April 23rd, 2014

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srooney@medicinehatnews.comMedicine Hat’s old arena burned to the ground the day of Jim Hall’s ninth birthday.A year later he took a ride in an earth mover digging the hole for the new one.Last night, with a new home for the Medicine Hat Tigers nary 18 months away from its ... Read More »





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  • Alzheimer Society brings meetings online

    The Alzheimer Society has launched an online program they hope will bring people together as if they were gathering in a coffee shop to meet friends and support each other and glean information.The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories unveiled the ASANT Café on Wednesday, which is ... Read More »

    5 hours ago
  • Federal money for area job creation

    Three area organizations will get a federal boost to help attract job-creating investments to the area.The announcement was made in a release from Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne today.The Palliser Economic Partnership ($46,000) the Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta ($31,800) and the Village of Foremost ($3,000) are the ... Read More »

    9 hours ago
  • For the love of the team, Sideshow runs again

    srooney@medicinehatnews.comMedicine Hat’s old arena burned to the ground the day of Jim Hall’s ninth birthday.A year later he took a ride in an earth mover digging the hole for the new one.Last night, with a new home for the Medicine Hat Tigers nary 18 months away from its ... Read More »

    15 hours ago

Local Sports

  • In the zone, in the series

    dsteinke@medicinehatnews.comMarek Langhamer came up with a big steal for the Medicine Hat Tigers.During Game 3 of a WHL Eastern Conference championship series on Tuesday against the Edmonton Oil Kings, the Czech netminder made 43 saves to back his Medicine Hat Tigers to a 2-1 victory at The Arena.The ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Rattler Run will turn 35 on Saturday

    srooney@medicinehatnews.comThere’s not likely going to be a new attendance record again, but the 35th edition of the Rattler Run will pack them in at the starting line at Medicine Hat College Saturday morning.On the heels of last year’s 1,000-plus turnout organizers had to cut off registration early there ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Tigers 2, Oil Kings 1: Game notes

    WHLPlayoffs Eastern Conference finalx-if necessaryMedicine Hat Tigers vs.Edmonton Oil KingsGame 1 Friday:Oil Kings 8, Tigers 3Game 2 Sunday:Oil Kings 3, Tigers 1Game 3 Tuesday:Tigers 2, Oil Kings 1Game 4 Wednesday, 7 p.m., The ArenaGame 5 Saturday, April 26, 7 p.m.at Edmontonx-Game 6 Monday, April 28, 7 p.m.,The Arenax-Game ... Read More »

    16 hours ago

Local Entertainment

  • ‘Twenty Feet from Stardom’ the next feature at Monday Night at the Movies

    Medicine Hat NewsIt’s a few months later than planned, but Monday Night at the Movies presents “Twenty Feet from Stardom” this week.The film follows the backup singers behind some of the top musical legends of the late 20th century. The film looks at the personal journeys of the ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • JazzFest announces headliners for 2014

    Medicine Hat News The 2014 edition of Medicine Hat JazzFest is just over two months away and organizers made a big announcement on Thursday about opening night. Arturo Sandoval, a 10-time Grammy Award winner, will kick off the week with a June 22 show at the Esplanade main ... Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Poncho’s Ponderings: Lessons in the present from the future

    If the first rule of a happy existence is to look both ways before crossing the street, then the second priority of living a happy life is to be careful what you ask for because you just may get it. Unfortunately, I’ve only been able to retain these ... Read More »

    7 days ago

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  • Disabled people in facilities have no control over their lives

    It’s a strange world when you have a physical disability, when you are placed in a facility. You have no control, although this is a civilized country, and disabled persons are no longer sent to the dungeon like lepers. Our medical system can be very backward; it’s like ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Dubious: Build it and they will come?

    I like the mayor’s idea. Let’s spend $30 million-plus and fill in that ugly lot across from the Glass House. If we create the demand, and the space, the people will come there to shop, park and live upstairs in luxury. As a matter of fact, seeing as ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Ag employees still exposed to risk

    Re: Agricultural Safety Week March 9-15 was Canadian Agricultural Safety Week. Here in Alberta it gained very little attention and has had no effect. This year’s theme “Let’s talk about it” fit very well with the Alberta government policy of providing ‘lip service only’ to our agriculture sector ... Read More »

    16 hours ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 22

    Ticked Off That somebody has decided that the capital of Ukraine should be spelled Kyiv instead of Kiev, which is easier to pronounce. Ticked Off With the gas stations on the highway still charging six cents a litre more than anywhere in town. Ticked Off At all the ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 17

    Tickled Pink About the April Fool’s story on photo radar. Good job. Ticked Off The police force should either enrol in anger management for three months or turn in their ammunition for rubber bullets. Tickled Pink That we have the Ticked Off and Tickled Pink column. It allows ... Read More »

    7 days ago
  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 15

    Ticked Off I think our police web page shows one-tenth of the stops are made in Crescent Heights. I see more officers there than other parts of town. Tickled Pink At the recent police presence on Southview Drive. Maybe some of the people driving will finally see the ... Read More »

    1 week ago

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