November 22nd, 2018

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jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta announced Tuesday it’s building its first new home since 2013. Located on Southlands Drive S.E., the duplex will provide an affordable home for two local families, who will contribute 500 volunteer hours and pay a mortgage that won’t exceed 25 per cent of household income. The city provided

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  • Off-site levies assist could boost higher

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A new program to assist developers with infrastructure fees would see taxpayers cover 90 per cent of costs in certain priority areas, and give council the ability to extend the subsidy on particular projects through much of the city. Off-site levies are collected from developers on new subdivisions to cover the city’s costs ... Read More »

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  • Whooping cough diagnosis confirmed at local elementary

    Medicine Hat News Alberta Health Services has confirmed a case of whooping cough at River Heights Elementary School. A letter, since posted on social media, was sent this week to parents and guardians of students at the Medicine Hat school. Among other things, it asks anyone diagnosed with whooping cough, also known as pertussis, to ... Read More »

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  • Public library: 103 and still growing

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com @MHNJeremyAppel Medicine Hat Public Library celebrated its 103rd birthday Wednesday. Gillian Reimer, MHPL’s head of marketing services, says the library has been around so long because it’s such a valuable asset for anyone in the community. “Libraries are social equalizers, which means we accept everyone, no matter your age, race, religion or social status,” ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Tigers trio noticed by NHLscouting

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat Tigers Mads S¿gaard, Josh Williams and Ryan Chyzowski were all named in NHL Central Scouting’s updated players to watch list last week. S¿gaard and Williams both earned B-ratings while Chyzowski picked up a C-rating after helping Medicine Hat to a 10-11-1-2 record. S¿gaard joined up with the Tigers in the ... Read More »

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  • Deveau, Lacroix win in Leduc

    Medicine Hat News Two Medicine Hat Boxing Club members picked up wins in Leduc Saturday night. Tristan Deveau beat Edmonton’s White Nganika by unanimous decision in a 152-pound bout, part of the preliminary card at the Legion Legacy Cup. Then it was Janick Lacroix’s turn. The national champion beat San Diego’s Mariano Flores in a ... Read More »

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  • Meeting the next generation

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers spent Wednesday night skating alongside the next generation of hopeful hockey stars. Every player on the roster was on the ice alongside dozens of young fans for the team’s annual Skate with the Tigers event in support of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Medicine Hat and District, and ... Read More »

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  • Council conundrum: Redevelopment or protection of old neighbourhoods

    Two issues that are heading to the city council table and public hearings next month are the latest in a long series of development tension in Medicine Hat, where a spiderweb of civic priorities has turned more into a tug-of-war and inaction. The city’s guiding planning principles have long stated that infill development is a ... Read More »

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  • Tribute to the power of one

    The launch of of the new $10 bill Tuesday is a double tribute to the power of one determined person. The banknote carries a portrait of Viola Desmond, the first Canadian woman to be featured alone on our nation’s currency. The black businesswoman from New Glasgow, N.S., was arrested in 1946 after choosing to sit ... Read More »

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  • Governments shouldn’t let e-cigarettes be targeted at kids

    Tobacco manufacturers have long known the recipe for luring kids into smoking cigarettes: add fruit or candy flavours to the products, then spend a fortune on “cool” advertising. So it’s no surprise that as the cigarette market was tanking because of vigorous anti-smoking campaigns, bans and taxes, the tobacco giants aimed their marketing guns on ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Primrose: Quality of life should be priority

    The city has made a ridiculous proposal to change the park/greenspace on the east side of Primrose and College Drive to medium density housing (i.e. more row houses or a condo development). At the Municipal Planning Commission meeting, Nov. 14, some ‘deaf ears’ prevailed and area citizens were told that we just need to take ... Read More »

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  • Removing dogs won’t completely solve the problem at teepee site

    The essence of the discussion around the Saamis Archaeological Site is not historical preservation, but, rather, the relationship between pedestrians, vehicles and dogs. The belief that removing dogs from the equation will slow the degradation of the site is inherently suspect. Larger actions have doomed it, not the soft patter of paws. Since the 1950s, ... Read More »

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  • On populism, history is the best teacher

    There has been a great deal of concern and conversation regarding the explosion of populist voting in the world. History shows this is not new; it has happened in the past with disastrous results. The recent surge has taken on a negative and worrying situation. Populism raises its ugly head when the populace perceives the ... Read More »

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