November 14th, 2018

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The city’s emergency alert system Notify Me Now will notify no more, a city committee heard on Tuesday. The system that sends localized instructions in case of emergency to those who register was launched in 2016, but has only been used four times, and is largely the same as a new provincial alert

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  • Notify Me not anymore

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant The city’s emergency alert system Notify Me Now will notify no more, a city committee heard on Tuesday. The system that sends localized instructions in case of emergency to those who register was launched in 2016, but has only been used four times, and is largely the same as a new provincial alert ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Catholic super retiring

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education superintendent Joe Colistro will be retiring after the 2018-19 school year, trustees heard at their Tuesday meeting. Colistro’s final day on the job will be July 31. Board chair Dick Mastel said Colistro informally notified MHCBE of his impending retirement “some time ago.” “I don’t want to ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Riverside plan ready to view

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A long-awaited redevelopment plan for Riverside will be presented to the municipal planning commission today, about two years after residents of the historic community called for such consideration. The 76-page plan outlines the goal of preserving unique characteristics in the 100-plus-year-old community, reworking park space and spurring commercial development. It will be discussed ... Read More »

    16 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Kessy’s come a long way from Notre Dame

    Editor’s note: This week we’ve lined up a series of stories looking back at athletes who came through Medicine Hat’s Notre Dame Academy, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Today is a feature on golfer Kale Kessy. For more names and photos see what Notre Dame’s been posting on Twitter using the hashtag #nda15. Here ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Ringette: Mud Hens sweep a pair

    Medicine Hat News On one hand their opposition was younger. But the Medicine Hat Mud Hens are considered an under-16 A team, whereas their opponents Saturday were under-14 AA. In any case, it seemed the age gap was too much for the Hens’ Calgary opponents to overcome. The home team won 16-3, then 9-7 in ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Three to be added to Wall of Fame

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney One was at a loss for words. Another popped a bottle of champagne. But all three legendary individuals destined for the Medicine Hat Sports Wall of Fame were happy to hear the good news. Dan Federkeil, Eva Paniti-Meyer and Kelly Risling were all recommended to be added to the 26-person Wall during Tuesday’s ... Read More »

    16 hours ago


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  • StatCan pokes into Canadians’ bank accounts

    We learned recently that Statistics Canada wants to compel the country’s nine largest banks to hand over the financial transaction data of 500,000 Canadians. That information might include statements of account balances, deposits, ATM withdrawals, cheques written or received, and credit-card use. Social Insurance numbers will also be collected. All of this was organized without ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Democrats’ success a sign of good health for democracy

    The Democrats’ return to control over the House of Representatives is much more than a victory for one party. It is a sign of health for American democracy. Distrustful of untrammeled majorities, the authors of the Constitution favoured checks and balances, including, crucially, the check that the legislative branch might place upon the executive. Over ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Guest Column: Marijuana’s medical attributes overstated

    Marijuana users want society to believe the very thing they’ve told themselves for years — that the highs of marijuana far outweigh its lows when it comes to health and the effect on the masses. Informed minds that remain sober and less tainted by personal bias realize that’s probably not the case. Cannabis is demonstrably ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Proud to have nominated Ritz for Agriculture Hall of Fame

    Re: “Gerry Ritz’s record tarnishes Agriculture Hall of Fame,” Nov. 9 I read with great dismay your guest column submitted by Ian Robson where he diminishes the prestige of the Agriculture Hall of Fame for inducting former minister Gerry Ritz. He then goes on a lengthy tirade about how terrible he thinks Ritz was as ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Hypocrisy from federal politicians, bureaucrats

    The blatant hypocrisy of our Canadian politicians and top level bureaucrats usually referred to as “mandarins” is seeing the light of day. The federal TV ads tell you they legalized cannabis because they could not control it, yet they are making guns illegal because they cannot control them. Trudeau largely exempted Canada’s worst polluters from ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Law on Medical Assistance in Dying called stupid, insane

    No government has any business interfering in one’s choice of life or death. If they must be involved, then it is to provide counsel, help and support in an attempt to talk one into staying alive. But the final decision to live or die is the sole judgement of the patient in question. And please, ... Read More »

    16 hours ago


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