July 30th, 2016

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prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell It’s been both a labour of love and learning over the past year, as a committee with the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede has worked to restore historical wagons to showcase to the community. “It’s something none of us had ever done before,” Ron Edwards said of the project, which a handful with

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  • Staff boost for Home Care as need spikes

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Home Care in Medicine Hat is boosting staff by 21 per cent to meet an ever growing demand, says Alberta Health Services. “I think Home Care and continuing care, specifically as our population ages, is going to be really, really critical and we will see significant growth,” said Sean Chilton, chief zone ... Read More »

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  • Maybe the biggest Kiddies Day yet

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Pioneer Village was the place to be for young Hatters at the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede on Friday, as Methanex sponsored the annual Kiddies Day on the Stampede grounds. With free admission to the grounds between noon and 3:30 p.m. for children 12 and under, and a plethora of activities, the village ... Read More »

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  • Seniors issues on tap at council

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Seniors will feature prominently on city council’s agenda Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at city hall. There are three recommendations from the public services committee this week for council to make a decision on: Approve the design for refurbishment of the Veiner Centre, approve the construction budget of $11.6 million ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • NHLers help with camp at Family Leisure Centre

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Dozens of young hockey players got the chance to skate with some NHL talent this week as the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association welcomed Nick Schultz and Cory Sarich for a skills camp. Schultz, a Philadelphia Flyers defenceman and brother of Medicine Hat Minor Hockey president Kris Schultz, says it’s always great when ... Read More »

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  • Saving best for last

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Chuck Schmidt was the last up in Friday’s saddle bronc event at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede rodeo, but he was one of the first on his horse. Schmidt hopped onto his bronc, Bonus Alley, several minutes before they opened the gate to help calm down an animal he knew was a ... Read More »

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  • Mavs fall to Dawgs

    Medicine Hat News Leading in to Friday’s last game of the regular season, the Medicine Hat Mavericks consistently said how important it was to show well in Okotoks against the team that stole first place from under their noses. Instead, the host Dawgs earned a handy 5-2 win that could’ve been a lot more lopsided. ... Read More »

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  • Poll reports quality of life is still pretty high in good ol’ Alberta

    Alberta gets top ranking globally: CBC reports that despite the downturn in the economy, 86 per cent of Calgarians say their quality of life is still good. Life seems a little more precarious in the farther reaches of the country, particularly in the North and in the Maritimes. That could be a warning for the ... Read More »

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  • Hillary leads the way for female role models

    Eyes wide with admiration and awe. It’s a familiar sight, if you’ve ever seen the reaction of young girls when they meet Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede royalty. These young ones are awestruck. They want to be like them. Sure, there’s the crown and clothing and flashy parts to being princess and queen, but there’s ... Read More »

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  • PM on a high-stakes mission, set against idyllic backdrops

    The appointment was right there last Friday in Justin Trudeau’s public itinerary, which the Prime Minister’s Office sends daily to every Ottawa reporter who cares to sign up. “The prime minister will attend the Dock Innovators Retreat,” it said. “Closed to media.” Attend the what? Googling the mysterious term provided no further information. I was ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • AHS CEO completely ignored issue of affordability

    It is hoped that Dr. V. Yiu has other important skills to be CEO of Alberta Health Services, for her justification of the five-per-cent wage increase over three years for AHS staff is rather weak. (Letters, July 26). Her reasons — hard working, compassionate and caring, are not extraordinary, for they are just part of ... Read More »

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  • Tax evaders costly to the rest of society

    Recently we have been asked by the City of Medicine Hat to let them know how we feel cuts can best be made to city expenses. We ask you to consider not cuts, but to work at getting fair taxation at all levels of government. The fact is for the last several decades the wealthy ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Evening walk is marred by weeds, mosquitoes, dead trees

    I took my evening walk through the lovely graveyard of vacant lots (Sierra Estates), 20 acres of nice big weeds, with many hollows full of water, allowing a great breeding grounds for our sharp nose little friends, which welcomed my visit. On my way home along Sierra Blvd., I walked by about 20 dead trees ... Read More »

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