March 4th, 2015

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Gerry Labas, Medicine Hat’s chief operating officer of the energy division, will retire at the end of May after 16 years in senior city hall management, he told Monday’s meeting of city council.The resignation, which gives three-months notice, also comes as an organizational review of Medicine ... Read More »





Local News

  • Dragons returning to Medicine Hat March 13

    Hatters are invited to once again enter the Den.Aspiring entrepreneurs who are hoping to create the next big invention or idea are asked to brush up on their pitches, as producers from the hit CBC series “Dragons’ Den” will be making a stop in Medicine Hat on March 13.The auditions, ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Rotary Festival results March 2

    MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015 MORNING RESULTSVOCAL Vocal Solo-Boys-Prescribed Selection-15yrs & under – Nolan GoodingVocal Solo-Boys-Prescribed Selection-16yrs & under – Jacob PattersonVocal Solo-Boys-Own Choice-13yrs & under – Tyler CasatVocal Solo-Boys-Own Choice-15yrs & under – Hunter SemrauVocal Solo-Boys-Own Choice-16yrs & under – Jacob PattersonVocal Solo-Girls-Prescribed Selection-13yrs & under – Hannah BonogofskyVocal ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • RWLC receives small grant toward playground

    Medicine Hat News A new playground at Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre is a little bit closer to fruition thanks to a $5,000 grant from Western Financial Group. “Through the Western Communities Foundation we are able to give back to the Medicine Hat community,” said Derek Mettauer, branch ... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Mastel qualifies for provincials

    Medicine Hat News Fourteen local swimmers were in Calgary for Alberta Age Group Trials this past weekend and one even qualified for provincials. Berlin Mastel of the Medicine Hat Waves won her girls 10-and-under 200 metre individual medley, adding silver in 100 IM and 50 metre breaststroke to ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Wins a step in right direction

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCrackenThe Medicine Hat Tigers built some confidence over the weekend with their first and only back-to-back wins in February, but no one’s taking anything for granted heading into tonight’s battle with the Red Deer Rebels.“It feels good to have a couple of wins and I know the ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Team survives four overtimes to advance

    Medicine Hat News There aren’t many Medicine Hat minor hockey teams still in the playoff hunt, but the peewee Tier 2 Venom White side is providing all of the drama you’d want anyways. Seeded third in their first-round playoff series with Lethbridge this past weekend, the Venom spent ... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Past and present combined in current Esplanade exhibit

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre An exhibit from a former Medicine Hat college professor is among the two new exhibits on display at the Esplanade’s Art Gallery.“After,” an art exhibit by Laara Cassells, who retired from the visual communications program at the Medicine Hat College in 2014, has been on display ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Psych-rock at Schooner’s

    Medicine Hat News Progressive psych-rock is on the menu this weekend at Schooner’s Pub. On tour out west, Winnipeg’s Moon Tan brings “amazing guitar licks and no-holds-barred wailing vocals,” says the show’s promoter Desiree Magotiaux, adding Moon Tan is not just a band, but they are “a full ... Read More »

    5 days ago

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Opinions

  • Rural visitors contribute to city’s economy in many ways

    People from rural southeast Alberta who travel to Medicine Hat for recreational activities are to blame for city council increasing user fees at places like the Family Leisure Centre, Arena, and Esplanade, according to a statement made by Mayor Ted Clugston at their Jan. 18 council meeting. “(A ... Read More »

    20 hours ago
  • National Affairs: Aboriginals committed to issue

    It was awfully crowded in a downtown Ottawa hotel ballroom Friday. Emotion and frustration. Suspicion and ill will. All sitting cheek by jowl. For the first time since a shocking RCMP report revealed 1,181 indigenous women and girls had been murdered or gone missing between 1980 and 2012, ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Canada-U.S. ties will survive pipeline tension

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper had warned back in 2013 that Canada wouldn’t take no for an answer on the Keystone XL pipeline project. So even though U.S. President Obama said no by vetoing the pipeline bill last week, Canada, as well as the pipeline’s American supporters, say the ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • 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 »

    19 hours 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 »

    2 days ago
  • Thanks to all involved in Valentines for Vets

    On behalf of the Robertson Memorial Branch No. 17 of the Royal Canadian Legion, I would like to recognize and thank the students, teachers, youth groups and others who took the time to honour and remember our veterans by taking part in Valentines for Vets. The results and ... Read More »

    4 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 »

    19 hours ago
  • 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 »

    6 days ago
  • 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 »

    1 week ago

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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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