August 15th, 2020

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Alberta’s physicians are being actively recruited by other provinces and countries, which could lead to a dire shortage like Albertans saw a decade ago, says a local emergency doctor. Dr. Paul Parks, Medicine Hat emergency physician and president of the emergency medicine section for the Alberta Medical Association, says morale is at “an all-time

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  • Alberta environment ministry could be altering mule deer hunting rules

    Alberta’s Environment and Parks ministry is looking to update mule deer management plans potentially to alter hunting regulations and allocations in different regions. A release from the ministry on Wednesday states that the current plan was developed in 1989, and while populations in some areas are declining, there is an over-abundance in others. “Alberta Environment ... Read More »

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  • Hut 8 to upgrade local data processing centre

    Hut 8 will upgrade its data processing centre in Medicine Hat this fall as it takes over full management of the facility that handles cryptocurrency exchanges for a fee. The firm will also begin renting out a portion of its facility to a client “crypto-miner” in order to diversify its income stream, according to financial ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Railway crossing repair in northwest will begin Tuesday

    Repairs to a railway road crossing in the city’s northwest will cause vehicle traffic to be detoured for two days next week. The spur line that crosses Brier Park Road between Box Springs Road and Semrau Drive will be rebuilt starting Aug. 18, the city announced this week, though Canadian Pacific Railway is performing the ... Read More »

    22 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Back between the pipes: Local netminders return to the ice at World Pro Goaltending camp

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Local goaltenders have been putting in work for a potential upcoming season at this week’s World Pro Goaltender camp, held at the Family Leisure Centre. COVID-19 has created a number of challenges for young athletes, but World Pro Goaltending head instructor Marcus Beesley says the camp’s young netminders haven’t missed a beat after having ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Summer of success: Local golfer wins trio of titles

    Jean Nitchke clinched a triple crown over the weekend at Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club. The local golfer shot an 83-86-169 to win the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club senior ladies’ title for her third golf championship of the season. The big weekend followed up a victory at the Connaught Golf Club championship, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Cubs officially a go for 24-game HJHL season

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Cubs are all in on the 2020-21 Heritage Junior Hockey League season. Just four days after electing a new board, the local junior B squad rescinded its June decision to withdraw from the upcoming season in a meeting with the league on Monday night. Newly elected Cubs president Troy Sandau says ... Read More »

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  • MP Report: Liberals caught in tangled web of deceit

    “Oh what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive.” Published in 1808, Sir Walter Scott’s verse effectively describes our Prime Minister and the situation he has created. How can one person – a leader of a great democracy no less – get into as many quagmires’ as Justin Trudeau? Is it ... Read More »

    1 week ago
  • City Notebook: A summer like no other, but the heat has arrived on cue

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Typically this week, we’d be diving into plates of pancakes in a parking lot somewhere, sweating it on the midway, watching rodeo, mixing Clamato juice into a cup of suds and enjoying the Medicine Hat Stampede. We’re not, of course, you may have noticed. COVID’s cancelled most everything, it’s seemed. And though the joke ... Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • MLA Report: Alberta Recovery Plan addresses new reality

    Part 1 of a two-part series. See Saturday for Part 2. Alberta is facing unprecedented times with the triple threat of a global economic meltdown, a crash in energy prices, and a world-wide pandemic – the extent and duration of which remains to be seen. That is why Alberta’s government is taking bold action to ... Read More »

    3 weeks ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Local businesses make staying safe and healthy simple

    In this extraordinary time of the pandemic, we’re living a different life than we were five months ago. I am among the more vulnerable sector because of my age and some other health conditions. This is a life-threatening situation for me so I am self-isolating in my home. Now that our communities are opening up, ... Read More »

    22 hours ago
  • Could ATA’s compensation model be the answer for province’s doctors?

    The Alberta Medical Association should seriously consider the compensation model for Alberta teachers for its profession. The salaries are the highest in northern Canada according to Statistics Canada, a range from $ 59,500 to $94,100 (2017 – 2018). Beginning teachers will receive an annual increment estimated at four to six per cent for eight consecutive ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • A few points to ponder

    1. Kudos to MLA Drew Barnes speaking the obvious. Alberta is and always has been a colony of central Canada to pillage and plunder. It’s now “either or” folks. Note to Premier Jason Kenny – lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way. 2. Kudos to city council who showed some common sense ... Read More »

    1 week ago


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