December 21st, 2014

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tkalinowski@medicinehatnews.com @Twitter MHNTimKalA lot is heard about inadequacies of the support system for veterans in Canada as they make the transition to civilian life. While there are various support mechanisms in place sometimes veterans fall through the cracks.That’s where non-profit group Veterans’ Emergency Transition Services comes in. Retired ... Read More »





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  • Was local shift to Opposition a catalyst for good things?

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallantMedicine Hat and surrounding region moved from a traditional Tory stronghold in 2012 to the opposition benches by electing Wildrose MLAs in local ridings.Southeastern Alberta had voted Progressive Conservative in huge majorities since 1975, comfortably returning ministers such as Jim Horsman, Lorne Taylor and Rob Renner over ... Read More »

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  • Don’t give up on Wildrose: Barnes

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Don’t rip up your Wildrose membership card, said Drew Barnes, who took to the airwaves Friday saying the Wildrose will continue to hold government to account and that Albertans are angry over political positioning this week. “Our members are really rallying and they’re upset,” said Barnes, ... Read More »

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  • Pedersen speaks out on Facebook, says Wildrose won

    Medicine Hat News A Facebook posting on former Medicine Hat Wildrose MLA Blake Pedersen’s page is attempting to explain his actions in crossing the floor to join Alberta’s PCs this week. “Since taking office, it has become clear to me that Premier (Jim) Prentice is committed to working ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • Kwahommies drop thriller

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Hat High Kwahommies suffered a heartbreaking loss at home Friday, falling 71-70 to the visiting Raymond Comets. “It was such a close game,” said Hat High Kwahommies player Isabel Rattai. “We played hard and we’ve really improved over these last few weeks.” Hat High found ... Read More »

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  • Hat Sports Podcast Volume 16

    This week on the Hat Sports Podcast Ryan McCracken and Scott Schmidt touch on the Tigers, talk world juniors and question the legitimacy of luge as an Olympic sport… with hilarious results. Anybody interested in partnering with us for ads or sponsorship should email sports@medicinehatnews.com. We’d also love ... Read More »

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  • Coming out swinging

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Ewan Smith has been boxing for less than two years, but with a 12-2 record, the 14-year-old Medicine Hat product is already poised to take his skills to the national stage. “When I hear my coach shouting at me in the corner and I get on ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • Library Chat: Celebrate the shortest day with The Shortest Day

    The National Film Board of Canada is once again holding its aptly named The Shortest Day film festival. The festival screens the year’s best Canadian short films all across the country on the shortest day of the year — Dec. 21 — and the Medicine Hat Public Library ... Read More »

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  • A starry year for local entertainment

    clefebvre@medicinehatnews.com @MHNLefebvreThe past 12 months saw a number of high quality touring acts make a visit to the Gas City.Whether they were Juno Award-winning artists, country crooners or legendary comedians, there was something for everybody to see in the Gas City this year.(All acts are at the Esplanade, ... Read More »

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  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Dec. 18

    Ticked Off The only time I have to get down to the licence centre is on Saturday. What a disappointment to see all centres were closed on Saturday. Tickled Pink By those who are decorating their homes for Christmas, it’s always wonderful to see and weenjoy them. Thank ... Read More »

    4 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Dec. 16

    Ticked Off The contest continues between the fire chief and police chief about who can spend the most money. One new police station and now the fire chief wants to up that with two new firehalls. Tickled Pink Thanks to whoever bought my supper at Joey’s. It totally ... Read More »

    6 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink Dec. 11

    Ticked Off That people do not realize the trains were here long before you were born. If you don’t like them being where they are you can always move. I quite enjoy being close enough to hear them idle. Ticked Off Working in the retail industry where I ... Read More »

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Top Photos

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.
NEWS PHOTO CHARLES LEFEBVRE Kimberley Knight (left) and Linda Norrish hold up a Justin Bieber poster to be auctioned off at the 24th annual Corona Auction for the Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund Thursday evening. The poster, one of more than 100 items on the auction block, sold for $50.
This photo provided by homeowner George Strother shows a sport utility vehicle that went airborne and sailed into the roof of his home in Escondido, Calif., around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Police said a BMW driver lost control during a turn, went off a road and plunged through the garage roof of a home that sits about 20 feet below the roadway. Strother said the car landed on the hood of his Nissan Pathfinder in the garage and knocked the ceiling down on another car. Neither he nor his wife, or the driver of the car, were hurt. (AP Photo/George Strother)
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A NASA Orion capsule on top of a Delta IV rocket lifts off on its first unmanned orbital test flight from Complex 37 B at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Carmelo Suarez, 11-months, dresses in a turkey costume at his first 65th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Gary Coronado)
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, second from left standing on the top of a car, hugs an unidentified man, wearing an I am Mike Brown shirt, as she listens to the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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