May 31st, 2016

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Women had an opportunity to connect with each other this weekend, as A Lady’s Affair, a trade show dedicated to supporting women in business in the city, took over the Cypress Centre auditorium. “For the first ‘A Lady’s Affair,’ we’ve had a tremendous time,” said Kerri Sandford, associate publisher/managing editor for the Medicine

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Local News

  • Survey gets major response

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A week-old survey asking Hatters to rank cost-cutting options and city services has garnered the greatest response in recent history of public engagement. About 2,100 residents have already filled out an online poll one week after administrators asked for input on potential cost cutting and service levels ahead of next year’s budget shortfall. ... Read More »

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  • Tory hopefuls reveal biggest issues

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade In the race to become the Conservative candidate for the upcoming byelection, six nominees weigh in on issues they believe are on the minds of constituents in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner. There is a recurring theme on the hearts of people across the riding — jobs, says Brian Benoit. An unemployment rate of 9.1 per ... Read More »

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  • Local dementia sufferer taking part in Make Memories Matter

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade A local man who has shared his personal journey with dementia publicly and positively is participating in Make Memories Matter — the Alzheimer Society’s annual fundraising walk. It will take place on June 11 in Medicine Hat. There are 747,000 Canadians living with dementia. When Roger Marple, 58, was diagnosed with dementia he ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Colts finish with a championship win in Great Falls

    Medicine Hat News The McCoy Colts varsity baseball team was given one extra inning to determine the end of their season Monday at the Tom Taleff tournament in Great Falls, and Nathan Schlachter made the most of it. Schlachter’s timely hit in the top of the eighth inning plated the winning run and pushed the ... Read More »

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  • Great weekend at the drag strip

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association shook off Friday’s rain cancellation and came roaring back with a highly competitive weekend on the strip to kick off the summer season. More than 100 bracket cars and bikes took to the track through Saturday and Sunday to open the racing season in style, and ... Read More »

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  • Hounds announce executive roles

    Medicine Hat News A long-time hockey association in the Gas City has a familiar face returning as its president. Dale Fuller will continue on for a second straight year leading the Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds following annual elections held a week ago. Fuller is joined on this year’s executive by treasurer Ken Longmore, secretary Sandy ... Read More »

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  • Fame, fortune and a reflection of society as a whole

    With 24/7 social media, trending topics, tabloids, reality-TV shows, and neverending saturation of tell-all gossip pages, it’s easy to fall into a sense that we know who celebrities are. One celebrity is trash, another is classy, another is intelligent, another is a bimbo, another is a good dad, another is a bad mom and so ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Give these important issues some serious thought

    There are many issues facing us today that should require us to research all sides of the issue before committing to a position rather than just following the other sheeple who profess to know what they are talking about. Many of these issues and how we handle them can have a direct bearing on our ... Read More »

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  • The Sniff Test: A lot of twits on Twitter and class from Brian Jean

    Twitter is the gossip grapevine we love to hate when we’re trying to be respectable. But, really, we genuinely love the immediacy, the unguarded bluntness, the delicious sense of ungoverned gossip. Today when things happen, we’ve “heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend,” who probably heard it on Twitter. Unsurprisingly, the ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Actually, there are some relatively easy answers about how to cut $500,000 from city budget

    Re: Financially Fit for the Future The city is asking for ideas where to cut $500,000 out of next year’s budget and Corporate Services Commissioner Brian Mastel is quoted as saying “there are no easy answers.” I beg to differ. The Medicine Hat News reported May 19 that wages and benefits for city employees in ... Read More »

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  • Efficiency, effectiveness can be maintained

    Having just completed the survey circulated by the City of Medicine Hat (Financially Fit for the Future), my first thought was when it comes to decisions in regards to spending exorbitant amounts of cash (Canalta Centre) the city needs no advice or help from the citizens who fund it. However now that the well has ... Read More »

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  • Conservative bylaw unlikely to win fans among the general electorate

    The principles of our western democratic political system are regularly under threat; therefore, ongoing attention is required especially by our leadership at all levels to protect and to enhance these principles whenever possible. Unfortunately our governments, political parties and even individuals fail quite regularly to heed this concern. A case in point is the local ... Read More »

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