April 1st, 2015

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rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers enter the Enmax Centrium tonight with a 2-0 series lead over the Red Deer Rebels, but after a pair of one-goal games and close call in Sunday’s overtime, they know they still have their work cut out for them.Trevor Cox lifted Medicine Hat to a 2-0 Eastern Conference quarter-final

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  • Utility rates going up in April

    The cost of utilities in Medicine Hat will rise in April.Natural gas for residential and small-to-medium commercial use will cost $3.12 per gigajoule, up 43-cents over the March rate.Electricity for the same customers will sit at 5.32-cents per kilowatt hour, a slight rise from last month’s mark of 4.99-cents.Commodity costs are determined by the City ... Read More »

    8 hours ago
  • Tree removal a tough swallowed reality for some

    cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Hatters are now getting a full view of the scope of a Lions Park berm as tree-clearing began last week, and some residents are saying while flood protection is needed, the changes are regrettable.City planners say there is no other option but to remove hundreds of cottonwoods, some two to three feet in ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Max-secure prison a real possibility

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MedicineHatNews Construction dollars and long-term employment could be the windfall for Medicine Hat as the Federal Government has short-listed the city as a possible location for a new “super-maximum security” prison.The tradeoff however, could be the loss of prime riverfront real estate, namely Police Point Park, according to documents leaked to the News.Officials with ... Read More »

    16 hours ago

Local Sports

  • First games decided by inches

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers enter the Enmax Centrium tonight with a 2-0 series lead over the Red Deer Rebels, but after a pair of one-goal games and close call in Sunday’s overtime, they know they still have their work cut out for them.Trevor Cox lifted Medicine Hat to a 2-0 Eastern Conference quarter-final ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Pair of medals for badminton players in Strathmore

    Medicine Hat News Medals were tough to come by, proving the badminton meet in Strathmore was more than your average tune-up for Medicine Hat and area athletes. Only two area coaches reported their players claimed medals, with Hat High’s Cole Schreiber taking second in intermediate boys singles and Eagle Butte’s Courtney Lagasse winning the intermediate ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Salta’s Ryckman wins at U of C competition

    Medicine Hat NewsA bunch of Salta Gymnastics athletes were in Calgary over the weekend, but it was one of the youngest who earned the most hardware.Coen Ryckman, competing in the level one division for boys under eight years old, claimed the all-around title in a field of 22. He also won top prize for his ... Read More »

    16 hours ago


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Opinions

  • Don’t cross the line today

    Today will be day of light-hearted pranks, good-natured ribbing and stories which will likely generate a few laughs at the end of the day. However, there is a fine line between having some fun and causing serious harm. By now, you have no doubt looked at our front page and have likely had a guffaw ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Hat riding holds plenty of interest

    Provincial elections were a bit of a snore up until 2013 when the Wildrose almost toppled the PC dynasty. Scandal, disgrace, collapse, betrayal and rebuilding have kept the roller-coaster looping onwards ever since. And while the theatrics often seem to be up in Edmonton, the slate of candidates stepping forward so far for the Medicine ... Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Guest Column: Younger generation of Albertans being squeezed more than any other province

    Troy Media Alberta Premier Jim Prentice primed the electorate for spending reductions in his 2015 budget by emphasizing that Alberta spends $1,300 more per person than the national average. What he didn’t tell us is how this average breaks down by age. The bulk of Alberta’s 2015 spending will be delivered through healthcare ($18.9 billion), ... Read More »

    3 days ago

Letters to The Editor

  • Need to treat mental illness the same as other illnesses

    In the world today people who want to keep a job — or find a job — do not or need to disclose a mental or physical illness.There is too great a stigma attached. The fact that there is a difference between mental and physical illness is a stigma in itself. More and more scientists ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Good luck to whoever is elected

    Re: “Constituents deserve an advocate,” March 16. I seldom agree with the comments Jim Taylor makes in response to letters written to the Medicine Hat News especially those criticizing the Alberta PC Party. For a change, I agree with him. I don’t believe Mr. Drew Barnes has the guts to tell Albertans that we will ... Read More »

    16 hours ago
  • Party does respect the service dog

    Re: “Local wants apologies from Wildrose,” March 27. I would like to begin by saying that we at the Wildrose recognize the hard work Mr. Les Landry is doing in our community as founding president of “Respect the Service Dog” in raising awareness of the life-saving care that service dogs perform for people with differing ... Read More »

    16 hours ago


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