January 18th, 2019

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jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Medicine Hat’s police chief and chair of the police commission are pushing back against allegations they suppressed two internal surveys conducted by the city’s Human Resources department, which cast the force’s work environment in a negative light. “Some people don’t like the results but there was nothing hidden,” chief Andy McGrogan, who initiated

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  • Segall Says: Multi-sport athletes need fair treatment

    At what age should an athlete choose to specialize in one sport and one sport only? As a child and teenager I was blessed to play several different sports and had coaches who encouraged me to be a multi-sport athlete. My soccer coach understood when I had to miss a practice because I had a ... Read More »

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  • Eye-opening trip for Rattlers player

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Medicine Hat College volleyball player Molly Marie came back for the second semester with a new perspective, and it has nothing to do with what happens on the court. Marie, a first-year right side from Lethbridge, went to Tanzania in December, visiting an orphanage in the east African country and reinforcing what she ... Read More »

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  • Bumper crop for Mohawks

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Making the jump from high school to university can be daunting in any capacity, but four members of the Hat High Mohawks football team will make that transition together after signing with the University of Regina Rams. Lachlan Hardiker and Connor Taylor put pen to paper with the U Sports squad in the ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: Ready to build the best Alberta

    “Just because you are not interested in politics, doesn’t mean politics are not interested in you.” This quote is often attributed to Pericles, the leader of Athens’ democratic party, in 450 BC. I am pleased that so many Albertans, but especially Cypress-Medicine Hatters, are absolutely ready to be involved in politics. They are willing to ... Read More »

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  • Immigration can be complicated, expensive and is always a hot topic

    The subject of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers has been dominating conversations in the last few years and it will likely become a federal election issue this year. It is worth reflecting on just how many immigrants came to Canada in the past, making our country what it is today. All the time there are ... Read More »

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  • Supporting events at the Canalta Centre will be a magnet for more

    A hockey announcement this week was good news and has great potential for Medicine Hatters to make it very good news — for the local community and the Canalta Centre. The Hat will co-host Hockey Canada’s World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, an international tournament with an emphasis on teen-aged talent, next fall in conjunction with Swift ... Read More »

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  • Impressed with improvements in downtown area

    Went for a slow walk recently around all those downtown streets and avenues that had the advantage of that wonderful effort at, shall we say, rehabilitation. I had already seen earlier efforts on Second Street, but on this recent walk it was revealed to me just how serious all downtown enthusiasts were about their plans ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • Compounding taxes

    As the old saying goes, “A good accountant can take one set of numbers and give you three different answers.” Fast forward to the city’s latest budget plan which calls for a four-year budget cycle. I personally don’t think any government can accurately predict four years in advance. Period. So why change to a four-year ... Read More »

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  • Let’s not be fooled by wind and solar

    For the last decade or more the Canadian public has been conditioned to believe that man-made CO2 added to the atmosphere will have an apocalyptic effect on our future climate. Following up, and equally well sold, is the ostensible need for “renewable” electrical power generation to replace dependable and affordable fossil fuel based generation. If ... Read More »

    2 days ago

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