April 21st, 2014

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dsteinke@medicinehatnews.comEDMONTONMarek Langhamer did his best to steal one.After struggling in Game 1 of the WHL Eastern Conference championship series, the Medicine Hat Tigers starting goaltender had a bounce-back performance in Game 2 on Sunday at Rexall Place.The Czech product faced wave after wave of Edmonton Oil Kings, turning ... Read More »





Local News

  • Police ask for help with missing person

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing male. On Saturday, Cory Erfle, 40, left his residence in Medicine Hat and is now considered missing. He has not been in contact with family or friends. Police are requesting the public’s ... Read More »

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  • Annual Easter dinner all about giving back

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreThe Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund helped ensure everyone in the community could sit down and enjoy a home-cooked meal this Easter.The fund took over the Royal Canadian Legion Saturday afternoon for its annual Easter Dinner. With the smell of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes filling ... Read More »

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  • Less pain meds and anesthetic given to kids is a problem: pain specialist

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade A belief that children don’t feel pain persists with some in the medical field still giving less pain medication and less anesthetic to kids, an Alberta study has found. Anesthetic creams are used 30 per cent of the time to reduce the pain where a needle ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • ‘This one… hurts more’; Tigers down 2-0 to Oil Kings

    dsteinke@medicinehatnews.comEDMONTONMarek Langhamer did his best to steal one.After struggling in Game 1 of the WHL Eastern Conference championship series, the Medicine Hat Tigers starting goaltender had a bounce-back performance in Game 2 on Sunday at Rexall Place.The Czech product faced wave after wave of Edmonton Oil Kings, turning ... Read More »

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  • Monarchs give up little

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreStrong pitching and good field work allowed the Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs to sweep a doubleheader on Saturday.The Moose Monarchs were victorious over the Calgary Blues Saturday morning and afternoon at Jefferies Park, winning the first game 18-2 in a mercy-ruled five innings and shutting out the ... Read More »

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  • Oil Kings 8, Tigers 3: Game notes

    WHLPlayoffs Eastern Conference finalsMedicine Hat Tigers vs.Edmonton Oil Kings(Oil Kings lead series 1-0)x-if necessaryGame 1 Apr. 18: Oil Kings 8, Tigers 3Game 2 Apr. 20: Tigers at Oil Kings, 4 p.m.Game 3 April 22: Oil Kings at Tigers 7 p.m. The ArenaGame 4 April 23: Oil Kings at Tigers, ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • ‘Twenty Feet from Stardom’ the next feature at Monday Night at the Movies

    Medicine Hat NewsIt’s a few months later than planned, but Monday Night at the Movies presents “Twenty Feet from Stardom” this week.The film follows the backup singers behind some of the top musical legends of the late 20th century. The film looks at the personal journeys of the ... Read More »

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  • JazzFest announces headliners for 2014

    Medicine Hat News The 2014 edition of Medicine Hat JazzFest is just over two months away and organizers made a big announcement on Thursday about opening night. Arturo Sandoval, a 10-time Grammy Award winner, will kick off the week with a June 22 show at the Esplanade main ... Read More »

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  • Poncho’s Ponderings: Lessons in the present from the future

    If the first rule of a happy existence is to look both ways before crossing the street, then the second priority of living a happy life is to be careful what you ask for because you just may get it. Unfortunately, I’ve only been able to retain these ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Harper gets a rare reprieve in Senate saga

    Now that the RCMP has decided not to file criminal charges against Nigel Wright for reimbursing Mike Duffy’s housing allowance out of his own pocket, there remains only a faint possibility that Canadians will ever know for sure whether the prime minister was in the loop of the ... Read More »

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  • Sometimes words don’t tell the real story

    It’s been said in various courtrooms that lawyers and their clients live and die by words. For those who make their living writing, they always have such a thought in the back of their minds as they live and die by the axiom, publish or perish. When it ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Guest Column: Danielle Smith’s selective outrage

    Albertans are outraged at the mis-use of government planes by former premierAlison Redford. At least, that’s what Danielle Smith tells us. She tells us — often –that she knows that we’re all outraged by the many and various ways that the Conservatives have wasted our money. The provincial ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Is the Hat nightmare-bound?

    We seem to have a bit of a problem. Baker Hughes, Weatherford and Halliburton have all abandoned ship. The population of the city grew by a whopping 183 people from 2009 to 2012. The price of natural gas has gone through the basement. Some seem to think that ... Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Do we support our veterans or not?

    Ottawa has no special obligation to soldiers, federal lawyers say in court filing. The assertion is spelled out in black and white in a statement of defence filed by the Justice Department in a class-action lawsuit by Afghan veterans who claim a 2006 overhaul of benefits is discriminatory ... Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Sold us bill of goods

    I get really angry whenever I see the photo radar van parked at the top, or bottom, of a hill or on 13th Avenue or anywhere else they have no business being. I say that they have no business being there because I remember when they first sold ... Read More »

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Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 17

    Tickled Pink About the April Fool’s story on photo radar. Good job. Ticked Off The police force should either enrol in anger management for three months or turn in their ammunition for rubber bullets. Tickled Pink That we have the Ticked Off and Tickled Pink column. It allows ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 15

    Ticked Off I think our police web page shows one-tenth of the stops are made in Crescent Heights. I see more officers there than other parts of town. Tickled Pink At the recent police presence on Southview Drive. Maybe some of the people driving will finally see the ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 10

    Tickled Pink That we have a chicken group in Medicine Hat working to get a pilot project started to allow us to have chickens for eggs in our backyards. Tickled Pink At the generous gift of a kind lady who left two tickets to the “Wizard of Oz” ... Read More »

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