August 28th, 2014

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amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigA Medicine Hat hotel has hit the trifecta in revitalizing one of the city’s landmark lodgings with a new owner, nationally recognized local contractor and a reality TV show getting the word out.“We want to create a hotel with a wow factor for the guest and the ... Read More »





Local News

  • Province gives money to help preserve historic Medicine Hat buildings damaged by flood

    Five buildings in Medicine Hat that were damaged in flooding last year will receive provincial money to help preserve their historic value, according to a provincial release Almost $460,000 will be spent locally to restore three separate entities of Medalta Potteries, as well as the now City-owned McKenzie-Sharland Grocery, ... Read More »

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  • Details over photo radar review so far unknown

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladePhoto radar came to an end in Brooks a year ago and in Medicine Hat a review of the system will ultimately take place but if it’s handled only by the police commission it will have little value, says one councillor.“It will add insult to injury,” said ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Lawyer wants to turn century-old home into law office

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantA proposal that would allow a First Street home to be turned into a law office will go to city council for a public hearing, the Municipal Planning Commission agreed on Wednesday.The home, at 78 First Street, S.W., is currently for sale and local lawyer Cameron Kemp ... Read More »

    14 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Local teenager heading to Regina for prospect series

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat’s Brayden Pudwell has been selected to represent Alberta at the upcoming Alberta-Saskatchewan-Manitoba baseball prospect series, to be held in Regina Labour Day weekend. Pudwell, 15, played for the MH AAA Junior Allstars this summer. Each province takes a 20-player team of 15-year-olds, and ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Youth no excuse for hungry Vikings

    sschmidt@medicinehatnews.comThe Crescent Heights High School Vikings have built tradition behind a winning football program, which is why expectations remain high despite fielding as young a team as one could imagine.On a roster of 44, just six will be playing in their Grade-12 season. It’s a strong six if ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Slice of the Game: We’ve only just begun

    For many, the September long weekend serves as the unofficial end of summer; however for a number of golfers, the season is only just beginning.Two long-standing local golf traditions are slated for the long weekend, with separate competitive events seeing players embark on both Desert Blume and Connaught.The ... Read More »

    14 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Opening receptions tonight for three Medalta shows

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Spoons, ceramics and memories of places will be celebrated tonight with a reception at Medalta. The museum will be celebrating two exhibits which have been open for most of the month from resident artists Laura McKibbon and Noriko Masuda, as well as a new exhibit featuring ... Read More »

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  • After Dark Aug. 28-Sept. 3

    THURSDAY – Karaoke, Oly’s Alehouse and Eatery, Johnny with Dynamite Sound, win a $100 gift certificate, 9 p.m., 403-548-6597 – Ultimate Pole Dance Party, Corona, 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – DJ Music, Liquid Niteclub, 9 p.m. – Rob Hudec, Twist Wine & Tapas Bistro, 7:30 p.m. – ... Read More »

    14 hours ago

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Opinions

  • Canadians are talking foreign ownership, over coffee of course

    The nationalism displayed over the Brazillian-led merger of Tim Hortons and Burger King may hurt to the ever-fragile Canadian identity, but — like the fares and wares they offer — it is basically inconsequential.Concern about the quality of their coffee-drinking experience may be real for some, but it ... Read More »

    14 hours ago
  • Farmers and ranchers deserve to be recognized

    Most of us cannot imagine waking up at the crack of dawn, putting on our shoes to go outside and work for a full day.For a farmer or rancher, it’s just the way of life.This weekend, the province celebrated Open Farm Days, in which more than 60 farms ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Harper should acknowledge the basic facts

    “We should not view this as sociological phenomenon. We should view it as crime. It is crime against innocent people, and it needs to be addressed as such.”These were Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s words last Thursday, in response to the murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine in Winnipeg, and ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • 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 »

    14 hours ago
  • Yuck factor could be causing undue suffering

    Re: “To Your Health: Calgary research team digging into Crohn’s and colitis,” Aug. 4. It’s obvious from the column that the research program for a treatment of Crohn’s and Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI, commonly called ulcerative colitis or UC) at the University of Calgary will be a chemical ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Federal government to blame for public pension problem

    The editorial page cartoon of Aug. 21, showing the alleged ticking time bomb of the underfunded public sector pension plans, was cute and will surely appeal to political conservatives, but neglected an important fact. If indeed the federal public service pension plan is underfunded, it is because in ... Read More »

    2 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 »

    14 hours ago
  • 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 »

    3 days ago
  • 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 »

    1 week ago

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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)
August 9, 2014 NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Robert Stubbs heads off to start the bike portion of the Elkwater Milehigh Tri on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Taylor Swift, left, presents the award for choice movie actor: drama to Ansel Elgort for “The Fault in Our Stars” at the Teen Choice Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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