April 24th, 2015

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Medicine Hat NewsThe plan to build permanent flood berms in Medicine Hat will begin accelerating, said elected and planning officials Wednesday, even though citizens are expressing concern over massive changes to landscape in shoreline parks.City committee members heard that route clearing in Harlow and Lions Park is almost complete and construction of the dikes could

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  • Three Hatters face numerous charges after Wednesday standoff

    Charges have officially been laid following a Wednesday standoff on Third Street S.E.Police took one man and two women into custody following the standoff, which lasted two and a half hours and resulted in the Tactical Team being deployed.According to the Medicine Hat police, members were originally called to the apartment building in the 300 ... Read More »

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  • Most popular local stories April 17-23

    News from the wide world of sports makes an appearance on our list this week, with the long and winding saga of the Medicine Hat Minor Hockey Association taking the top spot. The infighting and falling registration in recent years led to the surprise resignations of the general manager, president and secretary.After that, a bizarre ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • City’s new business plan will include greenhouse expansion

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant After exiting a regional economic development partnership, the City of Medicine Hat’s new business strategy will include greenhouse expansion — an industry some say is better suited to rural areas and is already well established outside city limits.The Town of Redcliff bills itself at “the Greenhouse Capital of the Prairies.” Just this week ... Read More »

    15 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Another gem for Mohawks

    Medicine Hat News A second straight great pitching performance kept Hat High’s Mohawks perfect in Southern Alberta High School Baseball League play. A night after Cole Schreiber blanked the McCoy Colts, Brady Close tossed a three-hitter in a 6-0 win over Crescent Heights Wednesday. At Athletic Park, Close needed just 80 pitches to strike out ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Fun tournament set for Saturday

    Medicine Hat NewsThey’ve been playing for a while but this Saturday the Medicine Hat Tennis Club will kick things off officially with its annual spring fun tournament.Members old and new can show up at the Crestwood courts for a barbecue at noon followed by mix and match tennis starting at 1 p.m.“It’s a chance for ... Read More »

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  • Kicking in to high gear

    tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @MHNTimKal The 11th annual Fists of Fury modified muay thai and kickboxing tournament is set to hit the Hat this Saturday night at the Cypress Centre. The full contact martial arts tournament will feature three local fighters from Southern Alberta Combative Arts putting it all on the line to prove their mettle in the ... Read More »

    15 hours ago


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  • Few campaign promises resonate personally with Alberta voters

    A promise made by the Wildrose Party this week to end the high cost of hospital parking may resonate with more voters than you’d ever think. After a few weeks of daily announcements from every party it’s a challenge for even the media to keep track of it all, let alone all the Marthas and ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Dearth of debates makes it hard to get full measure of candidates

    Political party leaders in Alberta square off tonight in a televised election debate, hopefully giving voters a clear, side-by-side view of the issues and positions that will decide the May 5 vote. In Medicine Hat there will be that sort of debate just by a whisker. The Medicine Hat Public Library has jumped into the ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Sports fans need to remember: It’s only a game

    It’s an exciting time right now for sports fans. The NHL playoffs are well underway, as are the NBA playoffs. Major League Baseball has started up again, and in a couple of months, it will be time for Canadian football. Everyone can feel the excitement. Fans are filling rinks and stadiums, or getting together at ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Prentice and PCs may pay for their ‘stupid political games’

    From comments I have heard in my community and about town, one might be led to believe that this election is another ho-hum, same-old, same-old; with the outcome already determined. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hatters not only have to deal with the issues raised by the various parties regarding platforms, Alberta economy, ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Doubtful that closing lab will save money

    I was born and raised in Medicine Hat and for 40 years was employed at the Medicine Hat Diagnostic Lab as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. I retired shortly after the announced closure of the lab on Oct. 6, 2014. I remained a causal employee until the end of February, so therefore was not actively involved ... Read More »

    15 hours ago
  • Kudos to Prentice for ‘flip flop’ — now, one more, please, on AHS centralization

    Poor Jim Prentice! The mainstream media and political opponents have accused Prentice of “flip-flopping.” Flip-flopping is usually perceived in very negative terms. When we think of flip-flopping, we see images of weak, unreliable, unprincipled, and dishonest leadership. I would like to commend Prentice on his latest flip-flop. Prentice’s change of policy with respect to the ... Read More »

    15 hours ago


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