July 19th, 2018

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Setting up a cannabis retail store is now a legal use of land in the City of Medicine Hat after council passed a zoning bylaw Monday night. But that’s only one more step toward the eventual legal sale of the long prohibited drug this fall. Council voted 6-1 to accept an overlay map

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  • Recycling tonnage way up

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Blue carts are being credited for a huge boost in recycling volumes in Medicine Hat during its first month of the curbside service. Recycling bins were distributed to all residences and duplexes in Medicine Hat in June, and during that month a total of 303 tonnes of recyclable material was collected by the ... Read More »

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  • Axing carbon tax could mean dead calm: NDP

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Alberta’s environment minister says a promise by conservatives to repeal the carbon levy would put billions of dollars in windfarm investments in southern Alberta at risk. Last week, Ontario’s new Conservative government announced an abrupt end to that province’s cap-and-trade carbon pricing system and cancelled wind-energy contracts they say have driven up prices. ... Read More »

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  • Theo Fleury’s Victor Walk making a stop in Medicine Hat

    jappel@medicinehatnews.com @@MHNJeremayAppel Former Calgary Flames superstar Theo Fleury is stopping in the Hat tomorrow with the Victor Walk, which seeks to raise awareness of child sexual abuse. Fleury is himself a survivor of sexual abuse, which he documented in his 2009 memoir “Playing with Fire.” He’s dedicated himself since 2013 toward de-stigmatizing child sexual abuse ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Mavericks suffer walk-off defeat

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Mavericks had a three-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Edmonton Prospects on Wednesday at ReMax Field. Tony Olson scored on an error in the 10th to break open a tie game and snuff out Medicine Hat’s lengthy comeback attempt with a 7-6 walk-off. Nick Spillman put ... Read More »

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  • Junior AAAs punch ticket to Canadian Championship

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat AAA junior All Stars are heading to nationals. The All Stars punched their ticket to the Junior Little League Canadian Championship with a two-game sweep over Cal West Tuesday, running out their opponents with 22-4 and 22-0 victories. The junior squad features a number of players who graduated from ... Read More »

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  • Risling, Booker win titles at Redcliff Senior Open

    Medicine Hat News Kelly Risling and Denise Booker won titles at the Redcliff Senior Open Monday. At Riverview Golf Club, Risling needed two playoff holes before edging Warren Gnam with a birdie. He said it was his eighth title in the past 10 years. Both Risling and Gnam shot 2-under 69’s to force the extra ... Read More »

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  • A few final thoughts and a goodbye

    Six-and-a-half years ago I packed my trustworthy Chevy Malibu to the brim with worldly possessions and one disgruntled orange cat. My trek took me from working at a rural newspaper in Northwestern Ontario across the prairies to Medicine Hat. The weather was -40 C, the winds were reaching 80 kilometres per hour. Raging winter grassfires ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Guest Column: Our health system fails the elderly

    Hospital overcrowding is not a new issue. Limited bed spaces have plagued Ontario hospitals for years and are increasingly straining our system. Not only are long wait times a shameful expectation when patients arrive in the emergency department, providing care in a busy hospital hallway has become an ordinary occurrence. The problem has become so ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Guest Column: Amid Trumpian chaos, get ready for a depraved new world

    I’ve never seen a rat race. Can’t even imagine one. Lemmings yes, but rats not so much. So the well known phrase, “Life is a rat race” doesn’t make much sense. It’s meant to suggest that we in the industrialized world are driven by the mindless pursuit of pleasure, rewards, or perceived advancements at the ... Read More »

    5 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Potential for marijuana intoxication worries teen

    I am a Grade 8 girl who had the pleasing of reading an article in the News about the Aurora Cannabis greenhouse that will be constructed in our hometown. This greenhouse will be providing lots of jobs for those who don’t have one, however I do have some concerns about the safety of our city. ... Read More »

    49 mins ago
  • Beasley’s remarks called ‘highly offensive’

    The discriminatory and highly offensive remarks made by Mr. Beasley must run contrary to his party’s principles. He was a candidate for the “United” Conservative Party. United for who? Do Muslims not play a part in bettering this nation? I wonder if Todd Beasley has ever bothered to consult any credible Islamic literature or is ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Pros and cons to the arrival of Aurora Sun in Medicine Hat

    I am writing concerning the new Aurora Sun facility. I believe this company could benefit our city yet if there are no restrictions, it could also worsen our city. Our city has had a shortage of jobs since the oil and gas crisis and bringing in this business could help fix that. Bringing in the ... Read More »

    1 day ago


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