July 28th, 2017

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade About 1,400 entries in the Better Living show is testament to exceptional talent boasting, homegrown vegetables, fruit, sewing, quilting, weaving, knitting, baking and crafts to name only a few. The show invites people of all ages including children to participate and allows their creativity to emerge, says a grandmother who has been

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  • Hat will lead mid-sized Canadian cities in growth, study predicts

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Well, yahoo! Medicine Hat’s local economy could lead mid-sized Canadian cities in growth this year and next, according to a new report by the Conference Board of Canada. The study, set to be revealed next week, includes a prediction of 2.7 per cent growth in Medicine Hat this year, then 2 per cent ... Read More »

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  • Community spirit shines at parade

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Anyone seeking pom-poms, bunting, ribbons and skirting in Medicine Hat should be aware that most of the local supply appears to have marched down First Street on Thursday. Boosting a notable number of well-adorned floats, vehicles, heavy equipment and flatbed trailers, the 100th Medicine Hat Stampede snaked its way through the downtown core. ... Read More »

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  • Police chipping away at goal to have more women in their ranks

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell It’s a slow but steady slog forward, as Medicine Hat Police continue to try to address the imbalanced gender demographics within the force. “If you want to police the community, you should reflect the community,” said Police Chief Andy McGrogan about the importance of having diversity on the force — and gender being ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Contributing in every way

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney He fields. He hits. He pitches. Is there anything Tanner Helms can’t do? The Louisiana native has become the ultimate utility man for the Medicine Hat Mavericks this summer, but it’s a role he relishes. “I enjoy it, throughout my entire college career I’ve always been a closer or a starter,” said Helms ... Read More »

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  • Time precious in the rodeo game

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken When Tanner Girletz heard he would be getting a re-ride on the back of Blind Spot to close out Thursday’s bull riding performance of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede rodeo, he knew every fraction of a second would count. Unfortunately, he came 0.08 shy. The Cereal product says he’s crossed paths with ... Read More »

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  • Knights, Boutkan replicate strong opener from a week ago

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It was the best possible form of deja vu Thursday for the K of C Knights. For the second tournament in a row the Medicine Hat American Legion baseball team began with a dominant performance, enforcing the mercy rule in a 12-2, six-inning win over the Miles City Mavericks. “We had the first ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Sailing anything but smooth in days ahead for the UCP

    It may have happened a week ago but people are still talking about it. The vote was 95 per cent in favour of collapsing the PC and Wildrose parties with members grouping under a new banner — the United Conservative Party (UCP). Let’s face it: 95 per cent in any political vote is what we ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: Diversification key to Hat’s workforce

    The Medicine Hat-specific unemployment rate is 4.5 per cent for the month of June, according to the latest Statistics Canada. That is an incredible eight per cent drop year-over-year. Job growth in Medicine Hat continues to be strong with the latest Statistics Canada numbers reflecting an incredible turnaround over the past 12 months. However, a ... Read More »

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  • Rhino’s Ramblings:Meet me in the Hat

    “Nothing ever really happens here,” I overheard someone at downtown coffee shop this past Monday. It really left me thinking just how wrong this person might be to an outsider. It’s been well over 30 years since I called the Hat my home. Back in those days I came to Medicine Hat because I had ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Trudeau’s rationale in Khadr case is ‘very much the Liberal approach’

    “The Khadrs, Canada’s First Family of Terrorism” is how Dr. Daniel Pipes of Pepperdine University and of the Middle East Forum has labeled this controversial Canadian family. He has documented their activities inside and outside Canada to the most recent happening. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issues a public apology to Omar Khadr and also decides ... Read More »

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  • Dangerous intersection needs attention

    The road meeting Dunmore Road coming out of the Medicine Hat Mall (the Wendy’s corner) is dangerous, because it’s unsigned for people making a right turn from the mall side onto Dunmore Road. There is no indication to drivers coming from the area of the mall that vehicles making a left turn off Ross Glen ... Read More »

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  • Offended and alarmed over government payment to Khadr

    Re: “Terrorism should have consequences,” July 25 Well said, Mr. Maltin, I totally agree with your letter. I am very offended and alarmed that my tax dollars are used to pay off a known terrorist. Barb Bockman Dunmore... Read More »

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