August 28th, 2015

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cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown A weekend at Echo Dale Regional Park is a pretty solid way to end August. Add live music and it’s tough to beat.Alternative Waves Beach Festival will make that a reality Aug. 28-29.“We are putting on a two-day multi-genre festival featuring 12 or 13 local bands,” explained Nathaniel Bohnet, president of the Medicine

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  • Air quality reaches most dangerous level yet

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade As smoke continues to permeate Medicine Hat the Air Quality Health Index rose to nine on Thursday. The health risk is considered high with a AQHI between seven and 10, moderate from four to six and low is one to three. Medicine Hat has been high since Tuesday. It has not resulted in ... Read More »

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  • Ag minister makes first visit

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The provincial agricultural minister made his first trip to Medicine Hat as the NDP’s inaugural elected department chief met with city officials and Cypress County ag-sector representatives Thursday at Medalta. “We can hope for the best for next year,” said Minister Oneil Carlier, stating that predictions for this year’s drought conditions extending into ... Read More »

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  • News’s federal debate set for Sept. 19

    Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat News will be hosting a federal election debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Medicine Hat College theatre from 7-9 p.m. All candidates for the Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner riding have been invited to participate in the debate. The federal election is Oct. ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Top senior golfers at Desert Blume next week

    Medicine Hat News Desert Blume is getting ready for yet another major golf event. The course, in great condition this summer like most of the tracks in the Medicine Hat area, will host the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship starting Tuesday. A press release sent earlier this week gives fans a glimpse at the level of ... Read More »

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  • Biking test this weekend

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell There will be four straight hours of sweat, pedaling and testing endurance with the return of the Battle Creek Showdown this Saturday in Elkwater.Volunteers with 670 Collective Mountain Bike Club who have organized the event are one example of “what makes Medicine Hat a great place to live,” said Michael Harrington, a club ... Read More »

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  • Still seats left for Hrudey visit

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Former Medicine Hat Tiger, NHL goalie and current Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Kelly Hrudey will be the guest of honour at the Rattlers Athletics Scholarship Breakfast Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the Cypress Centre.“It’s the first time we’ve attempted something of this magnitude,” said Terry Ballard, MHC sports and wellness manager and Rattlers ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Sounds of silence from Tory candidates

    HALIFAX You may think you’ve heard it all before, but when you spend two weeks talking politics during an election campaign from British Columbia to Nova Scotia — as I have — it’s time to think again. You can hear an immigrant from Trinidad grill Liberal candidate Raj Grewal in a backyard on Bayridge Drive ... Read More »

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  • Power rests in the hands of the ‘news police’

    At the Mike Duffy trial the public was given a glimpse of the underworld of “communication” or what should be called “spin doctors” or “news police.” Not that long ago a national corporation managed with one public relations person to provide helpful advice to managers who were nervous talking to the media. Today at all ... Read More »

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  • Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone like Jimmy Carter again?

    Too often in this world, and certainly in politics, kind words are only reserved for the dearly departed. The announcement that former American president Jimmy Carter, aged 90, has brain cancer gives some opportunity to avoid that situation. Carter says he will beat the disease, and who is to say he won’t? However, Americans and ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Make city a ‘destination’

    Earlier this summer my spouse and I spent a few days visiting your city. We decided we wanted to see what, if anything, there was to see in Medicine Hat.From a distance, we could find out very little. To our great surprise and enjoyment, we discovered Medicine Hat as a “destination” rather than a few ... Read More »

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  • No wonder people are detached from politics

    The Duffy trial at great expense to the Canadian taxpayers tells us more what is wrong with our federal governmentrather than whether the expenses ofMike Duffy involve any criminality. The federal government employs some 450,000 bureaucrats, the House of Commons has 308 MPs and the Senate has 100 senators.Yet, this whole gang has been unable ... Read More »

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  • City’s seniors may have different opinion on Veiner Centre now

    Re: “Money driving arts group decision, Aug. 12. Iam confused afterreading the story. We have Coun. Robert Dumanowski saying there is an urgency to see the Veiner Centre refurbished for the arts group because we could possibly lose $300,000 or $400,000 by taking a cash payout.But at the June 15 council meeting I thought it ... Read More »

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