July 2nd, 2015

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cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown What do the Esplanade’s museum curator and the local motorcycle community have in common with Hollywood heavyweight Tom Cruise?They all “feel the need … the need for speed” again.Cruise signed on this week for “Top Gun 2.” Closer to home, Bruce Shepard and area motorcyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts opened Motorcycles II: Speed, Style

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  • Medicine Hat air quality advisory lifted

    The air quality advisory that has been in place since Tuesday was lifted by Alberta Health Services Thursday morning.Air monitoring has indicated we are no longer being impacted by the wildfire smoke from the N.W.T. northern Alberta and Saskatchewan.If you would like more information about air quality you can call 1-877-247-7333 or check online at ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Hatters ignore hazy, rainy day to celebrate Canada

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Smoke-filled skies, rain showers and even a little bit of hail could not keep Hatters from celebrating Canada’s 148th birthday on Wednesday.Kin Coulee Park was packed with people of all ages throughout the day as the annual Canada Day celebrations, hosted by the Medicine Hat and District Canada Day Society, took over the ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Smoke on the horizon

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade An air quality advisory was issued by Alberta Health Services on Tuesday morning after an influx of smoke-filled air enveloped Medicine Hat.It is coming from three sources of wildfires and is a combination of smoke from the Northwest Territories, northern Alberta and northern Saskatchewan, said Bill McMurtry, a meteorologist with Environment Canada. The ... Read More »

    16 hours ago

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  • Hat Jays in to playoffs

    Medicine Hat News Sask-Alta Baseball League playoffs are coming quick and the defending champs will be there. The Medicine Hat Scoreboard Blue Jays clinched a playoff spot with a 7-2 win over the Maple Creek Mohawks Monday night at Maple Creek, getting all they could ask for from pitcher Talon Payne and more. Payne threw ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Koenig ninth at juniors

    Medicine Hat News Three Medicine Hat-area golfers are set to finish at the Alberta Junior Championships in Lethbridge. Redcliff Riverview’s Lauren Koenig slipped to ninth place in the girls division, following up an opening-round 9-over par 80 with a 76 Tuesday, but a 90 on Wednesday dropped her a few spots on the leaderboard. The ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Tigers add second big D from overseas

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney A familiar pattern emerged early this week as the Medicine Hat Tigers added a second big defenceman from overseas.In Tuesday’s CHL import draft the team picked 6-foot-6, 207-pound Alexei Platonov of Russia with the 53rd pick, doubling up after acquiring 6-4 Hungarian Tamas Laday from Spokane Monday.Tigers coach and general manager Shaun Clouston ... Read More »

    16 hours ago

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  • What a great country Canada is

    Canada is a land that in its breadth defies simple description.Yet, Canadians — editorial writers included — keep attempting to boil down our national identity to few touchstones, places, people or things.Terry Fox, Peggy’s Cove, the Rocky Mountains, poutine, snowshoes, the local hockey team, health care, and Remembrance Day, are good examples.That list could go ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Politicians under more scrutiny than ever before

    The life of a politician is not an easy one. Despite all the stories concerning their high salaries and sometimes generous expense accounts, the level of scrutiny MPs, MLAs and even city councillors are under, is greater today than it ever has been. For those just entering the game, it must seem a little overwhelming ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Serious issues like global warming deserve more complete information

    I am distressed by the substance and the style of the letter and the guest column which appeared on the editorial page of The News on Wednesday, June 24. Len Jalbert (“Scientists shy with their solutions”) and Paul McLennan (“Don’t drink the Kool-Aid on the topic of global warming”) have a perfect right to hold ... Read More »

    4 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Sky won’t fall over minimum wage hike

    Re: Minimum Wage to $15? It’s not that simple,” June 26. Actually, Ms. Slade, it is that simple. You have chosen to write a very one-sided editorial about the dangers to the economy when the government raises the minimum wage. There is much more to the issue than the cost of fast food or other ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Parker’s building might be perfect to house both seniors’ and cultural centre

    If the three-level 80,000sq.-ft. flood-free Parker’s/Bargain Shopbuilding, formerly Woolworths, waspurchased by the city for $1.7 million (in view of the $1.46 millionVeiner Centre insurance payout and proposed total $3.1 millionupgrade) it might be another viable housing option for the Veiner Centre and/or cultural centre location. The building could easily be partitioned, due to itslarge structural ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • What exactly is ‘arm’s length’ as it relates to the recent police trial?

    Back in 1967 when I left Medicine Hat en route to Regina to join the RCMP, “Serve and Protect” had a much different definition than it does in 2015. From 1967-92, I watched the police go from a “force” to a “service” to a “collection” agency where the more traffic tickets are issued, the more ... Read More »

    4 days ago