March 29th, 2015

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Medicine Hat NewsA party devastated by a mass defection led by its former leader Danielle Smith more than three months ago will now look to Brian Jean to reinvigorate the Wildrose after claiming the leadership Saturday afternoon.In a speech in which Jean fought back tears on a number of occasions while recalling the recent death

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  • Jean in as new Wildrose leader; Smith out as PC candidate

    Medicine Hat NewsA party devastated by a mass defection led by its former leader Danielle Smith more than three months ago will now look to Brian Jean to reinvigorate the Wildrose after claiming the leadership Saturday afternoon.In a speech in which Jean fought back tears on a number of occasions while recalling the recent death ... Read More »

    4 hours ago
  • Opposition candidates none too pleased with budget

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Local candidates for seats in southeast Alberta are reacting strongly to Thursday’s provincial budget. The Alberta Party representative says it provides the same old story from the ruling Progressive Conservatives. Wildrose hopeful Val Olson took to social media saying that the “New PC Plan” meant a “huge deficit and higher taxes” all in ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Wildrose will have leader tonight

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig Since the gutting of the Wildrose Party last fall that left the party rudderless when its former leader Danielle Smith joined the ruling PCs, the Official Opposition has been attempting to right the ship.By the end of today, the Wildrose will have a new captain at the helm for what may be a ... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Tigers jump to 1-0 series lead over Rebels

    RYAN MCCRACKENrmccracken@medicinehatnews.com Twitter: MHMMcCrackenMarek Langhamer shut the door late in the third period to lift the Medicine Hat Tigers to a 1-0 Eastern Conference quarter-final series lead over the Red Deer Rebels with a 2-1 victory, Saturday at The Arena.“It feels great. They’re a tough opponent so every game is going to be tough and ... Read More »

    57 mins ago
  • Friends become enemies in Tigers-Rebels first round series

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers left winger Blake Penner and Red Deer Rebels centre Presten Kopeck both grew up playing hockey in the Gas City, and this weekend two the friends become enemies for the Eastern Conference quarter-finals. “We played peewee AA together and bantam AAA together,” said Penner. “You don’t look at yourself as ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Top athletes given their due

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken It’s been a wild week for Guilherme Carabagiale Fuck. Since the News’ decision to represent the all-Canadian basketball forward by his complete name, the attention has been overwhelming. Putting the emphasis back on his play, Fuck was named male athlete of the year at the Medicine Hat College Rattlers awards banquet Friday at ... Read More »

    19 hours ago


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  • Talk of the Town: Too young to be responsible?

    Two court cases this week have Canadians and Americans watching intently. In Canada, the focus is on Omar Khadr. He has been in court in Edmonton this week for a bail hearing. Khadr was 15 years old when he shot and killed an American soldier in Afghanistan. Across the border in the U.S., the attention ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Tough talk, or can the goals be met?

    As much as Albertans might be annoyed by the provincial budget handed down this week it should have been the budget of a decade ago with the addition of hikes to both the royalty regime and corporate taxes. The consultation survey put out in the weeks leading up to the budget saw Albertans call for ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • National Affairs: Trudeau needs star power to win votes in Quebec

    MONTREAL Is recent Liberal election history in Quebec about to repeat itself? The question is on the minds of local federal insiders as they watch party fortunes flag in Justin Trudeau’s home province. The latest CROP poll — published by La Presse on the weekend — puts the Liberals squarely behind the New Democrats across ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Apology should come from writer

    Re “Local wants apologies from Wildrose,” March 27. Mr. Landry asks for a apology from the whole Wildrose party because he didn’t get the answer he wanted from one member. Did he also ambush the NDP, the PCs and the Liberals? If so, what kind of answer did they give him? Please don’t think I ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Local wants apologies from Wildrose

    Respect the Service Dog is a grassroots group that was formed with the mission to raise a much needed public awareness for service dogs in society. For anyone that has to utilize a service dog to be able to enjoy the freedoms awarded all other citizens are all to familiar with the problems with an ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • What an amazing weekend

    Thank you to Darrell and Brent Maser, for inviting the 66 alumni who were able to attend, to come and represent the 700-plus players to have ever worn the Tigers’ uniform. Thank you for putting on an amazing and emotional post game ceremony, and, for the jerseys you let us keep as a momento. Thank ... Read More »

    2 days ago


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