July 23rd, 2016

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com  @CollinGallant Medicine Hat could spend up to $45 million searching for new oil fields in a multi-year effort to invigorate its mature petroleum portfolio, a city committee heard on Thursday. The effort, called “a pivotal moment in Medicine Hat’s history” by Mayor Ted Clugston, is based on the hypothesis that the deep geology

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  • Mayor defends $45M for oil exploration

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant For several years now, Mayor Ted Clugston has hinted the time is now to invest in petroleum exploration in order to get good pricing in the downbeat sector and improve the fortunes of the city-owned energy company. That’s usually led critics to recall the city’s experience in the Manyberries Field, a purchase heavily ... Read More »

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  • Record number of entries for Visual Arts Show

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The Visual Arts Show is bursting with creativity and a record number of entries. “It is the largest show ever in my memory and it is very good quality,” said Evelyn Kleis, who has been chair of the Visual Arts Show committee for the past 14 years. “It’s shockingly good.” There are ... Read More »

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  • Chili Cookoff ready to roll this weekend

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat will be filled with the aroma of fresh, homemade chili and salsa of all types today, as the 27th annual Downtown Chili Cookoff takes over the city centre. According to the official map, 32 teams will be taking part in this year’s competition, cooking everything from traditional chili recipes to ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Rain places redemption on hold for Mavericks

    Medicine Hat News A shot at redemption was put on hold Friday for the Medicine Hat Mavericks. Inclement weather left the Mavericks and Lethbridge Bulls game postponed until Monday at 7:05 p.m., keeping Medicine Hat’s streak at six games dropped in a row. The Mavericks get back to action Saturday in a doubleheader at Athletic ... Read More »

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  • Ringette offering free registration for new players

    Medicine Hat News The point of the Alberta Winter Games’ legacy grants was to foster more development in local sports, and potential ringette players are among the beneficiaries. The Medicine Hat Ringette Association announced this week that much of its $11,000 grant money will be used to give first-year players under the age of 12 ... Read More »

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  • A vision for the future

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Darren Kruger has a vision for the future of the Medicine Hat Tigers. Ever since moving from the bench to the bleachers, the Tigers associate coach-turned-senior director of player development has been driving the team’s future forward. “I can’t say enough about how great a job Darren has done in his two years,” ... Read More »

    16 mins ago

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    Imagine a country of 350 million people. Imagine that same country having 300 million guns in the hands of those people. Imagine that in one year, 2015, more than 12,000 people were killed by guns in that country. Imagine that, even after a madman broke into a school and shot 20 Grade 1 students, the ... Read More »

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  • Sunshine City needs a sunshine list

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Letters to The Editor

  • Good ag example set in Alberta

    The annual conference for federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers and deputy ministers is being held in Calgary this week. These agriculture ministers have a window of opportunity to ensure Canadian agriculture products remain welcome on global markets. Global markets demand basic employment, and human rights standards, some of which do not exist in Canada ... Read More »

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  • Childish behaviour by MLAs in Legislature

    I suppose I can consider myself a bit of a political junkie. I watch Question Period online when I am at home and record it when I am not. This is because I am waiting for the service dog issue to be settled and I believe in being an informed voter. Many times as I ... Read More »

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  • MLA’s report on carbon tax revenue ‘disingenuous’

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