November 28th, 2014

Featured Story @MHNLefebvreMedicine Hat was stricken with a case of madness Thursday night.The only cure: Getting downtown, shopping and plenty of the Christmas spirit.The annual Midnight Madness event in downtown Medicine Hat brought crowds to the city’s core on Thursday, allowing people to get a head start on their ... Read More »

Local News

  • Most popular local stories Nov. 21-28

    Stories about crime and politics each took two spots on our list of the most popular stories on our site this week, but none grabbed the top spot.Instead, that went to the inspiring story of Sydney Steier, already stricken with Type 1 diabetes and dealing with it with ... Read More »

    3 hours ago
  • Downtown goes mad once again @MHNLefebvreMedicine Hat was stricken with a case of madness Thursday night.The only cure: Getting downtown, shopping and plenty of the Christmas spirit.The annual Midnight Madness event in downtown Medicine Hat brought crowds to the city’s core on Thursday, allowing people to get a head start on their ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Smart meters not entirely on hold @MHNGillianSladeInstallation of electric smart meters in Medicine Hat has been happening even though a city decision was made at the end of July to stop until results of an official investigation are available.Laurie Milne says she had a smart meter installed at her home on Monday.“The smart ... Read More »

    11 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Hat Sports Podcast Volume 14

    A special Grey Cup Week edition of the podcast sees Sean and Ryan joined by CFL historian and Medicine Hat News columnist Graham Kelly, who first covered the league for us 42 years ago.We get an inside look at the state of the game, who Graham thinks will ... Read More »

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  • Ast gets green light tonight as Rebels visit @MHNMcCrackenAnthony Ast will make his season debut for the Medicine Hat Tigers tonight at The Arena against the Red Deer Rebels.A wrist injury left Ast sidelined since pre-season, but after surgery and rehabilitation the 19-year-old centre is ready to suit back up for his team.Ast recorded 12 goals ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Cubs fall to Bears in OT @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Cubs saw a victory slip away Thursday at the Kinplex. The junior B hockey team peppered Banff Academy Bears goaltender Jakob Anthony with 47 shots, but ultimately found themselves on the wrong end of a 5-4 overtime loss. “That’s a good team. Their ... Read More »

    11 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • What’s fair is fair in Trews land

    Stan AshbeeSpecial to the NewsOn Dec. 2, Medicine Hat Canadian rock fans can expect a bigger and better Trews. The Trews — with special guests The Glorious Songs and local band AiM for Theo — return to the Esplanade for one night only.“We try to turn every night ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Elizabeth Shepherd show at library Sunday

    Medicine Hat NewsJazz music in Medicine Hat isn’t confined to the annual summer festival.On Sunday, Elizabeth Shepherd will perform in the theatre at the Medicine Hat Public Library at 7 p.m.Since arriving on the scene in 2006, Shepherd, a three-time Juno Award nominee, has been praised for her ... Read More »

    11 hours ago

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  • Armoured vehicle for safety in community — just in case

    An armoured vehicle for Medicine Hat Police Service is on its way and they’d like us to feel better about it because it was cheaper than anticipated.Not only did it cost less, it exceeds the specifications the police had hoped for. What those specifications are we don’t know.Medicine ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Of barrels and budgets

    All of Alberta’s political parties say it is crucial to move away from that boom and bust revenue cycle of the world oil market.Yet, finding the way to such a long-awaited state of affairs remains a game of pick your poison.Slashed budgets, higher taxes and downgraded estimates have ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Shopping locally helps keep regional economy strong

    This week marks the unofficial start of the Christmas season in the United States.Minutes after the last morsel of turkey is consumed on Thursday, family members will either go to sleep, or if there are sales on, head out to the store to buy stuff they don’t need, ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • PC critics are not always 100 per cent wrong

    I was glad to read that Premier Jim Prentice wants to restore decorum in the legislature. He wants a government that is professional and respectful. Perhaps he should start at the local level first. In his letter (Credibility gap behind opposition to armoured vehicle, Nov. 15), a member ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Loss of Crescent Heights Safeway will be ‘substantial’ to the city’s north side

    In fewer than two weeks, the Crescent Heights Safeway store will close its doors for the last time. With the tragic announcement in late June, 38 more grocery retailers lay victim to the wrath of the Empire Corporation. Crescent Heights Safeway is not alone where store closures are ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Armoured car questions, but no answers

    I was just sitting at my kitchen table having morning coffee, reading the newspaper and enjoying a side order of “Armoured Car.” You guessed it, I was on the Comments section of our local paper. Anyway, that day’s debate featured a letter from an anonymous concerned citizen with ... Read More »

    1 day ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Nov. 27

    Tickled Pink It’s a good thing we’ve got the armoured vehicle. Now we’ll have protection against the inevitable Chicken Apocalypse. Ticked Off At the lack of coverage of the Calgary Flames in the Medicine Hat News. Ticked Off That our police department are hiring police officers when they ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Nov. 25

    Ticked Off There has been an increased number of idling train engines in Medicine Hat. The railway company must be determined to asphyxiate residents with fumes. Ticked Off It would seem now that the pendulum has swung to a ‘glorify’ war rather than ‘remember.’ Ticked Off That local ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Nov. 20

    Tickled Pink I am impressed with the construction crew that worked on the Maple Avenue Bridge for having completed the work in record time. Ticked Off Beautiful Remembrance Day message on the back of the real estate guide, but can’t someone proofread such a small number of words? ... Read More »

    1 week ago

Top Photos

Carmelo Suarez, 11-months, dresses in a turkey costume at his first 65th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Gary Coronado)
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, second from left standing on the top of a car, hugs an unidentified man, wearing an I am Mike Brown shirt, as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
In this Nov. 17, 2014 photo, Congui, a domesticated hutia, rides on the front door of an American classic car driven by its owner Rafael Lopez, in Bainoa, Cuba. Five years ago Lopez and his wife Ana Pedraza adopted Congui, their first pet hutia, a large rodent that lives in Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas and some of the smaller Caribbean islands. More than a half-dozen more of the furry animals have been born at their home after occasionally bringing in a male hutia in to mate with Congui. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A partially collapsed scaffolding hangs from the One World Trade Center in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. New York City firefighters have been called to the nation's tallest skyscraper, where two workers are stuck on scaffolding 69 stories above street level. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEWS PHOTO PEGGY REVELL Seamus McConnery lays a simple white cross at the base of the Cenotaph, to sit amongst the wreathes, during Tuesday's Remembrance Day ceremony.
Miranda Lambert, left, and Meghan Trainor perform onstage at the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
Cpl. Alex Amirault embraces his two-year-old daughter Cheyenne as HMCS Athabaskan returns to Halifax, Canada  on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The warship was on a seven-week deployment in the Caribbean basin and the eastern Pacific Ocean.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Andrew Vaughan)
This photo shows a bride at the altar inside San Biagio, a church outside Montepulciano, in Tuscany, Italy. The domed Renaissance church is one of a number of beautiful buildings that can be seen on a visit to Tuscany. (AP Photo/Karen Schwartz)
Marcus Cirillo, the son of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, wears a Highlander cap during the funeral procession for his father in Hamilton, Ont. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Cirillo was standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last Wednesday when he was killed by a gunman who went on to open fire on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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