January 27th, 2015

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreA Redcliff resident says she is being discriminated against in her aim to once again sit on the town’s Municipal Planning Commission.Danica Prpick, owner of Debut Development, took her concerns to Monday night’s council meeting, presenting her case as to why she should be permitted to be ... Read More »





Local News

  • Sherman resigns as Liberal Leader

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantA strong series of aftershocks was felt Monday, about one month after the political earthquake of mass floor-crossing in the Alberta legislature.The repercussions as well as angling ahead of a possible snap election reached the southern corners of the province.In a series of announcements, Raj Sherman announced ... Read More »

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  • City gathering info after Ontario removes some smart meters

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeIn the wake of Ontario removing 5,400 remote disconnect smart meters, Medicine Hat’s electric utility is investigating whether it needs to take action as well.There are 8,500 Sensus smart meters installed in Medicine Hat —iConA Generation 3.2,equipped with a “remote disconnect” feature.“We had a conference call on ... Read More »

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  • Alberta NDP leader in town tonight for campaign kick-off

    Medicine Hat News An election is yet to be officially called but Alberta New Democrat Leader Rachel Notley will be in Medicine Hat tonight to kick off a local campaign push. According to local party workers, the public is invited to the event, which begins at 7 p.m. ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Local swim results

    LocalMedicine Hat WavesWaves swim club results from Pugsley’s Plunge Invitational this past weekend in Calgary:Girls 10-UnderBerlin Mastel (10) — 50 breast, first; 100 breast, third; 50 back, third; 50 free, fourth; 50 fly, fourth; 100 IM, sixth.Keira Schick (10) — 100 IM, fifth; 100 breast, sixth; 50 fly, ... Read More »

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  • Suspensions, injuries pile up for Tigers

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Tigers will be without defencemen Kyle Burroughs and Ty Stanton for tonight’s matchup against the Lethbridge Hurricanes at The Arena. Stanton received a one-game suspended following a check to the head in Sunday’s 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings, and will ... Read More »

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  • Rattler, Kodiaks went the distance

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat College Rattlers men’s volleyball team picked up a five set victory over the Kodiaks at Lethbridge College Saturday (22-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-20, 15-12), while the women fell in five to the Kodiaks the same afternoon (24-26, 25-10, 26-28, 25-20, 16-14). Dylan Neufeld ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Jazz titans show at library

    Medicine Hat News Watch jazz legends from the comfort of the Medicine Hat Public Library theatre. In partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the local library is streaming “Duke, Dizzy, Trane and Mingus: Jazz Titans” on Jan. 29. The performance features the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra with ... Read More »

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  • Tongue on the Post grows each year

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre It’s become a tradition in Medicine Hat every January for music lovers in the city, and it’s two weeks away. The Medicine Hat Folk Music Club will be presenting the ninth annual Tongue on the Post Folk Music Festival starting Jan. 26 in the city, culminating ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • World leaders can’t have it both ways on Saudi Arabia

    Just weeks ago world leaders were bellowing on about freedom and democracy. Now they’re fawning over the late Saudi Arabian king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who was no friend to these basic things. The death of the king at age 90 spurred the U.K. government lowered its flags. Heads ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Trudeau takes more cautious approach to his promises

    OTTAWA Tom Mulcair stood in Montreal Thursday and said an NDP government would cancel the Conservative cuts to the CBC. The country did not tilt. Work days did not come to a screeching halt. The CBC News Network didn’t even cover it. If you are a fan of ... Read More »

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  • Too much red tape bad for business

    The late Robert M. Schaeberle, former chief executive at Nabisco, once noted, “If we can ever make red tape nutritional, we can feed the world.” As it stands, however, red tape is a source of indigestion for the small business community. According to “Canada’s Red Tape Report,” released ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Kiwanis meal excellent, would like to see more

    In December the Kiwanis Club puts on its annual Christmas meal for the lonely and those who don’t have a place to go at Christmas. The meals and entertainment were excellent, and the organizers did a fine job. I would like to see efforts expand to include Kiwanis ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Speed limits should be raised around city

    In my opinion the issue of photo radar won’t be solved until Municipal Works revisits the bylaw. I suggest Municipal Works reconsider changing the speeds on the following roads to 60 km/h: Parkview Drive from the Maple Avenue bridge to 23rd Street; Altawana Drive;scholten Hill; College Avenue from ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Questions on Suffield cull

    I would like to comment on what is taking place out at Suffield. It is certainly one way of culling the herd. Very crafty indeed. Only the cow elk are suppose to be hunted during a cull. Allowing natives to kill the bulls is another way of culling ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 27

    Ticked Off That the people who deliver our flyers keep quitting their jobs so on a regular basis we don’t get our flyers. We call the News only to be told they can’t fill the positions. C’mon kids, it’s a great way to make some extra money, get ... Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 22

    Ticked Off National oil companies are cutting back and laying off staff. When will Medicine Hat’s oil company face reality and do the same? Tickled Pink That negative people don’t come to the seniors’ centre. It would put a damper on our talks about trips, laughs and the ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 20

    Tickled Pink By the person who is tired of reading complaints about the city. Easy solutions. Stop reading them or simply turn the page. Tickled Pink The only other souls I meet in the coulee on my daily walks in the off-leash areas are other dog owners when ... Read More »

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The casket of slain RCMP Const. David Wynn is carried into funeral in St. Albert Alta.., on Monday,  January 26, 2015. Wynn died four days after he and Auxiliary Const. Derek Bond were shot by Shawn Rehn in St. Albert on January 17. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Chanel Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner, poses for the judges wearing a hockey-themed costume during the national costume show at the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Medicine Hat Tigers forward Mark Rassell shows off his sniping skills during the showtime shootout portion of the Tigers Skills Competition Monday night at The Arena.
Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Oregon Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
People gather in solidarity of the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in living memory. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
NEWS PHOTO EMMA BENNETT Morganne McClure smiles during the opening day of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede on July 23.
Liam Gale, Medicine Hat's New Year's baby in 1995, gets a kiss from his older sister Nicola.
A man in a Santa Claus costume drives his Vespa during a parade at the main coastal avenue in southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Around 1000 people in Santa Claus costumes take part in this parade during Christmas celebrations. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
December 12, 2014 NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Cole Martin of the Kelowna Rockets skates back to the bench as members of the Medicine Hat Tigers celebrate Mark Rassell's teddy bear toss goal during the first period of Friday evening's WHL home game at The Arena.

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