May 19th, 2019

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@MHNmocranker With the closure of The Summit, Renew Dance Studio is now looking for a new home. The Summit was renting out space on N. Railway Street for the dancers and for local skateboarders to use year round, but recently had to move out of the building because of financial reasons. This has left both

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  • Another byelection for Maple Creek council

    There will be another byelection in the town of Maple Creek, where voters will go to the polls for a third time in about 16 months in July. This summer’s vote comes after the resignation of town councillor Kevin Rittinger at Tuesday’s council meeting. July 17 was set as voting day to fill the vacant ... Read More »

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  • Anand-Ford to be sentenced Aug. 28

    Aaron Anand-Ford, who was convicted of manslaughter in February, will be sentenced Aug. 28. Anand-Ford was originally charged with second-degree murder in relation to the 2016 homicide of 24-year-old Dustin Hewer, whom he stabbed 13 times after the victim charged at his friend – Jacob Porfoun – with a baseball bat. The jury found Anand-Ford ... Read More »

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  • City Notebook: Where have we seen that name before?

    Hatters may have had their ears perk up at familiar names a couple times this week watching national news. Most notably, Spencer Fraser, the former GM at local defence contractor Meggitt, was featured prominently in a report of the confusing case of Admiral Mark Norman. Fraser’s new firm, Federal Fleet Services, is one of the ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Medwed set to represent Medicine Hat at Alberta Motocross Championship in town this weekend

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat’s Colton Medwed is set to represent his city as the lone host local at the Alberta Motocross Championship this weekend. The 15-year-old rider – who races out of both the SuperMini and junior 250cc classes – took part in the event alongside his older brother Logan when it was last in Medicine ... Read More »

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  • Monarchs debut rained out in Vauxhall

    The Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs were forced to wait for their season to kick off after inclement weather resulted in the cancellation of their opening game at the Vauxhall Academy Jets’ 13th annual invitational tournament on Friday afternoon. The Monarchs – who are still finalizing their official roster ahead of the team’s American Legion AA ... Read More »

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  • Hat High cruises to win over Eagle Butte in high school baseball, second in Tier 1 division

    Hat High’s Tier 1 baseball team beat the Eagle Butte Talons 10-0 Thursday, clinching a second-place seed entering their league’s championship tournament. Tory Nelson threw five innings in the win against the Tier 2 Talons, who will be seeded third in their division’s finals. No other details were available. Hat High is 6-3 overall this ... Read More »

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  • See energy investments for what they are

    The first of its kind in Canada – a solar thermal power plant in Medicine Hat that cost $10 million – is coming to an end after just five years. For those who saw this investment as more than a research project, and that probably means most people, there is disappointment that we are not ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: It’s a health issue, not a moral issue

    I am very concerned about the letter that Cypress-Medicine Hat UCP MLA Drew Barnes has written to the health minister requesting a reallocation of funds set aside for the supervised consumption site (SCS) in Medicine Hat. First and foremost, these decisions should be informed by science and medicine, not decided through political sentiments. I say ... Read More »

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  • Recognizing nurses’ key role

    Modern nursing began in the 19th century with Florence Nightingale, the famed “Lady with the Lamp.” Thanks to modern technology, the profession has been taken to heights Nightingale could never have imagined when she was tending to wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. But despite the long passage of time, nursing is still based on ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Challenging others to walk

    My name is Roger Marple. I live with Alzheimer’s and I am happy to say, challenges aside, I’m still doing well. News reporter Gillian Slade and I have done some positive articles about my journey with Alzheimer’s. The one thing I have learned is Medicine Hat people are pretty great about their perceptions and views ... Read More »

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  • Another example of ‘knee-jerk thinking’ from council

    The recent announcement of the city councillors not attending the FMC meeting in Quebec I feel is just another example of the council doing “knee-jerk thinking.” I understand the desire to not patronize an area you have a disagreement with but there should have been more thought and discussion concerning this action. This is not ... Read More »

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  • Green leader lives what she preaches

    Congratulations to Elizabeth May on her environmentally friendly wedding. She lives what she preaches. I first heard of her years ago, when I lived in Halifax. As a recently graduated lawyer she was hired by an environmental organization to sue the Sidney Steel Corporation for pollution and she won. That victory earned her an instant ... Read More »

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