July 19th, 2018

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New travel rules causing grief for landed immigrants

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 30th, 2017

Many people are clamouring to come to Canada as refugees and landed immigrants but an increasing number are renouncing their immigration status. The obstruction faced at international airports when they want to return to Canada after a trip is one of the reasons for the significant increase since the federal government introduced new regulations last ... Read More »

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Life will be utterly different when Canada celebrates 200

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 29th, 2017

The year is 2067, Canada is about to celebrate its bicentennial, and you can only imagine the view from here. In a few more turns of present day, Canadians will mark our sesquicentennial as a nation, or 150th birthday, with a now standard set of musings about national identity, a hot dog, some fireworks, but ... Read More »

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Happy birthday

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 28th, 2017

As Canada’s 150th birthday bash approaches this Saturday, many are thinking about what they love best about Canada, and the significance of this historic moment. There is no definitive list of what makes us Canadian, but there are certainly some cool aspects to consider when thinking about our country as a whole. Anne of Green ... Read More »

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National Affairs: What to watch on Parliamentary break

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 28th, 2017

Parliament stands adjourned until mid-September but that does not mean the business of politics is on pause. Here are three must-watch political stories of the summer season. 1. This is the week when a 16-year Liberal reign is expected to end in British Columbia. The provincial legislature will vote on an NDP non-confidence motion in ... Read More »

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Some stars shine on Parliament Hill, but some not so much

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 26th, 2017

With the House of Commons adjourning for the summer, time for a look in the rearview mirror at four leading MPs who were on their game over the first half of the parliamentary year … and at one who was off. 1. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale took almost two years to come up with ... Read More »

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Body counts often the leadup to society’s valuable ‘red tape’

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 24th, 2017

Red tape, regulation, and bureaucracy are absolutely wonderful. That sentence will likely make some politicians’ blood boil, the politicians whose solution for all society ills is to slash all these things. Especially if it means less spending and lower taxes. But it’s also what comes to mind following the catastrophic destruction last week when a ... Read More »

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National Affairs: Trudeau’s security bill looks a lot like Harper’s

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 24th, 2017

With its new national security legislation, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has pulled off quite a coup. It has kept some of the worst elements of former prime minister Stephen Harper’s widely discredited Bill C-51. But so far, it has managed to do so without creating much political flak. When Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale unveiled ... Read More »

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Recent flood disasters have made us stronger

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 23rd, 2017

This is traditionally the week when river and creek levels rise here, leading to floods. The June 18, 2010 flood in Cypress County still has many wince as memories are stirred. Without any warning, ranchers near Irvine talked of a “wall” of water bursting through the water course, ripping up buildings and carting them away. ... Read More »

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MLA Report: Gov’t is spending, but spending wisely

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 23rd, 2017

Medicine Hat is currently seeing someofthe highest employment numbers in the past two years, according to the latest Medicine Hat-specific Statistics Canada job report. The year-over-year Statistics Canada results for May show 4,300 more Hatters employed, 2,300 fewer unemployed and a jobs outlook which is outperforming many regions in neighbouring Saskatchewan and B.C. This government ... Read More »

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Four years later: Medicine Hat a safer community

By Medicine Hat News Opinon on June 22nd, 2017

Four years after major flooding hit in Medicine Hat, it’s high time Hatters re-evaluated their relationship with the event, the river and our communities. Late June in 2013 will be remembered for many reasons, not the least of which are exhaustion and heartache felt and vividly imprinted in minds of our citizens. No one is ... Read More »

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