August 1st, 2014

Featured Story @MHNprevellThere was awe and excitement in the air as Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Wayne Drysdale toured the newly constructed Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre Thursday morning.“It’s a great facility,” said Drysdale — noting it’s one of 12 newly built schools across the province set to welcome new students ... Read More »

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  • Overpass officially operational @MHNGillianSlade With horns blaring in celebration, dignitaries drove across the Dunmore Road overpass Thursday and by late morning it was open to traffic in general. “Completing this $23-million interchange will relieve congestion for Medicine Hat residents and improve travel for all motorists on Highway 1,” said Minister ... Read More »

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  • Energy committee to decide smart meter fate soon: mayor @MHNGillianSlade A decision on the future of smart meters in Medicine Hat will be made by the next energy committee meeting, says the city’s mayor. The City continues to gather additional information on electric smart meters, including details of the possible causes of eight fires in Saskatchewan, ... Read More »

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  • Small fire in Redcliff not smart meter related @MHNGillianSlade Redcliff Fire Department responded to an emergency call late Wednesday evening and the fire chief says it was definitely not related to a smart meter on the home. “The meters are pristine,” said fire chief Ray Gradwell. “We pulled them out today and the plastic is ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Monarchs keep season alive

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Moose Monarchs won to play another day. They’ll need a couple more do-or-die victories to extend their season beyond this weekend. At Lethbridge for the American Legion Montana-Alberta State AA tournament, the Monarchs scored early and got a great pitching effort from ... Read More »

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  • Mavericks open post-season at home tonight against Miller Express @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Mavericks are set to open the Western Major Baseball League playoffs at home against the Moose Jaw Miller Express tonight at Athletic Park. “You can’t ever beat home cooking and staying in your own bed for the first two games. I like it ... Read More »

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  • Hat players team up with Brooks for bronze

    Medicine Hat News Nine Medicine Hat soccer players teamed up with Brooks’ Grasslands association to win bronze at a provincial competition in Edmonton this past weekend. The Tier 4 under-14 club went to the Alberta Soccer championships in Edmonton, but storms forced the tournament to turn in to ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

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    RUN ON AUG. 1 PLEASE Medicine Hat News An old-time music jamboree will be held Aug. 7 at the Brooks Legion. The full day of fun with old-time bands will feature four hours of dancing in the afternoon (1-5 p.m.), a supper break, and then more dancing from ... Read More »

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    Last year I helped my niece clear out my late sister’s home. My niece lives in a tiny rented apartment in Washington, D.C. and had little time to go through her mother’s things and prepare the house for sale before flying home. As my niece went through her ... Read More »

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  • City should bite the bullet Ñ now Ñon smart meters

    Concerns were expressed all along about health issues related to smart meters and those were dismissed as unfounded, but nobody predicted homes could catch fire. Or did they? The City of Medicine Hat has admitted knowing about the series of fires linked to the devices in Philadelphia as ... Read More »

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  • Politician Platform: Fed focus still on economy, jobs

    Our Conservative government continues to focus its efforts on the economy, jobs and long-term prosperity. Since the global recession began in 2008 our government has worked hard to ensure Canada was the last country affected and the first country in the world to come out of the worst ... Read More »

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  • Love-hate link with energy sector

    Western Canadians appear to have a love-hate relationship with the energy sector, judging from a recent survey commissioned by the Canada West Foundation. The Ipsos Reid survey of about 3,000 Canadians, mostly from the four western provinces, found that while many respondents are critical of the energy industry’s ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Maybe the sage grouse should stay south of the border

    Having read several articles and letters in the News about the vanishing sage grouse I recently decided to go for a drive in the area between Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park and the U.S. and Saskatchewan borders to view these birds since I have never seen one, at least ... Read More »

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  • Parade could be used to promote peace

    This year’s Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede parade was excellent! Horses and riders dressed in their western and native regalia, organizations and businesses all celebrated the Stampede with the bands and music adding to the excitement. Everybody loves a parade, but Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words came ... Read More »

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  • Prentice’s commitment is clear: Fiscal conservatism and gov’t accountability

    Re: “Guest Column: Jim Prentice vague on fiscal policy,” July 28 Derek Fildebrandt’s column in the Medicine Hat News was lacking in facts and integrity. In actual fact, the column was a misleading and thinly disguised piece of political partisanship. It is unworthy of the members of the ... Read More »

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Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 31

    Ticked Off Why every year at the pancake breakfast on Dunmore Road do they have to start up the music way too early, like 7 a.m.? People are sleeping still and don’t appreciate being woken up by horrible country. Ticked Off Thanks for spoiling my Sunday with all ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 29

    Ticked Off I agree with the banning of dogs from the lake at Echo Dale. We had our grandchildren out to play in the lake and we had to put up with a dog in the lake. There are certain places dogs should not be allowed the same ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 24

    Ticked Off That so many council members seem to think they work for the police department and not the citizens of the city. Why is it that every time talks come up about revamping and re-examining the photo radar issue, certain council members assume taxes would need to ... Read More »

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Participants run take part in the running of the bulls Strahmore, Alta. in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Cody Gregory
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Youngsters enjoy the Sooper Train ride at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Saturday evening.
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Morgan Grant of Granton, Ont. wrestles his steer to the ground during rodeo action at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Friday evening.
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE George Gillespie IV of Elgin, Oregon gets bucked off Must Have during the bareback riding event of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Thursday evening. The rodeo continues tonight at 7 p.m.
FILE - This is a Friday, April 25, 2014  file photo of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, as she holds Prince George as they say goodbye before they board their flight in Canberra,  Australia, Friday, April 25, 2014. Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While he may be too young to appreciate it, the milestone is causing a nationwide frenzy. Editorial writers call him a symbol of hope, newspaper headlines hail him as "Gorgeous George" and one published a 24-page glossy magazine chronicling his first 12 months. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin carries scientific experiments to a deployment site south of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. One experiment involved the inner composition of the moon, and another tried to determine the exact distance from Earth. Aldrin, 84, is asking everyone to remember where they were when he and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to walk on the moon and to share their memories online. (AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong, File)
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