April 24th, 2014

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mlacelle@medicinehatnews.com @@lacelle_meganConstruction of Medicine Hat’s Regional Event Centre is on schedule.City projects manager Grant MacKay says the Event Centre is on target to open in August, 2015. Workers are busy both on- and off-site.“We are on track — schedule and budget,” said MacKay.“There’s been lots of activity. If ... Read More »





Local News

  • Seniors centre design options revealed

    The design options and use of the parcel of land for the new seniors centre, revealed on Thursday, were of great interest to seniors and property owners in the area.“It’s the expected construction noise and dust after just recently going through the Connaught upgrade that I’m thinking of,” ... Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • City staff working diligently to rid landfill of rats

    The number of rat carcasses are starting to pile up, but the number found each week is starting to fade. A total of 78 dead rats have been found by the City of Medicine Hat landfill in the last three weeks: 39 in week one, 24 in week ... Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Jury in family sex assault trial begins deliberations

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNMcCuaigWarning: Graphic testimony was presented at the trial. Reader discretion is advised.The fate of a man accused of sexually assaulting his daughter and raping his sister-in-law is now in the hands of a six-man, six-woman Medicine Hat jury after hearing testimony and submissions over the past two ... Read More »

    7 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Slice of the Game: Resolution time

    Golfers approach each new season much the same way people approach their New Year’s resolutions for health and fitness. They vow to make immediate changes to better themselves. Everyone starts out with high energy, high hopes and tons of optimism, yet statistics show most will fail or regress ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Local club set to get started

    Medicine Hat NewsThe Medicine Hat Tennis Club’s season will officially kick off this Sunday with a fun mixer-style tournament at the courts in Crestwood.Starting at 1 p.m. new players and returnees are invited to drop by to get some games in and see what the club has in ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Oil Kings 4, Tigers 1: Game notes

    WHL Playoffs Eastern Conference finalx-if necessaryMedicine Hat Tigers vs.Edmonton Oil KingsGame 1 Friday:Oil Kings 8, Tigers 3Game 2 Sunday:Oil Kings 3, Tigers 1Game 3 Tuesday:Tigers 2, Oil Kings 1Game 4 Wednesday:Oil Kings 4, Tigers 1Game 5 Saturday, April 26, 7 p.m.at Edmontonx-Game 6 Monday, April 28, 7 p.m.,The ... Read More »

    15 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Canadian rappers Swollen Members proud of success

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvrePrevail, one member of Swollen Members, says he grew up a rock music guy, but remembers what set him on the path to hip-hop.“I was a really big rock and roll guy growing up in Victoria,” he said over the phone from Vancouver. “My cousin from Nova ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Poncho’s Ponderings: You know you’ve hit responsible adulthood when . . .

    I’m hoping to clear up some confused confusion in terms of when a person becomes an adult despite what the legal drinking age tells us. I’ve met 50-year-old men who are capable of burning boiled water and on the flip side of that unaccountable coin I’ve chatted with ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • After dark April 24-30

    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. – Rob Hudec, Twist Wine & Tapas Bistro, 7:30 p.m. – Christopher Ford, Inspire Cafe, 6-8 p.m. – ... Read More »

    15 hours ago

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  • National day of prayer appropriate

    During his time as president Abraham Lincoln designated April 30 as a national day of prayer, and well he might. The American Civil War took place during his administration. It was a time of extreme national distress. Modern days, certainly in our part of the world, are also ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Dubious: Build it and they will come?

    I like the mayor’s idea. Let’s spend $30 million-plus and fill in that ugly lot across from the Glass House. If we create the demand, and the space, the people will come there to shop, park and live upstairs in luxury. As a matter of fact, seeing as ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Disabled people in facilities have no control over their lives

    It’s a strange world when you have a physical disability, when you are placed in a facility. You have no control, although this is a civilized country, and disabled persons are no longer sent to the dungeon like lepers. Our medical system can be very backward; it’s like ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 24

    Ticked Off The guy who molested the 7- year-old girl got only two years and this is his fourth offence. The girl’s father was right that he should never see the light of day again. Tickled Pink PRSD is considering offering Christian-based courses and hope it gets approved. ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 22

    Ticked Off That somebody has decided that the capital of Ukraine should be spelled Kyiv instead of Kiev, which is easier to pronounce. Ticked Off With the gas stations on the highway still charging six cents a litre more than anywhere in town. Ticked Off At all the ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 17

    Tickled Pink About the April Fool’s story on photo radar. Good job. Ticked Off The police force should either enrol in anger management for three months or turn in their ammunition for rubber bullets. Tickled Pink That we have the Ticked Off and Tickled Pink column. It allows ... Read More »

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