October 21st, 2021

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Medicine Hat has a new city council – and a raft of incoming councillors without political or high-level administrative experience – but the woman in the mayor’s chair says it will set a strategy in the next few months, then put it in place “collaboratively.” Linnsie Clark became mayor on Monday night to lead

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  • 52 Hatters have died from COVID in 66 days

    https://www.medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews The number of COVID-19 cases in Medicine Hat has well surpassed the number of seats in the Medicine Hat Arena, while 52 deaths from the respiratory infection have been recorded in just the past 66 days. A total of 4,005 recoveries in those with a City of Medicine Hat address had been diagnosed as ... Read More »

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  • Kilpatrick re-elected in Redcliff

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  • Catholic schools superintendent honoured after receiving Doctorate of Education

    kking@medicinehatnews.com Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education’s superintendent, Dwayne Zarichny, has recently completed his Doctorate of Education. Zarichny was honoured during the MHCBE’s public board meeting on Oct. 12. “At some point in my life, I knew that I wanted to engage in and complete (a doctorate degree),” Zarichny told the News. “Once I started ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Inside the CFL: Elks off on the wrong hoof

    The Edmonton Rugby Club was formed in 1892, winning its first provincial title three years later. They were called the Esquimaux until 1910 when they were renamed the Eskimos. They were the first team to represent the West in the Grey Cup, losing 23-0 to the Toronto Argos. They played a variety of opponents on ... Read More »

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  • RFC playoffs kick off tonight

    jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb It’s time to start talking football playoffs in Medicine Hat. The Rangeland Football Conference playoffs get underway tonight at the Methanex Bowl as the Hat High Hawks, who finished first in the league with a 3-0 record, face the 1-6 McCoy Colts at 5 p.m. The Crescent Heights Vikings finished the season in second ... Read More »

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  • Medicine Hat Judo Club receives grant

    jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The Medicine Hat Judo Club has been selected by Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program to receive a grant from its Sport Relief Fund. Donovan Hoggan, president of the Medicine Hat Judo Club, says the $7,349 grant will help keep the club afloat after they waived everyones fees during COVID shutdowns. “It just wasn’t fair to ... Read More »

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  • For What It’s Worth: It’s time to end nuclear paranoia

    There has been a lot of talk in recent years about diversifying Alberta’s energy sector. These discussions have mainly focused on transitioning to solar and wind while largely excluding nuclear. This is despite the fact that nuclear power emits zero carbon emissions and can produce far more electricity more efficiently compared to solar and wind. ... Read More »

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  • The Human Condition: The Law of Yante

    A few years ago while visiting the local university’s anthropology museum in Lund, Sweden I met a young graduate student who spoke English with native fluency. It was extraordinary to hear. She had no accent, and used terminology that was far beyond advanced. On that same trip I also happened to meet a professional chef ... Read More »

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  • Laying It Out: Even in democracy, you gotta be lucky to be good

    Heading into Monday’s hotly contested municipal elections around Alberta, a couple things are essentially certain – a whole lot of turnover will occur, and a relatively few number of Albertans will decide most of it. Voter turnout at all levels is suspect at best, but at the municipal level it can get downright sad. It ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Letter: Pedestrians at risk downtown

    Dear editor, Thousands of dollars have been spent in the past few months on hastily reconfiguring the First Street SE and Sixth Avenue SE intersection as part of the Towne Centre development. Additionally, thousands have been spent on the trailway along S. Railway and Carry Drive. Meanwhile, long-term plans for downtown pedestrian safety have been ... Read More »

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  • Letter: Accessibility shouldn’t be a problem for voters

    Dear editor, I voted early at the Stampede grounds. They had the polling station at the grandstand. One would think Elections Alberta could have found a location that had a power door for people who use wheelchairs. Or better yet, why doesn’t the grandstand have a power door for wheelchair users? This isn’t 1921 and ... Read More »

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  • Letter: Building Meridian Dam would be a smart plan

    Dear editor, With the gradual loss of the South Saskatchewan water supply from glaciers in the summer, it seems like a good idea to me to build up a water supply throughout the whole year – especially in the spring – when there is an over-abundant supply. It would be smart to plan and build ... Read More »

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