April 20th, 2015

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A local political scientist says that the urban-rural mix of Alberta is becoming apparent in poll results, but there is still a long way to go in the provincial election.Medicine Hat College instructor Jim Groom adds that as the Wildrose Party and Alberta New Democrats build support in their respective bases, there could

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  • Officials confirm Friday house fire resulted in death of elderly woman

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Fire officials are confirming an elderly woman taken to hospital after a house fire in the area of 25th Street and 13th Avenue S.E. this past Friday has passed away as a result of the fire. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the individual who passed away. As firefighters, it’s ... Read More »

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  • Chefs shine at annual Sunshine Skillet competition

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The Sunshine Skillet Food Festival brought its annual food magic to Medicine Hat once again this past weekend.The festival at the Stampede Grounds showcased both local food vendors and kept spectators riveted as amateur and professional chefs competed to see who would be crowned the master of the skillet this year.“You want to ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Energy Regulator would co-ordinate any spill cleanup

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal It is the job of Alberta’s Energy Regulator (AER) to respond to any toxic fuel or oil spills in any of Alberta’s river systems, including the South Saskatchewan River, says Cara Tobin, spokesperson for the AER. And to coordinate with the companies to ensure they are dealing effectively with these spills. “Whether it’s ... Read More »

    14 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Rath’s ball season starting out well

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Hustle is the name of the game for Matt Rath. The McCoy Colts and American Legion Knights centre-fielder has put in the hours on the diamond in the hopes of expanding his skill set and cracking a post-secondary roster when the time comes. “Hopefully I can get into college and further my education,” ... Read More »

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  • Junior high badminton results

    Submitted Results from the Colts/Dawgs Mega Badminton Tournament held this past Friday and Saturday at Notre Dame Academy: Aggregate Champion — St. Mary’s School Taber Bantam Boys Singles – 1st – Tristan M., St. Mary’s Taber; 2nd – Alonso, Brooks; & 3rd Peter Bueckert, Cherry Coulee Girls Singles – 1st – Lexie Waldbauer, Irvine; 2nd ... Read More »

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  • Release the Cracken: They certainly gave it their all

    It was a long drive home from Calgary.I truly believed I’d be spending the time contemplating Game 6. Instead, I spent the hours reflecting on my past eight months covering the Medicine Hat Tigers at The Arena, and the painful way things came to an end Friday.It may have only been 10 games and the ... Read More »

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By Lana: Medicine Hat News Comment The same food is going to end up in the same garbages in the same schools whether the parents pack the lunch or taxes go... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Tories are happy to ride Modi’s wave

    Sometimes, it’s enough to be the opening act or to simply content yourself banging the cowbell behind the lead guitarist. That was Stephen Harper’s role during the three-day Canadian visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it has provided a nice boost to the Canadian prime minister. It has also been a boost to ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Seniors strategy a good idea

    The call is growing for a national seniors strategy in Canada, and those spearheading the push are hoping to engage citizens in helping to make it happen. A new report released Wednesday by the Conference Board of Canada highlights the need for governments at all levels to work together in tackling the challenges facing Canadian ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Guest Column: Don’t get mad, young people, get voting

    A study by Samara, an organization trying to increase civic engagement, shows politics is so repellent that young people are disengaging from democracy — they won’t vote now and they possibly never will. The study says young potential voters believe politicians are self-serving, won’t do what’s right, don’t want to make the country better and ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Another way to protect

    I find it quite an interesting concept as to how the city is building berms. Cut down hundreds, if not thousands of trees and shrubs through developed parks and trail systems. Will the trails on top of the berms be paved like the trails that are being eliminated? I can’t seem to get a straight ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Think long and hard before marking your ballot

    I urge all voters to think long and hard before marking your ballot. EveryPC leader since Ralph Klein apologizes for all the mistakes of the previous government and promises to fix all the screw ups of the past but nothing happens to fix anything. It’s not hard to figure out why — the fact is ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • God’s always on time

    Re: “Today, we mourn,” April 5. Chelsea Mastermanmakes light of the timingof Christ’s deathon the cross: “In a world tilting increasingly on its axis, this death appears to have been very poor timing on God’s part,” she wrote.However, historyshows the contrary. God sent His son into the centre of world history. He engineered the circumstances ... Read More »

    4 days ago


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