February 21st, 2018

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City administrators are seeking to operate the new north-end powerplant at full-bore, 24 hours per day, according to an application to expand the terms of its four-month-old operating licence. The move — from designating the standalone station from backup to primary supply — would suggest new local demand is expected to come online,

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  • NE powerplant needed at full capacity

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City administrators are seeking to operate the new north-end powerplant at full-bore, 24 hours per day, according to an application to expand the terms of its four-month-old operating licence. The move — from designating the standalone station from backup to primary supply — would suggest new local demand is expected to come online, ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • County hands another $200K to the city

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Elected officials from Cypress County and the City of Medicine Hat were all smiles and handshakes Monday night as a $200,000 cheque exchanged hands. That money, the second such voluntary payment in two years from the county, is a nod to the fact Cypress County residents use city facilities. Officials from both municipalities ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • 2018 tax assessment shows minor value increase

    Medicine Hat News Tax assessments are in the mail, the City of Medicine Hat’s finance department announced Tuesday, showing that on the whole the value the property in Medicine Hat nudged slightly upward. Overall, the total value of the 2018 property tax assessment on all classes of property across the city rose by 0.5 per ... Read More »

    9 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Coaching program a great opportunity

    Despite growing participation of girls and women in sport, women make up only 25 per cent of coaches in Canada. Female coaches are very valuable in both male and female sports. Female coaches help create positive group dynamics, help emphasize group collaboration, and demonstrate strong conflict resolution skills. Female coaches also help provide positive role ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Bulldogs’ Ayomanor ranked No. 1

    Medicine Hat News Indoor track and field athletes from the Medicine Hat region are climbing their way into national rankings. This past weekend in Edmonton at the Alberta Indoor Games, four Hatters found themselves in the top 20 in Canada in a under-20 women’s relay sprint. Another is No. 1. Elic Ayomanor’s triple jump of ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Murschell beats No. 2 player in the world, gets paycheck

    Medicine Hat News Dawson Murschell took down the No. 2-ranked darts player in the world to earn his first paycheck on the Professional Darts Corporation tour. The Medicine Hat pro beat Peter Wright 6-5 Sunday in Barsnely, England, then knocked off Mario Robbe 6-5 before falling 6-3 to Steve West in the round of 32. ... Read More »

    9 hours ago


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  • Something can be done to curb gun violence

    We are not hopeless in this. As we absorb the news of another school shooting, as more students learn what it means to feel terror in a supposed place of safety, as more parents hear the most devastating news possible, we cannot forget that we can do something. It doesn’t always feel like that, as ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Do we still value democracy?

    Do people in North America still support democracy?This is an urgent question as Canadians face a turning point in history, a place where brute force and ignorance are making democratic debate impossible. But in this era of dangerous chaos, the right wing of our political house appears disinterested in meaningful discussion: “A fire in the ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Anti-pipeline front fails in B.C. byelection vote

    The outcome of the first electoral engagement to take place against the backdrop of the B.C.-Alberta trade war was non-conclusive. That is not to say it was meaningless. On Wednesday, the voters in the provincial riding of West Kelowna had the somewhat dubious honour to be the first to have the opportunity to use the ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Early tribes were, in fact, well organized

    Thank you to this newspaper for publishing letters to the editor. It is always interesting and educational to read different people’s points of view. I find it much more interesting to read those than the reprinted editorials. I also enjoy the articles written by the local writers on your staff. I read Mr. Mueller’s recent ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Snow removal should be a priority

    It is little wonder that a fierce debate is raging in Calgary at the moment over snow removal. It’s a debate that should be local as well. “Clearing” only pushes snow off the roads É and usually onto our sidewalks. The usual pattern of freeze-and-thaw results in icy and treacherous sidewalks when the mounds at ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Federal gov’t summer employment program is discriminatory

    In my view, the federal government is discriminating against those who do not share its moral values in the Summer Employment Grant Program. I think it is an assault on freedom of religion and freedom of conscience in Canada. Val T. Felesky Medicine Hat... Read More »

    9 hours ago


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