March 23rd, 2019

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade It finally felt like spring on Friday and for golfers it was paradise. Paradise Valley Golf Course opened its driving range last Wednesday and the golf course will open 11 a.m. Saturday, said the general manager. At Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club, on Friday morning alone, five people had called asking if the

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  • Raising the Curtain puts diversity on display

    This past week marked the third annual “Raising the Curtain,” with events happening throughout the city to showcase the topic of diversity. “When we look at diversity, we really look at it being anything that makes you who you are, makes you different as a person,” said Ashley Howes, a community resource worker with the ... Read More »

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  • Methanex board grapples over expansion

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant A battle could be brewing in the boardroom of Methanex over how and when to greenlight expansion projects. U.K. based investment firm M&G – the largest single shareholder in Canadian-based, global methanol producer – says it will promote a slate of board candidates to potentially slow down a proposed plant expansion on the U.S. ... Read More »

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  • Frozen water line calls drop but risk not entirely over

    The city says there have been fewer calls reporting frozen water lines recently and that has given crews a chance to catch up. The city’s environmental utilities department is still attending to frozen water lines but the risk of more occurring reduces with each passing day. Since Feb. 1 the city has responded to 336 ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Worlds collide: Kemp set to face off against former team in first trip to post-season

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken When Brett Kemp heard he had been traded from the Edmonton Oil Kings to the Medicine Hat Tigers on Jan. 10, a date in the post-season hadn’t even crossed his mind. But after closing out the season on a hot streak with his new squad, the 19-year-old centre has shifted his focus squarely on ... Read More »

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  • Jevne keeping things calm ahead of final post-season

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Ryan Jevne has been there before. Entering his final Western Hockey League post-season on a Medicine Hat Tigers roster with eight rookies, the 21-year-old alternate captain is keeping things calm among the ranks in anticipation of Game 1 against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Saturday night at Rogers Place. “If you go out there ... Read More »

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  • Midget Hounds win CAHL title

    The Medicine Hat Hounds midget hockey team are Central Alberta Hockey League champions. The Hounds clinched the title after sweeping the Foothills Flyers in a best-of-three championship series with a 7-3 victory Saturday in Medicine Hat and a 6-3 win Sunday in Blackie, capping off a banner year on the ice. Medicine Hat closed out ... Read More »

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  • Immense changes in the political picture in four years

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  • This about Alberta, folks

    April 16 is the day we’ve all been waiting for … some more than others. But it is the day that Albertans will vote to form the next Alberta government, not the next federal government, not to stick it to anyone else, or send a message to perceived friends or enemies around the world. There’s ... Read More »

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  • Love, respect and peace, not hate, should rule the world

    Racism doesn’t work when it comes to making the world a ‘better’ place. It just doesn’t. Neither does negative feelings of xenophobia, sectarianism, homophobia, or religiophobia. None of it does. It is mentally exhausting watching hate unfold in so many ways. We are learning, watching traditional and social media, we have to be constantly on ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Addressing climate change is within our control

    Re: Don’t fight climate change (March 11) Paul McLennan recently lamented a lack of common sense in discussions of current issues. As evidence he points to people and ideas he does not accept. They, I submit, are not the problem. Common sense is out there. But, as English writer John Heywood proposed in 1546, “There ... Read More »

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  • Shine concert a wonderful example of our community’s inclusive approach to immigrants

    Last Sunday’s Shine concert perfectly illustrated a selfless, joyful, multicultural willingness to share. While our broader world confronts white supremacists and their narrow hatred of difference, Saamis Immigration and Project Connect’s concert highlighted exactly why we need open-armed welcome for new arrivals to our community. We need this because we gain so much. Collectively we ... Read More »

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  • Let’s just see if lives are saved

    I think the problem with the disagreement over the supervised consumption site comes from how we see the clientele who will use the facility once it is operational. If we see members of our community who are nice people using drugs, who need a safe place to do so, it is fine. If we believe ... Read More »

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