July 7th, 2015

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Spending nearly $20 million on a centre just for seniors has been a sticking point for some city councillors.“Many people on council did not think we should spend this kind of money on one age group,” said Coun. Les Pearson. “It has been a battle of the head and heart.”An age integrated

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  • Council members torn over seniors centre cost

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Spending nearly $20 million on a centre just for seniors has been a sticking point for some city councillors.“Many people on council did not think we should spend this kind of money on one age group,” said Coun. Les Pearson. “It has been a battle of the head and heart.”An age integrated ... Read More »

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  • Solar project $3M over budget

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant How did an energy conservation project go more than $3 million over budget without elected officials or municipal administrators knowing about it sooner?Councillors want to know and Medicine Hat’s chief administrator says she will find out.Monday’s meeting of city council heard that a budget amendment is needed to cover costs at the solar ... Read More »

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  • Council votes 5-4 to spend $3.13M on Veiner Centre

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Council voted by a slim margins to go ahead with a recommended $3.13-million budget to prepare the vacant Veiner Centre to house arts groups currently using city space at the Cultural Centre.That effectively ends one councillor’s request that the Flats building be an option for seniors groups seeking a new home after flooding ... Read More »

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Local Sports

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    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s Grant Knight is a national champion. Knight took gold as a member of Team Alberta at the Master Bowlers of Canada National 5-pin championship in Hamilton, Ont. July 2. Knight’s Team Alberta took a resounding victory, besting second-place Manitoba 116.5-100 in the 21-game tournament. “We found out after our 19th ... Read More »

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  • Inside the CFL: CFL season kicks off with plenty of surprises

    A callow youth beats the Grey Cup champs. Saskatchewan, Edmonton and B.C. are winless, the East is kicking the daylights out of Western defences and the Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Orphanauts sit are undefeated. And, oh yes. Proving you can go home again, kicker Paul McCallum is back in green and white.“Curiouser and curiouser!” wrote ... Read More »

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  • Thunder fall in finals

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s top junior baseball team took second place at a tournament in Kalispell, Montana this past weekend. The Southland Dairy Queen junior AAA Thunder went 4-2, finishing with a 17-7 loss to Glacier but gutting out a couple key wins in 38 C heat to get there. Friday saw the Thunder ... Read More »

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By Keep It Real: Medicine Hat News Comment Great article Gillian, an excellent synopsis of the City Council saga over the replacement of the Seniors Centre. And h... Read More »

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  • FIFA event another example of rampant sexism in the world of sports

    Over the last month, Canada has played host to amazing displays of athleticism, teamwork, heartbreak and triumph as hosts of FIFA’s Women’s World Cup —culminating with the U.S. national team’s 5-2 victory over Japan on Sunday. It was also, unfortunately, an all-too-familiar display of the sexism that the world’s top female athletes endure. There is, ... Read More »

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  • Ontario NDP deputy helped Alberta go orange

    Jagmeet Singh says that until the orange wave hit Alberta this spring, the only thing the South Asian community in Calgary knew about the NDP was that one of its politicians wore a turban in the Ontario legislature. “Brand recognition was very low. The only way South Asians knew about the NDP was through me,” ... Read More »

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  • Medicine Hat takes a stand to tackle the psychological trauma of homelessness

    Albertans who are homeless are not always who you think they are but they are always our community members. Homelessness nearly always results from a series of losses and the very experience of homelessness fosters a loss of hope — a traumatic experience for the individuals, families, and children without safe and secure housing. A ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Veiner Centre land belongs to Medicine Hat seniors

    Re: “Seniors Centre Options require public feedback,” July 2. There is a very important question that needs to be answered by the City of Medicine Hat regarding the Veiner Centre and a new seniors’ centre. The land the damaged Veiner Centre building sits upon was given to either the seniors of Medicine Hat or the ... Read More »

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  • Sky won’t fall over minimum wage hike

    Re: Minimum Wage to $15? It’s not that simple,” June 26. Actually, Ms. Slade, it is that simple. You have chosen to write a very one-sided editorial about the dangers to the economy when the government raises the minimum wage. There is much more to the issue than the cost of fast food or other ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Parker’s building might be perfect to house both seniors’ and cultural centre

    If the three-level 80,000sq.-ft. flood-free Parker’s/Bargain Shopbuilding, formerly Woolworths, waspurchased by the city for $1.7 million (in view of the $1.46 millionVeiner Centre insurance payout and proposed total $3.1 millionupgrade) it might be another viable housing option for the Veiner Centre and/or cultural centre location. The building could easily be partitioned, due to itslarge structural ... Read More »

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