July 25th, 2014

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeA return to regional health boards and another look at the DriveABLE test for seniors wanting to renew their drivers license will be on the cards if Ric McIver becomes the new leader of the Tories and premier of Alberta.“We need to connect the person walking into ... Read More »

Local News

  • Foremost moves closer to being world-renowned UAV centre

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigPlans to see southeastern Alberta become a world leader in the advancement of unmanned aerial vehicle training isn’t just pie in the sky with the announcement Thursday that Foremost will become the continent’s premier UAV training centre.Non-military UAV training has been restricted to a line-of-sight between the ... Read More »

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  • Land-use handled poorly: McIver

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantRic McIver says a provincial government with him as premier would listen to Albertans, especially on land use, an issue that cost the PC party rural votes in the last election.Most rural ridings south of Red Deer elected Wildrose Party candidates — including two southeast Alberta ridings ... Read More »

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  • Tory hopeful details thoughts on health care, seniors

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeA return to regional health boards and another look at the DriveABLE test for seniors wanting to renew their drivers license will be on the cards if Ric McIver becomes the new leader of the Tories and premier of Alberta.“We need to connect the person walking into ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • He’s the toughest clown out there

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Ash Cooper has fought bulls in the rodeo, and has had people young and old laughing at his antics for close to 20 years now on the rodeo circuit. He has suffered broken bones, torn ligaments, and once had a bull’s horn in his mouth, popping ... Read More »

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  • Eight-second rides rare on opening day

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig It was a tough day for the cowboys on the main draw during the opening day of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede. Cessford’s Clayton Bunney on Dippin’ Dots chalked up a 75 on bareback and New Zealander Adam Jamison took the top score of 82 ... Read More »

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  • Monarchs head to State tourney with decent shot

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooneyThe catcher trotted in to third base having put the exclamation mark on a five-run inning, and his coach could help but notice he’s seen him on base pretty often these past few weeks.“He hit a triple today, scored a couple runs and came over to third ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Oak Ridge Boys headline gospel jam in Shaunavon on August 3

    Medicine Hat News The Oak Ridge Boys will headline the Frenchman River Gospel Jam in Shaunavon, Sask., on the August long weekend. The Oak Ridge Boys perform Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. Before that, acts such as Jason Blaine, The Hunter brothers and Link Union will be on ... Read More »

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  • David Vest rolling back to Bow Island

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown Bow Island will forever be linked to blues musician David Vest. That’s what happens when an award-winning and renowned artist writes a song about you. Vest last performed in the town four or five years ago. As he and his band were driving around town trying ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Liberals vow to reverse Tories’ lack of transparency

    It is said that sunshine is the best disinfectant, but unfortunately not a lot of light shines on our federal government these days. Access to information requests are taking longer and arrive blacked out. Data is released in grainy photocopies, not electronically. Withholding information has become the default ... Read More »

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  • Different perspective to sage grouse issue

    Concerning sage grouse and ranchers, Re: Letter to the editor July 2) The sage grouse issue — a perspective) 1. The Species at Risk Act was put into law in 2002. 2. The SARA becomes real when connected with the Emergency Protection Order and Recovery Strategy (December 2013) ... Read More »

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  • Kind driver got unfair judgment

    I was saddened by the verdict of criminal negligence against a Quebec driver for her part in a recent fatal traffic accident. She had stopped on a highway to help some ducklings cross when her car was struck by two motorcycles whose riders subsequently died. I applaud this ... Read More »

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Ticked & Tickled

  • 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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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 22

    Ticked Off With the person who stole an orange flag from my home in Somerset area. Ticked Off Medicine Hat should clamp down on people who own disgusting properties downtown. Ticked Off Calgary’s police has been running natural gas for 18 months. Medicine Hat, the Gas City, still ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink July 17

    Tickled Pink Many thanks to the young Mormons who helped two senior citizens with a very difficult gardening job on July 5. Your kindness is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten. Ticked Off At the drivers on Southview Drive texting and driving. I see it almost every ... Read More »

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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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