June 29th, 2017

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Four long-abandoned gas wells in central Medicine Hat are leaking methane at a concerning rate, according to a draft report by the Alberta Energy Regulator, portions of which the News has acquired. Excerpts detail methane readings higher than an “acute threshold” deemed above acceptable health and safety standards at several of the wells

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  • Saretzky guilty on all counts for triple-murder

    jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com LETHBRIDGE HERALD Derek Saretzky murdered 69-year-old Coleman resident Hanne Meketech, and then he murdered Blairmore resident Terry Blanchette, and Terry’s daughter, two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette. On Wednesday, the jury in the Saretzky triple-murder trial took three hours to render guilty verdicts on all counts for the 2015 homicides. Saretzky was also found guilty of offering ... Read More »

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  • City safe despite methane leaks: officials

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Four long-abandoned gas wells in central Medicine Hat are leaking methane at a concerning rate, according to a draft report by the Alberta Energy Regulator, portions of which the News has acquired. Excerpts detail methane readings higher than an “acute threshold” deemed above acceptable health and safety standards at several of the wells ... Read More »

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  • Fifth Avenue Memorial sits near well site tagged for monitoring

    Medicine Hat News Gas bubbling up from the ground and backyard drilling in pioneer days are part of the lore of Medicine Hat, but one of the city’s oldest churches is now having to cope with its modern-day effects. The Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church is one of four sites in Medicine Hat that anAlberta ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Dick wins tourney

    Medicine Hat News While zone pickleball championships for the 55-and-over age groups were decided in Medicine Hat, a few Hatters went to Calgary for a different tournament this past weekend. Nancy Dick teamed with High River’s Louise Campbell to finish second in 4.0 women’s doubles at the Alberta Open. After a couple impressive wins, they ... Read More »

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  • Mavs quieted by 57’s pitching

    Medicine Hat News Leave it to the best pitching staff in the Western Major Baseball League to give the Medicine Hat Mavericks a quick game or two. The Swift Current 57’s, sporting a team earned run average roughly half that of Medicine Hat’s, shut down the prolific Mavs bats in a 4-1, seven-inning win Wednesday ... Read More »

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  • Tigers add two imports, have options

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The off-season is all about creating options, and the Medicine Hat Tigers picked up a few more on Wednesday morning at the CHL import draft. Holding the second-last pick in the draft after a 51-win season, the Tigers opted for German centre Mick Kohler at 59th overall before adding a third import with ... Read More »

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  • Life will be utterly different when Canada celebrates 200

    The year is 2067, Canada is about to celebrate its bicentennial, and you can only imagine the view from here. In a few more turns of present day, Canadians will mark our sesquicentennial as a nation, or 150th birthday, with a now standard set of musings about national identity, a hot dog, some fireworks, but ... Read More »

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  • Happy birthday

    As Canada’s 150th birthday bash approaches this Saturday, many are thinking about what they love best about Canada, and the significance of this historic moment. There is no definitive list of what makes us Canadian, but there are certainly some cool aspects to consider when thinking about our country as a whole. Anne of Green ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: What to watch on Parliamentary break

    Parliament stands adjourned until mid-September but that does not mean the business of politics is on pause. Here are three must-watch political stories of the summer season. 1. This is the week when a 16-year Liberal reign is expected to end in British Columbia. The provincial legislature will vote on an NDP non-confidence motion in ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Willing to sacrifice some human rights

    Re: “Protect the innocent,” June 9 “Protect the innocent and law abiding citizens, not terrorists” is a line that closes out the editorial of June 9. Having read it countless times, I cannot come to any other conclusion than the opinion did exactly the reverse of the quote. I rarely disagree with anything Gillian Slade ... Read More »

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  • Feds should promote access to education for all

    Recent weeks brought us two very different announcements by the Trudeau government. First, a $14 billion increase to the defence budget. Two days later, an amount one per cent that size for the promotion of women internationally that isn’t even new money but is instead coming from existing — and dwindling — aid funds. Women ... Read More »

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  • Lodge management worried about its own interests in casino dispute

    Re: “Gloves off over casino move” – Medicine Hat News, June 14 You have to be kidding meÉ Medicine Hat Lodge manager Raj Lokhande was quoted as saying, “Gaming revenue would drop at a proposed location that’s two-thirds the size, not to mention a hit to tourism. Local groups provide volunteer workers to the casino ... Read More »

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