July 21st, 2019

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The significance of July 20, 1969 looms large in the memory of a local resident who has carefully preserved mementos of the landing on the moon. Dr. Neil Harris was a 15 year old boy living in Edmonton with his parents when about 3 a.m. that day he and his brother watched the landing

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  • Sheepdog Trials running all weekend

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade It takes stamina, skill, and determination to herd sheep across a hills, through a valley and get them into an enclosure in less than nine minutes. Dogs at the Cypress Hill Sheepdog Trials showed appreciative spectators just how skilled they are. “We love it. Very interesting. The dogs are very strong eyed,” said Alan ... Read More »

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  • City Notebook: Trouble Brewing

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant There’s a sudden sense of urgency to address the state of shallow gas industry. The province is bringing in property tax breaks and promising changes to how they are taxed going forward. Major gas producers are suggesting a voluntary curtailment program to avoid negative (not just downward, but actually less than zero) pricing situations ... Read More »

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  • City ordering home owners to fix bat issue

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The city has served the property owners of a vacant house on Dominion Street SE with an order to address the issue of a bat infestation and more. The Unsightly Property Order under Section 546 (1) of the Municipal Government Act instructs the property owners to take reasonable measures to control the pest infestation, ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Knights extend season

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat K of C Knights extended their season on Friday afternoon at Jeffries Field. Trailing the Fort Macleod Royals by five runs after two innings, Medicine Hat dug in and rallied back into the contest before stealing away a lead they wouldn’t give up in the seventh – keeping the Knights alive ... Read More »

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  • Marathon loss one for the ages

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Mavericks head coach Tom Vessella has been around the game of baseball for some time, but he’s never experienced anything quite like Thursday’s gruelling 17-inning marathon that extended nearly two hours into Friday morning. While the Mavericks ultimately lost the seven-hour battle when Okotoks Dawgs infielder Liam Rihela earned a bases-loaded walk ... Read More »

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  • Junior All-Stars take edge over Airdrie

    The Medicine Hat Junior AAA All-Stars are one win away from another trip to nationals following a 13-5 victory over Airdrie on Friday at Kin Coulee Park. While Medicine Hat stranded the bases loaded in each of the first two innings, they broke through in the fifth with a seven-run frame to seize control of ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Premiers may flip together but PM hasn’t flopped yet

    The brief get-together of five conservative-minded premiers last week was meant to highlight the divide. Alberta’s Jason Kenney, Ontario’s Doug Ford, Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe and New Brunswick’s Blaine Higgs all gathered before the cameras to flip pancakes at the Calgary Stampede. They were joined by Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod who, while technically non-partisan, shares ... Read More »

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  • Achievement

    This editorial was first published in the Medicine Hat News on July 21, 1969, the day after Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The footprints of man have joined the footprints of time on the surface of the moon. Momentous achievement, superb performance, stunning success – the United States astronauts’ brief exploration of the Sea ... Read More »

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  • NDP filibustering just grandstanding against what Albertans voted for

    Filibuster – a word that has been on the lips of many Albertans recently. While it may sound like the name of a rodent for Groundhog Day, or a favourite sweet treat, what is the true purpose of this parliamentary tool? History is always a good place to look when analyzing concepts. The first use ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Mural fest leaves legacy

    With the final colour applied and the last mural painted, the first├é┬áMedicine Hat Mural Fest is complete and hopefully there are many more to come. After three days of extensive and intense hours of planning and execution by a who’s who of local and international artists the legacy left behind will be enjoyed for many ... Read More »

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  • Hatter’s warning letter to Newfoundland voters riles

    On July 17, a Newfoundland newspaper called The Telegram published a letter to the editor from a Mr. Gord Cowan of Medicine Hat titled “An N.L. vote for the federal Liberals is a betrayal of Alberta.” Mr. Cowan was clearly very upset at how Newfoundlanders could have voted for the federal Liberals in 2015 and ... Read More »

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  • Canada isn’t doing its part to fight the world’s greatest killers

    The Global Fund is the largest global effort to eliminate the world’s greatest killers – AIDS, TB and Malaria, and they have been incredibly successful, saving tens of millions of lives, and the fund is due for renewal for another three years. Japan has recently committed to this renewal and so has the UK, both ... Read More »

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