October 19th, 2017

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant If you live in downtown Medicine Hat, you could be voting alongside Bassano and Brooks in the next provincial election. South of Third Street SE, or the South Saskatchewan River, generally, and you could be in the redrawn riding of Cypress-Medicine Hat. That’s the recommendation in the final report of the Alberta Electoral

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  • Final Alberta electoral boundary report splits Medicine Hat voters right the middle

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant If you live in downtown Medicine Hat, you could be voting alongside Bassano and Brooks in the next provincial election. South of Third Street SE, or the South Saskatchewan River, generally, and you could be in the redrawn riding of Cypress-Medicine Hat. That’s the recommendation in the final report of the Alberta Electoral ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • County mourns loss of firefighter

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade A tragic accident claimed the life of a prominent rancher in the Walsh area as he returned home after helping to fight the fire in the Burstall and Hilda area on Tuesday night. James Hargrave, 34, was returning home about 8 p.m. in conditions that included smoke, dust and wind. “It was ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • City in cleanup mode after wind storm

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The city was still cleaning up Wednesday after a massive wind storm hit the city, knocking down trees, cutting power and sparking fires on Tuesday night. Officials with the city’s electric utility said widespread damage included 38 line poles snapping and though the power is restored, repairs will continue well into next week. ... Read More »

    16 hours ago

Local Sports

  • CCAA Golf Diary: Rattlers all smiles, sitting seventh at CCAA golf nationals

    Medicine Hat College Rattlers golf coach Trevor Moore will be publishing a daily diary from his team’s experiences at the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association golf championships in Ontario. The third post. Round two was great on all fronts. All three posted improved scores and felt more settled today. From my eyes their body language also ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Hatters take home a haul at Huntsman World Senior Games

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken It may have been 47 years since Medicine Hat’s Michele David Roll competed in the lanes of a swimming pool, but that didn’t stop her from collecting eight medals at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah last weekend. David Roll made the trip to Utah alongside her brother, Dan David, ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Haden making the most of added responsibility with Tigers

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken After spending a large portion of last season as a healthy scratch, Gary Haden has received some added responsibility with the Medicine Hat Tigers this year—and he’s been making the most of it. The sophomore centre is well on his way to a career year after starting the season alongside rookies Henry Rybinski ... Read More »

    16 hours ago


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  • Right-leaning council will work on fiscal solutions piece by piece

    Medicine Hat city council has moved to the right following this week’s municipal election. Every four years the citizens remake local government at the ballot box. The next four years are the real test of how the new group of nine will perform. However, voters returned two former aldermen who ran on strong “fiscal conservative” ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • National Affairs: Comedy of errors for Liberals

    As the crow flies — or in this instance a government jet backed up by a string of chauffeur-driven vehicles — it is doable to travel from Parliament Hill to the town of Stouffville, northeast of Toronto, in about 90 minutes. A person using more conventional means of transportation on the other hand would take ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Change rules the day in city, county

    Monday’s civic elections communicated a strong desire for change at both the city and county levels. Change does not necessarily mean all new faces, especially in Medicine Hat’s case. Change, in this instance, meant a change in direction rather than a complete overhaul. With the exception of Kris Samraj, who is imminently likable and did ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • UCP must return to social conservatism and moderate fiscal policies of Peter Lougheed

    Re: “Fiscal conservatives haven’t had a voice in Alberta for 20 years,” Oct. 12 Although, Ralph Klein described himself as a fiscal conservative, he more often talked the talk than walked the walk. He kept taxes high by fighting for tax-funded abortion, and he brought in health care premiums for seniors. Klein’s socially liberal views ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Transparency lacking at city hall

    Re: “Don’t hold your breath waiting for transit satisfaction, if Veiner situation is any indication,” Sept. 22 As always from the pen of Gillian Slade, an excellent, thought provoking editorial. There is unquestionably a lack of transparency emanating from city hall with far too many decisions made behind closed doors. They number in the dozens ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Canada will be next to open doors to democratic governance

    Colonial rule is history. It went out the door with the Second World War. The Pacific Charter spelled the end of a long and ugly period of rape and plunder of resources on a global scale, and paved the way for people to exercise their right to self-determination, and to live as free people. Colonizing ... Read More »

    7 days ago


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