December 15th, 2017

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mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Matayah Metz’s last hockey practice was a little more than working on her skating, shooting and passing. While she was at practice with her Lethbridge Cyclones teammates, the 14-year-old got a phone call from Hockey Alberta, giving her the news she would be playing on one of the 2018 women’s teams. “I was

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  • Familiar faces keep Corona Auction a success

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell There was nothing but big hearts and open wallets as the 27th annual Corona Auction took place Thursday evening to raise funds for the Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund. “It’s all for the kids,” said Rob Wallace, who has supported the auction from day one — in fact, he purchased the very ... Read More »

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  • Trial going ahead for man charged in NYE murder

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell A man arrested following a New Year’s Eve homicide will stand trial, as his preliminary hearing wrapped up Thursday. After two days of witnesses and evidence heard, a judge directed that Leonard Robert Terence Beaulieu stand trial for the second-degree murder of 24-year-old Jordan Pede. Provincial Crown had put forward that the case ... Read More »

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  • Identity fraud victim leaves AHS

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade The local victim of an impersonation crime has decided to leave Alberta Health Services after her convicted co-worker did not lose her job. Wendy Lee Haag pled guilty in July to identity fraud and was sentenced to six-months house arrest and a year’s probation. Haag had used co-worker Rachel Brushett’s identity to ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Training Matters: Balancing sport and life, What’s Important Now?

    Goal setting, performance planning, and regular check-ins with your coaches and trainers are all essential steps to help keep you on track. Achieving success is not a straight line where hard work over time is directly correlated to the desired outcome. Success is a squiggly line that, hopefully, keeps moving in the direction of your ... Read More »

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  • Metz named to AWG roster

    mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Matayah Metz’s last hockey practice was a little more than working on her skating, shooting and passing. While she was at practice with her Lethbridge Cyclones teammates, the 14-year-old got a phone call from Hockey Alberta, giving her the news she would be playing on one of the 2018 women’s teams. “I was ... Read More »

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  • Tigers shift focus back to Central Division

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken After a grueling stretch of 13 consecutive games against opponents from different divisions — one that included five contests against CHL Top 10 teams —the Medicine Hat Tigers are finally turning their attention back to the Central. Medicine Hat has struggled with a 4-7-2-0 record through the span, but after allowing the first ... Read More »

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  • MLA Report: The most wonderful time of the year

    The Christmas season is upon us and there is so much to celebrate. Myself, I look forward to the time that I get to spend with my wife, children and family. It is always so special to be able to see distant family members, nephews and nieces and to enjoy each other’s company, away from ... Read More »

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  • Sask.-Alta. border issues starting to simmer

    The Saskatchewan government’s requirement of having only Saskatchewan licensed vehicles on government construction sites perhaps hits a nerve that runs much deeper. Saskatchewan’s infrastructure minister has given a range of reasons why he felt the new rule was necessary, including Alberta having similar rules and Alberta not having a sales tax. Presumably he felt this ... Read More »

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  • Finding peace in a world seemingly intent on war

    For the children of the Cold War era, those born in the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, the constant threat of nuclear annihilation was an ever-present fear. It defined us as human beings, and set its stamp deep in our psyches. Even today those born in that era still recall horrific images of nuclear bombs ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Science doesn’t align itself with religion

    Re: “Evolution remains an unproved idea,” Nov. 20 I won’t address everything but I would like to address a couple of points. Firstly, true science does not seek to align itself with any religion, ever. That would imply a very obvious bias which true science does not tolerate. True science is the process of experimentation ... Read More »

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  • Placement of advertisement irks subscriber

    As a long-time News subscriber, I was somewhat choked to find a half-front-page ad from a local auto dealer in a recent issue, below which was the story about aid for the Hilda wildfire victims. To add insult to injury, the paper is folded so as to have the advertisement prominent. If the newspaper was ... Read More »

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  • Complex world demands an intelligent creator

    Does the fossil record support evolution? Fact 1. All life in the fossil record appears abruptly and fully formed, showing no intermediate fossils revealing change. Fact 2. Fossils of dinosaurs with soft tissue prove they are not millions of years old but fit into the Biblical young Earth. Fact 3. Darwin himself was puzzled by ... Read More »

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