July 25th, 2016

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clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre A last-minute entry propelled Hatter Darin McKay from Medicine Hat to Toronto, almost making it halfway across the world. McKay represented Medicine Hat at the air Guitar Canada Championship held in Toronto last week, finishing in fifth place out of 29 competitors. Although his finish means he won’t head to the Air Guitar

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  • Spicing up the downtown

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Simmering pots, filled bowls and the smell of chili powder attracted hundreds of Hatters downtown on Saturday, as the 27th annual Downtown Chili Cookoff took over Second and Third Street. “It’s been going fantastic this year,” said Les Schwabe, chair with the City Centre Development Agency. “We had 32 booths this year; one ... Read More »

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  • Pancake tradition returns for Stampede week

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre It’s one of the many traditions of the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede. Organizations and businesses each day in the community setting up griddles, pouring on batter and serving thousands of pancakes to Hatters. The tradition returned Saturday morning at Davis GMC Buick, as the dealership hosted its annual Stampede kick-off breakfast. “It’s ... Read More »

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  • Classic vehicles shine at ‘Cars and Guitars’

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre The Canalta Centre was a classic car lover’s dream on Saturday. The Centre, in partnership with the Cypress Car Club, hosted the Cars and Guitars Classic Rock Festival, featuring a free car show for the public in the parking lot Saturday afternoon. “I like to talk to people and talking cars,” said Don ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Rally halted

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Mavericks were riding high after erasing a six-game losing skid with back-to-back wins Saturday, then the Okotoks Dawgs came to town. The Mavericks jumped back into the race for the Western Major Baseball League’s Western Division with a 8-7 win over the Melville Millionaires and a 6-5 victory over the ... Read More »

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  • Wagenaar vying for the top

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken In his ninth year on the strip, Medicine Hat’s Gerad Wagenaar is vying for his first points championship. The local junior dragster entered this weekend’s events at the Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association sitting second in points, and with the home stretch closing in, he says he’s narrowed his sights on first. “It’s ... Read More »

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  • Knights miss state finals, Monarchs lock up berth

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat K of C Knights fell just short of reaching the American Legion North District Class A Montana-Alberta state championship Sunday in Great Falls. A 14-4 loss to the Vauxhall Spurs left the Knights packing their bags despite sending the top-seeded Lewistown Redbirds home with two wins to reach the final. ... Read More »

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  • Premiers push for pot policy

    WHITEHORSE Canada’s premiers are signalling they need swift action from Ottawa on recreational marijuana legalization to keep cannabis away from kids, motorists and criminals. With a federal panel set to deliver a report this November that will be the blueprint for legislation next spring, the provincial leaders say time is of the essence. “There’s real ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Good ag example set in Alberta

    The annual conference for federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers and deputy ministers is being held in Calgary this week. These agriculture ministers have a window of opportunity to ensure Canadian agriculture products remain welcome on global markets. Global markets demand basic employment, and human rights standards, some of which do not exist in Canada ... Read More »

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  • Childish behaviour by MLAs in Legislature

    I suppose I can consider myself a bit of a political junkie. I watch Question Period online when I am at home and record it when I am not. This is because I am waiting for the service dog issue to be settled and I believe in being an informed voter. Many times as I ... Read More »

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  • MLA’s report on carbon tax revenue ‘disingenuous’

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