February 18th, 2019

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Three new solar farms will be built in southeastern Alberta next year to meet a power supply contract for provincial government needs that was awarded Friday to Canadian Solar, Inc. That firm is already moving ahead with construction of the $49-million Suffield Solar Farm this spring. Officials at an announcement in Calgary said projects

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  • APARC hoping to bring trap neuter release program to Medicine Hat

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@Twitter: MHNmocranker APARC Medicine Hat is looking to take a proactive approach to the ongoing problem of cat overpopulation. The group held a meeting Wednesday around the idea of starting a trap neuter release program in Medicine Hat. “We say TNR for short, but it’s a program we want to get started in our city ... Read More »

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  • Hatter learns lots on trip to New York

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@Twitter: MHNmocranker Austin Willms spent his winter break from school a little bit differently than his classmates. The Grade 6 Ken Sauer School student went to New York for a little more than a week after winning a dance scholarship and says he had a great time. “It was amazing,” said Willms. “There was a ... Read More »

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  • Archers make their mark at provincials

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com@Twitter: MHNmocranker Archers from all over western Canada took over the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Grounds this weekend to take part in the Alberta Archery 3D Indoor Provincials. “This is held every year by our local club,” said one of the organizers Lynne Brown. “We have over 150 archers here who are competing in ... Read More »

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  • Tigers drop third straight

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers fell victim to a home-and-home sweep on Saturday night at the Canalta Centre. The Tigers shook off a slow start and rallied to take a 3-2 lead into the third period, but Calgary Hitmen captain Mark Kastelic completed a hat trick to spoil the comeback attempt and lock up a ... Read More »

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  • Rattlers volleyball teams miss out on playoffs

    The Medicine Hat Rattlers men’s volleyball team were dealt at heartbreaker on Saturday night. The Rattlers did their part by clinching a five-set victory over the SAIT Trojans (25-13, 25-17, 18-25, 20-25, 15-12) to close out the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season at the Snake Pit, but over in Calgary the Briercrest Clippers took ... Read More »

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  • Cubs open second round Tuesday

    The Medicine Hat Cubs will be no stranger to the road by the time their second round Heritage Junior Hockey League playoff series with the Coaldale Copperheads is said and done. The Cubs released the series schedule Saturday, with the back-and-forth battle starting Tuesday in Coaldale at 8 p.m. The series shifts to the Kinplex ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Tilting right, to society’s detriment

    Where have all the moderate conservatives gone? This is a relevant and urgent question for Canadians. Our lives are deeply affected by American politics, which have lurched to the outer edges of radical conservatism and threaten the foundations of democratic institutions world-wide. The Tea-Republican-Trump Party has succeeded in erasing our collective memory of what conservatism ... Read More »

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  • Trudeau’s ‘real change’ slogan rings hollow in SNC-Lavalin affair

    Those looking for moral leadership from politicians, if such people exist at all, must have been sorely disappointed the past week. The Prime Minister’s Office is alleged to have pressured then-justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to go easy on SNC-Lavalin, a Quebec-based global engineering firm accused of paying out $48 million to Libyan ... Read More »

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  • Leader’s gaffe hurts public confidence in Alberta Party

    The Alberta Party had been waiting for an opportunity to shine, to come into its own and attract voters that did not want to be on the left or right politically. The upcoming provincial election was going to be that golden opportunity to gain votes from former supporters of the Conservative Party who no longer ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Natural gas price hike hardly qualifies as ‘a little’

    Re: “Natural gas jumps a little in February,” Feb. 2 According to my math, an increase to 2.16/GJ from 1.35/GJ is 60 per cent. In my world that’s a massive increase in one month, not a “little increase. It’s deceptive articles like this that help to fuel the “fake news” movement. Guy WoelfleMedicine Hat... Read More »

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  • Trudeau should have been less bland in SNC-Lavelin response

    If I was the prime minister of Canada and someone cast unjust aspersions on my credibility or the credibility of my party I would be righteously indignant, red in the face, adrenalin flowing, screaming invectives at my accuser. Justin “Sunny Ways” Trudeau delivered a response to an accusation of interfering with the justice process with ... Read More »

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  • Snow-free pathways a wise investment

    The other day I biked from Southridge to River Heights using city pathways for the most part. Aside from a treacherous stretch in Ajax Coulee, the paths had been meticulously cleared and were free of ice. I have lived in places where city pathways have not been cleared, the result being that people do not ... Read More »

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