July 17th, 2018

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant City council will debate tonight a final zoning proposal of where cannabis stores can locate in Medicine Hat, but after a public consultation last winter on the controversial topic, only one formal submission will be considered in a public hearing. Alberta Health Services says in a letter that will presented at tonight’s city

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  • Hut 8 completes 10-acre facility

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Hut 8 Cryptocurrency says it has now completed its Medicine Hat facility — a sprawling 10-acre site on the wind-beaten prairie where super computers the size of train cars seek out and verify online financial transactions. The company stated Monday it has installed the last of 40 planned “block box units” two months ... Read More »

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  • Beasley stands by comments

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade Two comments that Todd Beasley made on May 23, 2017, on a Geert Wilders supporters Facebook page, has brought an end to his bid to be the next United Conservative Party candidate in the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding. “… Muslims i.e. Fools who are really worshiping Satan,” reads Beasley’s first post in part. ... Read More »

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  • Council OK’s local zoning for pot stores

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Medicine Hat city council has passed land-use regulations that would confine recreational cannabis outlets to some major commercial corridors and industrial parks, but without distance requirements from liquor stores and other pot sellers. The bylaw, including a map passed 6-1, was called a “careful” approach to allowing sales of soon-to-be legal marijuana this ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Lulay can still get it done for Lions

    After beating B.C. 41-19 in Winnipeg, the Blue Bombers swaggered over-confidently into the Lions’ den only to find that kitty has claws. In contrasting halves, the Red River boys continued their dominance by running up a 17-0 lead after 30 minutes. Then a rusty pivot with red hair, Travis Lulay, engineered 20 unanswered points to ... Read More »

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  • Libke solid in victory

    Medicine Hat News After his last start, Medicine Hat Mavericks pitcher Jared Libke said he’d like to throw with a bit more control the next time out. He ought to be happy about how things went in Brooks Monday night. Libke only walked one batter and gave up three hits in seven innings of a ... Read More »

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  • Rattlers name two new soccer coaches

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Medicine Hat College is officially moving on from its long-time, award-winning soccer coach —and, for that matter, a one-coach system. Jim Loughlin’s name was nowhere to be seen in Monday’s press release announcing Ian Tully to run the men’s team and Stephen Newton for the women’s. Loughlin —hired in 2004 as the men’s ... Read More »

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  • A few final thoughts and a goodbye

    Six-and-a-half years ago I packed my trustworthy Chevy Malibu to the brim with worldly possessions and one disgruntled orange cat. My trek took me from working at a rural newspaper in Northwestern Ontario across the prairies to Medicine Hat. The weather was -40 C, the winds were reaching 80 kilometres per hour. Raging winter grassfires ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Our health system fails the elderly

    Hospital overcrowding is not a new issue. Limited bed spaces have plagued Ontario hospitals for years and are increasingly straining our system. Not only are long wait times a shameful expectation when patients arrive in the emergency department, providing care in a busy hospital hallway has become an ordinary occurrence. The problem has become so ... Read More »

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  • Albertans lack confidence in road tests, licence fee structures

    Along with dentist fees Albertans are also paying a premium for road tests for driver’s licences. Alberta’s road testing fees can be as much as five times the average of those charged in other provinces, depending on the class of driver’s licence, according to a Tantus Solutions Group report this week. You’ll pay $22 for ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Pot-specific bylaws needed in city

    I am a Grade 8 student at Crescent Heights High School. I am writing about the new marijuana factory coming to Medicine Hat. I think that the city did a great job of bringing new economic options to Medicine Hat, especially since the downturn of the oil and gas industry. Although this is great for ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Governments need to commit to TB fight

    Centuries of neglect have transformed tuberculosis, a curable disease, into the biggest infectious killer today, claiming more victims than HIV and malaria combined. Every year, 10 million human beings contract TB. Every year, 1.7 million die of it. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shown great leadership by promising to end TB in Canada’s North, but ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Pot concerns

    I’m writing about the new Aurora Sun greenhouse. I have a concern about the types of marijuana being sold. Will it just be medicinal marijuana or will there be recreational marijuana also? If there’s recreational marijuana there’s a big concern about crime and people on the streets in regards to how people will act. But ... Read More »

    1 week ago


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