August 30th, 2014

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Charges have been dropped against a man police alleged attempted to abduct a 10-year-old earlier this year.Charges of assault and unlawful confinement stemmed from an early morning Jan. 29 incident near St. Francis school in Crescent Heights when a 10-year-old reported that she was approached by a male ... Read More »





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  • Grant will help restore 50-foot chimney at Historic Clay District

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Provincial grants to help preserve flooded historical sites will help reconstruct a 50-foot-tall chimney at the Historic Clay District in Medicine Hat, officials with the Friends of Medalta Society said Friday. This week the province announced about $380,000 awarded for three of the group’s projects, as ... Read More »

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  • Downtown stakeholders ‘shocked’ by decision to move Spectrum

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade An announcement that the annual Spectrum festival will take place on North Railway Street rather than downtown took some stakeholders by surprise, says the City Centre Development Agency. “I was pretty shocked. The first I was aware of it was when I read about it in ... Read More »

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  • Status quo fine for First Street

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant While city council considers plans to change a 107-year-old First Street home into a law office and rental space, planning officials say they monitor trends on the historic stretch, but an overarching development plan is not needed at this time. The issue comes two years after ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Gear Up program looks to give all kids a chance

    Medicine Hat News Gear Up is getting local youth geared up for the winter sports season. An initiative of the Lions Club of Medicine Hat, Gear Up is a recycling program that accepts donations of gently used sports equipment, and in turn donates it to families who need ... Read More »

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  • Memory Lane Memorial team roping goes this weekend

    Medicine Hat News Rodeo cowboys will be descending upon the city of Medicine Hat this weekend to honour rodeo competitors who have passed away. The fourth annual Memory Lane Memorial team roping runs this Saturday and Sunday, at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede. Roping gets underway both ... Read More »

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  • Colts confident despite loss

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Monsignor McCoy High School Colts came up short in a defensive preseason battle at the Methanex Bowl Friday night, falling 14-6 to Taber’s WR Myers, but took a number of positives off the field in spite of the loss. “We had a lot of young ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Prairie Fly Tour is taking flight again

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat native Mandy Ebel and Julia Bentley travelled through Medicine Hat last year on part one of the tour and will be back for two shows in the Gas City this weekend. Ebel, who goes by the stage name Myla, and Bentley will perform ... Read More »

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  • Library Chat: New book club and authors open mic night coming

    MHPL’snew Inspirational Fiction Book Club brings together people who enjoy faith based fiction to talk about favourite authors, series and titles. The first get together is Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Honor Currie meeting room. We’ll put the kettle on and provide light refreshments and you ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • A case for making the World Cup an annual event

    June and July saw another edition of soccer’s World Cup. It’s unfortunate the huge event takes place every four years instead of on a yearly basis By having it every year it would become an annual tradition. It needs to be held each year in order to bring ... Read More »

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  • The city’s seniors deserve a new facility

    Some years back the city built the Esplanade in downtown. It was very much a hot topic many felt nothing but a white elephant, myself included. I was wrong. This building is used a lot and brings many great events to the city —Bryan Adams Beach Boys, Slash, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Council’s inaction frustrating citizens

    At the end of council’s seniors centre debate at the Aug. 18 meeting, I couldn’t help thinking about a poignant quote of philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky, “All over the place, from popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 28

    Tickled Pink Kudos to the city council for making the seniors go back to re-think the seniors centre plans. Ticked Off That the city is stalling and now wants to put more money into a building in the flood zone. Tickled Pink To know why we didn’t repair ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 26

    Ticked Off I cannot believe what am reading concerning the Veiner Centre. Please people take those blinders off. We are still in a flood zone, with no flood insurance and to hear that repairing that old building will cost $1 million is a joke. Ticked Off When is ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Aug. 21

    Tickled Pink Well, $19.9 million for club members who feel so entitled they do not want the youth of our community to belong or enter their club doors! This palace for the 1,200 or so members is no more than a private club, how lucky are these members ... Read More »

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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)
Aaron Paul, and from left, Vince Galligan, Anne Gunn and Bryan Cranston pose with their awards for outstanding drama series for their work on "Breaking Bad" at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Beyonce accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. Looking on from left is Blue Ivy and Jay-Z. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
A lighthouse on Westray, one of Scotland's Orkney Islands, overlooks the north Atlantic. Thousands of seabirds nest on ledges in the nearby cliffs. A vertigo-inducing trail skirts precipices, with views of the sea 75 metres below. Photo taken July 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Fuhrmann
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In this Tuesday, May 6, 2014 file photo, One World Trade Center towers over the lower Manhattan skyline in New York. Tourism in sites connected to the events of Sept. 11, 2001 is strong, with millions of people visiting the memorial and hundreds of thousands having already visited the new 9/11 Museum that opened in May.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
FILE - This April 6, 2008 file photo shows actor-comedian Robin Williams speaks on stage at the "Idol Gives Back" fundraising special of "American Idol" in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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