July 1st, 2015

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNGillianSlade An 18-hole mini-golf-course is about to open in Medicine Hat on the road leading to Gas City Campground.The course has been strategically designed by Castle Golf Inc. to provide a challenge for adults but has some holes that are less complicated and will appeal more to the less experienced and children, said

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  • Medicine Hat police arrest two on firearms charges

    Medicine Hat police arrested two men on numerous firearms charges, one of whom had outstanding warrants for armed robbery.On June 28 at 7:30 p.m., MHPS’ patrol section located a black 2010 Dodge truck that had been reported by the Maple Creek RCMP as having been involved in a weapons complaint in their jurisdiction earlier that ... Read More »

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  • City seeks public input on two seniors’ centre options

    Public opinion is being solicited regarding two options to be considered by city council for a new seniors’ centre.The options to be presented to council for consideration are a reduced scope building at College Drive S.E. and Primrose Drive S.E. and a purpose-built building linked to the Family Leisure Centre. Information on the two locations, including ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • Smoke could blanket Medicine Hat for a couple of days

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade An air quality advisory was issued by Alberta Health Services on Tuesday morning after an influx of smoke-filled air enveloped Medicine Hat.The smoke is coming from three sources of wildfires and is a combination of smoke from the Northwest Territories, northern Alberta and northern Saskatchewan, said Bill McMurtry, a meteorologist with Environment Canada. ... Read More »

    22 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Eight local teams medal at ball hockey provincials on home court

    Medicine Hat News With more than a third of the teams at minor ball hockey provincials coming from the host city, Medicine Hat was bound to have a bunch of medal winners Sunday. Sure enough, eight of the 10 Hat entries wound up on the podium including two who won gold. Though no details were ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Inside the CFL: Early revisions

    The 2015 CFL season got off to a great start with the underdog Ottawa Redblacks upsetting Montreal while Hamilton and Calgary staged a thrilling rematch of the 2014 Grey Cup. There were wonderful performances by Ti-Cat defenders Johnny Sears and Craig Butler, quarterbacks Trevor Harris of Toronto and Drew Willy of Winnipeg. But all that ... Read More »

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  • Hawkins smokes one

    Medicine Hat News With smoke already in the air from wildfires elsewhere in the province, Brody Hawkins provided some figurative fireworks. The Medicine Hat Mavericks catcher stepped up with the bases loaded in the third inning of Friday’s WesternMajor BaseballLeague game at Athletic Park and creamed an offering from Weyburn Beavers pitcher Ryan Johnson over ... Read More »

    1 day ago

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  • Politicians under more scrutiny than ever before

    The life of a politician is not an easy one. Despite all the stories concerning their high salaries and sometimes generous expense accounts, the level of scrutiny MPs, MLAs and even city councillors are under, is greater today than it ever has been. For those just entering the game, it must seem a little overwhelming ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Bike, motorcycle safety paramount during the summer

    City streets and area highways are getting busier every year. It is a fact of life living in a growing province, as more vehicles are on the road than ever before. As the weather warms, roadways become even more congested with the emergence of cyclists on the scene. And with the increase in cycle traffic, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Serious issues like global warming deserve more complete information

    I am distressed by the substance and the style of the letter and the guest column which appeared on the editorial page of The News on Wednesday, June 24. Len Jalbert (“Scientists shy with their solutions”) and Paul McLennan (“Don’t drink the Kool-Aid on the topic of global warming”) have a perfect right to hold ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Parker’s building might be perfect to house both seniors’ and cultural centre

    If the three-level 80,000sq.-ft. flood-free Parker’s/Bargain Shopbuilding, formerly Woolworths, waspurchased by the city for $1.7 million (in view of the $1.46 millionVeiner Centre insurance payout and proposed total $3.1 millionupgrade) it might be another viable housing option for the Veiner Centre and/or cultural centre location. The building could easily be partitioned, due to itslarge structural ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • What exactly is ‘arm’s length’ as it relates to the recent police trial?

    Back in 1967 when I left Medicine Hat en route to Regina to join the RCMP, “Serve and Protect” had a much different definition than it does in 2015. From 1967-92, I watched the police go from a “force” to a “service” to a “collection” agency where the more traffic tickets are issued, the more ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Helpless to change

    He who owns the oil, owns the food, so when it comes to global warming we are screwed, and helpless to change the outcome. Ronald Mayer Medicine Hat... Read More »

    5 days ago