January 25th, 2022

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kking@medicinehatnews.com Darlene Keeler has been voted the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede’s new president-elect. Keeler, a lifelong resident of Medicine Hat, has been involved with the Stampede for nearly 20 years and has filled several roles including chair of the Methanex Kiddie’s Day, Olde Tyme Christmas, Canada Day, Promotion and Store Decorating committees and board

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Local News

  • Applications for Community Foundation grants open now with March 15 deadline

    kking@medicinehatnews.com The Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta has announced March 15 as the deadline for Spring 2022 Community Grants applications (formerly Smart and Caring Community Grants). CFSEA’s Community Grant program provides local and regional organizations and charities with funding, as based on community need. Fund allocation will be determined by local rural advisory committees in ... Read More »

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  • Connaught students go online for two days as multiple illnesses strike

    lthomson@medicinehatnews.com On Friday, Jan. 21, Ecole Connaught published a press release announcing the school would temporarily shift to online learning, but it’s not the reason one might think. “Today, we experienced a large number of student and staff absence, approximately 45% of our school population,” the press release said. “After an AHS investigation we learned ... Read More »

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  • Freedom Convoy 2022 rolls through the Hat

    kking@medicinehatnews.com A convoy of truck drivers opposed to vaccine mandates passed through Medicine Hat on Monday on its way to Ottawa. The convoy drew large crowds of supporters from across the region, many holding signs and waving flags. “We’re going to end mandates,” convoy co-organizer Chris Barber of Swift Current, told the News. “It’s not ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • SAHA shuts out IHA

    South Alberta Hockey Academy’s U18 male prep squad improved to 16-4-0-3 on the Canadian Sport School Hockey League season with a 6-0 win over International Hockey Academy on Friday. Aiden Oiring and Shane Smith both finished the night with a goal and three assists, while Ephram McNutt had a goal with two helpers and Elijah ... Read More »

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  • Cubs look for consistency after Okotoks loss

    jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The Medicine Hat Cubs continue to have trouble with the Okotoks Bisons. Okotoks have had the Cubs number this season, as they are the only team in the Heritage Junior Hockey League to defeat Medicine Hat more than once, beating them in all four of their matchups including 6-1 on Sunday. Cubs head coach ... Read More »

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  • Minor Hockey Roundup: Hounds Orange sweep weekend

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Hounds Orange U13 AA boys hockey team rallied to back-to-back wins over the weekend, defeating the Lethbridge Hurricanes Red 7-5 on Friday and the Chestermere Lakers 6-3 on Saturday. Brogan Verishine led the Hounds on both days, notching two goals and an assist in Friday’s win, then adding a ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: Albertans are right to question Kenney’s empty promises

    Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s federal government launched a public relations blitz, aimed at pressuring provinces into adopting mandatory vaccination policies. Not only is this a massive attack on civil liberties, but also it is also a complete departure from the current federal policy. Just eight months ago Trudeau himself stated, “we’re not a ... Read More »

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  • The Human Condition: Traffic violation

    Governments are in the business of taxation and finance; it is part of organizing a functional nation. Nobody likes paying taxes and such, but we do get value from having the government deal with policing and infrastructure. Building roads and catching criminals are worthy uses of such funds. So imagine my extreme dismay when I ... Read More »

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  • Laying it Out: The con is the same as it’s always been; COVID just gives them ammo

    Last week’s column discussed provincial staffers complaining about a lack of hospital beds after helping brand the #BestSummerEver that broke the system in the first place. But, while those who speak when Premier Kenney pulls their string are easily refuted with the internet and a six-month memory, the end goal has been around for decades. ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Letter: Utility rates climbing needlessly high

    Dear editor, For more than 100 years, the City of Medicine Hat set the rates at which it charged utility customers by an in-house calculation. For being owners of the national gas fields, power plant and delivery systems, Medicine Hat residents paid the lowest monthly utility rates in the province and that was known as ... Read More »

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  • Letter: Why throw away good money?

    Dear editor: In response to Jan. 21 News article, “NPF making efforts to keep RCMP in Alberta” The article described above discussed many aspects of this issue. I ask readers to focus on one in particular, being that Alberta receives $185 million each year from the federal government toward the cost Alberta pays for RCMP ... Read More »

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  • Letter: The January blues

    Dear editor, It is the middle of January and money is running low. The bills are coming in and I will have to juggle this and that to figure out how to make it to AISH Day on February 1. I am not worried though. Routine is important. A good night’s sleep, too. We are ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago

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