April 19th, 2019

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EDMONTON – Premier Rachel Notley and incoming premier Jason Kenney are beginning the transfer of power following the Alberta election. The two leaders have met at Government House in Edmonton for a briefing. Kenney and his government are to be sworn in on April 30, with a spring sitting to begin a few weeks after

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  • Stephen Vogelsang pleads guilty to pair of Medicine Hat bank robberies

    A former broadcaster will be sentenced on July 30 for two bank robberies in Medicine Hat. Stephen Vogelsang pleaded guilty on Thursday morning at Medicine Hat Provincial court to two local robberies that took place in October 2017. A pre-sentence report has been ordered and will take between eight and 12 weeks to complete. The ... Read More »

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  • Well reclamation costs down due to interest

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Heavy interest in obtaining contracts to reclaim City of Medicine Hat gas wells this year has driven the cost down by about 20 per cent, officials told council on Monday. A total of 19 companies submitted bids for portions of the city gas division’s 2019 well-reclamation program throughout the region and southwest Saskatchewan, according ... Read More »

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  • New MHC president has had long soft spot for the Hat

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Kevin Shufflebotham, the new president of Medicine Hat College, comes to the job with a 30-year career that includes time working in education, administration and government. The News spoke with him about how his past experience has prepared him for the job, as well as his vision for the college’s future. Shufflebotham began his ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Mohawks felled in San Diego

    They haven’t won a game in San Diego but that’s not to say the Hat High Mohawks haven’t played well according to their head coach. Lyall Foran wrote that “luck hasn’t been on their side,” during the past few days, as the Hat bats have remained cool in the face of tough American pitching. They ... Read More »

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  • Cheerleading teams compete hard at Edmonton championships

    The Medicine Hat-based Stingerz cheerleading club wound up their last competition in Canada this season, an important qualifier given where they’re headed in a month’s time. The club’s open Killerz team took a first-place banner home from the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza in Edmonton, capping off a successful two-week span. A night after the Stingerz’ mini ... Read More »

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  • Watson on relay team looking to make noise

    Seven Persons’ Sage Watson has been named to Canada’s team for the IAAF World Relays track meet next month in Japan. Watson, who memorably anchored Canada’s 4×400 women’s team to fourth at the Rio Olympics, still lists the 400 metre hurdles as her main event; she’s ranked seven in the world in it currently. But ... Read More »

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  • How much can premier-elect Kenney do, and how fast can he do it?

    Jason Kenney has created a daunting to-do list for the incoming United Conservative Party government. After this week’s celebrations and the moving of furniture in the Alberta legislature, we’ll begin to find out how do-able it is. Make no mistake, Conservatives have been champing at the bit to be back in government. After four years ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: PM faces climate change rebuff in Alberta

    Of the premiers of the four larger provinces who signed off on Justin Trudeau’s climate-change  framework three years ago, only Rachel Notley is left. That makes her the second most prominent Canadian political leader — after the prime minister — to support the notion that it is desirable to strike a balance between pipeline building ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Alberta back in conservative hands; the Jason Kenney era begins

    Welcome to the Jason Kenney era of politics in Alberta. It has been a long journey for the 50-year-old native of Oakville, Ont., who served as a federal MP for a Calgary riding for 19 years and was a prominent member of the Stephen Harper cabinet in a number of roles, including minister of immigration ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Notley’s heritage: Wage hike hurt small business

    Sadly the real truth about this Alberta election is that ex-premier Rachel Notley stole the last election by promising to raise the minimum wage to $15 and hour, a hike of 50 per cent in only five years, and the 18-to-30-year olds turned out in droves and won her the election! This time around those ... Read More »

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  • Saamis Heights needs another way in and out

    When will the city realize that we need another road in and out of Saamis Heights? Right now we have a temporary fix on both sides at the start of Sierra Road, due to sinkholes. These could deteriorate at any time, thus no traffic would be able pass this area, including firetrucks, ambulances, etc. Where ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Big companies employ few, but have most influence with government

    There are two business worlds out there. One is capitalistic. The other is monopolistic. Most people think the big companies are really important in our economy. Nothing could be further from the truth. The whole focus of big investors and big multi-national companies is on short-term profits, avoiding paying taxes, reducing employee numbers and wage ... Read More »

    4 days ago

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