November 1st, 2014

Featured Story @MHNRooneyThere will be no lawsuits or threats surrounding the choice of venue for next week’s Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association women’s soccer championships.A bit of mild griping, perhaps. At most.While next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada has seen its share of controversy for deciding on artificial ... Read More »

Local News

  • Berms could cost double @CollinGallant A berm program to protect Mediòing to sources and corroborated by documents that will be presented at Monday’s city council meeting. The cost of initial parts of the proposed 7.1-kilometre system could approach the entire $15-million berm budget proposed in late 2013, shortly after record flooding ... Read More »

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  • Local doc says more than double scheduled beds are needed @MHNGillianSlade Between 60 and 80 seniors, on any given day, are either waiting in hospital or in their own home for a bed to become available in a seniors residence in Medicine Hat, and only 40 new seniors spaces have been added to the community in the ... Read More »

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  • Clocks fall back Sunday

    Medicine Hat News Hatters will have an extra hour this weekend with the end of daylight saving time on Sunday signaling individuals to roll back their clocks by 60 minutes. That is, unless you live in Saskatchewan which doesn’t observe the clock shift and will be one hour ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Deadline approaching for ASDC’s Athlete Enhancement Program @MHNRooney Eight years since it began, a program for local athletes hasn’t changed a lot, but has definitely matured. The Alberta Sports Development Centre Southeast’s Athlete Enhancement Program is doing its annual intake of aspiring individuals, with a deadline of Nov. 14 to apply. According to ASDC ... Read More »

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  • Cubs fall to 1-4 at Kinplex

    Medicine Hat News Home ice has not been kind to the Medicine Hat Cubs so far this season. The Cubs fell to a 1-4 record at home Thursday evening against the Coaldale Copperheads, dropping a 7-2 decision at the Kinplex. Keegan Bartram and Brandon Stahl had the goals ... Read More »

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  • Hobbs, Rathjen both out of the fold @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers parted ways with a pair of players Wednesday, as 17-year-old defenceman Connor Hobbs left after requesting a trade and 20-year-old goaltender Jared Rathjen was placed on waivers and acquired by the Prince George Cougars. Head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston says ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Christmas season dinner drama set for Glenview Nazarene

    Medicine Hat News Tickets are on sale for this year’s dinner Kings Players drama at Glenview Nazarene Church, called The Seasons of JamesSmith Abbey. Billed as a “heartwarming Christmas comedy,” the play has been written by Medicine Hat’s Debi Stodolka and will be performed Nov. 27, 28, 29 ... Read More »

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  • Lest We Forget concert on Sunday

    Medicine Hat News A Lest We Forget concert — “music to help us remember” — will be held Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at Medalta. Performing groups will be the Medicine Hat Concert Band Society’s Allegro Band, the Tribute Singers and special guests. Admission is by donation... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Protection from Ebola column ‘irresponsible’

    Re: “How to protect your family from Ebola,” Oct. 27 I was absolutely horrified to read the column by Gifford Jones. His column was completely based on absolute false information. There is no proven cure as of yet to treat Ebola. People are not ignorant of medical history, ... Read More »

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  • With right leader, Wildrose may have last laugh

    There is much weeping and gnashing of teeth at the bedside of the dying Wildrose Party. The good news is we’ve confirmed the patient is not suffering from byelection disease. The bad news? A case of self-inflicted wounds, originating from the 2012 provincial election. The death wish came ... Read More »

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  • Who said what at meeting about seniors’ centre?

    I see the words “Cadillac version” have surfaced again regarding a new seniors’ centre. I was sure the architect presenting the plans for a new seniors’ centre and speaking at the city hall meeting prefaced his words as follows: “This is neither the Cadillac nor the Volkswagen version ... Read More »

    22 hours ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 30

    Ticked Off That seniors who can no longer drive safely continue to drive and their families, who know they should no longer be driving, look the other way or continue to enable them. Tickled Pink AHS is saving us $5 million over five years. Ticked Off With bylaw. ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 28

    Ticked Off My overpaid babysitter/social worker refuses to pick me up and take me to the laundromat. I’m on AISH and now I have to take a taxi. Ticked Off At the euthanasia debate. I think people should have the same rights as an animal and be mercifully ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 23

    Tickled Pink A tip of the hat to all volunteers who gave two coats of paint to a very long, long fence. Ticked Off Regarding the closure of the diagnostic clinic. How stupid do you have to be to qualify as an AHS director? Ticked Off At this ... Read More »

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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
The cover of the Canadian Geographic book "Biggest and Best of Canada" is shown. In a country the size of Canada, there is no shortage of places to visit, ranging from don't bother to don't miss. But which ones are the best? THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Police secure an area around Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct.22, 2014. A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial, wounding a soldier, then moved to nearby Parliament Hill and wounded a security guard before he was shot, reportedly by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A police officer holds down a protester on the ground during a clash in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, late Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. New scuffles broke out Friday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. The chaotic scenes unfolded hours after police moved in to clear tents, canopies and barricades at Mong Kok, a smaller protest zone across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the heart of the financial district. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Signs hang outside the Neon Sign Museum in Edmonton, Alberta. The Neon Sign Museum is the first of its kind in Canada and features a collection of historic signs that tell a story about Edmonton's neon past. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Tivoli, in Copenhagen, is billed as the world's orignal amusement park, dating from 1853. - PHOTO BY STEVE MACNAULL
China's Gao Xinglong competes in the men's long jump final at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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