October 20th, 2019

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade People at city hall for a service dog awareness session Friday were told that for an animal to have the associated privileges it must have government-issued identification. Miranda Turenne, trainer and assessment co-ordinator for PADS, told an audience of about 100 people that service dogs are highly trained to mitigate a variety of disabilities

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  • City Notebook: Medicine Hat is bracing itself for a big week ahead

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant There are a few white-knuckle moments in the week ahead, and specifically for city accountants. The provincial budget and the federal election will potentially have big implications for the city’s capital construction program. The 2019-2022 local plan – passed just 10 months ago – calls for grants from “other levels of government” to do ... Read More »

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  • With talk of a minority government, local candidates make final push

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Dinner table discussions about Monday’s federal election could lead to gut-check moments for both voters and candidates next week. With polls tightening, pundits are discussing potential minority government scenarios, as well as the potential for strategic voting. In staunchly Conservative southeast Alberta, that likely means a minority of progressive voters deciding, but Conservative voters ... Read More »

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  • Chamber of Commerce hands out annual Business Awards

    The Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Awards ceremony Friday evening at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede. There were a total of 97 nominations in 14 categories – roughly 500 people took in the ceremony. The Award of Excellence is the big prize every year, with the Medicine Hat Brewing Company ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Birdie a nice way to go out for Schultz but Rattlers far down leaderboard at golf nationals

    It was certainly a beautiful final day at Continental Golf Course near Montreal, and at least one of the Medicine Hat College Rattlers had a storybook finish. After the third round of nationals was rained out Thursday, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championship ended Friday with one Rattler in the top half of their respective ... Read More »

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  • One for the mantle: Tigers rookie Dru Krebs playing beyond his years

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Dru Krebs made a memory he’ll never forget on Tuesday night at the Canalta Centre. The 16-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman netted the first goal of his Western Hockey League career in his 11th game on the ice with a well-placed wrist shot in a 3-1 victory over the Saskatoon Blades. Given the time ... Read More »

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  • Vikings, Mohawks win semis

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Crescent Heights Vikings believe they can slay the dragon. After picking up a 21-7 victory over the McCoy-Eagle Butte Colts on Friday at the Methanex Bowl, the Vikings find themselves back in the Rangeland Football Conference final against the five-time reigning champion Hat High Mohawks. But Grade 12 defensive back Garrett Little isn’t ... Read More »

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  • Opinion: What has political discourse in this province come to?

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Vote for who we tell you to, or we might separate. That is the petulant refrain of Alberta’s ruling class since it became evident that Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is unlikely to form a majority government after Monday’s election. Barring a major upset, the seat tally will be either a plurality for the Conservatives ... Read More »

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  • Opinion: Corporate tax cut isn’t creating jobs

    sschmidt@medicinehatnews.com The first and really only thing anyone needs to understand about job creation is that it doesn’t exist – at least not in the way we’re being promised. The Job Creation Tax Cut – a 33% reduction in corporate taxation over four years – has been sold to Albertans as a means to more ... Read More »

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  • Promises often forgotten after the votes are cast

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade A former president of the U.S. has now endorsed Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party in this election, while promises from the leaders abound. Barack Obama has said how much he appreciates Trudeau and how much the world, not just Canada, needs his leadership now. There are some people who would call this political ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • False climate prophecies

    The biggest crisis facing the world is not climate change. It is the murder of millions of babies through abortion. I agree 100% with Richard Dietrich’s letter (“Adult manipulation and media sensationalism,” Oct. 11). The climate crisis is a manufactured crisis. The end of the world is not imminent. In 2008, Al Gore said, the ... Read More »

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  • Children will inherit the mess we created

    Re: “Child abuse in the name of climate change,” Sept. 28 Child abuse in the name of climate change? From a reliable source I have the information that Earth is flat and Elvis is still alive; that carbon emissions over the past 150 years has not gone up and that there were no record-heat years ... Read More »

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  • Numbers don’t exactly add up

    Re: “HALO has not been paid per call since one-time grant,” Oct. 3 In 2017 a 1986 BK117 B-2 EMS helicopter S/N 7101 was sold at auction (www.govdeals.com) for US$480,000 (CDN$629,000 at the exchange rate on that date). On July 30, 2018 this machine was registered with mark C-GRLH to the helicopter company Rangeland Helicopters ... Read More »

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