February 20th, 2020

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal launched by the City of Medicine Hat over the River Ridge sewer lift station. That represents the final say in decade-long legal wranglings with the owners of a condo complex who say they were unwittingly made the utility provider for their neighbours. That leaves

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  • Noteworthy: Tommy Douglas the obvious choice

    So who’s your pick for whose face graces Canada’s new $5 bill? Terry Fox is getting a lot of love from the social media world but since the CBC identified Tommy Douglas as ‘the Greatest Canadian” in a TV promotion a few years back, the Father of Medicare would probably be the best choice. Viola ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Pending Medicine Hat cannabis store included in sale

    Marijuana retailer Hide Tide has sold its seven Alberta stores, including one set to open in Medicine Hat, for a total of $12 million in stock to another chain, Halo Labs, it was announced last week. The deal involves chain stores branded as “Kush Bar,” which has two operating locations in Camrose and Morinville, plus ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • City seeks snow, ice control feedback at open house

    The city is looking for your feedback on snow and ice control at an open house on Feb. 25 in the municipal works building, 188 Kipling Street SE, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. At the open house there will be education on current city practises, services, treatments used and the challenges faced during cold weather. There will ... Read More »

    13 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Zone ringette team finishes with fun

    When the Alberta Winter Games ended Monday in Airdrie, athletes on most teams went their separate ways. Not the Zone 1 ringette team, however. Not only did they get on the ice one last time Wednesday in Medicine Hat, they helped out a local charity and skated circles around some cops too. The Sunny South ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Cubs’ Savage cleared

    The Medicine Hat Cubs will begin their second-round series Saturday in Cochrane with at least one of their top players back in the lineup. The Cubs announced on Twitter Tuesday that goalie Dawsen Savage has been cleared to play, a boost after he was injured in late January. Medicine Hat could still stick with Logan ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Minor hockey: Tigers await first matchup

    With one game left in their regular season, the South East Athletic Club’s bantam AAA hockey team knows it’ll be in a playoff series. Who the opponent will be is still undecided. Two weekend losses mean the Tigers could yet be passed by Lethbridge for third spot in the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League’s Ram ... Read More »

    2 days ago

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  • Laying It Out: Speak now or forever regret your silence

    Premier Jason Kenney and the United Conservatives aren’t listening, so you’re going to have to speak up. It doesn’t look like any amount of war room embarrassment, hits to employment, protests from nurses, or cuts no one asked for is going to cause this government to backtrack. As chaotic as it often looks, a calculated ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Opinion: Another nurses strike brewing?

    Most people know that open flame and gunpowder is a combination that can have explosive results, so they seek to avoid such situations. But in a situation the head of the United Nurses of Alberta calls “a powder keg,” the UCP government is playing with fire by making contract demands that could push Alberta’s nurses ... Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Opinion: Coal taking a back seat to natural gas

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Too bad, coal, it looks like you’re the odd man out. And that’s according to traditional coal allies in industry and conservative circles that are now highlighting their environmental actions that include arguments in favour of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. It’s likely a case of making lemonade out of lemons, but it’s also ... Read More »

    1 week ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Enough is enough, the demonstrations are crossing the line, breaking the law

    I have never had any issues with peaceful demonstrations or protests across our great country. Things like picket lines, peaceful demonstrations, etc. have always been useful for us to get our concerns heard. A lot of these demonstrations/protests are going over the line and starting to impact the livelihood of many Canadians. I have a ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Changes need to be made at Medicine Hat hospital

    In 2012 a wing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital was closed. When the addition to the hospital was built I recall arrangements were made with seniors’ facilities that had extra (respite) beds to send patients to them and also in some cases to St. Joseph’s. What about the general public? The new addition has ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • It’s no wonder province, feds are in the mess they’re in

    So between myopic left and right wing think tanks, politicians who waste their time and our money trading hypocritical cheap shots, is it no wonder that Alberta is in such a mess and the feds are not much better. More than 20 years ago the provincial government of the time at the bidding of think ... Read More »

    2 days ago

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