May 30th, 2016

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Note: This story was first published by the Medicine Hat News in 2009. —————— srooney@medicinehatnews.com For a 17-year-old kid out of High Prairie, the railroad trip must have been equal parts fear and excitement. As it rolled across the Alberta plains, there wasn’t much to see but farmer’s fields. He kept waiting for a whole

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  • More than 500 come out to conquer the coulee

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre They cross the finish line, covered in sweat, mud, grass and other signs of a tough race, but on their faces are smiles and a sense of accomplishment. For the fourth year now, Hatters came out to Kin Coulee Park to challenge themselves at the Conquer the Coulee obstacle race held all day ... Read More »

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  • A celebration of women

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Women had an opportunity to connect with each other this weekend, as A Lady’s Affair, a trade show dedicated to supporting women in business in the city, took over the Cypress Centre auditorium. “For the first ‘A Lady’s Affair,’ we’ve had a tremendous time,” said Kerri Sandford, associate publisher/managing editor for the Medicine ... Read More »

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  • Events Calendar May 30-June 5

    May 30 — Understanding MS: Living with MS, MH Public Library, 6:30-8 p.m. May 30 — Sunrise Rotary Ride the Road to Reading Wrap-up Party, MH Public Library, 7 p.m. May 30 — Just Docs presents “How to Change the World,” MH Public Library, 7 p.m. May 31 — St. Mary’s Spring Concert, Esplanade, 7 ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Tigers legend Lysiak passes away at 63

    RYAN MCCRACKEN rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com Twitter: MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers have lost a legend Monday with the passing of former great Tom Lysiak. The two-time WHL scoring leader led the Tabbies to their first-ever league championship in 1973. While his passing causes a great deal of sadness, Tigers president and governor Darrell Maser said his legacy ... Read More »

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  • From our archives: Tom Lysiak has fond memories of time with the Tigers

    Note: This story was first published by the Medicine Hat News in 2009. —————— srooney@medicinehatnews.com For a 17-year-old kid out of High Prairie, the railroad trip must have been equal parts fear and excitement. As it rolled across the Alberta plains, there wasn’t much to see but farmer’s fields. He kept waiting for a whole ... Read More »

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  • Mavericks blow the doors off Bombers to open season

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Welcome to the Western Major Baseball League, Brooks Bombers. A six-run first inning paved the way to a 14-6 blowout as the Medicine Hat Mavericks opened their 2016 campaign with a resounding victory on the road. “It definitely was very nice to see the guys come out swinging right away,” said Mavericks head ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • Guest Column: Give these important issues some serious thought

    There are many issues facing us today that should require us to research all sides of the issue before committing to a position rather than just following the other sheeple who profess to know what they are talking about. Many of these issues and how we handle them can have a direct bearing on our ... Read More »

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  • The Sniff Test: A lot of twits on Twitter and class from Brian Jean

    Twitter is the gossip grapevine we love to hate when we’re trying to be respectable. But, really, we genuinely love the immediacy, the unguarded bluntness, the delicious sense of ungoverned gossip. Today when things happen, we’ve “heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend,” who probably heard it on Twitter. Unsurprisingly, the ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Don’t be ‘adultish’

    I’ve reached an age now where I should begin to think about acting my age. Have always had trouble with that. Just don’t feel or think older than about 45. Of course, the mirror, and all the younger people around me, scream the opposite. Still, my motto since I was 30 has been, “Don’t Be ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Actually, there are some relatively easy answers about how to cut $500,000 from city budget

    Re: Financially Fit for the Future The city is asking for ideas where to cut $500,000 out of next year’s budget and Corporate Services Commissioner Brian Mastel is quoted as saying “there are no easy answers.” I beg to differ. The Medicine Hat News reported May 19 that wages and benefits for city employees in ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Efficiency, effectiveness can be maintained

    Having just completed the survey circulated by the City of Medicine Hat (Financially Fit for the Future), my first thought was when it comes to decisions in regards to spending exorbitant amounts of cash (Canalta Centre) the city needs no advice or help from the citizens who fund it. However now that the well has ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Taxes on tanning operations would send a message

    Melanoma is a skin cancer that is growing at an epidemic rate. F air skinned people get more of it, but people with darker skin often detect it at a later, more dangerous stage. Bob Marley died of it 35 years ago. New research suggests melanoma may be even more aggressive when diagnosed during pregnancy ... Read More »

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