September 21st, 2014

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A sell-out crowd packed the stands to watch the Tigers open The Arena’s final season with a 5-1 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Saturday evening.While Hurricanes captain Jamal Watson reached the board first, beating Tigers goaltender Nick Schneider over the glove 39 seconds into play, Medicine Hat struck ... Read More »





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  • Public workers take positive but cautious approach with new minister

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Public sector workers in southeastern Alberta are “cautiously optimistic” after the provincial government has halted a current proposal to change public pensions, but are waiting to see how a new finance minister will address their concerns. “They were bad pieces of legislation,” said Marle Roberts, president ... Read More »

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  • Explosion cause still contentious issue

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig On June 9, 2011 a Medicine Hat home erupted in flames, and two manhole covers were blown off their mounts. Months later, a Medicine Hat oilfield services company was charged and eventually entered guilty pleas to, on that same June 9, 2011 date, discharging flammable chemicals ... Read More »

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  • Young girl in medically-induced coma in Calgary

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre A six-year-old girl is in a medically-induced coma in Calgary after being struck by a truck earlier this week. Abby Gilmore was hit by a 1994 Chevrolet truck driven by an 89-year-old male at First Street and Red Deer Drive Wednesday morning. Gilmore was transported to ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Tigers top Canes in home opener

    A sell-out crowd packed the stands to watch the Tigers open The Arena’s final season with a 5-1 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Saturday evening.While Hurricanes captain Jamal Watson reached the board first, beating Tigers goaltender Nick Schneider over the glove 39 seconds into play, Medicine Hat struck ... Read More »

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  • Hardly a shorthanded start

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Connor Hobbs has some good memories of playing in Lethbridge. The young Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman has but two regular season goals in the WHL, and both have come against the Hurricanes. In Friday’s season opener at the Enmax Centre, his power play point shot with ... Read More »

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  • Rookies get their chance

    Medicine Hat News Strong first impressions mean big changes for the Medicine Hat College golf team this weekend. In light of his rookies scoring better than his veterans in the first of three conference tournaments, head coach Trevor Moore says he’s switching up whose scores will count towards ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Squeeze play to test Justin Trudeau’s mettle

    OTTAWA The year of the squeeze for Justin Trudeau is now well underway. He is being squeezed on the right by Stephen Harper and on the left by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, two more experienced politicians who realize the normal laws of political gravity are not enough to ... Read More »

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  • Separation votes should require 60 per cent approval

    There is something of a tongue-in-cheek myth regarding what’s under a Scotsman’s kilt. The reality — for those familiar with the country, its people and its culture — is that a true Scotsman will show you exactly what he is wearing underneath that kilt when asked. And will ... Read More »

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  • Dirks’ track record, not his Christian faith, most important

    There has clearly been a double standard this week about the appointment of Gordon Dirks as minister of education for Alberta. Opening paragraphs in provincial newspapers labeled him an evangelical Christian as though that was the most important fact about Premier Jim Prentice’s choice, rather than his academic ... Read More »

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Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 18

    Ticked Off Chocolate covered almonds suck. Why do schools make students and parents sell them in the beginning of every school year? Ticked Off We the public should be kept up-to-date on what is happening with the smart meters. Are they hoping that we forget about them? Ticked ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 16

    Ticked Off By the writer to TO/TP who thinks the seniors should do some fundraising for the new seniors’ centre. Maybe the writer could tell us what fundraising was done for the Event Centre, the FLC, the FLC expansion, the Esplanade, etc. etc., and then I would be ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 11

    Ticked Off That a TV station has hours of head-banging teenybopper music when the teenyboppers are all asleep. What happened to Saturday morning cartoons? Ticked Off With the newspaper article Ticked/Tickled and the Truth. Whose truth? What makes this guy qualified to correct somebody else’s opinion? Ticked Off ... Read More »

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Jim Prentice has a laugh with newly appointed Health Minister and former Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel after Prentice was sworn in as Alberta’s 16th Premier in Edmonton, Alberta on Monday September 15, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2010 file photo, base jumpers jump off the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, W.V. during Bridge Day. This yearÕs Bridge Day is scheduled for Oct. 18 when hundreds of parachutists will take part. More than 100,000 tourists typically turn out. Watching the event is one of a number of free things to do around West Virginia. (AP Photo/The Register-Herald, Rick Barbero, File)
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, left, gasps after she was named Miss America 2015 as she holds hands with Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Artists rest after having their bodies painted in the likeness of tigers to perform the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Pulikali is a colorful recreational folk art revolving around the theme of tiger hunting, performed to entertain people during Onam, an annual harvest festival. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
A bear takes a dip with a favorite toy at Zoo Sauvage in Saint-Felicien, Quebec. The zoo, notable for the wide open spaces turned over to its animals, is a favorite stop for cyclists circling Lac-Saint-Jean on Veloroute des Bleuets, the Blueberry Trail, and a year-round attraction for many in the region. (AP Photo/Cal Woodward)
The Ark of The Covenant on the roof of the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. The seat of political power in Manitoba is the last place one might expect to find the bust of Medusa, recurring odes to "666" and the number 13, alongside Egyptian sphinxes etched with hieroglyphics. But a closer look at the province's legislature reveals a whole host of hidden clues left behind by an architect who thought his magnum opus in Winnipeg would be a jewel rooted in the beliefs of Freemasonry in the heart of one of the most powerful cities in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
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The 360-foot, 16-sail Star Clipper looks regal sailing the Aegean Sea just off the coast of the Greek island of Patmos. (Photo by Steve MacNaull)

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