December 11th, 2018

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Budgets for several city parks projects are again being bolstered by a new partnership program in recreation facilities. About $100,000 in new provincial grants will go into three projects that fall under a community partnership initiative launched by the City of Medicine Hat, a committee heard Monday. “It’s paperwork, but it’s good paperwork,”

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  • City’s recreation facility partnership program paying off through padded project budgets

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Budgets for several city parks projects are again being bolstered by a new partnership program in recreation facilities. About $100,000 in new provincial grants will go into three projects that fall under a community partnership initiative launched by the City of Medicine Hat, a committee heard Monday. “It’s paperwork, but it’s good paperwork,” ... Read More »

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  • Four arrests made after weekend impaired driving crackdown

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Police made four arrests over the weekend after conducting stepped-up impaired driving enforcement. Medicine Hat Police Service Traffic Unit and Patrol Section checked more than 1,000 vehicles as part of the Enhanced Alberta Checkstop Program. A man was charged with impaired driving, exceeding 0.08 Blood Alcohol Content, dangerous driving and evading police after ... Read More »

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  • ‘If death can be beautiful…’

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade After witnessing the excruciating death of her mother eight years ago, it was the complete opposite experience for a local woman’s husband who chose medical assistance in dying earlier this year. “He went to sleep and just stopped breathing,” Snookie Welling says of her husband Jeff. Welling’s mother was in hospital with bowel ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Curling team comes close

    Medicine Hat News There were 13 teams and only five spots at Alberta junior men’s curling provincials up for grabs this past weekend in Calgary. A Medicine Hat team came heartbreakingly close to winning one of them. The Gas City team of skip Connor Zeidell, third Alex Bowyer, second Wyatt Herselman and lead Lane Rempel ... Read More »

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  • Minor hockey: Blame us, the midget 15’s lost

    Medicine Hat News Leave it to the media to jinx a good streak. No sooner had the News written a big headline last week noting that the South East Athletic Club midget 15-year-old team hadn’t lost in a month, that the Tigers lost their very next game. At Hockey Hounds Arena Friday night, SEAC dropped ... Read More »

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  • Mohawks, Colts win tournaments

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat basketball teams posted a solid set of weekend results, including two on home court. Both of Hat High’s varsity basketball teams wound up in their respective finals in the Green and White Classic Saturday evening. In the boys final, the Mohawks beat Calgary’s Lester B. Pearson Patriots 84-79. Eidan Jonker ... Read More »

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  • Be careful about ‘naming and shaming’ those charged with drunk driving

    It’s completely understandable why some police forces are resorting to “naming and shaming” people charged with impaired driving. No matter what they do, far too many keep getting behind the wheel while under the influence. So we’re sympathetic to the efforts of police, especially those in York Region who this past week started posting online ... Read More »

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  • George, Barbara Bush showed the way for public service

    In June 1948, after the College World Series and graduation day at Yale, young George H.W. Bush packed up his cranberry-red Studebaker (a graduation gift from his father) and headed the car’s distinctive nose in a southwesterly direction. The little car got him to Odesa and to a shotgun duplex, where two prostitutes lived on ... Read More »

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  • Press freedom under attack after recent ruling by Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court of Canada delivered a massive blow to press freedom last week. In a 9-0 decision, the court ruled that Vice Media reporter Ben Makuch must provide the RCMP with all communications with suspected ISIS member Farah Mohamed Shirdon, a Calgary native who is believed to have been killed in a summer 2015 ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Gun control wasn’t much help in officer shooting

    The extremely expensive half-billion dollar gun control program failed to stop one police officer from shooting another. Not only did this officer have a long list of violent infractions against civilians he also reportedly had a long-running dispute with the officer he shot. He is unlikely to face the same punishment someone who is not ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Canada should be noted for its resourcefulness

    Alberta, and indeed Canada, are suffering because of the oil crisis, as 6.8 per cent of our economy depends on the oil and gas energy sector. With the large discount on our oil (about 70-80 per cent of value), it has been estimated that we are losing about $80 million a day in lost revenues. ... Read More »

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  • Lougheed’s wisdom wasn’t followed by succeeding Conservative premiers

    Re: “Facts speak the truth on past PC governments,” Dec. 5 I want to thank Jim Taylor for taking the trouble to respond to my letter in last Saturday’s paper. Mr. Taylor, however, apparently missed the point I was making, so I am pleased for the opportunity to be able to revisit my concerns. My ... Read More »

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