March 5th, 2015

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prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Hope for healing, hope for understanding, hope for the future.“People are going to learn to get together from all of this … I feel it,” said Winston Wadsworth, following Wednesday’s banquet in honour of those like himself who are survivors of Canada’s residential school system — ... Read More »





Local News

  • Long-term care wait only worsened by issues elsewhere

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade The bed shortage at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital has improved slightly but the wait for a long-term care placement is four months, and it is all affected by the critical bed shortage in Calgary, says the Alberta Medical Association’s spokesperson for emergency medicine.“It is difficult when ... Read More »

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  • Residential school survivors honoured as part of Healing and Reconciliation week

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Hope for healing, hope for understanding, hope for the future.“People are going to learn to get together from all of this … I feel it,” said Winston Wadsworth, following Wednesday’s banquet in honour of those like himself who are survivors of Canada’s residential school system — ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • County, Redcliff deliver Event Centre cheques

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant At least one cheque is in the bank for the Event Centre fundraising campaign as Cypress County and Town of Redcliff officials made presentations at Medicine Hat city council this week.Mayor Ted Clugston received the funds — totalling $710,000 which was previously announced —saying the co-operation ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Finals set for local league

    Medicine Hat News The finals are set in Southeast Basketball Conference varsity play, while the junior varsity bracket is also nearing completion. Taber’s WR Myers Rebels beat Monsignor McCoy 66-52 Tuesday and will host St. Joseph’s from Brooks tonight in the varsity boys championship game. St. Joseph’s got ... Read More »

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  • Rattlers trying to focus on one game at a time

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat College Rattlers men’s basketball team will put it all on the line this weekend in Fort McMurray at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference championships. “We feel pretty strong going into it because we had a really good season. I think we have a ... Read More »

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  • No bronze for Hat pugilists

    Medicine Hat News A trio of Medicine Hat Boxing Club members were in Edmonton this past weekend, but nobody managed to end their weekend with a win at the Alberta Bronze Gloves tournament. Josh Hynes came closest, beating Slave Lake’s Seth Labecaine in the semifinals before losing to ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Mickey Gilley set to take you on a musical trip down memory lane

    Stan AshbeeSouthern Alberta NewspapersIt’s time to take a trip down memory lane. Do you remember John Travolta in “Urban Cowboy?” Or the landmark Texas nightclub Gilley’s? Honky-tonk country music superstar Mickey Gilley was one of the founding fathers of the “Urban Cowboy” craze in the early 1980s, as ... Read More »

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  • Rock Ramblings: Harbouring a big love for the big screen

    I recently realized that the majority of conversations I have with friends and co-workers tend to revolve around movies. After first meeting my co-host Poncho, there were two things I quickly learned about him: 1. He loves fanny packs 2. He loves “The Big Lewbowski.” After he received ... Read More »

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Opinions

  • River leisure plan flowing in right direction

    To borrow a sailing term, the City of Medicine Hat is using the right tack in improving residents’ relationship with the South Saskatchewan River. But just as catching and using the prevailing wind takes skill and patience, Hatters and their elected officials shouldn’t expect to the plan motor ... Read More »

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  • Arts a worthy, essential part of education

    For the next two weeks, Medicine Hat will have a chance to see the benefits of arts in education. The Rotary Music Festival at Medicine Hat College will see more than 1,500 students and serious music practitioners taking over Medicine Hat College and the Cultural Centre to showcase ... Read More »

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  • Guest Column: Alberta’s schools can’t sustain more cuts

    You don’t have to live very long in Alberta before hearing a premier talk about falling oil prices creating a huge hole in government finances. Most recently, Premier Prentice in early January 2015 projected a $500 million deficit for the current fiscal year and a $7 billion hole ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • City fee increases a complex issue

    In December it was revealed that city council was planning to make increases in fees for City of Medicine Hat services such as transit, use of city facilities and more. Questions were raised about what services are truly needed. Yes, we do need transit and the services that ... Read More »

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  • Workers are indeed being exploited

    Re: “No free lunch in this world,” Feb. 23. Paul McLennan takes quite a swipe at Peggy Revell’s Feb. 10 column. He says that she implied that employers exploit their workers. That’s because they do. Exploit is a real word. Merriam-Webster defines it “to use (someone or something) ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Bring on the hot weather

    I keep reading, in the Medicine Hat News, and other magazines, etc., that global warming is here and we have to do something about it, real quickly. Why is that? Personally, I’m really looking forward to some warmer weather and not just because my toes and ears are ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink March 3

    Ticked Off When did an office manager hugging patients become acceptable professional behaviour? You are doing nothing for the clinics reputation, nor your own. If I come come back, please do not hug me. Ticked Off If the Veiner Centre is good enough for the arts clubs, why ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Feb. 26

    Ticked Off At parents who load their children into the vehicle on the driver’s side. For the safety of your children, please put them in on the passenger side away from on coming vehicles. Ticked Off At people who call your cell phone claiming that you called them ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Feb. 24

    Ticked Off That good employees are driven out of a certain work place simply because the manager there is a terrible person in so many ways.Ticked OffAt a guy living way outside the city trying to run for the Wildrose party in Medicine Hat. Leaving here more than ... Read More »

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NEWS PHOTO EMMA BENNETT Angelina Poddar performs "In the Woods" in the Lyric Poetry Solo Five and Under category at Rotary Music Festival on March 2 at the Cultural Centre.
Instructor Robert Callier lights up a bulb with a Tesla coil that he built with students at Haney Technical School, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Panama City, Fla. (AP Photo/News Herald, Andrew Wardlow)
Benjamin Miller, 20, from Georgia, is gored by a bull during the "Carnaval del Toro" in Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. An American youth is recovering in the intensive-care unit of a hospital in western Salamanca after being savagely gored during a bullfighting festival celebrating Carnival, officials said Sunday. Surgeon Enrique Crespo said he was called to operate on 20-year-old Benjamin Miller from Georgia, who had been gored and tossed by a large fighting bull on Saturday, the first day of nearby Ciudad Rodrigo's "Carnaval del Toro." (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
Special-shape hot air balloons known as Vincent van Gogh, left, and Maximus The Beagle Dog, are prepare to take off at the start of the 19th Philippine Hot Air Balloon festival Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at Clark Special Economic Zone, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines. Now on its 19th year, the hot air balloon festival features a total of 32 hot air balloons participating from all over the world. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Kelly McLaughlin (left) and Bruce Dynes with the Thursday Night Bluegrass Band perform at Medalta Thursday night as part of the Tongue on the Post folk music festival.
Will Annicchiarico is bundled up as he plays in the snow following a snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Concord, N.H. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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)

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