December 13th, 2017

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prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Where’s Amy? This question remains unanswered as the man convicted of killing Amy Lewis was deemed eligible for release from federal prison this past weekend. “We all miss Amy dearly,” said Ray Strom, Lewis’s uncle who has served as the family spokesperson since the 23-year-old Medicine Hat College nursing student went missing in

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  • Green energy auction decision today

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Today is decision day for a first round of green energy supply auction that could mean hundreds of millions of dollars of utility construction in southeast Alberta. Premier Rachel Notley and the ministers of energy and the environment have scheduled a 1 p.m. press conference in Calgary to announce “the successful project bids ... Read More »

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  • Catholic board votes to consider closing school

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education trustees unanimously passed a motion at Tuesday’s public meeting to consider the closure of Ecole St. Thomas d’Aquin, and move its French immersion program to St. John Paul II Elementary when that school opens for classes in Sept. 2018. Ecole St. Thomas d’Aquin parents were informed in ... Read More »

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  • Labour and delivery moves to new hospital wing

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade After years of planning and anticipation it was move-in day Tuesday for the labour and delivery department in the new ambulatory wing of Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. “Very excited, very impressed, it’s a lovely space,” said department manager and RN Leslie Pocsik. “I’m very happy for our patients. I think that they ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Ice Breakers, Mission thrive through weekend

    Medicine Hat News Fresh off a gold medal at the Ed Horvath Interprovincial Ringette Tournament, the Medicine Hat under-12C Ice Breakers swept a pair of weekend home games against the Calgary Frostbite in convincing fashion on Saturday. Kyree Stern-Rebmann led the Ice Breakers to an 8-3 victory in the opening half of the doubleheader. While ... Read More »

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  • Omerovic nets three for Wild in tie with Devo FC

    Medicine Hat News Damir Omerovic scored three times to hold second-place Devo FC to a 6-6 draw in Sunday’s Medicine Hat Senior Men’s Indoor Soccer League match at the Family Leisure Centre. Vladimir Khazov, Damien Severin and Travis Hyde added individual markers in the 12-goal barnburner, but it wasn’t enough to come away with a ... Read More »

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  • Spreading some Holiday cheer

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Mason Shaw may not be able to help out his team on the ice, but that didn’t stop him from chipping in where it really matters Tuesday at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. The 19-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers forward has been sidelined all season with a torn ACL, but when he returned to the ... Read More »

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  • Finding peace in a world seemingly intent on war

    For the children of the Cold War era, those born in the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, the constant threat of nuclear annihilation was an ever-present fear. It defined us as human beings, and set its stamp deep in our psyches. Even today those born in that era still recall horrific images of nuclear bombs ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Why PM’s plan for trade between Canada and China may not work

    Justin Trudeau is apparently holding out for a more comprehensive trade deal with China. The prime minister should be careful what he asks for. The much-discussed but still theoretical Canada-China free trade pact has been undergoing a kind of perils-of-Pauline adventure this week. It seemed alive and well Sunday when the prime minister landed in ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Medicine Hat picked a great partner in Swift Current for Under 17 Hockey bid

    Swift Current and Medicine Hat cooperating regarding junior hockey? Who knew? With the simultaneous announcement during the two communities’ respective evening council meetings on Dec. 4, the two were teaming up on an interprovincial joint-bid to try and entice the 2019 Under 17 Hockey Challenge to come to western Canada as Swift Current and Medicine ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • An unbelievable list of ‘perpetrators’

    I grew up, from birth to the age of 14, during a more or less “warring” time, including the closing years of the Second World War. The steamroller of the Soviet advance on Berlin caused many traumatic memories, even for a young kid like me. Those memories would be the stuff of much longer ‘stories ... Read More »

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  • Complex world demands an intelligent creator

    Does the fossil record support evolution? Fact 1. All life in the fossil record appears abruptly and fully formed, showing no intermediate fossils revealing change. Fact 2. Fossils of dinosaurs with soft tissue prove they are not millions of years old but fit into the Biblical young Earth. Fact 3. Darwin himself was puzzled by ... Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Column personified intolerance on the left

    Re: “Poisonous partisanship at the ballot box,” Dec. 2 After reading the Peter Mueller’s latest column I wondered how many other readers also saw the irony of the headline versus the content of his column. It has always been obvious from Mr. Mueller’s many columns written for the News that he was coming from the ... Read More »

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