July 3rd, 2015

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cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown What do the Esplanade’s museum curator and the local motorcycle community have in common with Hollywood heavyweight Tom Cruise?They all “feel the need … the need for speed” again.Cruise signed on this week for “Top Gun 2.” Closer to home, Bruce Shepard and area motorcyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts opened Motorcycles II: Speed, Style

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  • MHC faculty inks new deal

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Faculty members at Medicine Hat College are happy to have a new contract in place after nearly two years of negotiations with the institution, but the length of the deal means a new bargaining year has already begun. More than 250 instructors and academic staff workers had been without a contract since June ... Read More »

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  • Big utility jumps: Gas way down, electricity way up

    Medicine Hat News Natural gas utility rates in Medicine Hat are dropping in July, and across the province — where the local utility determines its price — rates are tightening up. In June, several months of missed price forecasts led province-wide distributors to offer, in some cases, a 200 per cent difference in prices offered ... Read More »

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  • War hero Bliss brothers honoured on city bench

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The four Bliss brothers of Medicine Hat who fought in the First World War have been honoured by a local resident with a new park bench that bears their names and four poppies. “This is one of the better things I’ve done in my life,” said Eldon Wells, who remembers some of ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Hatters tie

    Medicine Hat News It was a circuitous route, but it wound up in the same spot for two Medicine Hat junior golfers. At the Alberta junior championships at Henderson Lake Golf and Country Club in Lethbridge Thursday, both Michael Valk and Ronnie Postnikoff finished tied for 40th at 32-over par 312. Postnikoff posted a final-round ... Read More »

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  • Phones ring for undrafted Tigers

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers leading point-getter Trevor Cox may not have been drafted into the NHL, but his phone still rang Saturday afternoon. Minutes after the culmination of the NHL draft — which saw Tigers centre Matt Bradley taken 131st overall by the Montreal Canadiens — Cox’s phone lit up, and when he answered, ... Read More »

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  • Monarchs get great start, Ellefson pitches back-to-back wins in Spokane

    Medicine Hat News The fireworks came early for the Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs at Spokane’s American Legion Wood Bat Classic Thursday. An 11-run first inning led to a 23-1 mercy rule victory against the Sandy Giants, which the Monarchs followed with a 12-8 win over the Eagle Vipers in back-to-back outings. Medicine Hat sent 17 ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: As anti-union bill shows, nobody gets in PM’s way

    How badly does Stephen Harper want anti-union legislation — odious, punitive and almost certainly unconstitutional as it is — passed into law? On an early summer Friday, while you were longing for your weekend, the Prime Minister’s Office choreographed another headlong behavioural plunge down the mine shaft for your Senate. It won’t end up with ... Read More »

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  • Public deserves to vote on all seniors’ centre options, even ‘Cadillac’ version

    Politicians have a habit of either refusing to ask the public for an opinion or else asking the same question repeatedly until the answer is the one they want. It is about 19 months since the public, in a survey of not only seniors, said overwhelmingly they wanted a new seniors’ centre in a new ... Read More »

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  • What a great country Canada is

    Canada is a land that in its breadth defies simple description.Yet, Canadians — editorial writers included — keep attempting to boil down our national identity to few touchstones, places, people or things.Terry Fox, Peggy’s Cove, the Rocky Mountains, poutine, snowshoes, the local hockey team, health care, and Remembrance Day, are good examples.That list could go ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • 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 »

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  • 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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  • What exactly is ‘arm’s length’ as it relates to the recent police trial?

    Back in 1967 when I left Medicine Hat en route to Regina to join the RCMP, “Serve and Protect” had a much different definition than it does in 2015. From 1967-92, I watched the police go from a “force” to a “service” to a “collection” agency where the more traffic tickets are issued, the more ... Read More »

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