January 18th, 2018

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Selling about 1,500 of the city’s least profitable, highest liability natural gas wells last year will improve the financial bottom line, but also cut into the amount of money the City of Medicine Hat is allowed to borrow, the News has found. Energy division officials brokered a deal last year to off load

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  • MHRHlaundry could go to Lethbridge

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Medicine Hat’s dirty laundry could be heading down the highway to Lethbridge. According to a media report last weekend, laundry from Medicine Hat Regional Hospital could be sent to Lethbridge’s Chinook Regional Hospital for processing in future. Lethbridge is on a list of nine infrastructure projects to be funded in 2018, with ... Read More »

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  • Health order for Lethbridge BK over sleeping quarters

    J.W. Schnarr Lethbridge Heraldjwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com A Burger King restaurant in Lethbridge was issued issued a health order by Alberta Health Services over the presence of sleeping or living accommodations found in during an inspection. The order was issued by Alberta Health Services to Sadiq Holdings Inc. in regards to the Burger King located at 1950 Third ... Read More »

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  • Mayor touts staff, police dealing with email threats

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Medicine Hat Mayor Ted Clugston has “great things to say” about city staff and police over their handling of violent threats received by his office, which have led to the arrest of one man. As first reported by the Medicine Hat News, the arrest was made Jan. 12 after an escalating series of ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Wild, Rangers settle for draw in Megabowl

    Medicine Hat News Damir Omerovic racked up five goals for the Wild, but even that wasn’t enough to steal away a victory in the Medicine Hat Men’s Indoor Soccer League Megabowl on Sunday at the Family Leisure Centre. Vladimir Khazov also scored for the Wild, but the PBR Rangers answered every goal in a 6-6 ... Read More »

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  • Canadian Open 5-pin qualifiers hit Panorama Lanes this weekend

    Medicine Hat News Bowlers from across Southern Alberta will converge on Panorama Lanes this weekend looking for a place on a provincial 5-pin roster. The Canadian Open Southern Alberta zone qualifiers will feature more than 40 bowlers from Medicine Hat, Taber, Lethbridge, Pincher Creek and beyond, but only the best will punch their ticket to ... Read More »

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  • Super late goal sinks Tigers

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers were 4.4 seconds away from their third consecutive trip to overtime, but Brett Davis had other plans. The 18-year-old Kootenay Ice winger beat Tigers goaltender Jordan Hollett through the five-hole to complete the comeback and give Kootenay a 4-3 victory with the final shot of the game. “I knew ... Read More »

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  • Alberta-Sask. tiff about more than just licence plates

    Medicine Hat popped up on western newswires this week as the preferred spot by the Saskatchewan government to resolve an interprovincial trade dispute. Even in a town that is craving publicity, one can only continue to scratch one’s head trying to make sense of the entire controversy. The geography is a no brainer — possibly ... Read More »

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  • The different meanings behind ‘where are you from?’

    “What’s in a name? (Would not) that which we call a rose, by any other word smell as sweet?” Not if you are like many Canadians who continue to make an “other” out of those born in Canada with last names which reflect ethnic origins not of the British isles or of France. In southern ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Beyak should not be punished for demanding a broader perspective

    Troy Media Sen. Lynn Beyak was finally expelled from the Conservative Party caucus because “she allowed” racist posts to be placed on her website. More significantly, she refused to remove the offending material when ordered to do so by the Conservative leader. I’m one of the people with an email message posted on her website. ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Comments not rational, civilized or reasonable

    Re: “If our society doesn’t fight ‘forces of progressive leftist evil’ then evil wil win,” Jan. 5 What an interesting, but entirely unenlightening, letter from Leath Johnston. The first paragraphs of the letter got my attention, so I was hoping to find out more about how to “pushback . . . Mr. Mueller and his ... Read More »

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  • NDP not evil, but the party has made its share of mistakes

    In the United States “forces of progressive leftist evil” lost the last federal election. The winners (and losers) and the world got Donald Trump. Were freedom, truth and reality really victorious? Never before except in the last provincial election did I ever vote anything other than conservative. But something had to change. After watching the ... Read More »

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  • True leadership shown by one city councillor

    During the final city council meeting of 2017, rookie councilor Kris Samraj during his first council meeting raised a concern in regards to an established city program, Hat Smart. Not only did he raise his concerns but had the fortitude to vote against continuing the program in its current format, displaying the courage of his ... Read More »

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