July 31st, 2014

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Medicine Hat NewsVehicles will drive on the Trans-Canada Highway using the Dunmore Road overpass for the first time on Thursday in a project that is complete at least three months ahead of schedule.The Trans-Canada Highway and Dunmore Road interchange will be officially opened at 9 a.m. with Transportation ... Read More »

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  • Hat’s power usage not an issue, despite heat

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig Medicine Hat might have been the hotspot in the nation on Wednesday but the city-owned utility is keeping a cool head as warnings are going out to the rest of the province about power usage. The Alberta Electric System Operator says a combination of soaring temperatures ... Read More »

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  • Open Sesame

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade Vehicles will drive on the Trans-Canada Highway using the Dunmore Road overpass for the first time today, with the project complete about three months ahead of schedule. The Trans-Canada Highway and Dunmore Road interchange will be officially opened at 9 a.m. with Transportation Minister Wayne Drysdale ... Read More »

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  • Smart meters on hold after Saskatchewan announces complete removal

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade In Saskatchewan all 105,000 smart meters are being removed and replaced with old meters it was announced Wednesday due to concerns about public safety. In Medicine Hat further installations are on hold but the utility stopped short of deciding to withdraw the meters. Medicine Hat is ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Knights’ impressive runs ends

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney The Medicine Hat Knights’ string of elimination-game wins game to an end Wednesday at the American Legion State A tournament. At Hamilton, Mont., the Knights lost 15-5 to the Belgrade Bandits, who invoked the mercy rule in the seventh inning. While the season may have ended ... Read More »

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  • Lots of factors in driving the ball further

    Do you want to drive the ball further? There are many key areas you can address when searching for a few additional yards off the tee. You will experience the most significant gains when you address multiple areas simultaneously. Unfortunately there are many misconceptions about how to increase ... Read More »

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  • Mavs start at Athletic Park

    Medicine Hat News After playing the waiting game, the Medicine Hat Mavericks will open the Western Major Baseball League playoffs on home turf Friday against the Moose Jaw Miller Express. The Mavericks closed out the regular season with a 25-21 record, and had to rely on the Swift ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Sax skill taking Bauman to national stage

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Laughter is the best medicine but for one former Hatter, music is the path to medicine. Megan Bauman is currently working toward a music degree at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and won’t stop there, planning to use it as an entrance into medicine with ... Read More »

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  • Poncho’s Ponderings: CFL: We’re lucky to have such a great game

    In the wide world of sports, statistics, number crunching and comparative columns go hand in hand like tuna fish and mayonnaise. The exception to this undeniable arithmetic equation, however, is the Canadian Football League where up is left, down is backwards and the only thing you can depend ... Read More »

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  • Love-hate link with energy sector

    Western Canadians appear to have a love-hate relationship with the energy sector, judging from a recent survey commissioned by the Canada West Foundation. The Ipsos Reid survey of about 3,000 Canadians, mostly from the four western provinces, found that while many respondents are critical of the energy industry’s ... Read More »

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  • Weather interfered, but Stampede went ahead with another great show, as usual

    Even a little bit of wild weather could not stop our city from Stampeding this year.With the 127th edition of the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede in the books, organizers need to be recognized for a well-run event, especially with the challenges beyond their control that they faced.An ... Read More »

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  • We must remember all parts of the past

    Gallant men in uniform off to war, soon replaced by poppies and crosses.Medicine Hat joins and Canada and the world this year to mark a century since the start of the First World War.As the phrase goes: “Lest we forget.”It’s an odd juxtaposition to other parts of Canada’s ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Parade could be used to promote peace

    This year’s Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede parade was excellent! Horses and riders dressed in their western and native regalia, organizations and businesses all celebrated the Stampede with the bands and music adding to the excitement. Everybody loves a parade, but Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words came ... Read More »

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  • Court helps to clear up land claims situation

    The recent Supreme Court decision on the issue of title to land for the Tsilhqot’in Nation of British Columbia has resulted in numerous articles and editorials with differing interpretations.The court rendered unanimously a very important decision which better clarifies native self-government, theirland claims and the ongoing relationship between ... Read More »

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  • Prentice’s commitment is clear: Fiscal conservatism and gov’t accountability

    Re: “Guest Column: Jim Prentice vague on fiscal policy,” July 28 Derek Fildebrandt’s column in the Medicine Hat News was lacking in facts and integrity. In actual fact, the column was a misleading and thinly disguised piece of political partisanship. It is unworthy of the members of the ... Read More »

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Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 31

    Ticked Off Why every year at the pancake breakfast on Dunmore Road do they have to start up the music way too early, like 7 a.m.? People are sleeping still and don’t appreciate being woken up by horrible country. Ticked Off Thanks for spoiling my Sunday with all ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 29

    Ticked Off I agree with the banning of dogs from the lake at Echo Dale. We had our grandchildren out to play in the lake and we had to put up with a dog in the lake. There are certain places dogs should not be allowed the same ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 24

    Ticked Off That so many council members seem to think they work for the police department and not the citizens of the city. Why is it that every time talks come up about revamping and re-examining the photo radar issue, certain council members assume taxes would need to ... Read More »

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Participants run take part in the running of the bulls Strahmore, Alta. in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Cody Gregory
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Youngsters enjoy the Sooper Train ride at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Saturday evening.
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Morgan Grant of Granton, Ont. wrestles his steer to the ground during rodeo action at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Friday evening.
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE George Gillespie IV of Elgin, Oregon gets bucked off Must Have during the bareback riding event of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Thursday evening. The rodeo continues tonight at 7 p.m.
FILE - This is a Friday, April 25, 2014  file photo of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, as she holds Prince George as they say goodbye before they board their flight in Canberra,  Australia, Friday, April 25, 2014. Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While he may be too young to appreciate it, the milestone is causing a nationwide frenzy. Editorial writers call him a symbol of hope, newspaper headlines hail him as "Gorgeous George" and one published a 24-page glossy magazine chronicling his first 12 months. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin carries scientific experiments to a deployment site south of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. One experiment involved the inner composition of the moon, and another tried to determine the exact distance from Earth. Aldrin, 84, is asking everyone to remember where they were when he and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to walk on the moon and to share their memories online. (AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong, File)
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