March 26th, 2019

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker Medicine Hat Public Library hosted its final overdose crisis information session last week, and chief librarian Ken Feser says they were successful in many ways. For the first three Mondays of March the library hosted a number of speakers and invited Hatters to its theatre to learn about the overdose crisis and the community’s

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  • Overdose crisis info sessions a success

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker Medicine Hat Public Library hosted its final overdose crisis information session last week, and chief librarian Ken Feser says they were successful in many ways. For the first three Mondays of March the library hosted a number of speakers and invited Hatters to its theatre to learn about the overdose crisis and the community’s ... Read More »

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  • City officials say goodbye to a longtime veteran

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Retiring public services commissioner Karen Charlton is being lauded for her work in the city’s largest, most diverse division, with colleagues and council members saying she brought her personal touch to its management. Charlton’s last day after a 41-career at city hall is Friday. “I grew up professionally in the organization, this has been ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • MHC taking to the skies with aviation program

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Medicine Hat College is offering an aviation program starting in the 2019-2020 school year. The program, which is a partnership with Super T Aviation Academy, will allow students to get an Aviation Management Certificate. Dennis Beaudoin, MHC’s dean of trades and technologies, says the school was approached by Super T about the prospect of ... Read More »

    15 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Producing against their former teams

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Any goal is sweet, but netting one against your former team while making playoff history for your new franchise? Josh Williams knows how it feels. The former Medicine Hat Tigers winger – traded for Brett Kemp at the Western Hockey League’s trade deadline – became the first member of the Edmonton Oil Kings to ... Read More »

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  • Minor hockey: Wildcats ascend to top of peewee girls ranks with impressive gold medal win

    This time around, Medicine Hat Wildcats finished their season undeniably the best peewee girls hockey team in the province. A year after losing the peewee B final on home ice – in overtime, no less – the Wildcats left no doubt in a 6-1 win over Red Deer Sunday. At Olds – fittingly the city ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Tigers earn crucial split in Edmonton

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oil Kings shook off their first loss since Feb. 15 and rallied back to split the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference quarter-final series with the Medicine Hat Tigers at a game apiece following a 4-3 victory in Game 2 on Sunday at Rogers Place. The win comes after Hat goaltender ... Read More »

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  • Alberta election will not be pleasant

    Get set for one of the ugliest elections ever in Alberta. The New Democratic Party under Rachel Notley earned an eye-popping majority in 2015 after 44 years of Progressive Conservative governance. To hold onto their majority, the NDP’s strategy is simple. To paraphrase: “We are the party of tolerance, caring, compassion. We build schools, improve ... Read More »

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  • Immense changes in the political picture in four years

    Four years is not a long time and yet if you look back at the last provincial election in 2015 it seems ages ago. Remember, the late Jim Prentice was leader of the Progressive Conservative government and Blake Pedersen was the candidate in Medicine Hat. The Wildrose Party, with Brian Jean at the helm, was ... Read More »

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  • This about Alberta, folks

    April 16 is the day we’ve all been waiting for … some more than others. But it is the day that Albertans will vote to form the next Alberta government, not the next federal government, not to stick it to anyone else, or send a message to perceived friends or enemies around the world. There’s ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Health care and the election

    If you want to educate yourself about the status of our health-care system prior to our upcoming election, I suggest you focus on one word – sugammadex. If you educate yourself about this one drug you can gain perspective on how patient-centeredness, responsible stewardship, professionalism, collaboration, transparency, honesty, and individual risks within the health-care system ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Seeing a bright future for the world

    I have great faith in the younger generation. I been contemplating lately how much society has changed since the 1970s in respect to women’s rights and gender equality when I was coming of age and going to university. I look at the various causes I am engaged in and the not-for-profit groups and think the ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Let’s not change the clocks, but stay on Daylight time year-round

    Every year around this time people are raising the issue of Daylight Saving Time (DST) again. There is a need to seriously consider doing away with the twice annual time change. However it is submitted that the issue is not really Standard versus Daylight time, as most people probably do not have strong opinions on ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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