April 19th, 2018

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COLLIN GALLANT cgallant@medicinehatnews.com Twitter: CollinGallant The sunniest city in Canada is getting the biggest medicinal marijuana production facility on earth — a growing, production and packaging facility the size of 21 football fields that will employ 450 Hatters as soon as next fall. Officials with Aurora Cannabis Inc. were at city council’s Monday meeting where

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  • Dam release will test banks of Seven Persons Creek

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The water level in Seven Persons Creek is expected to rise enough to cause flooding in low lying areas by Thursday, affecting three local golf courses. St. Mary’s River Irrigation District began releasing water from Murray Dam, near Seven Persons, into Seven Persons Creek at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. The flow began ... Read More »

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  • Pot plant a big boost for BSBP

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant If you’re happy a major marijuana grower will set up in northwest Medicine Hat, imagine the delight of the owner of the barbecue joint just down the street. “It’s absolutely huge for us,” said Jeff Brewster, a co-owner of Skinny’s Smoke House, which opened its new location in the somewhat sparse Box Springs ... Read More »

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  • With all these jobs, people will come

    Medicine Hat News After a seemingly long drought, new industrial investment inside Medicine Hat’s city limits could total $250 million over the next 18 months. Looking to the larger region and outward on the calendar, the total could be closer to $1 billion. After the announcement of a $130-million cannabis production facility on Monday, Mayor ... Read More »

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  • Hat swimmers compete at Westerns

    Medicine Hat News Five Medicine Hat swimmers were in Victoria this past weekend for a very big meet. The Western Canadian Championships gave Anna Nozewski and Aaron Kruger of the Medicine Hat Waves, and Delrae Vetter, Berlin Mastel and Emily Schlenker of the Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club a chance to test themselves against some of ... Read More »

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  • Chenard tops charts at gymnastics provincials

    Medicine Hat News With 96 competitors in the Level 6 girls division at provincials, any number of tiny factors could’ve sent a contender spilling out of contention. One step the wrong way on floor. One missed element on bars. One loss of balance on the beam. Salta’s Olivia Chenard pretty much experienced none of those ... Read More »

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  • Huge first inning paces Vikings over Comets

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Crescent Heights Vikings rode a monster first inning to a 14-4 victory on Wednesday at Athletic Park. The Vikings sent 12 batters to the plate in the opening frame while bringing eight around to leave the Erle Rivers Comets in an insurmountable deficit before cruising to a lopsided six-inning victory. “It’s really ... Read More »

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  • Let’s talk about the Canalta Centre

    It seems every year, just like the downtown core, the Canalta Centre becomes the hot topic around the city. All is quiet until the Medicine Hat Tigers playoff games, and then social media starts to hone in on the Canalta Centre and attack. This year it was especially bad — and rightfully so. The Tabbies ... Read More »

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  • When the doctor says sorry

    My introduction to the complex and emotional world of adverse events in health care occurred in 2001 when I chaired a committee to review an inquest report into the tragic deaths of 12 infants in a paediatric surgery program in Manitoba. Justice Murray Sinclair, who conducted the inquest, had concluded that at least five of ... Read More »

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  • Christian message has been replaced with a narrow political agenda

    I grew up in an immigrant family, culturally isolated. I was also the product of ‘the middle child syndrome’, often feeling left out, overlooked, ignored. It left me painfully shy, socially awkward, and obsessively introverted. To make things just a little worse, my family attended a German Baptist church in our neighbourhood. Everyone spoke German, ... Read More »

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