April 21st, 2019

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srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney Some people replay a loss in their mind over and over again, wondering what they could’ve done differently. Janick Lacroix gets to hit the replay button on his phone to do it. That’s what happens when your fight gets broadcast on national TV. “I’ve studied a lot, I watch it just about every day,”

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  • Groups spend Saturday cleaning up the Hat

    Medicine Hat News A handful of groups were spread around the city Saturday to clean up certain areas and the celebrate Earth Day. It has become a tradition for many groups to spend the day cleaning areas of the city they use throughout the year and the Medicine Hat Paddling Club was up bright and ... Read More »

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  • Cannabis users celebrate first legal 4/20

    Medicine Hat NewsA group of cannabis users gathered at city hall Saturday afternoon to celebrate the first ever legal 420 in Canada.In previous years the group has been able to meet and smoke cannabis at city hall without interference, but this year they did not have to worry about laws. The group spent the afternoon ... Read More »

    13 hours ago
  • Local woman learning to live with rare condition

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Two years ago she had not even heard the word “sarcoidosis” and now it is affecting her life on a daily basis. “My whole life has changed on a dime,” said Shelley Roll. Not a person to easily get sick, a sudden cough seemed odd and then there was a pain in her side. ... Read More »

    1 day ago

Local Sports

  • Half-dozen off to Junior Bowl

    A half-dozen local football players have been chosen to take part in Football Alberta’s first-ever Junior Bowl next month. Xavier Bueckert, Walker Entz, Abdul Kiawen, Blake Rose, Lucas Semrau and Tesema Veurink were all named to Team South following a tryout camp in Calgary. The game takes place May 20 at McMahon Stadium, following a ... Read More »

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  • Mohawks pick up win over Clippers

    Hat High’s boys rugby team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 29-10 win over LCI Wednesday. At the Methanex Bowl, Lachlan Hardiker scored 14 points for the Mohawks, while Elijah Kava, Zack McGregor and Musa Suleman all added tries. In the junior varsity game that followed, Hat High earned a 25-15 win. Hat ... Read More »

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  • Training Matters: Sports have certainly changed

    At the risk of being seen as one, I would like to share the definition of a curmudgeon – a crusty, ill tempered and usually old man, opinionated, stubborn, a killjoy, a wet blanket. The other day I had the pleasure of a conversation with a curmudgeon, let’s call him Curtis, who checked all the ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Trudeau must brace for shifting winds as provinces signal new era of instability

    And then there were none. As of the victory on Tuesday of Alberta’s United Conservatives, Canada’s first ministers club is once again male-only. Of the quartet of female premiers who led Canada’s largest provinces as recently as five years ago, not a single member is left at the table. But before jumping to the conclusion ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • 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 »

    3 days ago
  • 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 »

    4 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 »

    3 days ago
  • 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 »

    5 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 »

    6 days ago

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