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Health care answers needed: Why are Canadians still leaving country for treatment?

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 14th, 2016

More than 45,000 Canadians travelled outside of Canada for medical care in 2015, according to a report released by the Fraser Institute this week, and of those, 4,616 were Albertans. That is more than 10 per cent of that Canadian total. Albertans, for one reason or another, decide to seek medical treatment in another country ... Read More »

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With PM here, national media spotlight will shine on Medicine Hat

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 13th, 2016

For the first time in at least 23 years, a sitting prime minister will be making a stop in our city. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Medicine Hat tonight for a meet and greet event at the Beveridge Building with Liberal candidate Stan Sakamoto, who is running for the vacant seat in the ... Read More »

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That’s not ‘locker room talk,’ and that talk is not OK

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 12th, 2016

What do you consider lock room talk? In a typical gym setting, it’s discussions about what you’re doing after the workout or what’s going on later in the day. In a sports setting, it can involve talking about your game, especially aspects you want to improve (“my wrist shot needs a lot of work.”) Some ... Read More »

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Guest Column: The costly consequences of vision loss

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 12th, 2016

A 45-year-old woman recently visited her optometrist after noticing her vision was unusually fuzzy and distorted at times. This had been going on for a while, but she hadn’t seen an optometrist for years and wasn’t concerned. When she sat down in the exam chair, she had no idea that her life was about to ... Read More »

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From the American: The myth of America

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 8th, 2016

It’s a rite of passage for political science majors in the United States to read Alexis de Tocqueville, a young Frenchmen who travelled the U.S. in 1831. The Scottish poet Robert Burns once wrote that the greatest gift God could give us would be to see ourselves as others see us, and Tocqueville gave Americans ... Read More »

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Making the world safer for women

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 8th, 2016

Hand clenched in a fist, holding a set of keys so it juts out like spikes. It’s a gesture many woman are familiar with. A talisman, a ward, a makeshift security blanket against fear for when out in public — usually when the sun is down, and even if there’s no direct threat. A defiant ... Read More »

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Canadians have plenty to be thankful for, and we’re happier as a result

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 7th, 2016

Orange and gold coloured leaves are falling from trees and the first snow flurries make a splash to herald Thanksgiving. As many families tuck in to a meal of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy with all the trimmings, it’s time to give thanks for so many things. Thanksgiving is an ancient tradition of expressing thanks ... Read More »

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Road gets even rockier for Canadian journalism

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 5th, 2016

Another month, another story about media outlets downsizing and changing in the face of declining revenues. Last Friday, Rogers Publishing announced an overhaul to its magazine division, changing publication schedules for several of its titles, and eliminated print editions for some as well. Maclean’s, the longtime news magazine, will go from a weekly to a ... Read More »

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Early immigrants, and differing opinions, led to Canada’s formation

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 1st, 2016

William Lyon Mackenzie immigrated in 1820 to the British colonies in North America — or what was left of them following the American Revolution. Upon his arrival from Scotland, Lyon Mackenzie swiftly became one of the leading voices of the Reform movement. No, not the Reform party that Albertans are so familiar with that was ... Read More »

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Guest Column: Nation will be watching as this area’s voters choose a new MP

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on October 1st, 2016

In the weeks leading up to Oct. 24, the federal riding of Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner, stretching almost all the way across the southern part of the province, will be under a giant microscope. For the first time ever, we will be the only riding in all of Canada holding a federal byelection on that day. We ... Read More »

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