July 24th, 2021

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A candidate for mayor says the city should take the lead on tackling social problems like drug addiction, crime and suicide by creating a dedicated department of mental health within city hall. “This city is dealing with major mental health issues and suicide without any help from our municipal government,” said Tony Leahy, a

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  • Clugston to call for third-party audit

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Mayor Ted Clugston says he will call for a third-party audit of how a potential privatization of Invest Medicine Hat was handled, saying it will likely “vindicate” city hall’s actions, but says any changes to economic development and municipal land sales are likely now on hold until after the October election. “It’s unfortunate, because ... Read More »

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  • A place of unity and healing: Man who helped bring and dedicate Saamis Tepee organizing healing round dance

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A man who helped bring and dedicate the Saamis Tepee in Medicine Hat says the site should be re-energized as a place of unity and healing. Longtime Hat resident Ross Cross Child, a Blood Tribe member who attended Day School at Standoff, was an original member of the Saamis Tepee Association that helped bring ... Read More »

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  • City Notebook: Cannonball!

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Only one word describes what happened this week on the lazy river that flows placidly towards next October’s city elections. “Cannonball!” After candidate filings trickled in during a now yearlong process starting in January, now everybody’s waded in on the controversy over the handling of the city’s economic development contract. Those who filed early ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Sillinger goes 12th overall to Jackets

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Cole Sillinger has been drafted to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 18-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers centre heard his name called as the 12th overall selection of Friday’s NHL Entry Draft from a watch party at a Regina restaurant, making him the first Tabby to be taken in the first round since Hunter Shinkaruk. Although ... Read More »

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  • Tigers’ Bjorklund, Sillinger invited to national men’s junior dev’t camp

    Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender Garin Bjorklund and forward Cole Sillinger have been invited to compete at Hockey Canada’s national men’s junior team summer development camp. Hockey Canada unveiled its 51-player roster Wednesday, which features 19 invitation to Western Hockey League players. Bjorklund posted a 10-7-0-1 record with a 2.60 goals against average and a .921 ... Read More »

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  • Plenty of parity at lawn bowling club

    Parity pushed its way to the forefront in the Medicine Hat Lawn Bowling Club’s singles league Monday. After opening the campaign with losses, Curt and Barb Moll rebounded to collect a pair of victories and prevent anyone from taking a second win in the standings through two weeks of the season. Barb (1-1) rallied to ... Read More »

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  • Just Pondering: Be kind

    First off today I want to thank everyone that has been so kind to comment on my little articles and pass on support. It truly has been overwhelming to think that my simple words could evoke any kind of response and your feedback means the world to me. So I thought today I would just ... Read More »

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  • For What It’s Worth: Return to normalcy with no strings attached

    On Monday, Premier Jason Kenney reiterated that Alberta will not be mandating vaccine passports in any form. This means the government will not force individuals to provide proof of vaccination in order to access services and events within the province’s borders. This is a win for civil liberties in a time where they have been ... Read More »

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  • The Human Condition: The Tepee or the fireworks?

    On the front page of the Saturday, July 3 edition of this paper was a beautiful image of Canada Day fireworks at night, a reminder of 1867 when four British colonies were brought together to form the Dominion of Canada. Soon afterward the Medicine Hat News was founded, a paper only 18 years younger than ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Letter: UCP should cut their own salaries before turning to nurses

    Dear editor, I recently spent five days in Medicine Hat Regional Hospital and can’t believe the UCP government wants to cut nurses wages. I started out in emergency and my care was constant, professional and caring, by both the nurses and the doctors. I then was moved to intensive care and the wonderful care continued. ... Read More »

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  • Letter: More courage needed to fight climate change

    Dear editor, Clearly there has been discouragingly insufficient political courage and will to properly act upon the cause-and-effect of manmade global warming and climate change. ‘Liberals’ and ‘conservatives’ (etcetera) are overly preoccupied with vociferously criticizing one another for their politics and beliefs, thus diverting attention away from the greatest polluters’ moral and ethical corruption, where ... Read More »

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  • Letter: Conservative-made problems continue piling up in this province

    Dear editor, In response to John MacLaren’s July 9 letter to the editor Once again we see seniors believing the lies Jason Kenney has been feeding them, and my senior friends and I are getting sick of it. Those of us from the world of finance, who consider ourselves to be conservatives and who had ... Read More »

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