January 20th, 2018

Canada 150

Church conservatives question pope’s airborne nuptials

By Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

LIMA, Peru – The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over. A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by pronouncing two flight attendants man and wife while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the impromptu sacrament and warned it could cheapen the church’s marriage preparation down ... Read More »

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Germany’s Social Democrats consider opening govt talks

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

BERLIN – The leaders of Germany’s Social Democrats are making a final push to try and convince party members to approve opening talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on forming a new coalition government. The centre-left party, which has governed with Merkel since 2013, was battered in September’s election, falling to a post-war low of ... Read More »

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Turkish ski bus accident kills 11, injures 44

By The Associated Press on January 20th, 2018

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish officials say a bus carrying mostly holiday-makers on a ski trip has crashed into trees on the side of a road, killing 11 passengers and injuring 44 others. Governor Ozdemir Cakacak of Eskisehir province said the bus was travelling from the Turkish capital of Ankara to the western city of Bursa ... Read More »

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Cdn-born Israeli MP espouses gender equality, pro-pot and LGBTQ agenda

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on January 20th, 2018

OTTAWA – In a year when the Harvey Weinstein scandal enabled women to uncloak years of unspoken sexual misconduct by prominent men, Toronto-born Sharren Haskel recalls the moment when she found her power. She was 18, and had left home for the first time to start her mandatory service in the Israel Defence Forces. She ... Read More »

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Legal Briefs: Renting responsibly: Tips for commercial leases

By Medicine Hat News on January 20th, 2018

What could be more fun to talk about than commercial leases? Although they may not be a hot topic of discussion, commercial leases are important contracts that affect many Hatters. Retail stores, industrial shops and restaurants are just a few industries where commercial leases are used. Whether you own and operate a commercial building or ... Read More »

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Buds and Blooms: Make your January commitment to Mother Nature

By Medicine Hat News on January 20th, 2018

The rhythm of a newspaper is like the rhythm of a greenhouse. You always have to be focused on the months ahead to make the proper presentation. January, I want to write about our environment and some commitments we can all make to help get it right this year. In February, I’ll suggest ways to ... Read More »

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The anti-mega-ski resort experience

By Medicine Hat News on January 20th, 2018

Steve MacNaull Special to the News It’s otherworldly here at the top of the Eagle Chairlift. The sun is seeping through the broken cloud above, yet there’s also a layer of cumulus below shrouding the Okanagan Valley. In between, atop Mt. Baldy, at 7,000-foot elevation, 2,133 metres for those thinking metric, the light is surreal. ... Read More »

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Tips for adding revenue suite

By Medicine Hat News on January 20th, 2018

News Canada From the condominium craze to the rise of multigenerational living, the climbing cost of homeownership across Canada continues to spawn new trends. The transformation of basements into rental suites is a big one that can help offset mortgage costs. There are plenty of advantages, as well as some important considerations to ensure the ... Read More »

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Council looks to set priorities

By Collin Gallant on January 20th, 2018

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The direction of the city government for the next four years will be hashed out this weekend. City council members, elected to terms in October, will take part in meetings this weekend to lay out ideas and develop strategic priorities for the group in the coming term. That in turn will guide policy ... Read More »

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Just a natural fact, opposites attract

By Medicine Hat News on January 20th, 2018

I do not know about you, but when I leave the house lately it is scary; you may ask why. Well, my hair seems to be standing on end. Yes, I brush it in the morning, but the more I brush it the more it stands up. I look like a scarecrow. What is going ... Read More »

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