May 5th, 2016

Featured Story @MHNprevell The City of Medicine Hat is on standby to provide what assistance it can as wildfires devastate Fort McMurray and area. “Through our municipal partnerships and through the provincial operations centre we’ve been asked to provide a list of resources that we can send up,” said Joe Cartwright, director of emergency management with

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  • Medicine Hat ready, willing and able to help @MHNprevell Support from Medicine Hat is on its way for Fort McMurray — with more assistance ready and on standby. “Through our municipal partnerships and through the provincial operations centre we’ve been asked to provide a list of resources that we can send up,” said Joe Cartwright, Medicine Hat’s director of emergency management. “That ... Read More »

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  • Fleeing the Fort: Former Hatter watches ‘apocalypse’ in rearview as she evacuates @MHNprevell It’s a gut-wrenching waiting game for the many Hatters connected to Fort McMurray to learn the fate of friends, family, homes and businesses — and what comes next. “It was basically like the apocalypse because it was brown and yellow skies everywhere,” said Tenille Tellman — a Hatter and former News reporter now ... Read More »

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  • Dangerous goods route open houses coming up

    Medicine Hat News The city’s Municipal Works Department will be holding two open houses regarding dangerous goods routes. While there are no route changes proposed at this time, the bylaw is due for renewal by Alberta Transportation. Open houses will take place May 10 from 3-7 p.m. in the Sage Room at the Family Leisure ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • It’s not easy to stay green

    If we remove the small blip in the weather radar from last week, we are off to a spectacular start for the 2016 season. With the mild winter we had, courses were able to open early. Warm spring weather and some well-timed moisture have led to courses collectively opening in the best shape we have ... Read More »

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  • Tigers ready for draft day @MHNMcCracken It’s been a long time since the Medicine Hat Tigers held claim to a top five bantam draft pick, but after a rousing playoff push that fell short, the Tabbies find themselves in a prime position heading into Thursday’s big day. “If the way to build a team is through the draft, we’re ... Read More »

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  • Hat’s Schlenker named WHLofficial of the year @MHNRooney He spent 786 minutes in the penalty box when he played in the WHL, so when Chris Schlenker decided to stay involved in hockey it was a good fit to send other people there. On Wednesday, the 31-year-old’s dedication to his new craft was rewarded with the Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy — given ... Read More »

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  • Workplace stigma surrounding mental health must change

    May 2-8 has been designated as Mental Health Week by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the goal of helping erase the stigma towards mental health in society and the workplace. Throughout the country, communities and organizations will be hosting events and discussions to help break down the barriers between people who a struggling ... Read More »

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  • Long-form census data valuable for all Canadians

    Know thyself. The ancient Greek adage rings true to this day. It’s generally good advice for individuals, but also communities and countries. Which is why Canadians should welcome the return of the mandatory long-form census this week — dumped by the previous Conservative government in 2010 to much outcry. The reasoning was over complaints that ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: The Canada Health Act — DNR

    A recent opinion from a Saskatchewan doctor laments the fact that the provisions of the Canada Health Act are not being vigorously enforced. As a result, doctors and clinics are extra billing for services in some instances. Some people find this to be a terrible thing and the beginnings of a two- tier health care ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Hat library can be the answer if you believe there’s ‘nothing to do’ in the city

    In response to the recent ‘comment’ “Be the change you want to see in Medicine Hat” As Charles Lefebvre wrote, the complaint we often hear in Medicine Hat is “there’s nothing to do.” This sentiment, as Lefebvre summed up in a statement is indeed “maddening.” At the Medicine Hat Public Library we work hard to ... Read More »

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  • Alberta budget: Fantasy and fallacy

    Our budget of higher taxes, huge debt, little fiscal prudence, and unnecessary climate intervention is based on a lot of fantasy and fallacy that ultimately leads to taxpayers increasingly burdened with multiple spinoff costs. One major fantasy is that embarking Alberta on the “world’s most aggressive climate plan” will actually save the world! We all ... Read More »

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  • Earls applauded for stand on beef

    It can be frustrating when so many people can’t see past their own nose. People would do good to stop resisting change. Adapt or die. Healthy eating, and humane treatment of animals — how is that a bad thing? Whether we can prove the beef Earls will source from the U.S. is what they say ... Read More »

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