December 13th, 2019

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker Not many 13 year olds can say they run their own business. Hatter CJ Payeur started CJ’s Krazy Crayons roughly three years ago and has made dozens of appearances at trade shows and markets around the city since his business began. “I saw a cool looking crayon in my brother’s room and thought ‘why

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  • Optimal learning coaches enhancing student experience in public schools

    The Medicine Hat Public School Division heard a presentation from six of its eight optimal learning coaches at Tuesday evening’s board meeting. This is the third year of the program, in which the group of coaches – who are themselves trained teachers – go to various schools in the division to assist teachers in the ... Read More »

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  • Nearly $50K raised for Santa Claus Fund

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker The Hat community got together Thursday night at DayzOff Pub to support the 29th annual Santa Claus Fund auction – Darren Lutz has been a part of every single one. The auctioneer walked up to his podium around 7 p.m. and spent the next few hours calling the auction – in turn, he helped ... Read More »

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  • Little Owl Learning Centre hosting children’s Christmas party Sunday

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker A local learning centre is opening its doors Sunday and inviting Hat children to a Christmas event. Little Owl Learning Centre will be open from 1-4 p.m. and it will offer activities to children. “This is best suited for kids aged two to six but their siblings are welcome,” said owner Justine Mann. “We’re ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Vikings girls win for sportsmanship

    They came up short against the eventual provincial champions, but Crescent Heights High School’s girls volleyball team made an impression on those around them at their last tournament of the year. Coach Scott Galloway was informed this week that his Vikings won the 3A sportsmanship banner for how they conducted themselves at the finals in ... Read More »

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  • Huge week adds to Tigers buzz

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Coming off a massive four-player trade and a 5-0 loss to the Everett Silvertips on Saturday, the Medicine Hat Tigers entered a three-game road trip with something to prove. Nineteen goals later and two victories later, they’re the talk of the Western Hockey League. “We’re playing like we want to put teams on notice ... Read More »

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  • A stellar debut for Wyrostok

    Caleb Wyrostok had a night to remember Wednesday. Called up by the Swift Current Broncos for his first-ever WHL game, the 16-year-old from Medicine Hat produced a highlight-reel goal at Rogers Place in Edmonton against the league-leading Oil Kings. Speaking via cellphone late after the big debut, Wyrostok was still sorting through dozens of congratulatory ... Read More »

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  • Opinion: Everyday Albertans will lose in this battle

    Hindsight is 2020, but perhaps health care reform should have been looked at far sooner than 2020. Jason Kenney government is keen on reducing the deficit in individual budgets, subsequently wanting to create future surpluses and then reduce the province’s accumulated debt. According to statistics from the inaugural and now infamous 2019 provincial Alberta budget ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: ATA invites others to join in defending public education

    Last week, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released results of international assessments that showed Alberta’s public education system remained one of the very best education systems in the entire world. Our system ranked third in the world in reading, third in science and eighth in mathematics. Since the OECD’s Programme for International ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: The cost of unpaid caregivers for Alberta’s seniors

    As part of our ongoing work, the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) took a fulsome look at the role of unpaid caregivers of seniors with declining health. We set out to measure the impact and value in terms of costs avoided by our health system. Our goal was to better understand how Albertans who ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Minor hockey needs to grow up

    I have had my two kids in Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association (MHMHA) for the past five-plus years and have some suggestions. The association is about 1,000 kids and run by volunteers. It’s basically affordable and people are trying their best. But there are some big problems that everyone seems to talk about in rumours ... Read More »

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  • Unions should take their arguments to the boards

    The government does not lay off teachers and nurses, the boards do. There has been much coverage in the news as of late on how the government is laying off teachers and nurses. As a UNIFOR shop steward, I understand that the public sector unions have an important role to play in protecting the jobs ... Read More »

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  • AHS needs to review delivery model, revisit changes

    Dear Mr. Kenney, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is broken and has been for many years. Every elected government has tried and failed to make permanent and sustainable changes to it. I believe the “expert committee” was window dressing for what the Kenney UCP government intended to do anyway all along. AHS needs to review their ... Read More »

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