February 26th, 2015

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gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeThe mayor is apparently not yet convinced of the need for a new seniors centre and the other reason for the delay getting this project off the ground is not re-electing Coun. Graham Kelly, who had the vision for a new seniors centre, says a Councilor.“There was ... Read More »





Local News

  • MLA Barnes running for Wildrose leadership

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeCypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes is running for the leadership of the Wildrose Party.“I believe being leader of the Official Opposition will help me present our values, such as fiscal responsibility, our respect and desire for property rights to the rest of Alberta,” Barnes told the News. “We ... Read More »

    2 hours ago
  • Co-op officially opens its new Agro Centre

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvre Co-op’s expansion in southeast Alberta continued on Wednesday with the official opening of its newest Agro Centre outside the city. The centre, located at the intersection of Township Road 120 and Range Road 60, replaces the previous location at 969 16th St. SW, which closed Feb. ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Passion turning to anger over seniors centre

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSladeThe mayor is apparently not yet convinced of the need for a new seniors centre and the other reason for the delay getting this project off the ground is not re-electing Coun. Graham Kelly, who had the vision for a new seniors centre, says a Councilor.“There was ... Read More »

    16 hours ago

Local Sports

  • Hat connection to latest Alberta Sports Hall of Fame inductions

    srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooneyRugby will always be a part of Allie Laurent’s life.And now, her accomplishments in the sport will be immortalized in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.Laurent, who grew up in Medicine Hat, was part of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns dynasty to be inducted in to the ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Nothing decided yet in hoops league

    Medicine Hat News The dogfight that is the Southeast Basketball Conference varsity girls division continues to play out, and nobody’s letting up. On Wednesday the Crescent Heights Vikings beat the host Eagle Butte Talons 63-55. This coming after Eagle Butte beat Crescent Heights in a tournament two weeks ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Tigers’ slide continues in Brandon

    Medicine Hat News The return of their leading scorer did little to help the Medicine Hat Tigers Wednesday in a 5-0 loss at Brandon. With Trevor Cox back in the lineup following a three-game suspension, the Tabbies couldn’t beat Wheat Kings netminder Jordan Papirny on 32 shots and ... Read More »

    16 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • Comedian Ron James moving full speed ahead

    cbrown@medicinehatnews.com @MHNBrown If any stand-up comedians out there are interested in trying to become the next Ron James, he has a few choice words for you. “Go ahead, man. Do it,” James said last month. “If somebody can describe their early years in Los Angeles in coffee houses ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Rock Ramblings: Bob Marley’s lasting legacy

    As many of the Rock 105.3 staff and I took in Big Sugar’s excellently inspiring acoustic performance at the Esplanade last Friday night, thoughts of the illustrious Bob Marley came to mind. Former Hatter Gordie Johnson and his crew of seven other Big Sugar bandmates tossed a quick ... Read More »

    16 hours ago

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Opinions

  • Tough decisions coming in the years ahead

    Young or old. Rich or poor. Sports or arts. North-end or southside communities. There is no shortage of ways for Hatters to chop up the city into competing interests, but the jealousies and budget battles of the past may become a moot point in the new financial reality ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Online streaming services offer fairness for all

    Entertainment has never been more legally accessible or affordable. So why is there still a desire to illegally download this entertainment? For many years, the process of owning media was simple. You would just save up your money go to a store, buy an album or a movie ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Replacing fear with acceptance

    It was undoubtedly unsettling for Albertans to hear that a landmark like the West Edmonton Mall was listed as a target by the militant Muslim Somali group al-Shabaab.We’re more likely to set foot there than the hallowed democratic grounds of parliament that was attacked this Fall.While unsettling, the ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Focus on hot tub, not pool, at hospital

    Here’s an idea for Sean Chilton and the eight million other managers for AHS in the southern region. Instead of repairing the pool at the hospital, install a hot tub in the pool perimeter. In all my time working at the hospital I saw a maximum of five ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Hope for today in works of Shakespeare

    Ok, so on Valentine’s Day I watched “Taming of the Shrew” at the Monarch Theatre with my son in the front row. It was also “One Billion Rising” a campaign which has been taking place fora few years to emphasize the fact that one-third of all women will ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • War on terrorism is a spiritual war between good and evil

    Re: “A niqab just won Stephen Harper the next election,” Feb. 21. Krista Munroe should take Canada’s waron terrorismseriously, even if she doesn’t think the niqab is a symbol of this same war. She’s not alone. David Cameron infers it’s a war on “peaceful” religion; Barack Obama says ... Read More »

    2 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Feb. 26

    Ticked Off At parents who load their children into the vehicle on the driver’s side. For the safety of your children, please put them in on the passenger side away from on coming vehicles. Ticked Off At people who call your cell phone claiming that you called them ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Feb. 24

    Ticked Off That good employees are driven out of a certain work place simply because the manager there is a terrible person in so many ways.Ticked OffAt a guy living way outside the city trying to run for the Wildrose party in Medicine Hat. Leaving here more than ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Feb. 19

    Ticked Off Full-time nannies and tea parties? Sounds more like real housewives of Medicine Hat than a political party. Good luck selling that to the average Albertan facing layoffs and tough times. Ticked Off I reported a hit and run to the police, gave them all the info ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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Benjamin Miller, 20, from Georgia, is gored by a bull during the "Carnaval del Toro" in Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. An American youth is recovering in the intensive-care unit of a hospital in western Salamanca after being savagely gored during a bullfighting festival celebrating Carnival, officials said Sunday. Surgeon Enrique Crespo said he was called to operate on 20-year-old Benjamin Miller from Georgia, who had been gored and tossed by a large fighting bull on Saturday, the first day of nearby Ciudad Rodrigo's "Carnaval del Toro." (AP Photo/Jose Vicente)
Special-shape hot air balloons known as Vincent van Gogh, left, and Maximus The Beagle Dog, are prepare to take off at the start of the 19th Philippine Hot Air Balloon festival Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at Clark Special Economic Zone, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines. Now on its 19th year, the hot air balloon festival features a total of 32 hot air balloons participating from all over the world. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Kelly McLaughlin (left) and Bruce Dynes with the Thursday Night Bluegrass Band perform at Medalta Thursday night as part of the Tongue on the Post folk music festival.
Will Annicchiarico is bundled up as he plays in the snow following a snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Concord, N.H. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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)

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