October 22nd, 2018

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade They have entered an elite circle having achieved something most married couples can only dream of. Russell and Mildred Wright celebrated their 78th wedding anniversary on Friday, shared a meal with family, and then took a drive down memory lane in two different Model T Fords from around the time Russell was

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  • Great-great grandparents celebrate 78th anniversary

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade They have entered an elite circle having achieved something most married couples can only dream of. Russell and Mildred Wright celebrated their 78th wedding anniversary on Friday, shared a meal with family, and then took a drive down memory lane in two different Model T Fords from around the time Russell was ... Read More »

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  • Not enough pot to go around

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A flood of newly legal cannabis sales has only slowed to the level of a raging river over the course of three days, local retailers told the News on Friday, and they say supply, rather than demand, is now their chief concern. “Success is great, but sustained success is better,” said Patrick Wallace, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Public invited to Ecole St. John Paull II School’s grand opening

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education is hosting the grand opening of Ecole St. John Paul II School on Monday. The dual-track kindergarten-to-Grade 6 French and English immersion school serves 325 students, and is located in the Southlands neighbourhood. A news release from the MHCBE described the school as “an innovative, ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Local Sports

  • Hurricanes strike back

    One day after the Medicine Hat Tigers rallied to erase a two-goal deficit and steal a victory from the hands of the Hurricanes, Lethbridge returned the favour. While the Tigers managed to dig out of an early hole and carry a one-goal lead into the third on Saturday at the Enmax Centre, the Hurricanes responded ... Read More »

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  • Five local refs in action at Snake Pit this weekend

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney When the Medicine Hat College Rattlers host the Briercrest Clippers in men’s and women’s basketball Saturday at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Snake Pit, there will be plenty of local talent on the floor. The Rattlers women always boast lots of home-grown players, and this year is no different as they’ve got ... Read More »

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  • Desmarchais, Romancew grab golds at nationals

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Champions were crowned Friday after a week of golf at Desert Blume Golf Club during the 2018 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Golf Nationals. Laurent Desmarchais won the men’s side of the tournament, Emily Romancew won the women’s side and the Red Deer women’s team became the first Albertan school to win a CCAA ... Read More »

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  • Sen. Warren should help to advance cause of Native Americans

    With the controversy of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s claims to be part Native American still swirling through the political atmosphere, it is important that we hear the voices of actual Native Americans. They’re not too thrilled. Native American groups say they’re tired of being a “political football” in the back and forth over Warren’s heritage claims. ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • National Affairs: Quebec is not as quick to light up

    The sound of one hand clapping greeted the fulfilment of Justin Trudeau’s signature cannabis promise in Quebec on Wednesday. To mark the occasion, the Journal de MontrĂ©al, the province’s most-read tabloid, gave pride of place to not one, but three scathing columns on the ills of the legalization of marijuana. Not every Quebec media outlet ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • MLA Report: Servicing Alberta’s ballooning debt jeopardizing our province’s priorities

    Alberta has long been the economic leader in Canada. Alberta boasts 11.6 per cent of Canada’s population, but our province contributes a whopping 17 per cent of the total national Real GDP. This was only possible because past Alberta leadership created an environment that attracted investment and created jobs. However over the past three years, ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Jason Kenney a Liberal in disguise

    For those of us who consider ourselves to be true conservatives there is nothing dumber than watching our fellow seniors bashing the NDP and Liberals while they support a Liberal masquerading as a conservative, like Jason Kenney is doing. He has never been a true conservative. Brian Jean and Jason Kenney learned absolutely nothing from ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Qualifications, not connections, needed to secure employment

    Re: “OECD report highlights Indigenous underemployment,” Oct. 1 The story on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development report cites a job seeker who was disadvantaged by having no “connections” to help him find a job. I don’t recall ever knowing anyone who had “connections” to aid in job-finding. I didn’t know such things even ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Opposition to minimum wage increase is shortsighted, unwarranted

    Regarding the Oct. 1 increase of minimum wage from $13.60 to $15, here are some figures from the Medicine Hat News story of Sept. 29. 1. A $1 per hour wage increase equals about $2,000 per year to a full-time hourly worker. Therefore an increase of $1.40 equals an increase of about $2,800 per year. ... Read More »

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