September 16th, 2014

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EDMONTON – Newly sworn-in Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has appointed a new but smaller cabinet, including two people who aren’t members of the legislature. “As of this moment, Alberta is under new management,” Prentice said Monday. “This is a new government with new leadership, new voices and a ... Read More »





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  • Smart meter overrun explained to council

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Smart meter overruns, lower electrical exports versus gas profits, and cut rates for industrial users contemplating expansion; Medicine Hat city council kept returning to energy division head Gerry Labas for answers on Monday night. At the top of the list was a report in the News ... Read More »

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  • MHC opens informative bus tour to the public

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Whether an oldtimer or newcomer to the city, you’re invited out to a bus tour of the city hosted by Medicine Hat College on Sept. 18. “We’re trying of think of more ways to incorporate the college into the community and vice versa,” said Jennifer Fleckenstein ... Read More »

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  • Local PFLAG chapter will offer support to the LGBTQ community and their families

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell The long-standing support group Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is setting up a chapter in Medicine Hat. “I think it’s needed in every community; at the same time I’m looking forward to the time it’s not needed,” said local PFLAG organizer Lori ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • 091614-vanmaarion

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Hat High Mohawks starting quarterback Travis Van Maarion is known for his speed, but not just on the gridiron. The 17-year-old dual athlete has his sights locked on a Rangeland title and a Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association points championship in 2014. “I want to be ... Read More »

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  • 091614-kelly

    Toronto Argonauts great Ricky Ray completed 33 of 38 passes for 338 yards and four touchdowns —and lost, 40-33. But to beat him, the Calgary Stampeders had to match the franchise comeback record of 26 points, set in 1987, to atone for a first half where they spread ... Read More »

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  • Tigers end pre-season with win over Rebels

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers closed out the regular season with a 4-0 victory over the Red Deer Rebels in Stettler on Saturday.Tigers head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston said he was pleased with the team’s ability to shake off Wednesday’s 5-2 loss to the Lethbridge ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Author of ‘Adventures of Buddy Williams’ has book signing in the Hat on Saturday

    The final book in “The Adventures of Buddy Williams” is now available. Kenneth William Budd’s novel, SpringRush, the last in his juvenile fiction series — which has also found an audience with older folk — sees the 11-year-old protagonist coming to terms with problems that have developed throughout ... Read More »

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  • Library showing ‘Priscilla’ for Pride

    Medicine Hat NewsThe Medicine Hat Public Library is getting into the spirit of Pride.As part of this year’s expanded Pride Festival celebrations, the library theatre will host a screening “The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert” on Sept. 18.Three drag performers brave the rugged Australian outback in ... Read More »

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  • ISIL ‘thugs’ definitely not a ‘state’

    Re: ‘ISIS’ or ‘ISIL': Media can’t seem to agree what to call terrorist group(Bruce Penton ‘Comment’, Sept. 12) Interesting editorial, however, I don’t see why we are being so polite regarding this terrorist group. If it were war time no media would use such calming language to describe ... Read More »

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  • Lawyers, politicians, bankers lead lives of entitlement

    Crime does pay, notably if you’re educated. Why do such entities as politicians and bankers feel it is acceptable to engage in what might be criminal behaviour? The 2008 financial meltdown caused a copious amount of vulnerable seniors to lose their life’s savings in one swoop; more than ... Read More »

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  • ‘Mis-read’ of Hein’s views

    Re: Analysis: Social issues up front in Tory race, but they shouldn’t be, by Alex Mccuaig on Sept. 11, 2014 Journalists routinely express frustration with federal Conservatives accusing them of misrepresenting our views. I’d like to head this off with your reporter. In his opening lines we read ... Read More »

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Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 16

    Ticked Off By the writer to TO/TP who thinks the seniors should do some fundraising for the new seniors’ centre. Maybe the writer could tell us what fundraising was done for the Event Centre, the FLC, the FLC expansion, the Esplanade, etc. etc., and then I would be ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 12

    Ticked Off By the writer to TO/TP who thinks the seniors should do some fundraising for the new seniors’ centre. Maybe the writer could tell us what fundraising was done for the Event Centre, the FLC, the FLC expansion, the Esplanade, etc. etc., and then I would be ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 11

    Ticked Off That a TV station has hours of head-banging teenybopper music when the teenyboppers are all asleep. What happened to Saturday morning cartoons? Ticked Off With the newspaper article Ticked/Tickled and the Truth. Whose truth? What makes this guy qualified to correct somebody else’s opinion? Ticked Off ... Read More »

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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, left, gasps after she was named Miss America 2015 as she holds hands with Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Artists rest after having their bodies painted in the likeness of tigers to perform the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Pulikali is a colorful recreational folk art revolving around the theme of tiger hunting, performed to entertain people during Onam, an annual harvest festival. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
A bear takes a dip with a favorite toy at Zoo Sauvage in Saint-Felicien, Quebec. The zoo, notable for the wide open spaces turned over to its animals, is a favorite stop for cyclists circling Lac-Saint-Jean on Veloroute des Bleuets, the Blueberry Trail, and a year-round attraction for many in the region. (AP Photo/Cal Woodward)
The Ark of The Covenant on the roof of the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. The seat of political power in Manitoba is the last place one might expect to find the bust of Medusa, recurring odes to "666" and the number 13, alongside Egyptian sphinxes etched with hieroglyphics. But a closer look at the province's legislature reveals a whole host of hidden clues left behind by an architect who thought his magnum opus in Winnipeg would be a jewel rooted in the beliefs of Freemasonry in the heart of one of the most powerful cities in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
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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)

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