September 30th, 2014

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cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantDowntown business owners seem to have a wide variety of opinions about an ongoing rivalry between the tax-supported City Centre Development Agency and two other groups related to downtown business activity.Few, however, want to get involved publicly in the spat outlined in the News over the weekend.“Silliness,” ... Read More »





Local News

  • Sides quietly splitting over downtown quarrel

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantDowntown business owners seem to have a wide variety of opinions about an ongoing rivalry between the tax-supported City Centre Development Agency and two other groups related to downtown business activity.Few, however, want to get involved publicly in the spat outlined in the News over the weekend.“Silliness,” ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Lakeside worker succumbs to injuries

    Medicine Hat News An employee injured in August at the Lakeside Packers plant owned by JBS Food Canada in Brooks has died. Christopher Harper, who had worked for the plant intermittently for the past 20 years and was working as a rendering supervisor, passed away Monday, according to ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Gov’t, DFO at odds over bridge

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaigThere appears to be a discrepancy in statements from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Alberta Transportation regarding authorization for work on the Trans-Canada bridge project.DFO did not authorize any work following March 31, 2013, according to a department spokesperson.“Fisheries and Oceans has reviewed the ... Read More »

    7 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Drag bikes see thrilling finish to summer season

    Medicine Hat News The Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Association Races wrapped up over the weekend with strong finishes and record setting rides at the Medicine Hat Drag Strip. In the pro modified bike class, Tony Clizbe of Brooks set a CMDRA pro-mod record record with a 6.59 second ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Calgary Colts stop by Crescent Heights

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Former McCoy Colts lineman Logan Wall is embracing the ‘one beat’ philosophy of the Calgary Colts. “Our one beat philosophy, it’s our family,” said Wall. “We’re one beat, one heart. We’re the same team, we’re all together.” In his first year with the Canadian Junior Football ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Koules bound for Portland

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Miles Koules has been traded to the Portland Winterhawks in exchange for a fourth round bantam draft pick. Koules met with Tigers head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston prior to Monday’s practice, and immediately afterwards he was seen leaving the building with his bags packed. ... Read More »

    7 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Michael Charles takes on Blues at the Bow

    Medicine Hat News With 30 years in music and 30 albums behind him, bluesman Michael Charles comes to Blues at the Bow on Oct.4. Charles, a six-time Grammy Award nominee, has toured the globe performing in the blues hotpsot of Chicago, at the Philadellhia Jazz and Blues Fest ... Read More »

    3 days ago
  • Prairie Tales at library

    Medicine Hat News The 16th edition of Prairie Tales comes to the Medicine Hat Public Library on Sept. 28. Prairie Tales is an annual touring collection of short films and videos made by Alberta artists. The selected films are put together in a feature-length compilation and then screened ... Read More »

    3 days ago

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Opinions

  • Education getting less affordable

    It’s become something of a stereotype to associate university students with macaroni-and-cheese dinners in illustrating the shortage of money most students face. But the stereotype points to a very real and serious situation — and the situation is getting worse. A new report from the Canadian Centre for ... Read More »

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  • Dangers lurk in cyberspace

    Hollywood has entertained moviegoers over the years with a long list of films depicting frightening dangers that lurk in outer space. Cyberspace holds its own share of scary hazards, as a growing number of Canadian teens are learning the hard way. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection reported ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: PM needs to be clear on military mission

    OTTAWA As this country moves deeper into a protracted war that could last years, Canadians deserve clarity. What they are getting from their prime minister is a game of peek-a-boo. Stephen Harper has become the international man of mystery, his latest contribution to the global effort against the ... Read More »

    1 day ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Many thanks for the superb trail system in Medicine Hat

    A big thank you to Randy Taves, Debbie and the crew of the City of Medicine Hat Parks Department for the great job they are doing maintaining and patching the trail to Echo Dale Park. Also, the resurfacing currently underway through Strathcona Park and other city trails means ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Money being wasted in education

    The Alberta government has acquiesced to financially supporting a proliferation of special interest, ethnic, private, charter and faith-based schools in recent years. Alberta has 230 private schools. Previously, if you wanted your child to go to a private school you paid tuition.Presently, Alberta Education subsidizes between 60 and ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Corporate greed dominates agenda

    Re: “Climate marches promote moral travesty,” Sept. 24. The oil companies have sponsored the dissemination of rhetoric regarding climate change for many years, paying millions to spread lies and disinformation. In Alberta the impact of climate change has been obvious yet we continue to suffer those parroting the ... Read More »

    1 day ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 30

    Ticked Off That some people think that the CRTC and the Supreme Court of Canada should be running our country rather than the people who are represented by our government. Tickled Pink That some city officials believe that the bad batches of Sensus meters were only shipped to ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 25

    Ticked Off It seems like our utilities manager is doing a poor job. We’re losing money on the Manyberries oil and on the smart meters. Think it’s time for a change. Ticked Off Maybe people watching a misbehaving child in public don’t have much choice. Teach children properly ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Sept. 23

    Ticked Off Again the smart meter costs are actually rising? Great to see council and the city administration doing their due diligence! Add on the cost of a study. What will the true amount cost? Tickled Pink By the bikers that braved the less-than-ideal conditions to participate in ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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The Official Opening of the Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre. -25
New York Yankees' Derek Jeter (2) is mobbed by teammates after driving in the winning run with a single against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Chateau de Chenonceau, spanning the River Cher, near the village of Chenonceaux, France. The Chateau de Chenonceau has not only been refurnished, but the wing built spanning the river Cher has been turned into a gallery. (AP Photo/Karen Schwartz)
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE With Michal Holub (15) of the Lethbridge Hurricanes, giving chase, Alex Mowbray (24) of the Medicine Hat Tigers makes a break down the ice during the second period of Saturday evening's home opener at the Arena.
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)

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