April 27th, 2015

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KATHMANDU, Nepal – As the death toll from Nepal’s devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine. Help poured in after Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 quake, with countries large and small sending medical and rescue teams, aircraft and basic supplies. The small

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  • Ready to run

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Despite chilly, nearly wintry weather on Saturday morning Medicine Hat College’s annual Rattler Run drew hundreds of runners and quite a few spectators. The runners in the 3K, 5K and 10K races seemed eager to get off the mark as they waited shivering in the cold for the race to begin. They took ... Read More »

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  • Events Calendar April 27-May 3

    April 27 — Get to know your Android tablet, MH public library, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, registration required. April 28 — Day of Mourning, park at bottom of Scholten Hill, 11 a.m. April 28 — Drop-in Computer Sessions, MH public library, 1-3 p.m. April 28 — Tuesday evening family storytime,MH public library age 2 and up, ... Read More »

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  • Mock trial brings lighter side to Law Day

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The Provincial Courthouse rang with accusations of “porkocide” as the attempted murder trial of Curly and Loretta Pig convened in Courtroom FourIt was all part of the fun as Medicine Hat hosted its annual Law Day. The mock trial of Curly and Loretta (played by Kelly Hamilton and Cindy Nelson) was one of ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • No home ring advantage this time

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal It was a tough night for Medicine Hat fighters at Fists of Fury 11 at the Cypress Centre Saturday night.Southern Alberta Combative Arts had a trio of fighters in the event: Justin Morris, Evan Sloan and Jamie Droeske. All three lost by unanimous decision, but showed a lot of grit and heart as ... Read More »

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  • Strong start for junior Sun Devils

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Sun Devils wasted no time in getting their lacrosse season off to a quick start. On Saturday at the Kinplex, the junior B Tier 2 squad scored eight times in the first period of a 16-12 win over the Calgary Wranglers. Zack Wilson led the way with four goals ... Read More »

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  • Mohawks remain unbeaten in league play

    Medicine Hat News Hat teams had a good Saturday in the Southern Alberta High School Baseball League, while splits were the order of the day for other local squads. Hat High’s Mohawks improved to 6-0 with a pair of wins, 29-10 over Maple Creek and 11-8 over Erle Rivers. An 18-run first inning was more ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Harper’s anti-union bill rises from dead

    OTTAWA Stephen Harper’s notorious, proposed anti-union legislation is still floundering in its fourth year, unloved, unnecessary, unfair and largely unconstitutional. But not dead. Bill C-377, first introduced by British Columbia Conservative backbencher Russ Hiebert in December 2011, has been revived by a Senate committee and there was Hiebert this week, again staking his claim to ... Read More »

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  • You may not like the NDP, but Notley was a clear winner in debate

    You may not like the NDP, you may look at the party’s past and present provincial governments in B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario and question whether Alberta’s version is the right fit for this province — or any province for that matter. You may even despise the NDP’s platform in this election. But Alberta NDP ... Read More »

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  • Talk of the Town: Will this election mark the end of the longest-serving government in Canada?

    In just two weeks the Progressive Conservatives have gone from likely winners of the current provincial election to possibly seeing their status as the longest serving provincial government in Canada come to an end. Despite their pitfalls to date, the party, according to Medicine Hat College’s political commentator Terry Chapman, the beleaguered party might just ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Corporate tax hikes would be bad for Alberta

    “Increase the personal income tax rate for the rich and the corporate tax rate for corporations.”This platform appears to be resonating with more Albertans in the current provincial election.”Rich” and “corporations” mean to themtoo much money and extraordinary profits, and conservative-leaning governments never make them pay their fair share.Consequently the taxpayers with less have to ... Read More »

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  • Is grave harm being done to democracy?

    What in the world has happened to the right-wing political parties of Alberta? We’ve lived through the left-wing policies of Ed Stelmach (changes to oil royalties, the health “superboard” fiasco) and the wild excesses of Alison Redford. The PCs promised change when Jim Prentice took the reins. And what about Danielle Smith and her floor-crossers? ... Read More »

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  • Health in Alberta needs local strength

    The election campaign brings many promises. Let’s look at one made for Alberta’s biggest expenditure area, Alberta’s Health System. On March 18, Premier jim Prentice told us that the pendulum is coming back in terms of local input into decision-making to protect the interests of people who live across the province. Health Minister Stephen Mandel ... Read More »

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