November 21st, 2019

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Changes to farm safety legislation tabled Wednesday in the Alberta Legislature are welcome according to those in the industry, but are “heartless and vengeful” according to workers’ advocates. Ag Minister Devin Dreeshen announced the long-awaited changes to the previous government’s “Bill 6 Farm Safety,” stating that new standards flow from consultations with those farmers

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  • RCMP think Redcliff home invasion was targetted

    Redcliff RCMP have opened an investigation after a Tuesday night home invasion. It was after 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 when police received a complaint about a home invasion in the 400 block S.E. in Redcliff. Two male suspects wearing black balaclavas forced their way into a residence. One occupant of the residence was sprayed ... Read More »

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  • Events at MHC will mark International Education Week

    Medicine Hat College is hosting a series of events starting Saturday to celebrate International Education Week. According to Alberta Education, International Education Week occurs in more than 100 countries the third week of November. Its purpose is to “give students and educators the opportunity to see the world through an international lens.” The festivities at ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Local vigil held to honour murdered transpeople – 331 in the past year alone

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Project Rainbow Medicine Hat brought some warmth to a cold November night with a candlelight vigil to honour the memories of transgender people killed for who they are. Members of the LGBTQ community and allies gathered at Veterans Memorial Park for the event Wednesday, which was held as part of the 20th annual International ... Read More »

    7 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Gavlas returns to lineup after four-game suspension

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Parker Gavlas has paid his dues. The 20-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman returned to the blue line Tuesday after serving a four-game suspension for a head check on Prince George Cougars centre Ilijah Colina. The collision came in the third period of Medicine Hat’s eventual 5-4 victory on Nov. 6 and resulted in an ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • A tale of two Kennedys: Vikings’ Galloway and Colts’ Lanigan both at volleyball provincials

    Kennedy couldn’t be more excited to be in St. Paul today, set for the Alberta Schools Athletic Association 3A girls volleyball championships to begin. She knows full well that this is the end of the line for her high school career, and how rare it is to have her parent as her coach. Except that ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Inside the CFL: And the award goes to…

    The CFL Awards began in 1953 when Edmonton running back Billy Vessels won the Most Outstanding Player Award. It was the only honour presented. Tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome, players will be recognized in six categories. Also, either Saskatchewan’s Craig Dickenson or Ticat Orlondo Steinauer will be named the coach of the year. Shaw is ... Read More »

    7 hours ago


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  • Outside with the people may work in Notley’s favour

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The term “unprecedented” is tossed around a lot these days, so often its lost meaning in conversations about politics. But Alberta could be heading toward unchartered water, and not because of a sea-change budget or the ferociousness of its defenders and detractors. We may well see a government opposition led from outside the legislature, ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Guest Column: Lives could be saved by twinning highway

    On Oct. 25, 2019 a 59-year-old man lost his life on Highway 3 near Bow Island. It was a tragic death that could likely have been avoided. It’s my understanding he was heading west on Highway 3 on his motorcycle, the wind forced him into the path of oncoming traffic. He was struck by a ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Guest Column: A green new deal

    Canadians have just been through a federal election. All the parties acknowledged and had a position on the issue of climate change, but they have very different paths to proposed “solutions.” All are woefully inadequate! Both public awareness and government action lag far behind what’s needed to avert a climate catastrophe. The fact that there ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • New columns are a welcome relief and change

    Recent guest columns by Scott Schmidt, especially “Non-stop rhetoric from UCP,” on Nov. 16, are such a welcome relief from the persistent (non-stop?) finger-pointing, obfuscation and boo-hooing put out there by so many in public office in Alberta today. There are even a couple of local ones and readers know who they are without me ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Christmas greetings in the name of ‘neutrality’

    I would like to address the topic of “Merry Christmas” greetings within the retail sector. I know there are many local stores that do not allow or strongly advise their employees to not use this apparently offensive greeting to their customers. “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings” is more suitable and “neutral.” In fact, all three ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • ‘War room’ stunt not cheap

    I invite all who supported the UCP in the provincial election to grab their calculators and divide the $30 million Mr. Kenney is spending on his “war room” by the annual HALO helicopter ambulance budget, which is $2.6 million. The correct answer is 11.5 years or nearly three election cycles of four years each. It ... Read More »

    5 days ago


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