August 4th, 2015

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The Canalta Centre is officially in the hands of the City of Medicine Hat.The handover of the building — constructed over the past two years — was officially set to occur at midnight on Friday between officials of PCL Construction and the arena’s private operator SMG-Canada.That’s one day ahead of Saturday’s planned end

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  • Local candidates gear up

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell It’s a marathon, not a sprint. That’s how local candidates are seeing the longest election in this country since 1872, with the writ dropping Sunday and Canadians heading to the polls Oct. 19. “The bottom line is it’s going to be a marathon to try and make sure that people are paying attention ... Read More »

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  • Public hearings will take over council tonight

    Medicine Hat News City council will hear the case of a Riverside homeowner who was ordered to tear down a gate erected over a city street tonight during council’s first meeting in August. The issue is one of five public hearings scheduled to take place on the night. The meeting will also hear debate on ... Read More »

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  • Fairly quiet long weekend for city police

    Medicine Hat News The long weekend was was a quiet one for city police. “I think people are out and about, a lot are out camping, so it’s been slow within the city, which is a good thing,” said Sgt. Carissa Witawski, late Monday afternoon. This includes a lack of impaired driving, bar fights and ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • 080415-mavs

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney OKOTOKS Ace on the mound. Defence shored up. An early lead. All signs pointed to the Medicine Hat Mavericks getting what they wanted in Game 2 Monday in Okotoks. It wasn’t to be. Matt Morrow ran home with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning at Seaman Stadium, the Dawgs’ ... Read More »

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  • Rattlers start up soccer season in Kamloops

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat College Rattlers soccer teams got the ball rolling for the upcoming season at a tournament in Kamloops this weekend. The women’s Rattlers fell in their final game by way of a shootout after going 1-1-1 — taking 2-2 draw with United F.C. Sunday before their final match. Both teams ... Read More »

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  • A hard road to the NHRA finals

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Hundreds of speed junkies hit the track at the Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association strip this weekend for the National Hod Rod Association Northwest National Open, but many found themselves wading through vehicle problems. Brent Hackl was one of those drivers. The Legends driver-turned-drag racer ran into a litany of mechanical problems throughout ... Read More »

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  • Albertans deserve fair utility market

    The Alberta Utility Commission’s decision last week regarding TransAlta represents an all-too-rare victory for consumers over big business. The commission ruled that TransAlta did deliberately time outages at coal-fired power plants in late 2010 and early 2011 at peak times in order to push up electricity prices, as alleged by the province’s utility watchdog. In ... Read More »

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  • Canadian autism families in crisis

    Canadian governments have done little to address the crisis faced by autism families across the country. This sentiment was true in 2007 when it was put forward in the cross-party Senate report on the state of funding for the treatment of autism in Canada, aptly titled, Pay Now or Pay Later. And until recently, this ... Read More »

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  • Some MPs apparently happy with offering bare minimum to constituents

    Canned quotes, which are written up by a public relations or communications personnel for corporations and governments on behalf of business executives and elected representatives, are a regular feature in today’s press release landscape. Such prefabricated quoted statements usually go through a vetting process to insure the correct sentiment is put out for public consumption. ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Independent financial audit of city needed

    A recent front page Medicine Hat News headline in bold print read “Bring it all out: Dumanowski.” I thought ‘Wow, we are finally going to get a financial audit of the goings-on at city hall.’ The financial smoke and mirrors that have gone on for the past three city councils is enough to make a ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Who will be most foreign-aid friendly?

    Next September at the UN, the bold sustainable development goals for year 2030 become official. They will chart our way to the end of hunger, extreme poverty, preventable child deaths, malaria and AIDS; to access to clean water, quality education, modern energy, climate change mitigation, promotion of peace, sustainable use of forests, oceans, etc. In ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • More cheering and applause needed for parade

    Yeehaw! As my son and I donned our western garb early Thursday morning before setting out for the parade, it was with great enthusiasm. We live in an amazing city with great community. I grew up here, moved away, and chose to return to live in Medicine Hat a year ago because this is a ... Read More »

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