April 25th, 2014

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mlacelle@medicinehatnews.com @@lacelle_meganConstruction of Medicine Hat’s Regional Event Centre is on schedule.City projects manager Grant MacKay says the Event Centre is on target to open in August, 2015. Workers are busy both on- and off-site.“We are on track — schedule and budget,” said MacKay.“There’s been lots of activity. If ... Read More »





Local News

  • Seniors centre options unveiled

    gslade@medicinehatnews.com @MHNGillianSlade The design options and use of the parcel of land for the new seniors centre, revealed on Thursday, was of great interest to seniors and property owners in the area. “It’s the expected construction noise and dust after just recently going through the Connaught upgrade that ... Read More »

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  • City didn’t know building was open

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  • Man guilty in family sexual assault

    amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCuaig A Medicine Hat jury has found a 62-year-old man guilty of sexually assaulting his daughter as well as an indecent assault against her and his sister-in-law. The man and his victims can’t be identified due to their relationships and a court-ordered publication ban on information that ... Read More »

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Local Sports

  • 042514-Training-Matters

    As an instructor and coach, I believe I play a major part in helping the students I teach or the athletes I coach to think differently. I hope that this article achieves the same thing, but first a little background information. I find myself wanting to bang my ... Read More »

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  • Frazer gets credit for strong PK

    dsteinke@medicinehatnews.com The Medicine Hat Tigers penalty kill has been stellar in the playoffs, and Shaun Clouston, the team’s head coach and general manager, is giving the credit to the club’s youngest bench boss. Assistant coach Joey Frazer has overseen the penalty-killing unit that leads all teams in the ... Read More »

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  • Slice of the Game: Resolution time

    Golfers approach each new season much the same way people approach their New Year’s resolutions for health and fitness. They vow to make immediate changes to better themselves. Everyone starts out with high energy, high hopes and tons of optimism, yet statistics show most will fail or regress ... Read More »

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Local Entertainment

  • She’s politically incorrect Ñ so ‘too bad’

    Stan Ashbee Southern Alberta Newspapers Legendary entertainer Joan Rivers is coming to the Hat. It’s true. She’s a comedienne, television talk-show host, best-selling author, playwright, screenwriter, film director, columnist, lecturer, radio host, jewelry designer, cosmetic company entrepreneur, voice actress (Dot Matrix in “Spaceballs”) and a red-carpet laureate. Simply ... Read More »

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  • Many lessons can be learned from Churchill biography

    In this age of Twitter I’m going to recommend something decidedly untwitterish a three volume, 3,000-page biography of Winston Churchill. William Manchester spent the better part of two decades writing “The Last Lion” and it is one of the best non-fiction books ever written. After knowing my fiancŽe ... Read More »

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  • Poncho’s Ponderings: You know you’ve hit responsible adulthood when . . .

    I’m hoping to clear up some confused confusion in terms of when a person becomes an adult despite what the legal drinking age tells us. I’ve met 50-year-old men who are capable of burning boiled water and on the flip side of that unaccountable coin I’ve chatted with ... Read More »

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Letters to The Editor

  • Property and property rights are two different things

    Re: “Legislating property rights would empower governments,” April 12 In his editorial, Alex McCuaig fails to acknowledge that the term property rights is not an exclusive reference to land. Nor does he acknowledge that the principle of property rights applies equally to a broad range of considerations, including ... Read More »

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  • National day of prayer appropriate

    During his time as president Abraham Lincoln designated April 30 as a national day of prayer, and well he might. The American Civil War took place during his administration. It was a time of extreme national distress. Modern days, certainly in our part of the world, are also ... Read More »

    21 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 »

    2 days ago

Ticked & Tickled

  • Ticked Off and Tickled Pink April 24

    Ticked Off The guy who molested the 7- year-old girl got only two years and this is his fourth offence. The girl’s father was right that he should never see the light of day again. Tickled Pink PRSD is considering offering Christian-based courses and hope it gets approved. ... Read More »

    21 hours ago
  • 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 »

    3 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 »

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