March 27th, 2015

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Not surprisingly, the region’s MLAs have a different opinion on the 2015 provincial budget.The Progressive Conservative government under Jim Prentice tabled its budget Thursday afternoon, which features a number of tax increases across the board, a new health-care levy, and the news the province will be running a deficit of $5 billion for the

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  • Police Commission working on details of photo radar review

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig The city’s Police Commission chair said the local law-enforcement oversight agency is actively hammering out a terms of reference for a photo radar review. And while it will rely on information from MHPS, the review will be conducted without direct input from city police. “The Commission’s stance is to really not have the ... Read More »

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  • PC candidate hopefuls discuss a little of their mindset

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig It has been three years since the Wildrose claimed nearly all of the southern Alberta rural seats. While many of those ridings have gone back to the PCs as part of a mass migration of defecting Wildrose MLAs in December, two Cypress-Medicine Hat Tories will be vying to try to reclaim one of ... Read More »

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  • Tennis Club play area on the way, thanks to fundraising success

    Medicine Hat News A small play area for the Medicine Hat Tennis Club is in the works thanks to fundraising within the group to upgrade the city-owned facility. The project may be added to the city’s two-year budget plan if council accepts the proposal, but since the $50,000 to pay for the work will be ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Renewed rivalry on deck

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken For the 13th straight year, the Medicine Hat Tigers are gearing up for the post-season, and for the fifth time in their lengthy playoff streak, the Red Deer Rebels stand in their way. “I think it’s going to be a great series,” said Tigers head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston. “There’s a ... Read More »

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  • Tigers look back on 45 years at The Arena

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney After 44 years of play-by-play and driving the bus, Bob Ridley had to make a change. The incredible hours put in by the Medicine Hat Tigers’ legendary broadcaster had taken their toll. More than a million kilometres, shuttling junior hockey players from one city to another, often through the night, then checking and ... Read More »

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  • Great memories from Tigers-Rebels’ past

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney There are plenty of Medicine Hat Arena memories to go around involving every team in the WHL, but the team coming for the first round this year has more than most. The Red Deer Rebels were a Central Division juggernaut in 2003 when the Tigers got back to the playoffs after a five-year ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Trudeau needs star power to win votes in Quebec

    MONTREAL Is recent Liberal election history in Quebec about to repeat itself? The question is on the minds of local federal insiders as they watch party fortunes flag in Justin Trudeau’s home province. The latest CROP poll — published by La Presse on the weekend — puts the Liberals squarely behind the New Democrats across ... Read More »

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  • Time to look in the mirror

    Today is the day that Albertans get to look in Jim Prentice’s mirror. The premier’s government will give its reflections of the state of the province’s finances when Treasury Board president Robin Campbell tables the 2015-16 budget in the legislature this afternoon. Albertans are no doubt concerned; for months we’ve have heard of cuts, of ... Read More »

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  • National Affairs: Harper’s way or the highway in Syria

    OTTAWA The Harper government may believe the extension and expansion of its anti-ISIS mission to be introduced this week is driven by “moral clarity.” But if, as expected, that expansion takes Canadian bombers into Syrian skies, there is anything but clarity when it comes to our short-term alliances or our forces’ long-term fate. There can ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Local wants apologies from Wildrose

    Respect the Service Dog is a grassroots group that was formed with the mission to raise a much needed public awareness for service dogs in society. For anyone that has to utilize a service dog to be able to enjoy the freedoms awarded all other citizens are all to familiar with the problems with an ... Read More »

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  • What an amazing weekend

    Thank you to Darrell and Brent Maser, for inviting the 66 alumni who were able to attend, to come and represent the 700-plus players to have ever worn the Tigers’ uniform. Thank you for putting on an amazing and emotional post game ceremony, and, for the jerseys you let us keep as a momento. Thank ... Read More »

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  • Kwahommies win one for the history books

    This past weekend, our Medicine Hat High School Kwahommies did the unthinkable. They became 4A Provincial Champions in Edmonton, defeating teams that up to this point had gone undefeated. Those coaches were baffled. Must be some error in reffing or some such nonsense. They hadn’t experienced the sensation of a loss. Well, they got served! ... Read More »

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