March 27th, 2015

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rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken They’ve been lighting up the league since September, but it wasn’t too long ago that 19-year-old WHL Eastern Conference all-stars Trevor Cox and Cole Sanford were nearly off the radar.The Tabbies top scorers made their presence known across the WHL this season, and head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston says they’ve earned

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Local News

  • Most popular local stories March 20-26

    It wasn’t a surprise last week, but it’s a bit of a surprise this week for the story about the MHC Rattlers player with the now famous surname to be leading our website again this week. (Thanks to everyone everywhere who shared the story online.)After that it’s a bunch of bad news on the list, ... Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Shocker: MLAs disagree on budget

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Unsurprisingly, both regional MLAs have differing opinions about the 2015 provincial budget.The Progressive Conservative government under Premier Jim Prentice tabled its budget Thursday afternoon, which features a number of tax increases across the board, a new health-care levy, and the news the province will be running a deficit of $5 billion for the ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Budget doesn’t surprise city officials

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant A would-be bonus of municipal infrastructure dollars announced last month by the province will only replace money cut from this year’s outlay, according to the 2015-16 Alberta Budget.  Still, City of Medicine Hat officials say it could have been worse from the municipality’s view point as the Alberta government suggested raising taxes and ... Read More »

    11 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Hat Sports Podcast Volume 22

    In this special edition of the podcast we’ve got an actual, bona fide theme song (thanks Andrew Plait, http://www.andrewplait.com)!Ryan and Sean chat about all things Medicine Hat Tigers, plus give their predictions for the first round of WHL playoffs. http://medicinehatnews.com/wp-content/uploads/Hat-Sports-Podcast-22.mp3 ... Read More »

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  • WHL first round previews

    Medicine Hat Tigers vs.Red Deer Rebels Regular season records: Tigers 45-23-2-2, second in Central; Rebels 38-23-5-6, third in Central. Season series: Medicine Hat 4-2-0-0. Top scorers: Tigers — LW Trevor Cox (29G, 80A), RW Cole Sanford (50G, 45A), D Tyler Lewington (9G, 36A); Rebels — LW Riley Sheen (24G, 47A), RW Connor Gay (23G, 38A), ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Great memories from Tigers-Rebels’ past

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney There are plenty of Medicine Hat Arena memories to go around involving every team in the WHL, but the team coming for the first round this year has more than most. The Red Deer Rebels were a Central Division juggernaut in 2003 when the Tigers got back to the playoffs after a five-year ... Read More »

    15 hours ago


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Opinions

  • National Affairs: Trudeau needs star power to win votes in Quebec

    MONTREAL Is recent Liberal election history in Quebec about to repeat itself? The question is on the minds of local federal insiders as they watch party fortunes flag in Justin Trudeau’s home province. The latest CROP poll — published by La Presse on the weekend — puts the Liberals squarely behind the New Democrats across ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Time to look in the mirror

    Today is the day that Albertans get to look in Jim Prentice’s mirror. The premier’s government will give its reflections of the state of the province’s finances when Treasury Board president Robin Campbell tables the 2015-16 budget in the legislature this afternoon. Albertans are no doubt concerned; for months we’ve have heard of cuts, of ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Legislation on tanning long overdue in Alberta

    Alberta is joining other provinces in Canada trying to reduce the occurrences of the most common type of cancer On Monday, the province introduced the Skin Cancer Prevention Act, legislation which would officially prohibit those under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning beds, would ban advertising directed at minors, prohibit self-service artificial tanners ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • What an amazing weekend

    Thank you to Darrell and Brent Maser, for inviting the 66 alumni who were able to attend, to come and represent the 700-plus players to have ever worn the Tigers’ uniform. Thank you for putting on an amazing and emotional post game ceremony, and, for the jerseys you let us keep as a momento. Thank ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Local wants apologies from Wildrose

    Respect the Service Dog is a grassroots group that was formed with the mission to raise a much needed public awareness for service dogs in society. For anyone that has to utilize a service dog to be able to enjoy the freedoms awarded all other citizens are all to familiar with the problems with an ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Kwahommies win one for the history books

    This past weekend, our Medicine Hat High School Kwahommies did the unthinkable. They became 4A Provincial Champions in Edmonton, defeating teams that up to this point had gone undefeated. Those coaches were baffled. Must be some error in reffing or some such nonsense. They hadn’t experienced the sensation of a loss. Well, they got served! ... Read More »

    3 days ago


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