February 20th, 2020

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant City Hall will give new home buyers in Coulee Ridge a $2,500 grant toward installing fire sprinklers after the motion was approved at Tuesday night’s council meeting. Following a lengthy debate, four of seven council members approved the $100,000 item for the first 40 lots in the planned community, where residential sprinklers are a

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  • Senior Citizens Advisory Committee hosting AGM today with city official speaking

    The annual general meeting of the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee is taking place today at 1:30 p.m. at the Veiner Centre. The guest speaker will be Brian Mastel, commissioner for public services for the city, who will give an update on the city’s exploration of alternative operating models for the Veiner Centre... Read More »

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  • CORE ran deficit to keep program going

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade A deficit of $130,000 was accumulating for CORE Association as it continued to provide a children’s program for those with special needs after government contract funding stopped two years ago. Where there were once 80 children enrolled in the daily program there are now only 33, and the “devastating” decision was made to close ... Read More »

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  • Gas in the Hat priced higher than elsewhere

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade Fill your gas tank with 45 litres of gas in Calgary last Saturday and you would have paid $8 less than if you’d purchased it in Medicine Hat. A Calgary Esso gas bar was selling for 90.9 cents a litre while an Esso gas bar in Medicine Hat was charging 109.9 – a difference ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Cubs’ Savage cleared

    The Medicine Hat Cubs will begin their second-round series Saturday in Cochrane with at least one of their top players back in the lineup. The Cubs announced on Twitter Tuesday that goalie Dawsen Savage has been cleared to play, a boost after he was injured in late January. Medicine Hat could still stick with Logan ... Read More »

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  • Minor hockey: Tigers await first matchup

    With one game left in their regular season, the South East Athletic Club’s bantam AAA hockey team knows it’ll be in a playoff series. Who the opponent will be is still undecided. Two weekend losses mean the Tigers could yet be passed by Lethbridge for third spot in the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League’s Ram ... Read More »

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  • Medal finish brings the house down

    Coaches lost their voices they screamed so loud. Athletes crammed into the bleachers to catch a glimpse. Was it gold on the line? No. Just bronze. But at the Alberta Winter Games in Airdrie Sunday, the difference between getting a medal or not came down to a shoulder on the mat. “It was just insane,” ... Read More »

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  • Laying It Out: Speak now or forever regret your silence

    Premier Jason Kenney and the United Conservatives aren’t listening, so you’re going to have to speak up. It doesn’t look like any amount of war room embarrassment, hits to employment, protests from nurses, or cuts no one asked for is going to cause this government to backtrack. As chaotic as it often looks, a calculated ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Opinion: Another nurses strike brewing?

    Most people know that open flame and gunpowder is a combination that can have explosive results, so they seek to avoid such situations. But in a situation the head of the United Nurses of Alberta calls “a powder keg,” the UCP government is playing with fire by making contract demands that could push Alberta’s nurses ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Opinion: Coal taking a back seat to natural gas

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Too bad, coal, it looks like you’re the odd man out. And that’s according to traditional coal allies in industry and conservative circles that are now highlighting their environmental actions that include arguments in favour of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. It’s likely a case of making lemonade out of lemons, but it’s also ... Read More »

    7 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Enough is enough, the demonstrations are crossing the line, breaking the law

    I have never had any issues with peaceful demonstrations or protests across our great country. Things like picket lines, peaceful demonstrations, etc. have always been useful for us to get our concerns heard. A lot of these demonstrations/protests are going over the line and starting to impact the livelihood of many Canadians. I have a ... Read More »

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  • Changes need to be made at Medicine Hat hospital

    In 2012 a wing at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital was closed. When the addition to the hospital was built I recall arrangements were made with seniors’ facilities that had extra (respite) beds to send patients to them and also in some cases to St. Joseph’s. What about the general public? The new addition has ... Read More »

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  • It’s no wonder province, feds are in the mess they’re in

    So between myopic left and right wing think tanks, politicians who waste their time and our money trading hypocritical cheap shots, is it no wonder that Alberta is in such a mess and the feds are not much better. More than 20 years ago the provincial government of the time at the bidding of think ... Read More »

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