April 20th, 2018

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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

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  • Former casino head found in contempt

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The former president of Casino By Vanshaw has been found in contempt of court for not co-operating with an investigation into allegations that other investors were not informed of controversial business transactions. Justice Robert Graesser states in the decision filed on April 13 in Edmonton he rejected “excuses” that Kevin Van Der Kooy ... Read More »

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  • No worrisome flooding occurs after SMRID releases dam

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The immediate flood watch for low lying areas and local golf courses is over, says Cypress County. “Everything is very well controlled. Our main concerns were with the golf courses … and no one had any water damage or flooding over the banks,” said John Belanger, director of emergency management and corporate ... Read More »

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  • Pharmacists protest upcoming fee changes

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A protest took place in Medicine Hat on Thursday over cuts to fees Alberta pharmacists can bill the government for. Pharmacists of Alberta Unite, with about 20 supporters, want the Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman to reconsider the changes due to come into effect May 17. “I think anybody can relate … ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Give yourself a break

    For athletes of all levels, training is a structured concept. You set up whether you’ll be training daily or weekly, what you’ll be working on, and how you’ll monitor your progress. All of these are important steps to help you achieve success. One step that is often overlooked or scares athletes is the idea of ... Read More »

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  • Chemistry helps Talons pair

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Caitlyn McLean and Carathy Driediger put years of practice into action on Thursday afternoon at Crescent Heights High School. The pair of Eagle Butte Talons held off host duo Trinity Hamel and Kassie Wong to win gold in the city badminton tournament junior girls doubles event with a 19-21, 21-16, 25-23 victory that’s ... Read More »

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  • That’s right, we’re talking about practice

    If I asked you why you practise, what would you say? Every time I ask a client this question, the answer is always the same. Your answer likely mirrors theirs. Generally speaking, almost everyone says they practise to get better. At first this would logically seem to be the right answer, because after all, practice ... Read More »

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  • Still haven’t learned our water-quality lesson after Walkerton disaster

    Four charges have been laid against a former Town of Oyen public works employee, Darcy Dobrosky, related to his duties as a water and wastewater operator, the province announced this week. The charges relate to events between April 1, 2009 and March 8, 2016. The first court appearance is scheduled for next week in Hanna ... Read More »

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  • Debt?! Why’d it have to be debt? Ñ A mess too big for Indiana Jones

    One of my favourite movies is Raiders of the Lost Ark. It’s a classic tale of overcoming obstacles and highlights one of my favourite and most persistent adventurers, Harrison Ford. Through the twists and turns, who can forget how many challenging threats to his safety and careful planning were followed by larger tribulations and road ... 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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Letters to The Editor

  • Motz failed to clear up concerns about Bill C-71

    Re: Bill C-71 Amendments to the Canadian Firearms Act Glen Motz, our member of parliament, hosted a public meeting on April 12 to discuss this pending legislation. Several attendees are concerned that C-71 will compromise their property rights. There is nothing in the bill that even hints at such a thing. The B.C. Wildlife Federation ... Read More »

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  • Notley creates trade war to cover blown opportunity

    When the NDP took power in Alberta Rachel Notley was presented with a wonderful opportunity to move Alberta away from the whimsies of the oil sector. She was given the ability to turn Alberta into a technological and industrial powerhouse, a province that would have made all Canadians, especially Albertans, very proud. But no, she ... Read More »

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  • Dropping bombs on Syria does nothing but threaten to spark another world war

    War is not the solution to the crisis in Syria, but neither is inaction. Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the worldwide head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community has rightly stated that the ideal solution would be to stop the funding and arming of extremists that promote regime overthrow. We need to stop pretending that these bombings carried ... Read More »

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