying donors for plasma doesn’t put patients at risk

    Re: “Guest Column: Blood supplies across Canada must be safeguarded,” Sept. 14 The recent guest column correctly infers that Canadian Blood Services plays a central role in the collection of plasma to create plasma-derived drugs. We do however need to clarify some of the information within the piece. Ms. Lanteigne leads with, “Private blood brokers ... Read More »

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  • Feds aren’t spending enough

    Our Bank of Canada does not have vaults filled with electronic cash. As remarkable as it may seem, the Bank (owned 100 per cent by the federal government) simply creates money whenever needed by computer entry. It follows that the federal government can never run out of Canadian dollars. This explains how immediately after the ... Read More »

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