December 14th, 2017

Featured Story @CollinGallant In an era when libraries are moving beyond books, the Medicine Hat Public Library is proposing to move beyond its single, central location. A satellite branch is one headline item in the organization’s new “plan of service” presented to a city committee this week. It calls for further outreach to seniors’ living facilities,

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  • Second accused to stand trial for murder of Jordan Pede @MHNprevell A man arrested following a New Year’s Eve homicide will stand trial, as his preliminary hearing wrapped up Thursday afternoon. After two days of witnesses and evidence being heard, a judge directed that Leonard Robert Terence Beaulieu stand trial for the second-degree murder of 24-year-old Jordan Pede. Provincial Crown had put forward that ... Read More »

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  • Southeastern Alberta scores big in green auction @CollinGallant Southeastern Alberta will get a windfarm, and Alberta is getting a record low price for wind energy as the results of a major green energy auction were announced Wednesday. The proposed Whitla Wind Farm, a project of Edmonton-based Capital Power, won a 20-year supply contract for its planned 200-megawatt facility that would sit ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Small local wind farm offers good insight

    Medicine Hat News Construction of a major windfarm next year will break new ground for the regional economy, but a minor facility built in Medicine Hat’s north end three years ago gives an indication of what to expect. Capital Power says major construction on its 58-turbine, 201-megawatt Whitla Wind project will commence next fall. Greg ... Read More »

    19 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Pachan leads AMAC with five medals at UCSC Holiday Classic

    Medicine Hat News Maria Pachan led the Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club to an unforgettable performance in the pool this weekend in Calgary. The 11-year-old swimmer collected five medals, including a pair of gold, while her teammates added eight more at the UCSC Holiday Classic. Pachan won gold in the 50-metre butterfly and 200-metre breaststroke, as ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Tigers hurt by another slow start @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers fell victim to another slow start on Wednesday night at the Canalta Centre. Medicine Hat fell into a three-goal deficit after allowing the opening marker for the eighth time in their past nine games, and were unable to claw their way back in an eventual 6-3 loss to the ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Dubeau, Cunningham recommended for Medicine Hat Sports Wall of Fame

    Medicine Hat News Former figure skater Gay Dubeau and recently retired hockey player Jenna Cunningham have been recognized for their respective impacts on the Gas City sports community with a pair of nominations to the Medicine Hat Sports Wall of Fame. The Urban Environment and Recreation Advisory Board recommended that city council approve the induction ... Read More »

    19 hours ago

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  • Finding peace in a world seemingly intent on war

    For the children of the Cold War era, those born in the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, the constant threat of nuclear annihilation was an ever-present fear. It defined us as human beings, and set its stamp deep in our psyches. Even today those born in that era still recall horrific images of nuclear bombs ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • National Affairs: Why PM’s plan for trade between Canada and China may not work

    Justin Trudeau is apparently holding out for a more comprehensive trade deal with China. The prime minister should be careful what he asks for. The much-discussed but still theoretical Canada-China free trade pact has been undergoing a kind of perils-of-Pauline adventure this week. It seemed alive and well Sunday when the prime minister landed in ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Medicine Hat picked a great partner in Swift Current for Under 17 Hockey bid

    Swift Current and Medicine Hat cooperating regarding junior hockey? Who knew? With the simultaneous announcement during the two communities’ respective evening council meetings on Dec. 4, the two were teaming up on an interprovincial joint-bid to try and entice the 2019 Under 17 Hockey Challenge to come to western Canada as Swift Current and Medicine ... Read More »

    6 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Placement of advertisement irks subscriber

    As a long-time News subscriber, I was somewhat choked to find a half-front-page ad from a local auto dealer in a recent issue, below which was the story about aid for the Hilda wildfire victims. To add insult to injury, the paper is folded so as to have the advertisement prominent. If the newspaper was ... Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • An unbelievable list of ‘perpetrators’

    I grew up, from birth to the age of 14, during a more or less “warring” time, including the closing years of the Second World War. The steamroller of the Soviet advance on Berlin caused many traumatic memories, even for a young kid like me. Those memories would be the stuff of much longer ‘stories ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Complex world demands an intelligent creator

    Does the fossil record support evolution? Fact 1. All life in the fossil record appears abruptly and fully formed, showing no intermediate fossils revealing change. Fact 2. Fossils of dinosaurs with soft tissue prove they are not millions of years old but fit into the Biblical young Earth. Fact 3. Darwin himself was puzzled by ... Read More »

    2 days ago

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