October 20th, 2014

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre More than 80 volunteers scoured the streets Thursday evening, looking to determine the number of homeless people in Medicine Hat as part of the province-wide Point in Time count. Jaime Rogers, manager of the homeless and housing development department at the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society, ... Read More »

Local News

  • Buzzed

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre With a few swipes of the electric razor, Ron Heizelman’s beard of 40 years lay in a clump on the floor by his feet. Saturday morning, outside of Shear Innovations in the Co-op Mall, Heizelman had his beard shaved to help raise awareness and funds for ... Read More »

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  • Arrest made after alleged kidnapping

    Medicine Hat News A 34-year-old man is in custody following an alleged kidnapping which occurred over the weekend of Oct. 13. The man was arrested on Friday and is facing charges of robbery, kidnapping and breach of probation. On Saturday, the major crimes section of the police service ... Read More »

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  • Businesses shine at awards ceremony

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The best in local business was celebrated Friday night. The Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Business Awards, attracting a sold-out crowd of 600 to the Cypress Centre to recognize the top businesses of the community. “There were 600 people here for one ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Rattlers advance to ACAC Championships

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat College Rattlers soccer teams are getting ready for the ACAC Championships. The women demolished Olds 6-0 Saturday and carried the momentum into Sunday’s 4-0 victory over the SAIT Trojans, earning them first place in the division and a special feather in the cap ... Read More »

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  • Tigers solve Shields in bounce back victory

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers jumped back into the win column Friday’s hard-fought 2-1 overtime loss to the Calgary Hitmen with a 5-1 victory at the Scotiabank Saddledome Saturday. “I thought it was a real strong game for us,” said Tigers head coach and general manager Shaun ... Read More »

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  • Swiss team builds confidence at Classic

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Hat Charity Classic enters its championship rounds today, and while Mario Freiberger’s Swiss men’s team has been eliminated from competition, he said the their first experience in Medicine Hat was a positive one. “The ice is good, the teams are good, too good for us,” ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Piano show a homecoming for Bergmann

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown When Elizabeth Bergmann sits at her grand piano on the Esplanade stage next week it will be both new and familiar. New because she’s never played at the downtown arts venue before. Familiar because Bergmann was raised in Medicine Hat. “It’s all pretty overwhelming,” Bergmann said ... Read More »

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  • Tumbleweed Theatre scares up the master of horror for inaugural Shock Stock fest

    Medicine Hat NewsThe fearless crew at Tumbleweed Theatre is going straight to the top to celebrate Halloween this year, presenting adaptations of three short stories by the master of horror.Shock Stock, the theatre company’s inaugural family-friendly horror fest, is set for Oct. 18-Nov. 1 in Brooks.The frights and ... Read More »

    3 days ago

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  • Lessons to be learned from Elliot Lake

    The report from the Elliot Lake inquiry released last week revealed a litany of incompetence and outright neglect in the deadly mall collapse of June 2012. Commissioner Paul Belanger’s scathing report called to account those responsible for allowing the Algo Centre Mall to rust to the point of ... Read More »

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  • Ottawa slow to react both globally, locally to Ebola virus

    The federal government had two responsibilities when Ebola began spreading unchecked in West Africa. It had the global responsibility to join with others to try to contain the virus and aid those combating it on the front lines. It had the domestic responsibility to be prepared and reassuring ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: The grocery store’s slow death

    Troy Media GUELPH, ON For decades, Canadian consumers have been accustomed to the traditional grocery store where you purchase most of your groceries under one roof once a week or every other week. That model, which emerged in the 1960s, is under serious threat now and may signal ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Lawful gun owners not impressed

    Minister Stephen Blaney tabled what was called a common sense gun control bill recently in parliament. What he did do was make cosmetic changes which would have little impact on the average long-gun owner. What he did not do was decriminalize the ownership of firearms for lawful gun ... Read More »

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  • Lab closing would ‘screw up a system which works so well,’ says doc

    Re: “AHS saving $5 million with lab changes,” Oct. 16. The letter by Jim Taylor in Thursday’s News was interesting. In my view, saving $5 million a year by closing the local outpatient lab services is poor politics. I personally know that the local lab services are very ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Coping with mental illness; doing ‘what we have to do to make it through’

    Mental Illness Awareness Week has recently passed. I almost forgot because I was too busy doing other things. A lot of people who know me would consider me in recovery because I deal so well with my day to day.I function well.Of course if I forget just one ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 16

    Ticked Off Our ladies’ gym has decided to keep its room temperatures so high, it’s like working out in a sauna. Do something before everyone goes elsewhere. Ticked Off To the loudmouth at the hockey games who lets his grandson butcher the anthem, it sounds ridiculous. He doesn’t ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 14

    Ticked Off Who decided that it’s OK for huge dogs to roam the off-leash areas like wild animals but a gentle moose roaming the same area is a danger to people and a complete no-no? Tickled Pink If they changed the Veiner Centre name to the Whiner Centre. ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Oct. 9

    Tickled Pink That the outdated and ignorant opinions of Hatters have a place in this garbage newspaper. Reading this trash makes me feel smarter every time I read it. Ticked Off At retired people who clog up the lab waiting room in the morning, making it difficult for ... Read More »

    2 weeks ago

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A police officer holds down a protester on the ground during a clash in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, late Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. New scuffles broke out Friday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. The chaotic scenes unfolded hours after police moved in to clear tents, canopies and barricades at Mong Kok, a smaller protest zone across Victoria Harbor from the main occupied area in the heart of the financial district. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Signs hang outside the Neon Sign Museum in Edmonton, Alberta. The Neon Sign Museum is the first of its kind in Canada and features a collection of historic signs that tell a story about Edmonton's neon past. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Tivoli, in Copenhagen, is billed as the world's orignal amusement park, dating from 1853. - PHOTO BY STEVE MACNAULL
China's Gao Xinglong competes in the men's long jump final at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Elm Street School's 2nd Annual River Flats Run - MHN_6533
People watch jellyfish during the grand opening of the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada in Toronto. The aquarium is celebrating its first anniversary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Official Opening of the Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre. -25
New York Yankees' Derek Jeter (2) is mobbed by teammates after driving in the winning run with a single against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Chateau de Chenonceau, spanning the River Cher, near the village of Chenonceaux, France. The Chateau de Chenonceau has not only been refurnished, but the wing built spanning the river Cher has been turned into a gallery. (AP Photo/Karen Schwartz)

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