July 19th, 2019

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UPDATE: At about 9:30 a.m. Friday, Medicine Hat Police Service issued the following: Unsightly Property Order    July 19th, 2019 9:40 am On July 18, 2019 the Medicine Hat Police Service Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Section, in collaboration with; Alberta Health Services, Medicine Hat Fire Services and the City of Medicine Hat Safety Codes Departments, completed an

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  • Barnes looking for solution to inflated gas prices

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade What you are paying to fill your vehicle with gas has remained stubbornly high for weeks in Medicine Hat and a local MLA is trying to find a solution. “I am disappointed that gas prices remain the highest in Medicine Hat three weeks after many social media posts, media stories and concerns from Cypress-Medicine ... Read More »

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  • Three Alberta construction unions file applications against company building Whitla Wind Farm

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Three Alberta construction unions have filed applications against Borea Construction, the company building portions of the Whitla Wind farm near Medicine Hat, as well as another union that recently applied to represent its workers. The Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) asked the Alberta Labour Relations Board in late June that it become ... Read More »

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  • Lifetime Hatter named MHPSD Honoured Educator

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Medicine Hat Public School Division’s 2019 Honoured Educator is a product of the local public education system. “I’m humbled and appreciative,” said Terry Freeman, who was born and raised in the Hat, attending Vincent Massey and Crescent Heights High schools. He was nominated for the award by some staff at River Heights School, where ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Segall Says: Western Canada Games are a great opportunity for athletes

    I’m very excited for August to come! I get the privilege and honour to serve as a mission staff member for Team Alberta at the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current. The games run from Aug 9-18. Athletes, coaches and managers will come from Nunavut, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan. These ... Read More »

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  • Bratvold second at junior golf event in Calgary

    Medicine Hat’s Sam Bratvold had a great time in Calgary this week. The 17-year-old finished second in his division at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s event at McKenzie Meadows Golf Club, shooting rounds of 78, 79 and 75 on the 6,605-yard par-72 course. Only Calgary’s Patrick Miller, buoyed by an opening-round 66, could do ... Read More »

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  • Major AAA’s enter provincials in Calgary feeling confident

    The road to Williamsport starts in Calgary this weekend for a group of Medicine Hat Little League baseball players. The major AAA all-star team begins play at the Alberta championship tournament Saturday against Calgary’s Bow Ridge, hoping to stay through until next Friday’s championship final. A win there sends them packing to Ancaster, Ont. for ... Read More »

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  • NDP filibustering just grandstanding against what Albertans voted for

    Filibuster – a word that has been on the lips of many Albertans recently. While it may sound like the name of a rodent for Groundhog Day, or a favourite sweet treat, what is the true purpose of this parliamentary tool? History is always a good place to look when analyzing concepts. The first use ... Read More »

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  • UCP decision to cut nutrition program funding short-sighted

    Enjoy your breakfast? Care for an extra slice of toast? More coffee? That morning energy boost is an important part of life for most Canadians. Indeed, if our routine blood test requisition says “fast for 12 hours,” we’re anxious to get an early morning laboratory booking so we can grab something to eat as we ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Why aren’t berms more popular?

    In 1953 the Netherlands suffered from a horrendous storm, storm tide, and all-consuming floods. Although the Dutch had always been subjected to flooding, that one was totally unexpected; in severity, loss of life, of humans and animals, damage to superstructure, entire towns, large parts of cities, farms/agriculture – certainly all the areas below sea level ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Hatter’s warning letter to Newfoundland voters riles

    On July 17, a Newfoundland newspaper called The Telegram published a letter to the editor from a Mr. Gord Cowan of Medicine Hat titled “An N.L. vote for the federal Liberals is a betrayal of Alberta.” Mr. Cowan was clearly very upset at how Newfoundlanders could have voted for the federal Liberals in 2015 and ... Read More »

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  • Canada isn’t doing its part to fight the world’s greatest killers

    The Global Fund is the largest global effort to eliminate the world’s greatest killers – AIDS, TB and Malaria, and they have been incredibly successful, saving tens of millions of lives, and the fund is due for renewal for another three years. Japan has recently committed to this renewal and so has the UK, both ... Read More »

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  • An evil agenda is bing promoted in our country

    Re: “No to Trump in ’20,” June 24 There are shades of conspiracy in the Medicine Hat News publishing such a biased editorial from the left-centre Orlando Sentinel in the city where Donald Trump opened his 2020 campaign for re-election. In step with most of the Canadian media, the News can’t say enough bad things ... Read More »

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