September 22nd, 2014

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A sell-out crowd packed the stands to watch the Tigers open The Arena’s final season with a 5-1 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Saturday evening.While Hurricanes captain Jamal Watson reached the board first, beating Tigers goaltender Nick Schneider over the glove 39 seconds into play, Medicine Hat struck ... Read More »





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  • Sunshine festival hopes to get Hatters to go green

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Heading into the United Nation’s international climate summit in New York this week, a local group was hoping to make Hatters aware of green options for living on Sunday. From the Ground Up, a local Greenpeace group which has existed in the city for the past ... Read More »

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  • Cyclist hit by vehicle

    Medicine Hat News A cyclist was taken to hospital with minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon. At 1:21 p.m., the 65-year-old male cyclist was traveling south on Dunmore Road and was hit by a northbound silver Volvo driven by a 67-year-old man. The driver ... Read More »

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  • Elkwater conquered

    Medicine Hat News No obstacle was too great, as “Conquer the Valley” was held Saturday in Elkwater. Over 200 people participated in the obstacle course race, said Chris Humphries, director with Elevation Obstacle Racing. This included 125 adults participating in either a 5 or 10 kilometer race, and ... Read More »

    43 mins ago

Local Sports

  • 092214-golf

    Jesse Florkowski was on his game at this weekend’s North Regionals at Goose Hummock Golf Resort, taking first overall in the men’s division with a 75-72. “He just played solid all week. I couldn’t ask more of him and his veteran leadership in that perspective,” said Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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  • Florkowski wins big at North Regionals

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Jesse Florkowski was on his game at this weekend’s North Regionals at Goose Hummock Golf Resort, taking first overall in the men’s division with a 75-72. “He just played solid all week. I couldn’t ask more of him and his veteran leadership in that perspective,” said ... Read More »

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  • Tigers top Canes in home opener

    A sell-out crowd packed the stands to watch the Tigers open The Arena’s final season with a 5-1 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Saturday evening.While Hurricanes captain Jamal Watson reached the board first, beating Tigers goaltender Nick Schneider over the glove 39 seconds into play, Medicine Hat struck ... Read More »

    1 day ago

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  • National Affairs: Books tell bleak story of Canadian politics

    There was a time not so long ago when first-hand Canadian political accounts were primarily the purview of people who felt they had contributed a few lines to a page of history. The past and present politicians who became authors did not always offer deep insights but they ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Squeeze play to test Justin Trudeau’s mettle

    OTTAWA The year of the squeeze for Justin Trudeau is now well underway. He is being squeezed on the right by Stephen Harper and on the left by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, two more experienced politicians who realize the normal laws of political gravity are not enough to ... Read More »

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  • Separation votes should require 60 per cent approval

    There is something of a tongue-in-cheek myth regarding what’s under a Scotsman’s kilt. The reality — for those familiar with the country, its people and its culture — is that a true Scotsman will show you exactly what he is wearing underneath that kilt when asked. And will ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 18

    Ticked Off Chocolate covered almonds suck. Why do schools make students and parents sell them in the beginning of every school year? Ticked Off We the public should be kept up-to-date on what is happening with the smart meters. Are they hoping that we forget about them? Ticked ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 16

    Ticked Off By the writer to TO/TP who thinks the seniors should do some fundraising for the new seniors’ centre. Maybe the writer could tell us what fundraising was done for the Event Centre, the FLC, the FLC expansion, the Esplanade, etc. etc., and then I would be ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 11

    Ticked Off That a TV station has hours of head-banging teenybopper music when the teenyboppers are all asleep. What happened to Saturday morning cartoons? Ticked Off With the newspaper article Ticked/Tickled and the Truth. Whose truth? What makes this guy qualified to correct somebody else’s opinion? Ticked Off ... Read More »

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Top Photos

Jim Prentice has a laugh with newly appointed Health Minister and former Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel after Prentice was sworn in as Alberta’s 16th Premier in Edmonton, Alberta on Monday September 15, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2010 file photo, base jumpers jump off the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, W.V. during Bridge Day. This yearÕs Bridge Day is scheduled for Oct. 18 when hundreds of parachutists will take part. More than 100,000 tourists typically turn out. Watching the event is one of a number of free things to do around West Virginia. (AP Photo/The Register-Herald, Rick Barbero, File)
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, left, gasps after she was named Miss America 2015 as she holds hands with Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Artists rest after having their bodies painted in the likeness of tigers to perform the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Pulikali is a colorful recreational folk art revolving around the theme of tiger hunting, performed to entertain people during Onam, an annual harvest festival. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
A bear takes a dip with a favorite toy at Zoo Sauvage in Saint-Felicien, Quebec. The zoo, notable for the wide open spaces turned over to its animals, is a favorite stop for cyclists circling Lac-Saint-Jean on Veloroute des Bleuets, the Blueberry Trail, and a year-round attraction for many in the region. (AP Photo/Cal Woodward)
The Ark of The Covenant on the roof of the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. The seat of political power in Manitoba is the last place one might expect to find the bust of Medusa, recurring odes to "666" and the number 13, alongside Egyptian sphinxes etched with hieroglyphics. But a closer look at the province's legislature reveals a whole host of hidden clues left behind by an architect who thought his magnum opus in Winnipeg would be a jewel rooted in the beliefs of Freemasonry in the heart of one of the most powerful cities in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
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The 360-foot, 16-sail Star Clipper looks regal sailing the Aegean Sea just off the coast of the Greek island of Patmos. (Photo by Steve MacNaull)

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