January 29th, 2015

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Garrett SimmonsLethbridge HeraldThey were malnourished, dehydrated and without shelter of any kind.Found under trailers, hiding in outbuildings or simply outside and exposed to the winter elements, it was a scene Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals officials had never before witnessed.On Jan. 13, the Alberta ... Read More »





Local News

  • Education, health care on minds at NDP budget talk

    prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevellWorries over how budget cuts will impact education and health care were at the forefront as Hatters attended the provincial NDP’s budget consultation Wednesday at the Medicine Hat Library.“The cuts to post-secondary are weighing on students,” said Alex Wilkie with the Medicine Hat College Students Association to ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Severely neglected dogs rescued

    Garrett SimmonsLethbridge HeraldThey were malnourished, dehydrated and without shelter of any kind.Found under trailers, hiding in outbuildings or simply outside and exposed to the winter elements, it was a scene Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals officials had never before witnessed.On Jan. 13, the Alberta ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Senior citizens advisory AGM is Feb. 25

    Medicine Hat NewsThe Senior Citizens Advisory Committee is holding its Annual General Meeting on Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Strathcona Centre, 1150 5th St. SE, in the Bistro.Everyone is welcome to attend.If you require additional information please call 402-529-... Read More »

    10 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Rooney Tunes: Community helps us do the best job we can

    I remember the old days when every once in a while, my job would feel completely unimportant.When 9-11 happened, I was in the middle of writing a story about stock car races in Cranbrook. We were a rare afternoon paper and at the time the planes crashed, our ... Read More »

    7 hours ago
  • Pro-am match in the record books

    Medicine Hat News The third year of a pro-am squash tournament in Medicine Hat produced the usual top-notch play, and a world record to boot. In Saturday’s semifinal round of the Holtrand Gas City Pro-Am at the Downtown YMCA, Hong Kong’s Leo Au edged Canadian Shawn Delierre 3-2 ... Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • An answer for everything

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCrackenThe Medicine Hat Tigers rallied to their fifth straight victory Tuesday at The Arena, defeating the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-3 despite missing six starting players“It’s awesome to keep our streak rolling,” said Tigers centre Markus Eisenschmid. “We do everything to keep that rolling.”The night opened at a frenetic ... Read More »

    1 day ago

Local Entertainment

  • Rock Ramblings: The best news ever

    I recently found out that I’m going to be a dad. I’m happy. My wife is happy. My family is happy. But best of all, the timing could really not have been better. My wife and I shared our news with family over the Christmas holidays; a time ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • MacKenzie Porter up for Juno

    Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat native MacKenzie Porter got some good news this week. The rising country star was nominated Tuesday for the Juno Award for Country Album of the Year for her self-titled album. Dallas Smith, who is set for a sold-out show at the Esplanade in ... Read More »

    10 hours ago

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Opinions

  • Anything is possible, just ask the PC party

    Alberta politics, once thought of as stagnant, has proven to be much more fluid over the six months. But whether is it any more dynamic or less predictable remains to be seen. The 44th year of Progressive Conservative rule in Alberta has turned into a blur of happenings, ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Parents need to stop taking the fun out of kids’ sports

    Treat everyone you see with respect, or how you would like to be treated. Do not raise your voice, be a gracious winner or loser, and always respect the referee. If you were a child who took part in sports at any time of life, these were lessons ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Guest Column: Premier Prentice is wrong about Alberta’s single tax

    After governments abandon fiscal prudence, they will soon search for any and all ways to tax people more. This is the reality playing out in Alberta, where Premier Jim Prentice has floated multiple tax increase trial balloons. The premier, new to the office, is not responsible for jacking ... Read More »

    1 day ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Elected officials have a duty to listen to citizens

    Someone once wroteÉ “We ought to welcome our critics, for what they say may have foundation for change. Only a foolish man would be so narrow minded to think that criticism in all forms is not beneficial to self, leadership and most of all the community we share.” ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Mutual respect, constructive dialogue

    I would like to express my appreciation for the comments of Medicine Hat imam Emad Salih. I welcome his call for solidarity and public dialogue. Even out here in the lonely Western Canadian prairie we must collaborate, support and constructively engage our neighboursÉ all of our neighbours. Like ... Read More »

    1 day ago
  • Kiwanis meal excellent, would like to see more

    In December the Kiwanis Club puts on its annual Christmas meal for the lonely and those who don’t have a place to go at Christmas. The meals and entertainment were excellent, and the organizers did a fine job. I would like to see efforts expand to include Kiwanis ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled pink Jan.29

    Ticked Off The city officials want the OK from the neighbours to keep a few hens. Only one alderman has the brains to see the light. Ticked Off TransAlta is suspending the construction of a power plant due to uncertainty and yet Medicine Hat seems to be once ... Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 27

    Ticked Off That the people who deliver our flyers keep quitting their jobs so on a regular basis we don’t get our flyers. We call the News only to be told they can’t fill the positions. C’mon kids, it’s a great way to make some extra money, get ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Jan. 22

    Ticked Off National oil companies are cutting back and laying off staff. When will Medicine Hat’s oil company face reality and do the same? Tickled Pink That negative people don’t come to the seniors’ centre. It would put a damper on our talks about trips, laughs and the ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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The casket of slain RCMP Const. David Wynn is carried into funeral in St. Albert Alta.., on Monday,  January 26, 2015. Wynn died four days after he and Auxiliary Const. Derek Bond were shot by Shawn Rehn in St. Albert on January 17. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Chanel Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner, poses for the judges wearing a hockey-themed costume during the national costume show at the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Medicine Hat Tigers forward Mark Rassell shows off his sniping skills during the showtime shootout portion of the Tigers Skills Competition Monday night at The Arena.
Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Oregon Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
People gather in solidarity of the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in living memory. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
NEWS PHOTO EMMA BENNETT Morganne McClure smiles during the opening day of the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede on July 23.
Liam Gale, Medicine Hat's New Year's baby in 1995, gets a kiss from his older sister Nicola.
A man in a Santa Claus costume drives his Vespa during a parade at the main coastal avenue in southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Around 1000 people in Santa Claus costumes take part in this parade during Christmas celebrations. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
December 12, 2014 NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Cole Martin of the Kelowna Rockets skates back to the bench as members of the Medicine Hat Tigers celebrate Mark Rassell's teddy bear toss goal during the first period of Friday evening's WHL home game at The Arena.

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