February 28th, 2015

Local News

Speak up: postal union on mailboxes

By Collin Gallant on February 28th, 2015

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantThe union representing local postal workers is urging the city to step in and residents to step up to protest community mailbox locations in Medicine Hat.Angela Kettles, an area vice-president with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, says the entire move to end home delivery this summer ... Read More »

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Local Wildrose hopeful may, or may not, be backed by MP Anders

By Alex Mccuaig on February 28th, 2015

amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigA high-profile controversial federal politician may be lending his support to a Wildrose nominee for the Medicine Hat riding, according to a recorded message sent anonymously to the News.However, the message purportedly left by outgoing Conservative MP Rob Anders is news to the candidate he supposedly is ... Read More »

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Feds making it tougher for repeat offenders to get out

By Charles Lefebvre on February 28th, 2015

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreMedicine Hat Member of Parliament LaVar Payne announced Friday the Conservative Government will be introducing legislation to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.Speaking at the Medicine Hat Police Service Friday afternoon, Payne announced the government’s plan to reform the laws to protect Canadians from repeat violent ... Read More »

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Feds making it tougher for repeat offenders to get out

By Charles Lefebvre on February 28th, 2015

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne announced Friday the Conservative government will be introducing legislation to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. Speaking at the Medicine Hat Police Service Friday afternoon, Payne announced the government’s plan to reform the laws to protect Canadians from repeat violent ... Read More »

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Doctor-related suicide a right to some, a fear to others

By Tim Kalinowski on February 28th, 2015

tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal After striking down current laws enforcing a total ban on doctor assisted suicide earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada has given the federal government 12 months to come up with new legal guidelines as to who is eligible for physician facilitated death, and who ... Read More »

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Rotary Music Festival back for its 60th year

By Charles Lefebvre on February 28th, 2015

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The talent of hundreds of youth in the region will be showcased over the next two weeks, as the Rotary Music Festival returns starting on Monday at Medicine Hat College for its 60th year. “It’s such a terrific community event,” said Don Davis, chair of the ... Read More »

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Community Warmth warms the heart

By Collin Gallant on February 28th, 2015

That something is a “good news story” is a common claim among city committee meetings. The Medicine Hat Community Warmth Program was the latest example and, it is admitted, a pretty good one. The program, essentially, operates with donations from the community used to help cover bill backlogs ... Read More »

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Wildcard contestant shedding plenty by Classic Loser halfway mark

By Charles Lefebvre on February 28th, 2015

clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Kathleen Jesske says she has noticed a number of positive changes halfway through Classic Loser 5. Jesske, who calls Schuler home, is one of eight wildcard contestants in the weight loss challenge, organized by Caloric Responsibility, vying for prizes and hoping to make a change in ... Read More »

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Campaign begins to stop post-secondary cuts

By Collin Gallant on February 28th, 2015

Medicine Hat News A campaign against possible cuts to post-secondary education in Alberta will include an event in Medicine Hat. Public Interest Alberta unveiled its “Post-Secondary Education is the Answer” campaign on Friday in Edmonton, with the head of the left-leaning think tank saying polls show two-thirds of ... Read More »

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China joins others in temporarily restricting Canadian beef

By Alex Mccuaig on February 28th, 2015

Medicine Hat News China is the latest country to announced temporary trade restrictions on Canadian beef products after a case of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was found on an Alberta ranch earlier this month. Canadian Food Inspection Agency officials said the move will interrupt the $40-million annual beef ... Read More »

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