October 8th, 2015

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amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig In staunchly Conservative southern Alberta, it’s hard to imagine an outgoing MP, a candidate vying to become a first-time MP and a sitting MP — all of them Tories — not singing harmoniously from the same hymn sheet.But comments by departing Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne and Lethbridge riding candidate Rachel Harder regarding

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  • City subsidy on offsite levies on docket for next month

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Land development costs will likely drop overall in Medicine Hat in 2016, but two city councillors signalled Wednesday that they are anxious to debate changes to a subsidy provided to land developers.Offsite levies are charged to recover costs of extending roads, sewer, water and drainage lines to new subdivisions and projects, and since ... Read More »

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  • One impaired charge among citations handed out during Enhanced Alberta Checkstop

    Medicine Hat News While 25 citations of one sort or another were handed out during an Enhanced Alberta Checkstop held in the city on Oct. 2, only one individual was arrested for impaired driving. City police, Redcliff RCMP and Alberta Sheriffs took part in the checkstop last Friday which netted the lone impaired driver. Though, ... Read More »

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  • No talks yet on Hat-to-Redcliff bus link

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Council members in Redcliff and Medicine Hat may be discussing it, but administrators in those locations say working out a transit agreement hasn’t been added to their respective to-do lists. This week the city announced it will run a north-south bus route this winter on a trial basis to connect shopping areas in ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Zone meet a tune-up for some

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney The results sheets suggested Quinn Halldorson was a world-beater. It only felt like it for those chasing the Monsignor McCoy runner at South Zone championships. Halldorson needed just 18 minutes and one second to cross the intermediate boys finish line through five kilometres at Echo Dale Regional Park, though the initial printed results ... Read More »

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  • Rockets still have fuel

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken It seemed the Medicine Hat Tigers were destined for a third-straight game of overtime Tuesday at the Canalta Centre. Then the Kelowna Rockets changed the story. After a high-octane back-and-forth game saw several lead changes, the reigning WHL champions finally pulled away with two goals in quick succession from Calvin Thurkauf and Nick ... Read More »

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  • Hat rookie makes national sledge hockey team

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney For someone who didn’t even know what sledge hockey was a year and a half ago, Sarah Mickey is on quite the meteoric rise.The Grade 12 student at Eagle Butte High School heads to Leduc this weekend for her first camp as a member of the Canadian women’s national team, having transitioned first ... Read More »

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  • Vital Signs report, and its goals, to be lauded

    The annual Vital Signs report aims to hold a mirror up to our community. As with any mirror, the image can be flattering or not, but unlike our physical appearance our community is malleable and can be changed through will and hard work. More often than not, people see what they want to see. This ... Read More »

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  • ‘Garbage politics’ sowing paranoia, discord in Canada

    Often times, we as Canadians look to our neighbours down south, see how their politicians and authority sow paranoia and discord in their citizens about other religions and ethnic groups, and we feel superior. Thank goodness we don’t have this here, we muse to ourselves as Donald Trump pledges to send every Mexican back across ... Read More »

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  • Crude oil will find a way to market

    The leading Democratic presidential candidate has now given the thumbs-down to Canada’s Keystone XL pipeline. Hillary Clinton announced recently she opposes the pipeline from Alberta into the U.S., intended to ship crude oil to Gulf Coast refineries. However, that will not shut down Alberta’s oilsands; the oil will find another way to flow, as the ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Political sign laws have been relaxed

    For the information of concerned citizens in Medicine Hat, the bylaw is relaxed this year to allow political signs on city boulevards and where the boulevards are adjacent to access roads. This law was eased during the recent political election. I was out of the country for more than 30 years and not able to ... Read More »

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  • Suppressing information leads to ‘dumbing down’ of Canadians

    Who is served by suppressing information? Discontinuing the long-form census means no reliable data collection regarding living conditions of Canadians.How then to create good long-term policy? Libraries at federal ag research facilities (like the stations at Swift Current and Lethbridge) have been closed. Librarians have been fired. Thousands of books, manuals, journals, and research papers ... Read More »

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  • Out of the fascist playbook

    Stephen Harper’s campaign promise to set up a “barbaric cultural practice hotline” is one of the most disdainful and disgusting ideas that has come out of his mouth. Harper has taken a page out of fascist Benito Mussolini’s playbook to pit neighbour against neighbour in our society. We already have a cross-Canada 911 “hotline” to ... Read More »

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