August 25th, 2019

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Local bus drivers took their know-how and driving skill to the “road-eo” on Friday, taking their trade to the Stampede grounds for a driving competition. It was described as part team-building exercise, part refresher course for drivers, and a chance for dignitaries and the media to experience the difficulties of piloting a 40-foot vehicle. The

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Should the Alberta Teachers Association been given a seat at the table on the government’s curriculum review panel?

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  • City Notebook: Nothing seems to matter more than economic devel… Despite being a gangly, newspeak term, and terrible to fit into a headline, “economic development” is what they call a talker. When things are bad, people want to know what’s being done. When things are good, people want to know how to get in on it. This week, people want to know what it ... Read More »

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  • Helpless neighbours concerned and scared about drug house People living near a drug house in Crescent Heights say they’re exposed to a constant stream of traffic, theft, needles and even people defecating on their lawn. Andrew (not his real name, the News agreed to protect his identity) lives near this drug house and estimates there are about 40 people a day going ... Read More »

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  • Zero current teachers on curriculum review panel The provincial government unveiled an advisory panel Thursday focused on re-evaluating the K-12 curriculum that has been put on hold until further notice. The problem, according to the Alberta Teachers Association, is that there isn’t a single K-12 teacher on it. The 12-member panel is chaired by former Edmonton Public Schools superintendent Angus McBeath, ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Import delivered: Brinkman hoping to become Gas City’s second Danish superstar Last season Jonathan Brinkman watched friend and Danish teammate Mads Søgaard go from a new import with the Medicine Hat Tigers to a drafted prospect of the Ottawa Senators – and now he’s hoping to capture a bit of that magic for himself. The 18-year-old left-winger officially signed a standard player agreement with the ... Read More »

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  • StFX set to open new sports academy St. Francis Xavier School has been gearing up for the inaugural year of its sports academy. Principal Nick Gale told the News that although there are several sports academies in the region, St. Francis Xavier’s is unique because its students don’t have to choose a specific sport to focus on. “We’re the multi-sport one,” ... Read More »

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  • Plenty of action at strip, Speedway this weekend

    Gearheads are in for a weekend of thrills at both the Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association strip and the Speedway this weekend. The Medicine Hat Speedway will welcome Drift Amigos to the oval track Saturday – joining the evening’s rumblebee, busybee, elite street and hobby stock racing – for a special spectacle of rubber-burning action. ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: SNC-Lavalin affair isn’t hurting PM in the polls

    Even before the Liberals used their majority on a parliamentary committee on Wednesday to shut down future inquiries into the federal ethics commissioner’s scathing report about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin file, there were signs that Mario Dion’s findings were not destined to become a turning point of the pre-election season. By ... Read More »

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  • Making a mockery of the office of the ethics commissioner What on earth is the point of having an ethics commissioner’s investigation and report when it can just be ignored? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made a mockery of that office and its intended role. Trudeau says he accepts the report, but does not agree with it and so still stands by what he ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: The path to growth, opportunities for families and communities

    Herbert Hoover in an address to the Nebraska Republican Conference in Lincoln, Neb. on Jan. 16, 1936 stated, “Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” If only Hoover had known the future. The statement is not country specific, it is a concept that applies to all free market democratic countries. Here ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Elections Canada ‘suppressing’ climate energy truth

    Elections Canada is suppressing the truth about our climate emergency when they threaten organizations with audits if they spend more than $500 on messaging on climate change. The climate crisis affects absolutely everyone on earth’s surface. Telling the truth about climate change as an emergency or carbon dioxide as a pollutant is not a partisan ... Read More »

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  • Array of opinions should be sought

    While David Eggen and the Alberta Teachers’ Association decry the minister of education’s decision to not allow the ATA to be a primary consultant in writing Alberta’s new curriculum, I for one applaud the move. Don’t get me wrong. I was a teacher and school principal for 30-plus years, and I believe that teachers should ... Read More »

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  • Could seats from The Arena go to Athletic Park?

    I attended a Medicine Hat Mavericks game recently, with the wife, granddaughter, her husband and the two great grandchildren. It was a warm evening and we found our way to the bleacher seats near the top on the third base side.  As the game progressed the seats seemed to get harder – what can get ... Read More »

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